02/21/2011 - TORRANCE, Calif.
Long acknowledged as the pinnacle of two-up motorcycling, the 2012 Gold Wing®
continues its remarkable legacy. Its travel-oriented creds include the
latest generation of sophisticated electronic amenities, starting with an
innovative GPS navigation system with user-friendly programmability for
sharing favorite ride routes with friends and other riders, which can be
accessed online via computer. The Gold Wing also now incorporates a built-in
MP3/iPod® interface for a new SRS CS Auto™ technology surround-sound system
for a premium listening experience. In addition to its renowned power-laden
yet refined drivetrain and delightfully sporty handling, the 2012 Gold Wing
also brings upgraded styling, increased luggage capacity, greater protection
from wind and weather, revised suspension settings for enhanced ride
compliance, and unparalleled comfort for both rider and passenger. In
addition, packages for Navi, ABS and airbag do much to further the Gold
Wing’s reputation as the most celebrated touring machine in motorcycle
New for 2012
Fresh styling cues produce a more integrated appearance along with a
sporting edge, adding to the premium touring visage.
Redesigned fairing adds extra wind protection, especially to the lower
body and leg areas.
Larger saddlebags add approximately 7 liters of additional storage space,
upping total capacity to well over 150 liters including the trunk and
Handy central storage pocket added to models without airbag.
Revised suspension settings front and rear yield added compliance for a
better ride and more comfort.
Urethane seat material and cover material give added comfort.
Re-shaped taillight adds a distinctive appearance and aids visibility.
Wheels are now clear-coated for easier cleaning and a great,
Updated instrumentation styling lends a high-performance touch.
Next-Generation Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System™:
New, fully integrated navigation system with new, brighter color screen.
Next-generation receiver gives quicker satellite connection.
3-D terrain view, lane assist with junction view and more.
Complete United States and Canada mapping with points of interest
Points-of-interest information includes Honda dealers, fuel stations,
restaurants, lodging, attractions, transportation, government and
emergency information and saved rider’s input with home function.
Voice prompting through headsets or speakers.
On-screen text guidance and pop-up menus.
Easy-to-use handlebar and fairing-mounted controls.
Navigation available on select Gold Wing models.
Next-Generation Premium Audio System:
New enhanced system offers direct MP3/i-Pod connectivity plus full
device control through handlebar controls.
SRS CS Auto™ technology surround-sound system brings the latest in sound
system technology to the Gold Wing.
80-watt-per-channel power amplifier provides clear, crisp sound at all
Six-element speaker system includes two rear speakers, a pair of front
speakers and two tweeters for a rich, full surround sound quality.
Tuner features auto bass control combined with auto volume control.
Standard on all Gold Wing models.
XM Radio offers 170 channels from coast to coast, including
commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy,
children’s and entertainment programming.
XM NavTraffic is the nation’s leading real-time traffic information
service, combining up-to-the-minute information on accidents and
incidents with the ability to re-route riders around trouble spots
as displayed on the navigation system screen.
The XM NavWeather service uses sophisticated Threat Matrix™
technology to track nationwide weather information for more than 20
different weather conditions, then scales and customizes this detail
to the rider’s specific location and route. XM NavWeather can alert
riders to severe conditions before they ride into them. The service
works with the Navigation System to display information via color
weather icons or warning signals on the navigation screen, and can
give the rider the option to easily re-route around a storm’s path.
The service also provides multi-day forecasts based on weather
monitoring stations across the United States.
XM available on Navi package model only.
Cold-Weather Comfort Package:
Five-position heated grips for cold-weather riding.
Five-position heated seat/backrest combination with individual rider
and passenger controls for optimum comfort.
Foot-warming system channels engine-heated air over the rider’s feet
and is controlled by a fairing-mounted lever.
Standard on all Gold Wing models.
Industry-first fully integrated rider airbag on a motorcycle.
The airbag module contains the airbag and inflator and is positioned
in front of the rider.
The ECU positioned to the right of the module detects changes in
acceleration based on information it receives from the two crash
sensors (one positioned on each of the front fork legs), to
determine whether or not to inflate the airbag in certain frontal
Airbag available only on full-featured version.
- The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) monitors pressure in both
tires while riding. When a significantly underinflated tire pressure is
detected, a warning light will display below the tachometer.
- Slow-speed, electric Reverse system is engaged with the simple push of
the thumb control on the right handlebar.
- Lightweight electronic cruise-control system utilizes a 16-bit
ECU-based, motor-actuated throttle mechanism.
- A simple yet ingenious ratcheting windscreen-adjustment system
provides six settings over nearly 4.0 inches of travel. Operated
manually, the mechanism eliminates the weight and complexity of electric
- Adjustable and closeable windscreen vent routes fresh air to the
rider’s face or chest.
- The Gold Wing trunk provides 60 liters of storage capacity. Two
full-face helmets fit easily in the trunk. The saddlebags provide
43-plus liters of storage each, resulting in a total of 146 liters of
storage space between trunk and saddlebags.
- Specially designed luggage features a remote-control key lock,
permitting pop-open rear trunk operation; remote lock/unlock for the
trunk and saddlebags; and horn-actuated bike locator. If remote locking
is attempted while a lid is open, the turn signals flash to alert the
- Instrument displays for speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature
and fuel level, plus adjustable backlighting and high-luminescence red
pointers. Indicator/warning lights are provided for Reverse, Neutral,
Overdrive, oil pressure, fuel injection, high beam, sidestand, cruise on,
cruise set, low tire pressure and low fuel. A high-resolution LCD housed
in a separate module is visible in all lighting conditions and displays
the odometer, A/B tripmeter, ambient temperature, audio modes, CB,
rear-suspension setting, trunk/saddlebag-open indicators and clock.
- Motorized headlight-aiming system is operated by a rocker switch and
provides 2.5 degrees of adjustment from level.
- Large 6.6-gallon fuel tank houses the PGM-FI fuel pump and provides
excellent long-distance cruising range.
- 20-amp YTX maintenance-free battery.
- Transferable three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty; extended coverage
available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Powerful, fuel-injected 1832cc six-cylinder engine produces smooth,
Parallel two-valve cylinder-head design utilizes direct
shim-under-bucket valve actuation allows the first valve clearance
inspection service to be at 32,000 miles.
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI).
Two 40mm-diameter throttle bodies deliver air to six specially designed
Keihin 50-psi high-pressure programmed fuel injectors. Fuel is delivered
through four nozzle holes in each injector, producing an atomized fuel
mixture that is highly combustible for optimum efficiency and power.
The ECU provides two digital 3-D fuel-injection maps for each cylinder,
creating ideal fuel mixture and spark advance settings for superb
rideability. Unique knock-control sensors monitor ignition advance to
improve performance throughout the entire rpm range.
ECU closed-loop emissions system utilizes two oxygen sensors to
constantly deliver a precise air/fuel mixture, while two exhaust
catalyzers further reduce emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and
Two side-mounted radiators enhance cooling efficiency and use
low-air-pressure areas created by side cowls to draw cooling air through
the radiators and beyond the rider at highway speeds.
Efficient stainless-steel 6-into-2 exhaust system produces a pleasing,
Powerful 1300-watt alternator uses a fluid damper system to minimize
Precise-shifting five-speed transmission includes Overdrive Fifth.
Twin-Spar Aluminum Frame.
Unique Pro Arm® Rear Suspension.
Dual full-floating 296mm front discs with Combined Braking System (CBS)
three-piston calipers and a single ventilated 316mm rear disc with one
CBS three-piston caliper provide excellent braking power.
Combined Braking System (CBS) with optional Anti-Lock Braking System
Model equipped with ABS features an electric-motor-driven modulator that
provides rapid and precise braking-pressure adjustments, resulting in
smooth ABS operation. The system incorporates an integrated ECU,
self-diagnostics with an interactive ECU test function and automatic
protection against system failure.
Massive 45mm front fork with revised settings for improved suspension
compliance houses a cartridge damper in the right leg with 5.5 inches of
travel for a smooth yet superb ride in all road conditions.
Anti-dive system minimizes front fork dive when braking. The system
utilizes brake-fluid pressure generated in the secondary CBS master
cylinder mounted on the left fork leg and is activated by input from
either the front-brake lever or the rear brake pedal.
Pro-Link® Rear Suspension incorporates a new shock with revised
suspension settings for enhanced ride compliance.
Computer-controlled adjustable hydraulic rear suspension preload is
easily set by the rider with push-button controls, and features a
Cast-aluminum 18 x 3.5-inch front and 16 x 5.0-inch rear wheels are
lightweight, strong and clear-coated to ease cleaning. Radial touring
tires are specifically engineered for the Gold Wing.
Honda Genuine Accessories
Audio Accessories: 40-Channel CB Radio Kit, CB Antenna Kit, Deluxe
Headsets (for open-face and full-face helmets), Push-to-Talk Switch,
Replacement Headset Coil Cord, Replacement Headset Hardware Kit,
Replacement Boom Mike Windsock
Cargo Accessories: Saddlebag/Trunk Liner Set, Deluxe Saddlebag/Trunk Mat
Set, Saddlebag Lid Organizer with GL Logo, Trunk Inner Light, Trunk
Inner Light Harness, Chrome Trunk Rack, Inner Trunk Pouch, Fairing Pouch
with GL Logo, Saddlebag Cooler with Honda Logo, Trunk Net, Coin Holder,
Gold Wing Owner’s Manual Folio
Convenience Accessories: Passenger Armrests, Tall Vented Windscreen,
12-Volt DC Accessory Socket Kit, Foglight Kit (LED), Replacement Bulb
Protection Accessories: Cycle Cover with GL Logo, Half Cover
Color Match Accessories: Rear Spoiler with Brake Light
Chrome Appearance Accessories: Front Fender Ornament, GL Icon Fender
Ornament, Front Fender Emblem, Front Fender Extension, Front Fender
Rail, Front Disc Covers, Chrome Bar Ends, Gold Cylinder Head Cover
Emblem Set, Silver Cylinder Head Cover Emblem Set, Passenger Floorboard
Lower Covers, Swingarm Pivot Covers with GL Logo, Sidestand, Rear
Spoiler Accent, Trunk Handle with GL Logo, License-Plate Frame with GL
Logo, Exhaust Tips with GL Logo
WARRANTY: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda
Genuine Accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in
the industry. Three-year warranty begins on the day accessories are
purchased by the customer.