You'll notice a couple of things about the new Gold Wing's windscreen. First, it's electrically controlled, moving both up and down over an 4.9-inch range for the Gold Wing Tour (4.1 inches for the Gold Wing) as well as changing its angle as it raises and lowers. Plus, it automatically remembers the last setting. Because you sit closer to the windscreen, it has a narrower, lower, more sporting profile, yet still offers excellent protection.
Back in the 1980's, the Gold Wing was the first bike to introduce full-coverage fairings as original equipment, and this new one is one or our best. It offers excellent wind and weather protection, yet is trimmer and more aerodynamic than our previous models. It also flows more air through new ducting, helping keep you cooler on hot summer days.
The shorter engine and new front suspension let us open up the cockpit area, giving you more room. You'll also note that you're sitting further forward, enhancing the bike's handling and making you feel more connected to the motorcycle's steering axis.
The seats use a new material that makes it easier to move around, and the front portion of the rider's seat is narrower, making it easier to reach the ground. The rider can enjoy an optional backrest, and on our Gold Wing models without a trunk, there's also an optional backrest for the passenger.
HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE (HMI)
Ever have to scroll through some abstract menu to access a feature on your electronic device? You'll find plenty of simple, dedicated switches and controls on your Gold Wing's handlebars, ergonomically placed, which give you simple, intuitive control inputs that zero out frustration. There is also a centralized control knob in the console similar to modern autos.
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