2006 Honda Gold Wing GL1800: Touring Motorcycle First Look

2006 Honda Gold Wing
2006 Honda Gold Wing.

Asserting a Porsche-inspired six-cylinder boxermotor and a seating cocoon that recalls Eero Saarinen’s epochal Womb chair, the Honda Gold Wing GL1800 is the undisputed king of luxury motorcycle touring. Even in its basic stock configuration, the Gold Wing secures enough bells and whistles to assemble a Rose Parade marching band. Opportunely for riders and passengers desiring the ultimate in touring efficiency, comfort, and form, Honda’s Genuine Accessories arm provides dozens of garnishes, allowing you to season your Wing to taste.

Our Genuine Accessories Gold Wing has no shortage of logo sporting chrome pieces, from the front fender ornament to the exhaust tips. Appearance off the Gold Wing is a priority, so a trunk vanity mirror with light is present, permitting passengers to primp before presenting themselves to the non-riding world. Purely practical products, such as fog lights, a Citizens’ Band radio, as well as a taller and vented windshield, stand ready. These bonuses are, of course, in addition to the navigation system that combines the efforts of GPS, LCD and CompactFlash technologies to guide you to any destination between the Florida Keys and the Arctic Circle. However, even with these tremendous accouterments, the Gold Wing remains a rideable motorcycle that captures the essence of the long-distance two-wheeled experience.