Upcoming Honda Gold Wing To Get Radar Adaptive Cruise Control

European manufacturers are already in the market with big bore machines that feature radar-powered adaptive cruise control.

The Ducati Multistrada V4, KTM 1290 Super Adventure and the BMW R 1250 RT are among the motorcycles fitted with the fancy radar technology developed by Bosch.

Kawasaki emerged as the first Japanese manufacturer to introduce the technology with the H2 SX.

However, Honda is about to enter the game with the upcoming Gold Wing and Africa Twin, as reported by Motorrad Online.

While some manufacturers had to compromise the design to allow the sophisticated device to be fitted on (as showcased by the awkward nose section of the Multistrada V4), Honda will use the Gold Wing large fairing to integrate the radar unit seamlessly.

The Gold Wing will also get a rear-mounted radar system for a blind spot detection feature. We fancied the blind-spot function when we tested the Multistrada V4.

Meanwhile, we can expect the Gold Wing and the Africa Twin to get a more comprehensive instrument cluster to accommodate the radar warnings.

Some reports also suggest Honda might adopt the fancy heads-up display on the upcoming model.

Although some might think that all of these technologies is a bit too fancy for a two-wheeler, we, on the other hand, agree that it will make motorcycles, especially bikes like the Gold Wing, even safer to ride than it ever was.

A passionate football fan and anything two-wheels. He likes to commute on his 150cc scooter on a daily basis and occasionally takes a long trip with his 750cc machine just to "tapau" his favourite "roti canai". With a journalism background, he likes to write as much as he rides.

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