honda gold wing

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.

Boon Siew Honda (BSH) proudly announced the 2021 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing for the local market.

The big cruiser now offers better usability with increased carrying capacity and improve pillion comfort.

The updated Gold Wing now features a bigger luggage capacity, from 11L to 61L (top case), a revised pillion backrest angle for better comfort and new audio with lightweight speakers. The new Gold Wing is also equipped with Android Auto on top of the already available Apple CarPlay.

Nevertheless, The GL1800 continue to make 125hp @ 5,500rrpm and 170Nm @ 4,500rpm from its liquid-cooled 1,833cc 4-stroke SOHC horizontally opposed 6-cylinder engine.

According to BSH, the riding ergonomics has been adjusted further forward to create a better feel.

Braking is done by a combination of ABS and D-CBS (Dual-Combined Brake System) which contributes to better brake distribution to the front and rear wheels.

The 2021 Gold Wing also feature Throttle By Wire (TBW) which offers up to 4 rider modes, Tour, Sport, Econ and Rain.


Other electronics features include:

  • Hill Start Assist and Idling Stop – offers better control while improving fuel efficiency
  • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) – helps maintain rear wheel traction
  • Integrated Starter Generator – combines generator and starter motor into one, with the generator operating as the starter motor when supplied with reverse power

The 2021 Hoda GL1800 Gold Wing is available only in Pearl Glare White for a price of RM210,888.

A few Honda big bike ranges get a new splash of paint for 2022, including the Rebel 500, Rebel 1100 and GL1800 Gold Wing.

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing and Gold Wing Tour


The 7-speed DCT version of the Gold Wing Tour now features vibrant Glint Wave Blue Metallic and Pearl Glare White for 2022, joining the already available Gunmetal Black Metallic.

Meanwhile, the 6-speed manual Gold Wing Tour that is available only in Gunmetal Black Metallic now comes with a new blacked-out engine.


The DCT-only GL1800 Gold Wing is now available in a new Mat Jeans Blue Metallic.

Honda Rebel 500 and Rebel 1100


Since its introduction in 2017, the CMX500 Rebel is currently the best-selling custom motorcycle in Europe, with 33% are female riders.

For 2022, the Rebel 500 now features a brand-new Pearl Organic Green.


Its bigger siblings, the CMX1100 Rebel, get Pearl Stallion Brown colour scheme, joining the already available Gunmetal Black Metallic.

Nonetheless, the Rebel 500 continues to offer the same specifications, including assist/slipper clutch, LED lighting, and gear position indicator.

Honda’s ultimate touring flagship model has just been upgraded into the 2021 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing. It took a while for Boon Siew Honda to bring the previous-gen into the Malaysian market (launched back in January 2020), but this updated model is just so much better. (more…)

  • The Honda Motor Company, Ltd. has produced some revolutionary models since their inception in 1959.

  • Their bikes illustrate their “Power of Dreams” principle.

  • These are only ten but there are really (too) many more.

As the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, the Honda Motor Company, Ltd. has produced some revolutionary models since their inception in 1959. Operating behind the “Power of Dreams” principle, some of these motorcycles, their technologies, innovations and ideas went to influence how the industry approaches motorcycles.

Here are ten best production motorcycles. They are picked due to their groundbreaking ideas and not necessarily their sales figures.

10. NR (1992)

Honda NR

Honda is a “four-stroke” company, first and foremost. Although the had dominated the 500cc two-stroke GP championship for many years, they still believed the benefits of the four-stroke engine.

Honda had to think outside the box to compete against the two-strokes, which led to the developing of the four-stroke 500cc NR500 GP racer. It featured oval pistons to increase the cylinder’s swept area and each piston had two conrods. Each cylinder was serviced by 8 valves! The four oval pistons were fitted into a V-Four configuration, but it was actually more like a V-Eight.

NR750 endurance racer’s oval pistons, dual conrods and 32 valves

This technology was brought to the buying public in the form of the 750cc NR superbike. Apart from the oval pistons, the bike had underseat exhausts and a single-sided swingarm. These two designs were later adopted by Massimo Tamburini into the groundbreaking Ducati 916.

Sadly, the bike was way too expensive and had problems. Only 300 were built but collectors do seek them out.

9. VFR750R (RC30) (1987 to 1990)


Honda VFR750R RC30

The FIM had shut down Formula TT to make way for the first Superbike World Championship (WSBK) in 1988. As it was a production-based championship, manufacturers must homologate the bike they wished to race in the series. Besides that, most parts and components of the of the race bike must be the same as those on the homologated bike. Honda was quick on the ball and built the VFR750R, model code RC30.

It was made to win from the start, featuring 748ccc V-Four engine (four-cylinder engines were limited to 750cc back then), with gear-driven cams. It produced 118 hp, which was really high at the time. That wasn’t all, the engine and entire bike was full of race-ready components. For example, the piston connecting rods were made of titanium, making the RC30 the first road bike to use such component. The first gear was geared “long,” which allowed it to hit 132 km/h. There was a slipper clutch to eliminate locking up the rear wheel under aggressive downshifting.

Its aluminium spar frame appeared just one year after Suzuki debut it on a road bike on the GSX-R750. And just like the Suzuki, Honda had adopted it from the NSR500 GP racer, along with the dimensions of the bike.

It was clear that Honda earmarked the bike to enter endurance racing, as well, especially at the prestigious Suzuka 8-Hour. Hence, the bottom of the forks had quick release nuts to allow the front wheel and axle to drop free for quick wheel changes. Similarly, the rear wheel was carried on a single-sided swingarm where the sprocket and brake were mounted, while the wheel was held in place by a single lug nut.

American rider Fred Merkel took the RC30 to the inaugural World Superbike title in 1988. He followed up his success the next year.

He was not the only one to taste success. Any RC30 rider around the world owned the competition, including Robert Dunlop and Steve Hislop at the 1989 and 1990 Macau Grands Prix.

Only 3,000 VFR750R RC30 were ever built and it is still very much sought after.

8. RVF750 (RC45) (1994 to 1995)

Honda RVF750 RC45

The VFR750R RC30 had started showing its age by 1992, having being beaten soundly by the Ducati V-Twins, despite the latter’s lower horsepower. Kawasaki had also defeated Honda and Ducati for the 1993 title.

If there is one manufacturer that absolutely hates getting beaten, it is Honda, regardless of motorsport. Thus, they stepped up the game by having the Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) build a new no-expense spared bike to wrest the title back. This resulted in the RVF750 (RC45) in 1994.

It was still a 750cc V-Four but with many differences over the RC30. It had PGM-FI fuel injection, titanium conrods, lightweight and low-friction pistons, ceramic and graphite coated bores, engine parts cast from magnesium, and much more.

While the roadgoing version officially produced 118 hp (the same as the RC30), its strength was in the configurable PGM-FI fuel injection system. It came to produce an “official” 190 hp in its last years in racing form, although some claimed that it actually produced more power than Honda’s all-conquering NSR500 two-stroke GP racer (as in above 200 hp).

Honda had wanted to squash the competition in World Superbikes, but it did not happen until 1997 when John Kocinski joined the team. However, the RC45 was an invincible beast that no one could beat in other championships and races, including in the AMA Superbikes and Isle of Man TT. It also won the FIM Endurance World Championship six times.

Only 200 were made for the road, each one hand built. It’s one of the rarest production Hondas.

7. CBR600F and CBR600RR (1987 to 2007)

Honda CBR600F

The CBR600F made its debut in 1987. It was Honda’s first fully-faired inline-Four bike along with the CBR750F and CBR1000F.

Although the CBR600 and its subsequent iterations appeared sporty, and were entered into competition, it distinguished itself as the everyday supersport bike. Riders loved it for its torque and midrange horsepower, but most of all, it was comfortable for street riding and sporty enough for track work. Hence, its lineage continued until the CBR600F4i which stopped production in 2006.

Honda released the sportier CBR600RR in 2003 as the contender for the supersport titles and production continued until 2007.

Honda CBR600RR

The current CBR650 continues the CBR600F and CBR600RR’s heritage but the engine was adopted from the naked Hornet.

6. Gold Wing (1975 to current)

1975 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

There is no other leader in the luxury touring segment than the Honda Gold Wing. BMW had come very close to snatching the title with the K 1600 line-up, but Honda had simply moved the goal posts even further away.

The Gold Wing began as the Gold Wing GL1000 in 1975 (introduced in the Cologne Motor Show in 1974). It featured a 999cc, SOHC, flat-Four and shaft final drive. Although meant as a sport-tourer, it did not have factory fitted windshield or luggage. But the American market loved it and Honda sold 13,000 units in that one year alone.

The Gold Wing grew through the years and the “full-dress” touring bodywork was offered in the GL1100 Insterstate option in 1980.

1980 Honda GL1100 Gold Wing Interstate

Its engine capacity grew bigger and bigger due to close competition from other Japanese rivals such as Yamaha and Kawasaki. Finally, the fourth generation Gold Wing was introduced in 1987 (for model year 1988) along with a 1500cc engine and its now signature 6-horizontally-opposed (flat-Six) engine.

1988 Honda GL1500 Gold Wing

The fifth generation made its debut in 2001 with an 1800cc engine, which is the capacity through to the current sixth generation model which was introduced in 2018.

2018 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

The Gold Wing has so many onboard luxury options that rivals cars, including an airbag, so much so that some joke that it’s actually hiding two extra wheels underneath. It may be true (just joking), given how easy it is to ride the bike.

  • Sebuah Honda GL1800 Gold Wing baharu versi lebih ringkas telah diperkenalkan.
  • Ia mendiami segmen motosikal bagger,tetapi tanpa kotak bagasi atas (top case) dan mempunyai penghadang angin yang lebih rendah.
  • Fungsi dan ciri yang lain masih dikekalkan.


  • A new cutdown version of the Honda GL1800 Gold Wing has been revealed.

  • It fits in the bagger sub-segment with no top case and has a lower windscreen.

  • All other functions and features are retained.

A new more stylish Honda GL1800 Gold Wing has been introduced, just a year after its launch.

There’s great demand for less “touring” and more stylish bagger style tourers and other manufacturers enjoy brisk sales for them. A “bagger” is a more stylized and cutdown touring motorcycle with panniers but without the top case.

This new Gold Wing hence harks back to the previous Gold Wing F6B. It features a low windscreen, no top case, and more blacked-out parts for a slimmer, custom look.

Deleting the top case also removes 50 litres of storage space, rear speakers and passenger backrest, but it saves 40 kg.

However, owners still get to enjoy the bike’s 1833cc flat-Six engine which produces 125 hp and 169.5 Nm of torque. Electronic niceties such as ride-by-wire throttle, riding modes, traction control, keyless ignition, electronic suspension, LED lighting and infotainment system which integrates Bluetooh connectivity, music, maps and Apple CarPlay are retained.

The new “standard” Gold Wing will on have a standard 6-speed transmission i.e. no Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).


  • Motosikal Honda Gold Wing 2018 terkini telah pun dilancarkan secara rasmi di Pertunjukan Motor Tokyo 2017.
  • Akan terdapat dua buah model yang akan disediakan; motosikal Honda Gold Wing 2018 yang berinspirasikan motosikal bagger dan sebuah motosikal super touring, Honda Gold Wing Tourer.
  • Honda telah menetapkan harga bagi generasi keenam motosikal Gold Wing ini bermula dari $23,500 (kira-kira RM99,534) sehingga $27,700 (kira-kira RM117,323).


The latest 2018 Honda Gold Wing has been officially launched at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

There will be two models available, the bagger-inspired 2018 Honda Gold Wing and the super touring Honda Gold Wing Tourer.

Honda has priced their sixth generation Gold Wing starting from $23,500 (around RM99,534) to and $27,700 (around RM117,323).

The big ballers from Honda have just dropped their latest 2018 Honda Gold Wing at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. This is the sixth generation continental cruiser to hit the streets which carries so many updates that you can consider it as a brand new machine. (more…)

  • Honda telah mengeluarkan sebuah video usikan Gold Wing.
  • Model yang baru ini dibikin untuk mematuhi piawaian emisi baru.
  • Keselesaan, kehalusan, dan keserbabolehannya menjadikan motosikal Gold Wing yang baru ini sebagai motosikal kembara yang muktamad.


  • Honda releases Gold Wing teaser video

  • New model to comply with new emission standards

  • Comfort, refinement, utility makes it the ultimate touring bike

After months of heavy speculation, Honda has just released the Gold Wing teaser video.

2017 Honda Gold Wing

As Japan’s regulators tighten emissions standards to match that of Euro4 and beyond, Honda will soon stop production of the current model and a number of models. As such, Japan’s largest motorcycle manufacturer went ahead with creating an all-new Gold Wing.

News of the new bike was leaked out into the grasps of the world’s media last month, followed by pictures of what may be the final bike. (Click here for our report.)

Leaked photo of the 2018 Honda Gold Wing

But instead of disproving those photos, Honda has released a teaser video called “Beyond the Standard,” highlighting the evolution of the ‘Wing through the ages.

2016 Honda Gold Wing F6B

Ever since its inception in 1975, the Honda Gold Wing has been known as the ultimate touring motorcycle to many of its fans. Creature comforts, utility, chock full of features, refinement are what the bike is about.

The model proved to be a huge hit in the North American market that Honda Corporation actually started a factory just to build them in the USA. The production facilities were shifted back to Japan a few years ago.

There are many Gold Wing owners and clubs here in Malaysia too. You can see hundreds of them when they come together for special gatherings or motorcycle events.

  • Beberapa buah gambar motosikal Honda Gold Wing 2018 yang baru yang dibocorkan telah tersebar di beberapa buah platform media sosial sejak beberapa hari yang lalu.
  • Tampaknya Honda Gold Wing 2018 yang baru ini telah menjalani pengemaskinian yang besar pada bahagian luaran dan dalamannya.
  • Perubahan terbesar yang dapat dilihat daripada gambar-gambar berkenaan adalah sistem suspensi bahagian hadapan yang baru yang mana memiliki beberapa persamaan dengan rangkaian motosikal BMW K 1600.



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