- Honda Goldwing BS6 likely to carry a price premium over the old model
- Will get a BS6-compliant engine
- Likely to be available in two variants in India (manual and DCT)
Honda 2Wheelers India has confirmed via its social media channels that it will launch the BS6-compliant Goldwing in our market very soon. The upcoming Goldwing should carry a premium over the old model’s Rs 28.2 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) price tag.
The latest iteration of the motorcycle, which is already available in select international markets, packs several premium features. The list includes an upgraded audio and speaker system, a seven-inch TFT-screen, gyrocompass navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, electronically-adjustable screen, Smart Key operation, four riding modes (Tour, Sport, Econ, and Rain), and Hill Start Assist. The electronics also include ABS, Dual Combined Brake System, and Idling Stop (only in DCT variant).
The company gave the Goldwing a major makeover in 2018 when it introduced features such as a double wishbone front suspension, a new flat six-cylinder engine, and a seven-speed DCT gearbox to the motorcycle. The 1,833cc flat-six, liquid-cooled motor on the 2021 model produces 124.7bhp at 5,500rpm and 170Nm of peak torque at 4,500rpm. The gearbox options include a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DCT. The manual transmission variant gets an assist and slipper clutch.
The styling cues on the motorcycle include a twin-pod headlight, full-LED lighting, a fairing design, rear-view mirror integrated turn indicators, a 21.1-litre fuel tank, and panniers. The suspension setup includes a double-wishbone at the front and a pro link system at the back. The braking tasks are handled by twin 320mm disc with six-piston callipers at the front and a single 316mm rotor with a three-piston calliper at the back.