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Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Honda is expected to reveal the new Gold Wing in October 2017. But ahead of that, the photos of the motorcycle have been leaked on the internet.
The new Gold Wing gets an entirely new front end design similar to the BMW Motorrad's K-series motorcycles. Apart from that, the new F6B has also been revealed in the leaked images.
The updated touring motorcycle from Honda will be lighter compared to the previous model with the reduction of bulk in the front end. The sharper styling of the new Gold Wing is likely to appeal to the young audience.
The new Honda Gold Wing also gets new steering system. Reinvented hub-centre steering arrangement replaces the conventional forks. It looks like two bicycle forks connecting to the headstock and a monoshock controls all the damping.
The dashboard and infotainment controls have been updated. It features three LCD screens for primary information and a large central TFT screen which can be navigated through a central control wheel and bar-mounted switchgear.
The leaked images also reveal that the 2018 Gold Wing will be equipped with Honda's DCT gearbox. The clutch lever is visible in some pictures, and it is absent in others. One of the pictures also shows the drive selector button on the right and manual shift button on the right. To know how the DCT gearbox performs, you can read our first ride review of the Africa Twin DCT.
The 2018 Honda Gold Wing has lost considerable weight due to the sleeker front end. Thanks to the new front steering system, the motorcycle looks sharp and aggressive. Another prominent highlight is the addition of DCT gearbox. We expect the motorcycle to draw power from the existing flat-six engine.