February 23, 2011 - American Honda Motor Company announced the first of their 2012 motorcycles, including the redesigned 2012 Gold Wing.
Honda calls the Gold Wing "The Gold Standard For Two-Wheeled Journeys".
The press release states: "Long acknowledged as the pinnacle of two-up motorcycling (according to Honda), the 2012 Gold Wing continues its remarkable legacy.
Its travel-oriented creds include the latest generation of sophisticated electronic amenities, starting with an updated and 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 Navigation, ABS and airbag do much to further the Gold Wing’s reputation as the most celebrated touring machine in motorcycle history."
The 2010 Gold Wing list price is $23,199 to $28,499 and it will be available in May 2011.
Honda Press Statement regarding the 2012 motorcycles:
"This pair of 2012 new-model releases really illustrates the great diversity we have in styles of machinery for Honda customers" said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino.
"Both the Gold Wing and Foreman serve as the newest extensions of incredibly popular models that have built up large and loyal fan bases in their respective fields over the years."
"The Gold Wing now expands its reputation as the
premier touring motorcycle in the world, while the
Foreman is the newest iteration in a full line of
machines built to work—but are also ready to lead the
way to good times when a day off comes around. With
these two especially popular models we’re starting off
the 2012 model year in a big way, and we’re equally
excited about the additional new releases to follow
later this year".
The first opportunities to view these new Honda models will be at the International Motorcycle Show in Greenville, South Carolina, February 25-27 and Daytona Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida, March 5-12.
More detailed information and images of the 2012 Honda Gold Wing and more information can also be found at your local Honda powersports dealer.