tech2 News StaffSep 24, 2017 15:30:47 IST
Honda's Gold Wing touring motorcycle has been awaiting an update for a while now. New leaked press images reveal that the motorcycle could receive massive upgrades if these images are anything to go by.
According to a report by Autocar, the new Gold Wing gets a major transformation in styling along with full LED headlamp and fresh bodywork. For the images, we gather that there will be two versions though the original came in one version. Autocar states that while one of the versions is the standard Gold Wing, the other would most likely be a sportier-looking F6B version which comes without the box at the rear.
The leaked images reveal that the large motorcycle has also received a new suspension, replacing the traditional forks on the original Honda Gold Wing. The new suspension is said to debut on the new Gold Wing and is expected to be similar to BMW's duo-lever suspension system.
The report goes on to state that the engine here remains the same Honda flat-six that fans of the Gold Wing grew to love. Power and torque specifics are not known yet but the engine will likely come with Euro-5 compliance.
The report also finds Honda removing the clutch lever on the grey variant of the Gold Wing suggesting the inclusion of Honda's dual-clutch transmission or DCT being included. Honda had added a DCT system on the Africa Twin as well earlier.
The original Honda Gold Wing was full of buttons and controls for a ton of added features on the motorcycle. The leaked images reveal that this will not change with the new versions. The dashboard also gets a new touchscreen display between the two analog dials. Honda is also expected to include the reverse gear that had originally featured on the Gold Wing making it easier to maneuver the bulky motorcycle.
While the current Gold Wing is sold by the company in India, it is likely that the new Gold Wing will be introduced into Indian markets when it releases. According to Autocar, the current Gold Wing is priced at Rs 32.16 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
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