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2012 Honda Gold Wing Quick Ride Photo Gallery

See what it is like to ride the Honda Gold Wing motorcycle in this motorcycle video review. 2012 Honda Gold Wing Quick Ride review.

The front fascia of the Honda Gold Wing has been updated for 2012 for a sportier look.
The basic architecture of the GL1800 remains the same, the 1832cc horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine unchanged and the chassis, for the most part, following suit.
The updated rear bags on the 2012 Gold Wing hold seven liters more cargo than the previous version.
What the 2012 Goldwing accomplishes is further refining this concept with improved handling and higher-tech electronics, all for a very small price increase.
Honda brought the previous version of the Gold Wing to test against the 2012 model.
We're a fan of the updated styling, especially the sleeker-looking rear bags that hold some seven liters more than the previous model, as well as the updated taillights and more stylish lines across the side of the motorcycle.
The redesigned lower fairing significantly reduces the amount of wind on the rider's legs and feet as Honda claims, especially as speeds increase.
The bike steers quicker and turns in substantially easier, holding its line and not standing up mid-corner, something the previous model has a tendency to do when pushed close to its limits.
on-board sound system has been updated on all models with a more surround sound-like set-up, by virtue of the SRS CS Auto technology, and now accepts all MP3 players and allows full controllability through its handlebar-mounted switchgear.
The updated rear bags on the 2012 Gold Wing hold seven liters more cargo than the previous version.
The 2012 Honda Gold Wing still handles like a sportbike with all the comforts of a luxury tourer.
The most noticeable difference is the overall styling of the Gold Wing. The rear taillight is an all-new bar-style setup with integrated clear-lens blinkers on either side, while the side bags are more angular in shape and also hold seven-liters more storage despite looking visually smaller.