2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour

On board Big Red’s all-new touring bike.

It’s no secret we’re always trying to get our staff to work a little harder. Especially the ones who always seem to have too much to say. “Write it down!” we always shout at each other. Zack Courts is a classic case, always arriving to the office after his commute with a bunch of opinions about the bike he’s riding. Anyway, it’s always too much this, not enough that, and occasionally has some decent insights that we thought might help consumers or entertain enthusiasts.

So we strapped a camera and microphone to his helmet and told him to turn it on when he leaves his house. A lot of his talking in his helmet is complaining about drivers, yelling at red lights, and wondering why billboards aren't more expensive. But sometimes he actually talks about the bike, and those are the parts we keep. Got a bike you would like to see discussed? Let us know and we'll send him home on that one next.

How’s that for instant torque? Yes, the Gold Wing is a heavy bike, but it’s got stump-pulling power to match. What the chart doesn’t show is how smooth the flat-six engine is… which is very.Motorcyclist Staff

Two riders take all-new Gold Wings for an epic tour and get sidetracked with sand riding at Pismo Beach and Sonoma Raceway

Two 2018 Honda Gold Wings Tour The California Coast


CLAIMED WEIGHT 838 lb. (380 kg)
FUEL CAPACITY 5.6 gal. (21.2L)
SEAT HEIGHT 29.3 in. (744mm)
MEASURED TORQUE 108.4 lb.-ft. @ 1210 rpm