A lighter, slimmer, faster tourer
HONDA’S FIRST GOLD WING, in 1975, was engineered as a large-displacement sportbike. It wasn’t until years later that Honda determined customers were using the Gold Wing to rack up massive miles. The realization changed the bike’s design direction, cementing its destiny as a legendary touring machine. Not only did “The Wing” become a symbol of touring comfort, but it also became one of the most forward-thinking and technologically advanced motorcycles on the market.
Forty years and six generations later, we see Honda reinventing the legend again. The goal was a faster, more capable motorcycle loaded with enough tech to last another decade.