American Honda Motor Company announced the first release of machines for the 2012 model year, the Honda Gold Wing and FourTrax Foreman. These two 2012 models kick-off the beginning of a new riding season for Honda.
The first opportunities to view these new Honda models will be at the International Motorcycle Show in Greenville, South Carolina, Feb. 25-27 and Daytona Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida on March 5-12.
"Both the (2012) Gold Wing and Foreman serve as the newest extensions of incredibly popular models that have built up large and loyal fan bases in their respective fields over the years," said Bill Savino from American Honda.
The newly redesigned 2012 Honda Gold Wing has an updated and innovative GPS navigation system which can be accessed online via computer. The Gold Wing also now incorporates a built-in iPod interface for a new surround-sound system that is stated to provide a premium listening experience.
In addition, the 2012 Gold Wing also brings upgraded styling, increased luggage capacity, greater protection from wind and weather, revised suspension settings for enhanced ride compliance, and improved comfort for both rider and passenger.
The MSRP is stated to be $23,199 to $28,499 depending on the options and will be available in May of 2011.
Also for 2012, the Foreman line of ATVs boasts a brand-new liquid-cooled 475cc single-cylinder OHV four-stroke engine that’s more powerful.
A new fuel injection system with 36mm throttle body was added for improved throttle response, more consistent performance at high altitude, and cold-weather starting.
The rolling chassis has been re-engineered as well, featuring an all-new and lighter rear suspension system incorporating a single shock plus a shorter wheelbase for updated handling and a tighter turning radius.
New body styling and a wide variety of choices in configuration including manual shifting or Honda’s Electric Shift Program (ESP) that delivers push-button shifting. Electric Power Steering (EPS) is available as an option.
The MSRP is yet to be determined and the stated availability is May of 2011.
Visit the Carolina First Center at One Exposition Drive in Greenville, South Carolina to get a first look at these 2012 machines, the new 2011s and more.
When: Feb. 25th – 27th, 2011
Friday 4pm to 9pm
Saturday 9:30am to 8pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm
You can get a $3 discount on your South Carolina Progressive International Motorcycle Show tickets. Enter discount code: HOGFD3