It is raining big bikes in India. Now it is the turn of
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. to flex its big muscles. The
company has introduced its touring motorcycle- Honda Gold Wing in India.
Considered as the world's best touring motorcycle, Honda Gold Wing offers the
riders a unique luxurious, powerful, balanced and fully featured machine ready
for every journey.
To mark the 40th anniversary of this motorcycle, Honda also
announced the 40th Anniversary Edition-Gold Wing Audio Comfort for India which
would be available in Dual Tone Candy Prominence Red at a price of Rs.28.50
lakh. The Gold Wing Airbag will be
available in Pearl Glare White at a price of Rs.31.50 lakh (prices
ex-showroom-New Delhi). Incidentally, the company has already made delivery of
the Gold Wing Airbag at its exclusive Wing World in New Delhi.
Honda Gold Wing is powered by a six-cylinder 1832cc power
plant. The enhanced design and dynamic styling of the Gold Wing makes it an
aerodynamically refined touring powerhouse. The lightweight and rigid twin-spar
aluminium frame and single-sided Pro-Arm swingarm delivers stability neutral
and responsive handling. With the warmth to take the sting out of even the
longest winter rides, the five-position heated grips, independently adjustable
heated seats and foot-warming system make touring a year-round possibility.
But in countries like India it would have made much more
sense if the touring bike had come with air conditioned grips and
air-conditioned seats, in order for the vehicle to be used during the hot
Larger panniers on the Gold Wing allow a luggage capacity of
over 150 litres. The 6-speaker 80W SRS surround-sound system offers superb
sound presence and quality. Riders can play multiple format music files on the
move by connecting an iPod, iPhone or USB stick. Honda Gold Wing is fitted with
both Honda’s Combined Braking System (CBS) and an Antilock Braking System
(ABS). The Gold Wing is also fitted with the fully-integrated airbag (available
only in Gold Wing- Airbag), which represented an industry-first when introduced
The huge monstrous bike features a slow-speed, electric
Reverse system which provides the ease of overall manoeuvring in tight spaces
and parking areas. It also has a lightweight electronic cruise-control system,
ideal for long distance highway rides.
Keita Muramatsu-President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle &
Scooter India, said in a press note that the company is “excited to introduce one of the finest
global offerings of Honda to India. We are celebrating 40 years of the Gold
Wing and this model has given a new definition to touring. Ever since its
introduction in 1975 the revolutionary Gold Wing has been the favourite of the
touring enthusiast across the world. It was our customers' passion for
adventure and travelling the open road that really defined the Gold Wing and has
further, led us to introduce the same in India."
Speaking on the announcement, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Vice
President - Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said,
“Honda Gold Wing introduction to India is further to the overwhelming response
it received at the Auto Expo 2014. Deemed as the ultimate pinnacle for tour
motorcycling, Gold Wing is a machine with the power, refinement and reliability
suited for road tours even at the most far-flung destinations in complete
comfort. We believe Gold Wing will further contribute to the remarkably rising
touring culture in India. In fact, we have recently made the first delivery of
The Gold Wing Airbag at our exclusive Wing World in New Delhi.”
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