2018 GL1800 Goldwing Tour

2018 Honda Gold Wing sheds weight

The 2018 Honda Gold Wing has shed up to 48kg of weight, has an electric windscreen, seven-speed automatic transmission, traction control and a link front fork. It is also more hi-tech with Apple CarPlay that allows iPhone users to use their device, smart key, electronic suspension, four power modes, LED lighting and auto-cancelling indicators. But it …

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Is Honda Goldwing going hybrid?

Is Honda Goldwing going hybrid?

A hybrid four-cylinder Honda Goldwing could be revealed in October, but leaked photos show the traditional flat six engine. The 2018 Goldwing will be unveiled on October 24 ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show. However, these leaked photos confirm what we already knew from a very early spy photo. It will have hub-centre steering with a …

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2018 Honda Goldwing radical - Honda video teases new motorcycle

2018 Honda Goldwing goes radical

Radical hub-centre steering, traction control, cornering ABS, electronic suspension, engine modes and a whole new frame are believed to be coming for the 2018 Honda Goldwing. Since the six-cylinder GL1800 was introduced in 2001, it as only received cosmetic updates, an airbag option and the addition of stripped down F6B and F6C models. Many riders …

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BMW K 1600 concept “Juggernaut” and “Factory Special”

Naked BMW K 1600 coming?

Will BMW follow Honda with naked versions of its flagship K 1600 tourer like the Gold Wing F6B and F6C? These radical customs seen here from Japan could be very well the start of the next versions of the BMW K 1600. They were produced by BMW Motorrad Japan as part of their Ignite Straight …

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Honda 40th anniversary Gold Wing

Why is Honda so successful?

Honda has reached the milestone of building its 300 millionth motorcycle in its 65th year of production. That’s a pretty amazing feat. Significantly, the first Honda motorcycle was a simple 98cc Dream Type-D built in 1949, while the honour for the 300 millionth Honda will go to their hi-tech transcontinental tourer, the 2015 40th anniversary Honda …

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Triumph Sprint GT SE

Triumph Sprint GT SE review

The Triumph Sprint GT SE is a bargain touring bike and a model that has flown underneath the radar, demanding more attention than it gets. While Triumph trumpeted about its Trophy with all the latest electronic gizmos, it introduced this special edition of the GT in June without any fanfare. But it really does deserve some …

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midweek warriors weekday

Weekday warriors avoid the traffic

There’s a growing new breed of riders out there: Weekday warriors. They prefer the relative quiet of riding through the week rather than the hectic free practice of weekend dashes between favourite biker hang-outs. There are no “Sunday drivers”, no MotoGP wannebes, no caravans and basically very little traffic. That also means a shorter wait …

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