2018 HONDA GOLD WING HANDLING
DOUBLE WISHBONE FRONT SUSPENSION
One look and your eyes will immediately go to the Gold Wing's radical, new Honda-engineered double-wishbone front suspension. The innovative design changes the path the wheel travels through the suspension stroke, and that lets us move both the engine and the rider/passenger close to the front wheel. You get more room, and stellar handling.
This latest generation all-aluminum frame is significantly lighter and more compact than previous editions. State-of-the-art-die-casting lets us fine-tune chassis rigidity, giving you both a smooth ride and precise handling.
SWING ARM/REAR SUSPENSION
Using our proprietary single-sided Pro Arm design the aluminum swingarm still houses the Gold Wing's shaft drive. The swingarm links to the frame using a new, patented pivot structure that both increases stiffness and reduces weight. You get responsive handling and a smoother ride.
Have to make a hard stop, fully loaded and two up? All new 2018 Gold Wings are equipped with combined anti-lock brakes for excellent stopping power under a wide variety of road and traction conditions.
Gold Wing engines offer a wide range of user-friendly power, and now you can even choose between four ride modes (Tour, Sport, Rain, and Econ). Each mode varies power output depending on the mode selected. On the Gold Wing Tour models, it also changes suspension damping, and the shift points on the DCT models.
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