We’re back and we’re taking another look at the amazing 2018 Gold Wing. Now last time we focused primarily on the Gold Wing Tour, and we’ve had some questions about that since our first video. The Gold Wing Tour is what most of you historically knew as just the “Gold Wing” The ultimate Touring bike with all the bells and whistles, most notably incredibly comfortable passenger seat and the trunk. Now, for 2018, what we call the Gold Wing is the model without the trunk, and that’s probably what most of you knew previously as the Gold Wing F6B. Much like the F6B, the 2018 Gold Wing comes standard with things like ABS & combine braking, USB and iPod integration, cruise control and rear pre-load adjustment Now, let’s take a look at where the engineers went beyond for the 2018 Gold Wing. Let’s start with Navigation. Getting to new places can sometimes be challenging when you’re riding. Whether it’s keeping watch for that upcoming turn or stopping to check a map on your phone. With an Embedded Harman Navigation 7″ TFT screen on the new Gold Wing, you’ll always know exactly where you are and when that next turn is coming up. Another great addition to the 2018 Gold Wing is the electric windshield. With the touch of a button, you can choose to have your windshield up or down and everywhere in between allowing you to find that “sweet spot” for those long highway rides. Plus for those late season rides, you’ll love the addition of standard 5 stage heated grips. And for those rides after dark the 2018 Gold Wing now has a full suite of LED headlights – if you’ve never ridden with those, you’ll be amazed at the visibility it creates! As with most bikes, the reverse walking speed on the FB6 is, well, as fast as you can walk backwards with a touring bike under you. New for 2018, simply choose the reverse walking speed function for an effortless walking speed of 1.2 km/hr. This brilliant piece of engineering actually uses an electric motor to assist you as you glide your bike back into that parking spot. Starting your bike with a key on the FB6 is simple and easy, but we’ve all had those times where we’ve had to take a glove off to see what pocket we left your key in (FYI – it’s always the last one you check). For 2018, you now have this, new Smart Key FOB, which works with proximity sensor, so you can start your bike with a push of a button and leave that key safely in your pocket. Now let’s take a quick look at some of the new tech upgrades that have been added. The 2018 Gold Wing comes with Bluetooth connectivity, so you can now easily connect your Bluetooth enabled devices, like your phone, and headset. And if you’ve connected your iPhone, you can use Apple CarPlay with Siri eyes-free, and get all the same great features offered on most new Honda cars. Plus, for that perfect play list, the Gold Wing now has optional rear speakers – making the audio experience amazing. Also new for the 2018 Gold Wing is the tire pressure monitoring system. This safety feature alerts you when the pressure on one of your tires starts to drop, so you can catch the issue before it becomes a problem. And speaking of your connection to the road, the 2018 Gold Wing now offers 4 Electronic pre-set Riding Modes You can choose from Tour, Rain, Sport or Eco.. Finally, let’s talk about storage. The integrated bags on the F6B offered great storage for your one or two night trips, but if you wanted to add to that, it was either a backpack or strapping down an external bag. With the 2018 Gold Wing, you now have the option to add the trunk section, giving you the same great passenger seat and extra storage you’ll find on the Gold Wing Tour! These are just some of the ways the Honda Engineers stepped up to the challenge of making a great bike, even greater. To find out more about the new 2018 Gold Wing, check out Honda.ca, or better yet, stop by your local Honda dealer and see for yourself what going beyond truly looks like.