Honda GL1800 gets a few more gadgets and a bit more comfort in 2021

Check out the new Honda GL1800

The Honda Goldwing, its been around for years and this 2021 you get a few more bits and pieces so lets have a gander!


The Honda GL1800 2021

The changes for 2021 feature mainly in the form of improved speakers on both bikes and greater pillion comfort on the Gold Wing Tour.

For both the Gold Wing and Gold Wing Tour a newly improved stereo system can now be unleashed on your neighbours at 6 am as you leave for work.
They’ll love that. Having ridden the previous generation bike I can confirm that at normal speeds the stereo is great, its as the speed rises you can come into problems. At around 60mph it can distort slightly as is fights against the wind noise. The new unit is said to offer great clarity and presence, which should help a bit.

Aside from the internal and external changes, the standard bike is available in a new colour that has one of the weirdest names ever. It’s called Pearl Deep Mud Grey, which frankly sounds like something you’d find in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. The top-spec Tour edition is available in Gunmeatal Black Metallic and, if you stump for the DCT, Candy Ardent Red

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing Tour 2021 updates

For 2021 the top-spec Gold Wing Tour also gets a boost in luggage capacity, jumping from 110 to 121 litres, with the pillion’s backrest – prat’s perch! – also being modified for this year’s bike. It’s not visually changed, as far as I can see anyway, and is claimed to be more relaxed and reclined slightly. Both rider and passenger seats on the Tour are also covered in a slightly more premium looking synthetic leather cover that looks a bit like suede.

Prices and availability

GL1800 Gold Wing Tour DCT & Airbag    £31,449

GL1800 Gold Wing Tour                              £28,349

GL1800 Gold Wing                                       £22,849

GL1800 Gold Wing DCT                              £24,299

In dealers around early March

2021 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing specs

Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 24 valve SOHC flat-6
Displacement 1,833cc
Valves per cylinder 4
Bore x Stroke 73mm x 73mm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Max. Power Output 93kW/5,500rpm
Max. Torque 170Nm/4,500rpm
Oil Capacity 4.4 litres (MT) / 5.6 litres (DCT)
CO2 emissions 127g/km
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Throttle Bore 50mm
Air cleaner Viscous, cartridge type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity 21.1 litres
Fuel Consumption 5.5 litres/100km
Starter Integrated Starter Generator system
Battery Capacity 12V/20AH
ACG Power Generation Capacity 12V/120A
Clutch Type (MT) Hydraulic, wet, multiplate with coil springs, assist slipper cam(DCT) Hydraulic, wet, multiplate with oil pressure
Transmission Type 6 speed MT (including overdrive. Plus electric reverse)7-speed forward and reverse DCT
Primary Reduction 1.795 (79/44)
Gear Ratios (DCT) 1st: 2.167    2nd: 1.696    3rd: 1.304                   4th: 1.038    5th: 0.821     6th: 0.667     7th: 0.522 Rev: 1.190(MT) 1st: 2.200      2nd: 1.417    3rd: 1.036                         4th: 0.821     5th: 0.667 6th: 0.522
Final Reduction Engine side 0.972Rear Wheel side 2.615
Final Drive Enclosed shaft
Type Aluminium die-cast, twin tube
Dimensions (L´W´H) L: 2,475mmW: 925mm (DCT) / 905mm (MT)H: 1,340mm
Wheelbase 1,695mm
Caster Angle 30.5°
Trail 109mm
Turning radius 3.4m
Seat Height 745mm
Ground Clearance 130mm
Kerb Weight MT: 366kg / DCT: 367kg
Type Front Double Wishbone
Type Rear Pro Link
Type Front 130/70R 18
Type Rear 200/55R 16
Rim Size Front 18 x MT3.5
Rim Size Rear 16 x MT6.0
System Type Electronically-controlled combined ABS system
Type Front 320mm x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with 6-piston calliper, floating rotors and sintered metal pads
Type Rear 316mm x 11mm ventilated disc w


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