Who should we be backing for big points in Buriram?

Marc Marquez is a two-time winner in Thailand, so will the eight-time World Champion be the go-to pick?

With title favourites faltering last time out in Japan, plenty of MotoGP™ Fantasy players may have felt disappointed on Sunday afternoon. Others, however, would have been delighted to see Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) and Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) put in strong performances. Now though, a couple of days on, it’s time to switch our focus to the OR Thailand Grand Prix.

Who made the Dream Team in Japan?

First, let’s take a look at the big winners from the Japanese GP to see who comes into Round 17 in form. It will come as no surprise that Miller picked up a monster haul with his P7 to dominant victory showing, as the Australian rewarded his 14,245 owners with 46 points. Brad Binder and Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) came in with second highest tallies with 30 apiece, while Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) scored a decent 28 points after claiming pole position and finishing fourth.

GOLD: Jack Miller (46)
GOLD: Brad Binder (30)
CONSTRUCTOR: Ducati (38)
SILVER: Jorge Martin (30)
SILVER: Marc Marquez (28)

UNSEEN: Miller reveals Japanese recipe for success!

Ducati domination in Motegi

Once again it was Ducati who took top spot in the MotoGP™ Fantasy factory fight, largely down to Miller’s stunning ride. The Aussie’s 46-point haul, coupled with Martin’s 30 points saw the Bologna brand walk away from Motegi with a healthy 38 points to their name.

Second overall in Japan was KTM thanks to the double top five from Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing). The Austrian’s 25-point haul was a strong showing as they returned to form. Honda claimed 17 points on home soil and sat third on the Japan leaderboard.

Who are the Buriram must-haves?

When looking at potential targets for the Thai Grand Prix, it’s difficult to look past the obvious. Miller is arguably riding as well as he ever has done in MotoGP™ and therefore should be a priority pick. Add to that that the weather in Thailand is due to be rather wet, and the reasons to add the Australian to your side keep on growing.

Other names worth considering are Oliveira, the last man to take victory in a wet premier class encounter, and Marc Marquez, who proved his quality in difficult conditions by clinching a first pole in three years at Motegi. Plus, a wildcard choice could be the returning Danilo Petrucci (Team Suzuki Ecstar). If the rain is set to hit Buriram all weekend, then the loveable Italian could spring a huge surprise.

Follow the story

VideoPass allows you to watch every single second of every single sector LIVE and OnDemand

Source: MotoGP.comRead Full Article Here

Who should we be backing for big points in Buriram?

Marc Marquez is a two-time winner in Thailand, so will the eight-time World Champion be the go-to pick?

With title favourites faltering last time out in Japan, plenty of MotoGP™ Fantasy players may have felt disappointed on Sunday afternoon. Others, however, would have been delighted to see Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) and Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) put in strong performances. Now though, a couple of days on, it’s time to switch our focus to the OR Thailand Grand Prix.

Who made the Dream Team in Japan?

First, let’s take a look at the big winners from the Japanese GP to see who comes into Round 17 in form. It will come as no surprise that Miller picked up a monster haul with his P7 to dominant victory showing, as the Australian rewarded his 14,245 owners with 46 points. Brad Binder and Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) came in with second highest tallies with 30 apiece, while Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) scored a decent 28 points after claiming pole position and finishing fourth.

GOLD: Jack Miller (46)
GOLD: Brad Binder (30)
CONSTRUCTOR: Ducati (38)
SILVER: Jorge Martin (30)
SILVER: Marc Marquez (28)

UNSEEN: Miller reveals Japanese recipe for success!

Ducati domination in Motegi

Once again it was Ducati who took top spot in the MotoGP™ Fantasy factory fight, largely down to Miller’s stunning ride. The Aussie’s 46-point haul, coupled with Martin’s 30 points saw the Bologna brand walk away from Motegi with a healthy 38 points to their name.

Second overall in Japan was KTM thanks to the double top five from Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing). The Austrian’s 25-point haul was a strong showing as they returned to form. Honda claimed 17 points on home soil and sat third on the Japan leaderboard.

Who are the Buriram must-haves?

When looking at potential targets for the Thai Grand Prix, it’s difficult to look past the obvious. Miller is arguably riding as well as he ever has done in MotoGP™ and therefore should be a priority pick. Add to that that the weather in Thailand is due to be rather wet, and the reasons to add the Australian to your side keep on growing.

Other names worth considering are Oliveira, the last man to take victory in a wet premier class encounter, and Marc Marquez, who proved his quality in difficult conditions by clinching a first pole in three years at Motegi. Plus, a wildcard choice could be the returning Danilo Petrucci (Team Suzuki Ecstar). If the rain is set to hit Buriram all weekend, then the loveable Italian could spring a huge surprise.

Follow the story

VideoPass allows you to watch every single second of every single sector LIVE and OnDemand

Source: MotoGP.comRead Full Article Here

Time schedule: OR Thailand Grand Prix

Thursday’s pre-event Press Conferences begin proceedings with MotoGP™ title chasers Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™), Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team), Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) and Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP™). This is then followed by a second Press Conference, with two-time Thai GP winner Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) joined by Japanese GP winner Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) and last weekend’s podium finisher Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing).

Source: MotoGP.comRead Full Article Here

Time schedule: OR Thailand Grand Prix

Thursday’s pre-event Press Conferences begin proceedings with MotoGP™ title chasers Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™), Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team), Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) and Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP™). This is then followed by a second Press Conference, with two-time Thai GP winner Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) joined by Japanese GP winner Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) and last weekend’s podium finisher Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing).

Source: MotoGP.comRead Full Article Here

Back to Buriram! The title fight touches down in Thailand

It’s still tight at the top despite a dramatic Motegi, but tension is ramping up on the road to Buriram

The dust has no time to settle in the wake of a dramatic Motegi, with the paddock having already touched down in Thailand and the title contenders all reset and reloaded. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) is looking for a lot more than eighth, and at a track where the second half of the lap should certainly suit a little more, Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) will be looking for a drama-free weekend after losing the chance to capitalise in Japan, and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) will have one thing on his mind: redemption.

The gaps remain fairly tight despite the drama in Japan, but with the rounds counting down fast the pressure is on. 18 points is more significant now there are only 100 left in play, and Quartararo will hope good memories of Buriram can replay this weekend as he aims to get back on the podium and start from the front row – with the Frenchman finding overtaking close to the limit.

Buriram 2019: Marquez and Quartararo’s fight for the ages

For Aleix Espargaro the frustration was also palpable, but for different reasons. The Aprilia rider had a solid race and his pace was good, too – he just had to start from pitlane after his first bike was left in fuel saving mode. What can he do this weekend? Teammate Maverick Viñales likewise left Japan with less than he’d hoped for, and he said it was the tyre choice that hampered a podium charge. Therein lie a couple of lessons to be learned for the Noale factory – but given the incredible progress already made, a specific focus is a positive when looking for that next step.

And so, Bagnaia. As teammate Jack Miller sprinted clear at the front, putting in one of the serious statement rides of the last few years of MotoGP™, Pecco faltered. “The only sweet taste today is for Jack,” the Italian said after his late crash out, but the saving grace for Ducati wasn’t just Miller’s Thriller at the front: it was also Quartararo’s eighth place and Aleix Espargaro’s tour of pitlane. Nevertheless, a comeback is now needed as Quartararo pulls a podium worth of points clear at the top, and parts of Buriram should play to the Ducati’s strengths. (Although it’s worth asking – are there any real weaknesses for the bike anymore?)

Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) could be another to watch. It was a middling weekend at Motegi and he only lost a point to Quartararo, but with the biggest deficit to make up of the riders who remain more than simply mathematical challengers for the crown, it wasn’t enough –  and Buriram will need to be much more to keep the ‘Beast’ in with a shot. With Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) taking a podium too, it wasn’t just being Jack Miller that was the key to solid points in Japan, so Bastianini and Johann Zarco (Prima Pramac Racing) will want to hit back at Buriram.

Punch the lights out! Riders climb into the ring in Thailand

For KTM, Japan definitely did taste sweet. Both Red Bull KTM Factory Racing machines finished in the top five – only Ducati managed the same or better – and Brad Binder took a second dry weather podium of the season. After rain in qualifying saw the South African boss it on Saturday, a front row start – his first in the premier class – certainly helped the cause, but teammate Miguel Oliveira was a little further back and also managed his Sunday charge. Was it a turning point? Can they find a bit more in qualifying and make it more of a habit?

There was, of course, one huge headline in Japan, aside from the title contenders and the actual winner of the Grand Prix: Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team). His pole position on Saturday saw him back on top for the first time in 1071 days, and the number 93 was no slouch on race day either. Motegi is a tough track, physically, so a fourth place is another sign of the soft Jaws music starting to creep back in from the eight-time World Champion. Buriram is another he’s ruled, and although rain in qualifying at Motegi saw him able to play his dice to perfection, we can likely expect him to feature highly on the grid in Thailand too – and maybe take another step on Sunday.

Speaking of, there was a definite step from Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Team) too, which was encouraging for Honda overall. Alex Marquez (LCR Honda Castrol) will want more from Buriram though, and we’ll also have Tetsuta Nagashima (LCR Honda Idemitsu) back in action, this time as an injury replacement for Takaaki Nakagami as the Japanese rider takes a little time to recover from a torn tendon.

Finally, at Suzuki, after a home round to forget, Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) will want more in Thailand and he’ll have a fresh face on the other side of the garage: Danilo Petrucci. The now-MotoAmerica rider and Grand Prix winner brings his unique brand of Petrux back to MotoGP™ to replace Joan Mir, and he does know the track – although he doesn’t know the bike. How will he do?

With a final corner set up to deliver a showdown, Buriram promises much as the final race of the triple header. How will the standings look one Sunday on? We’ll find out soon, so tune in for MotoGP™ at 15:00 (GMT +7)!

Moto2™: Two points split the duel for the crown

Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) showed off his well-known nerves of steel at Motegi to take a historic home win, but with Championship leader Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) doing exactly what he needed to in the situation too – damage limitation in second – it’s just two points between the duo with 100 left on the table. As the tension mounts, a mistake would be costly… so will the two prove the class of the field again in Thailand?

Ogura’s teammate Somkiat Chantra will be hoping not. Both he and compatriot Keminth Kubo (Yamaha VR46 Master Camp) race on home turf, and Chantra’s GP record at the venue already contains a top ten – on a Moto3™ wildcard appearance, no less. Alonso Lopez (Beta Tools SpeedUp) will also want to make life difficult for the rest once again, with the rookie continuing to impress. 

Moto3™: Can anyone stop Guevara?

Izan Guevara (Gaviota GASGAS Aspar Team) is now truly in the driving seat in Moto3™, both in the standings and on track. After another win, this time at a venue he’s never ridden before, the race is on for those around him to hit back before it’s too late  – because 45 points ahead of Buriram is already in the ballpark to set up a match point in Australia.

So can his teammate Sergio Garcia, or Motegi podium finishers Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing) and Ayumu Sasaki (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) bring that gap back down at Buriram? We’ll find out at 12:00 (GMT +7) on Sunday!

Follow the story

VideoPass allows you to watch every single second of every single sector LIVE and OnDemand

Source: MotoGP.comRead Full Article Here

Back to Buriram! The title fight touches down in Thailand

It’s still tight at the top despite a dramatic Motegi, but tension is ramping up on the road to Buriram

The dust has no time to settle in the wake of a dramatic Motegi, with the paddock having already touched down in Thailand and the title contenders all reset and reloaded. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) is looking for a lot more than eighth, and at a track where the second half of the lap should certainly suit a little more, Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) will be looking for a drama-free weekend after losing the chance to capitalise in Japan, and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) will have one thing on his mind: redemption.

The gaps remain fairly tight despite the drama in Japan, but with the rounds counting down fast the pressure is on. 18 points is more significant now there are only 100 left in play, and Quartararo will hope good memories of Buriram can replay this weekend as he aims to get back on the podium and start from the front row – with the Frenchman finding overtaking close to the limit.

Buriram 2019: Marquez and Quartararo’s fight for the ages

For Aleix Espargaro the frustration was also palpable, but for different reasons. The Aprilia rider had a solid race and his pace was good, too – he just had to start from pitlane after his first bike was left in fuel saving mode. What can he do this weekend? Teammate Maverick Viñales likewise left Japan with less than he’d hoped for, and he said it was the tyre choice that hampered a podium charge. Therein lie a couple of lessons to be learned for the Noale factory – but given the incredible progress already made, a specific focus is a positive when looking for that next step.

And so, Bagnaia. As teammate Jack Miller sprinted clear at the front, putting in one of the serious statement rides of the last few years of MotoGP™, Pecco faltered. “The only sweet taste today is for Jack,” the Italian said after his late crash out, but the saving grace for Ducati wasn’t just Miller’s Thriller at the front: it was also Quartararo’s eighth place and Aleix Espargaro’s tour of pitlane. Nevertheless, a comeback is now needed as Quartararo pulls a podium worth of points clear at the top, and parts of Buriram should play to the Ducati’s strengths. (Although it’s worth asking – are there any real weaknesses for the bike anymore?)

Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) could be another to watch. It was a middling weekend at Motegi and he only lost a point to Quartararo, but with the biggest deficit to make up of the riders who remain more than simply mathematical challengers for the crown, it wasn’t enough –  and Buriram will need to be much more to keep the ‘Beast’ in with a shot. With Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) taking a podium too, it wasn’t just being Jack Miller that was the key to solid points in Japan, so Bastianini and Johann Zarco (Prima Pramac Racing) will want to hit back at Buriram.

Punch the lights out! Riders climb into the ring in Thailand

For KTM, Japan definitely did taste sweet. Both Red Bull KTM Factory Racing machines finished in the top five – only Ducati managed the same or better – and Brad Binder took a second dry weather podium of the season. After rain in qualifying saw the South African boss it on Saturday, a front row start – his first in the premier class – certainly helped the cause, but teammate Miguel Oliveira was a little further back and also managed his Sunday charge. Was it a turning point? Can they find a bit more in qualifying and make it more of a habit?

There was, of course, one huge headline in Japan, aside from the title contenders and the actual winner of the Grand Prix: Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team). His pole position on Saturday saw him back on top for the first time in 1071 days, and the number 93 was no slouch on race day either. Motegi is a tough track, physically, so a fourth place is another sign of the soft Jaws music starting to creep back in from the eight-time World Champion. Buriram is another he’s ruled, and although rain in qualifying at Motegi saw him able to play his dice to perfection, we can likely expect him to feature highly on the grid in Thailand too – and maybe take another step on Sunday.

Speaking of, there was a definite step from Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Team) too, which was encouraging for Honda overall. Alex Marquez (LCR Honda Castrol) will want more from Buriram though, and we’ll also have Tetsuta Nagashima (LCR Honda Idemitsu) back in action, this time as an injury replacement for Takaaki Nakagami as the Japanese rider takes a little time to recover from a torn tendon.

Finally, at Suzuki, after a home round to forget, Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) will want more in Thailand and he’ll have a fresh face on the other side of the garage: Danilo Petrucci. The now-MotoAmerica rider and Grand Prix winner brings his unique brand of Petrux back to MotoGP™ to replace Joan Mir, and he does know the track – although he doesn’t know the bike. How will he do?

With a final corner set up to deliver a showdown, Buriram promises much as the final race of the triple header. How will the standings look one Sunday on? We’ll find out soon, so tune in for MotoGP™ at 15:00 (GMT +7)!

Moto2™: Two points split the duel for the crown

Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) showed off his well-known nerves of steel at Motegi to take a historic home win, but with Championship leader Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) doing exactly what he needed to in the situation too – damage limitation in second – it’s just two points between the duo with 100 left on the table. As the tension mounts, a mistake would be costly… so will the two prove the class of the field again in Thailand?

Ogura’s teammate Somkiat Chantra will be hoping not. Both he and compatriot Keminth Kubo (Yamaha VR46 Master Camp) race on home turf, and Chantra’s GP record at the venue already contains a top ten – on a Moto3™ wildcard appearance, no less. Alonso Lopez (Beta Tools SpeedUp) will also want to make life difficult for the rest once again, with the rookie continuing to impress. 

Moto3™: Can anyone stop Guevara?

Izan Guevara (Gaviota GASGAS Aspar Team) is now truly in the driving seat in Moto3™, both in the standings and on track. After another win, this time at a venue he’s never ridden before, the race is on for those around him to hit back before it’s too late  – because 45 points ahead of Buriram is already in the ballpark to set up a match point in Australia.

So can his teammate Sergio Garcia, or Motegi podium finishers Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing) and Ayumu Sasaki (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) bring that gap back down at Buriram? We’ll find out at 12:00 (GMT +7) on Sunday!

Follow the story

VideoPass allows you to watch every single second of every single sector LIVE and OnDemand

Source: MotoGP.comRead Full Article Here

Honda Announces 2023 Gold Wing Family

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT in Candy Ardent Red

Despite concerns by some that Honda would be discontinuing its popular flagship Gold Wing motorcycle – perhaps precipitated by the announcement in July that the Gold Wing Road Riders Association was closing its doors – the company recently announced the return of the Gold Wing family for 2023.

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT

Slated to be available in November, the new Gold Wings will comes in four different trims, three of which feature Honda’s exclusive Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).

Related Story: 2021 Honda Gold Wing Tour DCT | Road Test Review

2023 Honda Gold Wing Family

With its hefty liquid-cooled 1,833cc horizontally opposed 6-cylinder engine, the 2023 Honda Gold Wing still boasts all the features touring riders have grown to love, including throttle-by-wire, four riding modes (Tour, Sport, Econ, and Rain), Honda Selectable Torque Control (Gold Wing Tour models only), Hill Start Assist, optimized cruise control, and electronically controlled combined braking system with ABS. Gold Wing DCT and Tour DCT models feature Walking Mode for creeping forward and backward and saving curb weight through the absence of a reverse idle shaft.

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour in Black

In 2021, a number of audio improvements were incorporated, including richer sound, optimized automatic volume-adjustment level, and a standard XM radio antenna, and Android Auto integration joined Apple CarPlay integration. Speakers that had been upgraded to 45 watts in 2021 were bumped again in 2022 to a 55-watt rating.

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT

The Gold Wing’s trunk was also upgraded in 2021 and now holds 61 liters – enough for two full-face helmets – which makes for a combined 121 liters of storage including the saddlebags.

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing DCT in Matte Gray

Pricing and color options for the 2023 Honda Gold Wing are summarized below:

  • 2023 Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT: Candy Ardent Red (MSRP $32,900)
  • 2023 Gold Wing Tour DCT: Black, Candy Ardent Red (MSRP $29,600)
  • 2023 Gold Wing Tour: Black, Candy Ardent Red (MSRP $28,600)
  • 2023 Gold Wing DCT: Matte Gray (MSRP $25,600)

For more information, visit the Honda website.

The post Honda Announces 2023 Gold Wing Family first appeared on Rider Magazine.
Source: RiderMagazine.com

Honda Announces 2023 Gold Wing Family

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT in Candy Ardent Red

Despite concerns by some that Honda would be discontinuing its popular flagship Gold Wing motorcycle – perhaps precipitated by the announcement in July that the Gold Wing Road Riders Association was closing its doors – the company recently announced the return of the Gold Wing family for 2023.

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT

Slated to be available in November, the new Gold Wings will comes in four different trims, three of which feature Honda’s exclusive Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).

Related Story: 2021 Honda Gold Wing Tour DCT | Road Test Review

2023 Honda Gold Wing Family

With its hefty liquid-cooled 1,833cc horizontally opposed 6-cylinder engine, the 2023 Honda Gold Wing still boasts all the features touring riders have grown to love, including throttle-by-wire, four riding modes (Tour, Sport, Econ, and Rain), Honda Selectable Torque Control (Gold Wing Tour models only), Hill Start Assist, optimized cruise control, and electronically controlled combined braking system with ABS. Gold Wing DCT and Tour DCT models feature Walking Mode for creeping forward and backward and saving curb weight through the absence of a reverse idle shaft.

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour in Black

In 2021, a number of audio improvements were incorporated, including richer sound, optimized automatic volume-adjustment level, and a standard XM radio antenna, and Android Auto integration joined Apple CarPlay integration. Speakers that had been upgraded to 45 watts in 2021 were bumped again in 2022 to a 55-watt rating.

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT

The Gold Wing’s trunk was also upgraded in 2021 and now holds 61 liters – enough for two full-face helmets – which makes for a combined 121 liters of storage including the saddlebags.

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing DCT in Matte Gray

Pricing and color options for the 2023 Honda Gold Wing are summarized below:

  • 2023 Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT: Candy Ardent Red (MSRP $32,900)
  • 2023 Gold Wing Tour DCT: Black, Candy Ardent Red (MSRP $29,600)
  • 2023 Gold Wing Tour: Black, Candy Ardent Red (MSRP $28,600)
  • 2023 Gold Wing DCT: Matte Gray (MSRP $25,600)

For more information, visit the Honda website.

The post Honda Announces 2023 Gold Wing Family first appeared on Rider Magazine.
Source: RiderMagazine.com

2023 Honda Gold Wing line will be available in November

The 2023 Honda Gold Wing is nearly here. 

Begin Press Release: 


Gold Wing Family Returns for 2023

Honda’s iconic touring model delivers unforgettable road riding memories

September 27, 2022 — ALPHARETTA, Georgia –In a model announcement today, American Honda confirmed that the Gold Wing family returns for the 2023 model year. For nearly five decades, Honda’s legendary flagship touring machine has starred in long-distance road rides the world over. For those who enjoy covering mile after mile on two wheels, nothing compares to the model that literally invented the touring category. Comfort, smoothness, technology and surprisingly nimble handling: these are the ingredients that make for memorable motorcycle touring, and the Gold Wing has them all in spades, along with a long list of available accessories. Available in four different trim levels, three of which feature Honda’s exclusive Dual Clutch Transmission, the Gold Wing is ready to deliver inspiring touring adventures for the new model year.

The 2023 Gold Wing line will be available in November.

GOLD WING

Known for its smooth power, comfortable ride and high-tech features, Honda’s Gold Wing family continues to define the modern touring category, as exploring long, picturesque roads with good company is exactly what this luxury cruiser is designed to do. Equipped with substantial luggage capacity, a premium sound system and convenient navigation software, the Gold Wing makes taking the scenic route the obvious choice. The comfortable seat and unparalleled suspension performance promote rider and passenger comfort for long, multi-day rides, while the Gold Wing’s agile handling and available DCT gearbox offer exceptional performance on open highways and winding backroads.

Colors

  • Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT: Candy Ardent Red
  • Gold Wing Tour DCT: Black; Candy Ardent Red
  • Gold Wing Tour: Black; Candy Ardent Red
  • Gold Wing DCT: Matte Gray

MSRP

  • Gold Wing Tour Air Bag DCT: $32,900
  • Gold Wing Tour DCT: $29,600
  • Gold Wing Tour: $28,600
  • Gold Wing DCT: $25,600






The post 2023 Honda Gold Wing line will be available in November appeared first on Motorcycle.com News.

Honda: Gold Wing Family Returns for 2023

Honda‘s legendary flagship tourer is back for 2023 – and the semi-centennial celebration of substantial scoots continue!

The goals on the Gold Wing docket for this year are “comfort, smoothness, technology and surprisingly nimble handling,” along with the addition of Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission on three (of the four) trim levels. 

The Honda Gold Wing, which is returning for 2023. Media sourced from Honda.
The Honda Gold Wing, which is returning for 2023. Media sourced from Honda.

The new 2023 machine will be available as of November of this year, with the following obligatory perks (as per the official press release): 

  • Substantial luggage capacity
  • Premium sound system
  • Convenient navigation software
  • Suspension performance
  • Available DCT gearbox
The Honda Gold Wing, which is returning for 2023. Media sourced from Honda.
The Honda Gold Wing, which is returning for 2023. Media sourced from Honda.

Colors continue to skip this side of the rainbow, with the following schemes available in the following variants: 

Candy Ardent Red

  • Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT
  • Gold Wing Tour DCT
  • Gold Wing Tour
A view of the bikes (and riders) connected with the Vintage Motor Cycle Club. Media sourced from the VMCC's Facebook page.

Black

  • Gold Wing Tour DCT
  • Gold Wing Tour

Matte Grey

  • Gold Wing DCT
The Honda Gold Wing, which is returning for 2023. Media sourced from Honda.
The Honda Gold Wing, which is returning for 2023. Media sourced from Honda.

For other related news, be sure to check back at our shiny new webpage; subscribe for the best of the latest ifyou’d rather a curated list be sent to your inbox twice  week, and until next time – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from Honda’s press release*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Bringing you the Best Motorcycle News from Around the Web!