Kymco AK550 distracted bag

Distracted riders a new safety concern

Riders often complain about distracted drivers who text while driving, but riders may soon be in the same league of distracted motorists. The new Kymco AK550 maxi-scooter features a screen that displays information such as Facebook updates. See the top photo on this page? I mean, who really needs to know Michael and two other …

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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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2006 Honda Gold Wing Airbag plea

Honda’s plea over airbag recall

A recent fatal Sydney car crash has prompted Honda Australia Motorcycle to make an unprecedented third plea for Goldwing owners to check whether their bike is included in a safety recall over faulty airbags. A 58-year-old man died on July 13 when his Honda CRV crashed and the driver was “struck in the neck by …

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2017 BMW K 1600 GT Sport

BMW K 1600 GT Sport road test

A friend who has been a devoted Honda Goldwing fan for years is seriously considering buying a BMW K 1600 GTL now that it comes with a reverse gear. He’s tested the big Beemer before and was impressed with the handling, light feeling and features, but the lack of a reverse gear was the sticking point. …

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Honda Goldwing airbag

Honda recalls Goldwing airbags again

Honda has recalled the GL 1800 Goldwing for the second time in a year over faults in its revolutionary airbags. The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission voluntary recall notice says the airbag inflator may degrade over time. “If the airbag is deployed, this degradation may cause the inflator body to rupture, causing metal fragments to …

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Sena Freewire frees wires for tourers

Sena Freewire frees wires for tourers

Bluetooth company Sena has introduced the Freewire which gets rid of any wires for CB, music or phone on the big Harley-Davidson tourers and Honda Goldwing with infotainment systems. The Harley and Goldwing Freewire units are now available through Earmold at $349 including the cable. Earmold owner Aaron Dalle-Molle says it’s a simple set-up. “You plug …

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