To nobody’s shock, American Honda confirmed earlier this week that its fashionable Gold Wing household will likely be returning in its entirety for 2023. It marks the primary streetbike announcement Honda’s made within the US to date relating to 2023 mannequin yr bikes (the CRF trailbike household was known as out earlier this summer time), so we’re sure it gained’t be the final. Like final yr, the Wing will likely be obtainable in 4 trim ranges for 2023, three of which function Honda’s unique Twin Clutch Transmission (DCT) and only one obtainable with a guide six-speed transmission.
Through the years, Honda’s legendary tourer has confirmed to be the bike of selection for riders who experience cranking out the miles, and its extremely regarded key components—consolation, smoothness, expertise, and nimble dealing with—return mechanically unchanged, because the Wing sequence acquired substantial consolation and ergonomic enhancements in 2021. (Within the UK, the 2023 Tour fashions acquired a TPMS replace and all-new colours, however apparently these tweaks didn’t make it stateside.) In different phrases, the one factor new we’ll see this yr are some value will increase; even the colour choices aren’t too completely different. In accordance with Honda, the 2023 Gold Wing line will likely be obtainable at dealerships in November.
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2023 Honda Gold Wing Computerized DCT: $25,600
The bottom mannequin is again unchanged apart from a value improve of $300 and a shade swap. In any other case the least-expensive Wing returns with all of the foundational goodies we’ve come to relish in a touring bike, like a compact aluminum body, throttle-by-wire, electrical windscreen, Apple CarPlay and navigation, and a saddlebag-mounted USB charger, all shoved ahead by that iconic, buttery-smooth 1,833cc six-cylinder engine. A seven-speed Computerized DCT transmission is in command of swapping gears, and this yr the Gold Wing DCT comes solely in Matte Grey as an alternative of the Nightshade Blue we noticed for 2022.
2023 Gold Wing Tour: $28,600
Subsequent so as of ascending value is the extra totally featured Gold Wing Tour, which affixes a high trunk to the bottom mannequin, however ditches the DCT. We don’t perceive the selection of a six-speed guide transmission right here, however as talked about, the Tour mannequin does add a 61-liter journey trunk, offers plusher passenger lodging, and tacks on a taller touring defend together with customary fog lights. The Gold Wing Tour additionally switches up the colour decisions, providing you with the choice of black or crimson for 2023 (as an alternative of the black or blue you had final yr). The 2023 Gold Wing Tour is on the market in Black or Sweet Ardent Pink, and has a $100 value improve over final yr.
2023 Gold Wing Tour DCT: $29,600
As an alternative of providing you with the choice to improve the Gold Wing Tour’s guide transmission to automated, Honda as an alternative determined to place it as a completely separate trim. Behold the Gold Wing Tour DCT, the very same bike as above, with the identical beefy but refined six-cylinder 1,833cc mill, 7-inch full-color TFT display, 4 journey modes, heated seats, and a high trunk, however fitted with a DCT transmission (which boosts value $1,000 over the guide mannequin). As on all of the DCT fashions, the transmission comes with a Strolling and a Reverse mode to appease any potential parking panic moments. However you gained’t even have the ability to inform the Tour and Tour DCT aside simply because the Tour DCT additionally is available in the identical Black or Sweet Ardent Pink colorways for 2023. (Trace: Search for the DCT inscription.)
2023 Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT: $32,900
On the high of the touring meals chain you’ve got the Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT, a motorcycle that handily contains all of its high options within the identify. That’s along with the usual options of the above fashions, highlighted by the kick-ass 1,833 mill, but it surely’s good to know you get the additional stage of rider security with the included airbag system, and like all of the Tour fashions, this one additionally offers you digital preload suspension. The flagship Tour Airbag DCT is on the market solely in Sweet Ardent Pink for 2023, and will get a value bump of simply $100 over final yr’s tag.