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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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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2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Honda factory resumes after quake

Supplies of Honda Africa Twin, Fireblade, VFR1200F, NC750X and Goldwing will start flowing again as production has resumed at the Kumamoto factory damaged in the April earthquake. While there were no fatalities of Honda workers, the factory sustained damage in the quake and the majority of production being prepared for shipping was also damaged. Production was suspended from April 14, but has …

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Honda GL1800 Goldwing airbag recalled

The Honda GL1800 Goldwing has been recalled over a faulty and potentially dangerous airbag linked to 13 deaths and more than 100 injuries in car crashes. The recall was initially for 85 millions cars fitted with the Takata airbags, but has now been extended to about 2700 motorcycles. In Australia earlier this year, various models of …

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2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Honda motorcycles delayed by earthquake

Delays in Africa Twin and Goldwing deliveries are expected after the Honda factory in Kumamoto was damaged in the recent earthquake and won’t begin re-opening until Friday, May 6, 2016. In a letter to all Australian Honda dealers, Honda Australia motorcycle GM Peter Singleton says “it may be weeks before the full effects of the …

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