Ad closing in seconds....

Honda announces 2012 Goldwing upgrades

Published: 21 February 2011

Updated: 19 November 2014

Honda has announced a series of upgrades for the 2012 GL1800 Goldwing, with updated GPS systems, storage space, bodywork and speaker sets topping the list.

The GPS system will be accessible online, allowing riders to share routes, while the reworked faring will offer better lower body protection for rider and pillion.

The 2012 Goldwing will be released to the US market in May 2011, with a European-bound edition likely to reach the UK by the end of the year.

The price is expected to at least match that of the current 2011 model, which starts at £23,125.

The series of upgrades to the 2012 model include:

• Perforated-look waterproof Urethane seat covers for “added comfort”
• Revised suspension
• Revised bodywork offers better wind protection for lower legs of rider and pillion
• New surround-sound audio system with ipod integration
• Optional GPS system features new colour display, lane-guidance system and internet connectivity
• Tail light integrated into rear panniers
• Non-airbag models get a centre-mounted lockable glovebox, upping cockpit area storage to 2.8l.

The first public viewing of the new Goldwing will be at this weekend’s International Motorcycle Show in Greenville, South Carolina.

All related reviews
Bauer Media

Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141
Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing,
Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT.
All registered in England and Wales. VAT no 918 5617 01
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd are authorised and regulated by the FCA(Ref No. 710067)