In its first new-model announcement since the New Year, Honda confirmed that the Gold Wing family gets a number of upgrades for 2021, designed to deliver improved comfort and convenience for long-distance touring. Among the improvements is a capacity increase for the Tour version’s trunk, which now easily accepts two full-face helmets.
“Honda listens to its customers, a fact that is highlighted in our latest new-model announcement,” said Lee Edmunds, senior manager of powersports marketing for American Honda. “In the case of the Gold Wing, the 2021 iterations reflect improvements that were highly requested by people who ride them every day, and the motorcycles are better as a result. We look forward to customers getting the chance to experience the updates themselves.”
The 2021 Gold Wing expands on the goal of long-distance touring luxury with updates aimed at greater comfort and convenience. The Tour model’s top trunk is 11 liters larger, for a total of 61 liters storage capacity, and the passenger seat’s backrest features a more relaxed angle, thicker foam and a taller profile. The seat has a suede-like cover with an enhanced appearance, and the Gold Wing has colored seat piping for added color contrast. A number of audio improvements were incorporated, including upgraded, 45 watt speakers with richer audio; optimized automatic volume-adjustment level and a standard XM radio antenna. Android Auto integration joins Apple CarPlay integration, and the rear turn signals are now all red for a clean, stylish look.
- Gold Wing Tour Air Bag DCT: Candy Ardent Red
- Gold Wing Tour DCT, Gold Wing Tour: Candy Ardent Red; Metallic Black
- Gold Wing DCT, Gold Wing: Deep Pearl Gray
- Gold Wing Tour Air Bag DCT: $32,600
- Gold Wing Tour DCT: $29,300
- Gold Wing Tour: $28,300
- Gold Wing DCT: $25,100
- Gold Wing: $23,900
- Available: February