The 2023 version of the Honda Gold Wing Tour has been launched in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 39.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Gurugram), the new cruiser motorcycle has been brought to our shores via the CBU (Completely Built-up) route, meaning it is not locally manufactured. It is available in a single DCT variant and carries an identical price tag as the 2022 Gold Wing Tour. Bookings for the updated Gold Wing Tour can be made through Honda's exclusive BigWing Topline dealerships in Gurugram, Indore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kochi. Visually, there is little to no change. The 2023 cruiser motorcycle gets all-LED lighting as standard with additional LED fog lamps, a stepped-up pillion seat, a wide front apron, and an extended electric windscreen. On offer is a single all-black colour scheme – Gunmetal Black Metallic. This means that the motorcycle has a completely blacked-out engine, exhaust, frame, silencer pipes, and alloy wheels.
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour: Features
On the feature front, the updated Honda Gold Wing Tour offers a 7.0-inch colour TFT screen that displays riding and audio information, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity, an audio system with passenger controls for volume, gyrocompass-equipped built-in navigation, forward-seek and source change, Honda Smart Key, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB Type-C ports, an airbag, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and more. The Gold Wing Tour's total cargo capacity remains the same at 121 litres.
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour: Engine and Output
The 2023 Gold Wing Tour continues to draw power from a powerful 1,833cc, 4-stroke, 24-valve, liquid-cooled flat-six motor. Mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT), this engine belts out 125bhp at 5,500rpm and 170Nm of peak torque at 4,500rpm.
As for electronic rider aids, the Gold Wing Tour offers Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), a Throttle-by-Wire system, a Dual Combined Brake System (D-CBS), an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG), Hill-Start Assist (HSA) and four ride modes – Tour, Sport, Econ, and Rain. Also available is an Idling Stop (auto Stop/Start) and a forward/back creep function.
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour: What the Company Said?
On the occasion, Mr Yogesh Mathur, Director – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said, "Honda's legendary Gold Wing Tour continues to set new standards in the modern touring category with class-leading luxury, comfort, performance and safety. We are happy to announce that the bookings for the new Gold Wing Tour are now open, and customer deliveries of this flagship luxury tourer will begin in India from October 2023 onwards."
In other news, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India will showcase many mobility concepts at the upcoming Japan Mobility Show in October, including the SC e Concept Electric Scooter. The Honda SC e gets battery-swapping technology, eliminating the waiting time for battery charging. It is powered by a pair of Honda Mobile Power Pack e units. Honda says that the SC e is one means of expanding the use of renewable energy while offering a smooth and powerful ride unique only to an electric motorcycle.