Honda Unveils Custom ‘Cool Wing’ Gold Wing at Daytona Bike Week


Honda Unveils Custom Gold Wing at Bike Week called the Cool Wing
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It’s Cool, Indeed

When we think cool custom bikes, we don’t usually think of the Honda Gold Wing. The touring machine doesn’t necessarily lend itself to customization. However, Honda didn’t let that stop it from bringing a super-cool custom Gold Wing to Daytona Bike Week. It calls the bike the “Cool Wing.”

The team at Steady Garage built the bike. The Cool Wing pays homage to the Gold Wing’s past while still looking to the future. Designer Francis Clemente is the man who came up with the design concept. That concept led the way for the team to go about making the customizations. 

The bike gets air suspension, batique-style mufflers, a custom hand-crafted leather seat, and a light blue paint job among other things. The air compressor for the suspension system is hidden away in one of the saddlebags. As far as technology goes, the team didn’t skimp out. The bike gets the first-ever motorcycle blind-spot monitoring system among the Gold Wing’s other current tech. Steady Garage Co-founder Kevin Dunn sounded proud of the finished product.

The project was very challenging due to the Gold Wing’s new design, as there was no guidance from any existing builds or projects that fit our style. Our hope was to build a custom Gold Wing that would be appreciated by riders of all ages, interests and backgrounds. We had to make it look cool without stepping away from functionality.

I love seeing a group of talented builders take to the Honda Gold Wing and make it a unique and awesome machine. It goes to show that anything can be customized tastefully with a well-crafted design and superb execution. The guys at Steady Garage did a fantastic job, making one of the most alluring Gold Wings out there. 

21 Comments

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    Eddie
    March 10, 2019
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    Thi isa sweet ass bike

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    Gary Carpenter
    March 11, 2019
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    WoW…what a cool look..kudos Honda!

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    rob
    March 11, 2019
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    no dont like it at all

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    Ron Bryan
    March 11, 2019
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    Outstanding…Lost my 2003 Wing in Camp Fire, sorry to see it go. Nice job Honda.

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      Tom surge
      March 11, 2019
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      is there a lease date and how much

      • Wade Thiel
        March 11, 2019
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        Hey Tom, I believe it’s a one-off special build for Daytona Bike Week, but it could inform a new version of the Gold Wing yet to come.

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    Peter Smith
    March 11, 2019
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    I guess Custom must mean impractical, no way we would get my road trip clothes toiletries and my wife’s in those “Paniers”?
    Luv the look though, cool day or overnight ride and coffee shop Sunday morning catch up with the crew.

    Does it come in red?

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      Andrew
      March 12, 2019
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      When it comes to style and comfort/practicality, you have to give up something to gain something. This build still has the essence of practicality. From what I heard, the seat has gel inserts, the blind spot detection system is pretty awesome, and the air suspension is unique as this bike might be the first new Gold Wing with it. Check out the Gold Wing Tour if you want more storage space, that version has a trunk.

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    Harry
    March 11, 2019
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    I’d like to know where it can be seen, what location please.

    • Wade Thiel
      March 11, 2019
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      Hey Harry,

      Looks like it debuted at Daytona International Speedway. It’ll appear at multiple events throughout the year. Two Honda call out specifically are the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas, and the Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally.

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    Chris
    March 11, 2019
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    It is the ugliest bike I have ever seen. I’d pay to have it crushed so that I never had to see it again.

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      Christian
      March 11, 2019
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      Hey Chris

      Even if you don’t like it, others may. Please be respectful of that.

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      Dirk
      March 11, 2019
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      Yeah what do you ride? A Rebel? A Schwinn?

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    Lou Deleo
    March 11, 2019
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    It is the ugliest product ever produced by Honda. Doesn’t looked custom, looks like everything was bolted on stock Wing.

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      Andrew
      March 12, 2019
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      What’s your definition of custom?

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    Greg
    March 11, 2019
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    Don’t know what all the fuss is about. A close friend of mine hand built this design on his wing 5 yrs ago. As far as I can see this is just an updated version of what he built.

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      Dirk
      March 11, 2019
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      pics or it didnt happen.

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      Bobby Milstead
      March 11, 2019
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      Very clean and functional design, really excentuates the new Wings performance and handling!

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    Steve
    March 11, 2019
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    Sorry…this is one of the ugliest bikes I’ve ever seen🤢

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      gary Harmon
      March 22, 2019
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      Hate to say it but it’s got more class than the new Harley’s and I KNOW it will run circles around it !!!! And I Like Harley’s ( The OLD ones)

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        Dan LaMotte
        May 21, 2019
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        I like the looks of this bike,,,,but WILL NOT RUN CIRCLES AROUND MY HARLEY 4 SURE,.,.BET ON THAT,,,,,,.ID BUY THIS AS A TOY PLAY.WITH,,,..

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