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Honda Goldwing receives updates for 2020

The Honda Goldwing is to get a series of updates for 2020 including new colours and improved fuel-injection

HONDA has announced that the flagship of its touring range is to receive an update for 2020 covering each of the models in the ‘Wing range.

The changes are aimed at making the experience of riding the Goldwing even more refined, with the suspension receiving one of the biggest updates. It’s not that the previous Goldwing, released in 2018, was unrefined in anyway, the latest changes have been made to improve the low-speed manoeuvrability of the bike. The suspension settings have been optimized for two-up comfort on ‘Tour’ versions, along with larger grab rails for the passenger to hold on to.

Internally, the 1,883cc flat six-cylinder engine has also been improved, with the fuel-injection system being optimized to aid low-speed manoeuvrability. Along with that, the DCT versions of the bike will receive updated software and hardware, again the focus here is low-speed control. The DCT package will also be available on the standard Goldwing model. This 3rd generation DCT set up is also claimed to be smoother and quieter when shifting between gears, thanks to noise damping rubber bushes on both ends of the fork guide. Honda has also added damping material to the master arm, something they claim greatly reducing any impact sound during gear changes.

Honda Goldwing 2020 new colours

The other news for the 2020 edition of the Honda Goldwing is new colours, available on the Goldwing Tour DCT & air-bag and the Goldwing with DCT. With the tour now available in Pearl Glare White and the standard DCT available in Matte Ballistic Matt Metallic.

Honda GL1800 Goldwing (2020) specs

 ENGINE

Type

Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 24 valve SOHC flat-6

Displacement

1,833cc

Valves per cylinder

4

Bore x Stroke

73mm x 73mm

Compression Ratio

10.5:1

Max. Power Output

93kW/5500rpm

Max. Torque

170Nm/4500rpm

Oil Capacity

4.4 litres (MT) / 5.6 litres (DCT)

CO2 emissions

Gold Wing and Gold Wing ‘Tour’ MT version:                     128 g/km

Gold Wing ‘Tour’ with DCT and air bag: 131 g/km

FUEL SYSTEM

Carburation

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Throttle Bore

50mm

Air cleaner

Viscous, cartridge type paper filter

Fuel Tank Capacity

21.1 litres

Fuel Consumption

5.6 litres/100km

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Starter

Integrated Starter Generator system

Battery Capacity

12V/20AH

ACG Power Generation Capacity

12V/120A

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Type

(MT) Hydraulic, wet, multiplate with coil springs, assist slipper cam

(DCT) Hydraulic, wet, multiplate with oil pressure

Transmission Type

6 speed MT (including overdrive. Plus electric reverse)

7-speed forward and reverse DCT

Primary Reduction

1.795 (79/44)

Gear Ratios

(DCT) 1st: 2.167    2nd: 1.696    3rd: 1.304                   4th: 1.038    5th: 0.821     6th: 0.667     7th: 0.522 Rev: 1.190

(MT) 1st: 2.200      2nd: 1.417    3rd: 1.036                         4th: 0.821     5th: 0.667 6th: 0.522

Final Reduction

Engine side 0.972

Rear Wheel side 2.615

Final Drive

Enclosed shaft

FRAME

Type

Aluminum die-cast, twin tube

CHASSIS

Dimensions (L´W´H)

Gold Wing

L: 2,475mm

W: 925mm

H: 1,340mm

Gold Wing ‘Tour’

L: 2,575mm

W: DCT 905mm / MT 925mm

H: 1,430mm

Wheelbase

1695mm

Caster Angle

30.5°

Trail

109mm

Turning radius

3.4m

Seat Height

745mm

Ground Clearance

130mm

Kerb Weight

Gold Wing: MT 365kg / DCT 364kg

Gold Wing ‘Tour’:  MT 380kg /   

                              DCT with Air Bag 383kg

SUSPENSION

Type Front

Double Wishbone

Type Rear

Pro Link

WHEELS

Type Front

130/70R 18

Type Rear

200/55R 16

Rim Size Front

18 x MT3.5

Rim Size Rear

16 x MT6.0

BRAKES

System Type

Electronically-controlled combined ABS system

Type Front

320mm x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with 6-piston calliper, floating rotors and sintered metal pads

Type Rear

316mm x 11mm ventilated disc with 3-piston calliper and sintered metal pads

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