2016 Honda Gold Wing | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Honda Gold Wing | Buyer's Guide
2015 Honda Gold Wing

There are few motorcycles more celebrated and sophisticated than the Gold Wing. The gold standard in luxury touring for decades, it benefits from regular upgrades from Honda.

While there is nothing new for 2016, the Gold Wing still features an incomparable flat-six motor, plus an array of electronic assistance (GPS, route storage, MP3/iPod interface, surround sound) and high-tech options (air bag, ABS, and CB). It’s easy to forget that the 2016 Honda Gold Wing not only has a plush ride, but it also handles extraordinarily well for a 900+ pound machine.

The basic Gold Wing includes the Audio Comfort package, which gives you surround sound audio, cruise control, electric reverse, plus headed seat and grips. The next step up is the Audio Comfort Navi XM, which adds XM radio, weather and traffic bands, plus a satellite-linked navigation system. The Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS gives you ABS, and the Gold Wing Airbag gives you the entire package, and is airbag-equipped.

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2016 Honda Gold Wing  Specs:


  • Engine type: 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
  • Bore x stroke: 74 x 71mm
  • Induction: PGM-FI
  • Ignition: Computer-controlled digital with 3-D mapping
  • Compression ratio: 9.8:1
  • Valve train: SOHC; two valves per cylinder
  • Transmission: Five-speed including Overdrive
  • Final drive: Shaft


  • Front suspension: 45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system; 4.8 inches travel
  • Rear suspension: Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock with remote-controlled spring preload adjustment, 4.1 inches travel
  • Front brakes: Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: Single ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper
  • Front tire: 130/70R-18
  • Rear tire: 180/60R-16


  • Rake: 29.15°
  • Trail: 4.3 inches
  • Wheelbase: 66.5 inches
  • Seat height: 29.1 inches
  • Curb weight: 904-933 pounds, depending on option packages
  • Fuel capacity: 6.6 gallons
  • EPA Fuel economy: 35 mpg
  • Emissions: Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.

2016 Honda Gold Wing Color:

  • Matte Silver
  • Candy Red
  • Grey Metallic/Black

2016 Honda Gold Wing Price / Warranty:

  • 2016 Honda Gold Wing Audio Comfort MSRP: $23,999
  • 2016 Honda Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM MSRP: $26,899
  • 2016 Honda Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS MSRP: $28,129
  • 2016 Honda Gold Wing Airbag MSRP: $30,599
  • Warranty: Three years, transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available

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