Honda BigWing India has teased a few images of the upcoming Goldwing BS6 through its social media handles. Honda had discontinued the BS4 model of the Goldwing in 2019. The company is now planning to launch the next iteration of the touring motorcycle and it will be sold via Honda's BigWing dealership. While we await the complete details of the same, here we tell you what to expect from the new BS6 Honda Goldwing.
The touring motorcycle will get a sleek and bulky look similar to its outgoing model. It will get a V-shaped headlamp, full-LED lights, a 4.9-inch tall electronically-adjustable windscreen, full fairing with graphics, rear-view mirror integrated turn indicators, a 21-litre fuel tank, panniers and a pillion seat with side bolstering.
We can expect features like a seven-inch TFT-screen, gyrocompass navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an upgraded audio and speaker system, four riding modes (Tour, Sport, Econ, and Rain), Hill Start Assist and Smart Key operation. It will also come equipped with safety features like a tyre pressure monitoring system, ABS, Dual Combined Brake System, and Idling Stop (only in the DCT variant).
The 2021 iteration of the Goldwing is sold in the US in three colour options Deep Pearl Gray, Metalic Black and Candy Ardent Red. We can expect those colour options for the Indian market as well. The company might also offer a Blue paint scheme in addition to those colours.
The touring motorcycle will be powered by the same 1,833cc flat-six, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 124.7bhp of power at 5,500rpm and 170Nm of twist at 4,500rpm. All this thrust will be put down via a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DCT. The manual transmission variant will get an assist and slipper clutch. The engine will be BS6 compliant when it arrives in the Indian market for that may lead to changes in the power figures.
The ride here will be taken care of by a double-wishbone at the front and a pro link system at the back. Meanwhile, for braking we expect it to employ a 320mm dual disc with six-piston callipers at the front and a 316mm single disc with a three-piston calliper at the back. The bike might come equipped with an 18-inch wheel at the front and a 16-inch wheel at the rear.
The upcoming Goldwing may charge a premium over the outgoing BS4 model which was sold at a price tag of Rs 28.2 lakh ex-showroom (Mumbai).