V-Twin
You may or may not be a fan of Goldwing but some say they are the king of touring bikes.

Honda has just released their brand new Goldwing and it is technologically amazing!
  • Brand new 1,800cc 6 cylinder (4 valves per cylinder) engine that is lighter and more compact.
  • Available in either 6-speed manual or closer ratio 7-speed DSG transmission (both with reverse)
  • Narrower and lighter design - 90lb (41kgs) lighter than the previous Goldwing.
  • Comes in standard form (no trunk) or touring form (trunk).
  • Front suspension is ‘double wishbone’ anti-dive design.
  • Touring model comes with electronically adjustable rear-suspension pre-load. Standard model with manual adjuster knob behind the side cover.
  • Touring model comes with electronically adjustable windscreen with memory (When parking, screen retracts. When engine starting, screen rises to previous height).
  • Instrument cluster with huge GPS screen and comes with 10 years of map update.
  • Apple CarPlay integration - display everything on iPhone to the bike screen.
  • Selectable torque control (ie. 4 Riding Modes: sports mode, touring mode, eco mode and rain mode) - on touring model, ride mode also changes suspension characteristics.
  • Hill start assist.
  • Keyless Remote Fob - trunk and hard saddlebags lock and unlock automatically by fob proximity.




Update

Australian Pricing Announced: There will be 3 Goldwing models launched in Australia.
  • Goldwing (Chieftain equivalent) 6 Speed Manual Transmission - $38,205 (Vic) Rideaway
  • Goldwing Tour (Roadmaster equivalent) 6 Speed Manual Transmission - $44,367 (Vic) Rideaway
  • Goldwing Tour Premium (Roadmaster equivalent) 7 Speed DCT Transmission - $45,394 (Vic) Rideaway


Images of Goldwing (no trunk)

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And one for the Roadmaster lovers... wanting a trunk.

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V-Twin
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CHF10
Just buy a car.
Live free or die!
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BigTone
Some interesting things to come out of the launch.
New to the Gold Wing;
*Tyre psi gauge for front and rear
* Kms to empty
These have been on the RM for 3 years.
Also, the storage space is less than the RM.
Otherwise, it's pretty impressive and the top of the line has 7 speed DCT (not keen) and airbag.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
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Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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crash
Some would say that mine has an "air bag".
Ulysses #30673
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Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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V-Twin
BigTone wrote:
the top of the line has 7 speed DCT (not keen)
I have never ridden a motorcycle with DCT... I would love to ride one for myself.  Apparently, the shift is so smooth you can't feel the shift taking place.  I know DCT or similar are not good in stop-start environment.  I wonder how they go when a rider is performing a tight U-turn... I slip my clutch and use rear brake to adjust speed... how would this style of riding work with DCT?
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V-Twin
It is interesting to hear what a Harley rider thinks about the new Goldwing during his test ride.  I’m not a fan of mid-mount footpegs but I wouldn’t say, no to a test ride.  It must be so strange to ride a bike with no clutch lever and gear shifter.


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crash
When using cruise control, touching the clutch disengages it.  I wonder how that would work on this machine.
When cruising up to lights or when I just want to coast, I pull the clutch lever in to disengage the motor from the rear wheel.  I wonder if this can be done or are you 100% reliant on the bike doing " the right thing "  The only way to stop it would be to jam the brakes on I guess and stall it in the event that the clutch did not disengage.  Not sure I am particularly comfortable with that concept yet.
Ulysses #30673
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Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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crash wrote:
When using cruise control, touching the clutch disengages it.  I wonder how that would work on this machine.
When cruising up to lights or when I just want to coast, I pull the clutch lever in to disengage the motor from the rear wheel.
I twist the throttle forward to disengage the cruise control.

From the videos I have seen, it appears to work like a scooter, but more refined.  The ‘clutch’ disengages when engine idling... just don’t try to blip the throttle!!  😬😝😆
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stevenlb21
I'd buy one but can't afford to get another bike.

A mate of mine is actually buying one early next year.
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

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"TECUMSEH"
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Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Tonto disguised as a door gets his knob shot off !!!.

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stevenlb21 wrote:
A mate of mine is actually buying one early next year.
If he lets you ride it, please do let us know your impressions.
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stevenlb21
V-Twin wrote:
If he lets you ride it, please do let us know your impressions.

He is a top guy and I have known him for over 30 years but I dont think that going to happen. (I'd have a better chance with sleeping with his wife)
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

2015 Indian Chieftain (Indian Motorcycle Red)
"TECUMSEH"
IMRG Membership No.  AU101486

Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Tonto disguised as a door gets his knob shot off !!!.

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V-Twin
stevenlb21 wrote:
(I'd have a better chance with sleeping with his wife)
We will need to set up a whole new category for that 'review'.  😆

I might be tempted to take a demo for a spin (Goldwing, not your friend's wife)... not sure if they are in the country yet.  No hurry.  I will chalk it up on my 'To Do' list.  😄
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V-Twin
A review by Revzilla.

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