The Honda Gold Wing has always been a spectacular touring bike, ever since the first GL1000
back in 1975. And over the years, our engineers have always stayed true to that vision, but
they’ve strived to make the bike better and better. Our 2021 model is a perfect example of
that. Refinements abound, but the best parts remain the same. You’ll still have your choice
of both manual-transmission models and Gold Wings featuring our exclusive automatic DCT
transmission, but this year the trunk is bigger for more road-trip storage, the speakers have
a higher 55-watt rating, and the passenger seat on our Tour models is improved. We also
freshened up some styling touches, like solid red tail lights and paint choices—check out the
grey with orange accent stripe on our no-trunk models! Plus, all Gold Wings are now Android
Auto compatible, as well as offering Apple CarPlay™. All in all, a truly great motorcycle gets even
better—so your dream ride has everything you’ll need to make memories that last a lifetime.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
The Gold Wing’s horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine is famously smooth and powerful. The latest version is an 1833cc design that’s over 13 pounds lighter than the previous generation (more than 8 pounds for the DCT versions).
- DOUBLE WISHBONE FRONT SUSPENSION
One look and your attention will immediately go to the Gold Wing’s radical, Honda-engineered double-wishbone front suspension. The innovative design changes the path the wheel travels through the suspension stroke, and that lets us move both the engine and the rider/passenger closer to the front wheel. You get more room, and stellar handling.
- THROTTLE BY WIRE
The 2021 Gold Wing’s throttle-by-wire system enables features like the bike’s four ride modes and our exclusive Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), available on our Gold Wing Tour models.
Available as an optional feature, HomeLink lets you integrate your new Gold Wing with devices in your home. A typical example: you can open your home’s garage door without any dedicated controller—just touch a switch on your bike’s center console. No more fumbling, and no hassle.