“What the heck is it?” That’s what most people ask when first laying eyes on the F6B, a Gold Wing whose big touring trunk and full-size windshield have gone AWOL. Without those key items, the F6B couldn’t possibly be the same dominant over-the-road touring rig as always. Could it? Nope. Honda instead bills the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(41)
Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide vs. Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe – Comparison Test King of Bling meets the Clipped Wing.
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Actually, “reinvents” probably is an overstatement; 95 percent of this motorcycle, the new-for-2013 F6B, has been in existence for well over a decade. “Redefines” might be a better word. That’s because the 5 percent that’s no longer there has made a world of difference, and not just in the bike’s name or intentions; the effect [...]Read Full Post | Comments(20)
Mustang Seats Press Release: Mustang Seats has been handcrafting a wide array of saddles designed with durability and all-day riding comfort in mind since 1980. Honda introduced their ultra-mileage touring machines back in 1974 and more than a million Gold Wings were made in their Marysville, Ohio, motorcycle plant from 1979-2009. Now Mustang has most [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Although the retro-cool CB1100 and the trio of affordable new CB500s received the lion’s share of attention at Honda’s 2013 media preview, the last bike to be unveiled might just be the most fun. It’s the F6B, a low-slung, fully hot-rodded Gold Wing that makes a bold styling statement with its shorty windscreen, sleek fairing, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(37)
“Dear God, would you please, please, make it stop raining? Pretty please? If you do, I promise never to drag a footpeg or break the speed limit ever again. I’ll even return the invisible-ink pen I stole from Patrick Gorman in seventh grade…if I can find it. Deal?” Well, I tried, but The Big Guy [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
2012 Honda Gold Wing – First Ride The Squid on the Whale: A quick spin aboard Honda’s reskinned, re-refined flagship GL1800 luxury touring bike.
It hurts when people say mean things, and when Honda’s people read that BMW’s people were calling its new six-cylinder touring bike a “shark,” and dissing Honda’s not-so-new six-cylinder touring bike by calling it a “whale,” well, it wasn’t nice. “Oh, yeah?” said Honda’s people, “Well, the Gold Wing is a killer whale,” and they [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Got big feet? Küryakyn’s Heel Shifter Extension ($35.99) relocates the heel-shifter peg on any 2001-10 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 fitted with a Driver Floorboard Kit ($399.99) as much as 1 1/2 inches farther rearward from the standard position. The result is significantly more room for your left boot between the toe- and heel-shifter pegs. The [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Hot on the heels of the last of Honda’s 2011 model announcements comes the first of Big Red’s 2012 lineup and it couldn’t come at a more critical time. With BMW’s pair of six-cylinder touring models—the K1600GTL and K1600GT—on the way, Honda quickly squeezed the trigger and announced its restyled and upgraded 2012 Gold Wing. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(12)
I bet if you could bring back Socrates or daVinci or Ronald Reagan, they’d be more amazed by the Gold Wing than just about any modern invention. Airplane? Yeah, works like a bird, huh? We knew that would happen someday. Ferrari? Burns gas instead of hay, makes sense. If you drove up on this big [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Best Touring Bike: Honda GL1800 Gold Wing The GL1800 is more than a motorcycle, it’s a touring institution.
Forgive us if you think we’re repeating ourselves, but we can’t help it: The 1800 Gold Wing has won the Best Touring award five years in a row and eight times in the bike’s 10-year existence. Not only that, in the 34-year history of Ten Best, Gold Wings of all sizes have topped this category [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)