Honda will release two new colour schemes for its Goldwing Tour next year, with the Glint Wave Blue Metallic and Pearl Glare White designs joining the carry-over Gunmetal Black Metallic paint option.
The 2022 Honda Goldwing range includes two variants, with both the standard version and the higher-spec Tour both powered by the same 1833cc flat six-cylinder engine matched with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Distinguishing the Goldwing Tour is a larger top box that measures 61 litres as well as a unique leather seat cover and “more relaxed” pillion back rest.
The Tour also benefits from heated seats and fog lights, and a 100mm taller windscreen that stretches the bike’s overall height to 1555mm.
As before, the Goldwing boasts a number of high-end comfort features, including cruise control, heated grips, four rider modes and smartphone mirroring.
The Honda Goldwing also carries over an integrated starter generator, low-speed reverse gear, hill-star assist, smart key and LED lighting system.
With no mechanical updates, the Honda Goldwing 2022 maintains outputs of 93kW and 170Nm, and is now exclusively equipped with the seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
The news follows the recent reveal of Honda’s new NT1100 sports tourer, an Africa Twin-based sports tourer that is expected to arrive in Australian showrooms in the second quarter of next year.
While local pricing has yet to be locked in, Honda has confirmed it will offer the NT1100 in two colour schemes, and with the choice of a conventional six-speed manual gearbox, or a dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT).
The current Honda Goldwing is priced from $41,851 rideaway in base guise, or $49,553 for the top-spec Tour Premium.
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