Best Touring Bike: Honda Gold Wing

Ten Best Motorcycles of 2009.

Best Touring Bike: Honda Gold Wing - Ten Best Bikes 2009

Best Touring Bike: Honda Gold Wing - Ten Best Bikes 2009
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How good is the Gold Wing? Well, except for the addition of a few optional accessories, this big flat-Six hasn't undergone any significant changes since its introduction in 2001, yet it's still the best two-wheeled long-haul traveling machine on the market, having won this category seven times in the 1800cc version's nine-year existence. That's how good it is. Want an even more impressive statistic? This is the 19th time a Gold Wing of any size has been voted Best Touring Bike in the 33-year history of our Ten Best program. Obviously, Honda knows a thing or two about touring, and that expertise is readily apparent the moment you plop down onto a Gold Wing's seat and begin enjoying the smoothest, most luxurious ride in all of motorcycling.