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2012 Honda Gold Wing Comparison Photo Gallery

View photos of Honda's Gold Wing as it goes up against the BMW K1600 GTL and Can-Am Spyder RT Limited. Will it come out on top in the 2011 Luxury Touring Motorcycle Shootout? Find out in the 2012 Honda Gold Wing Comparison.

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2012 Honda Gold Wing dyno chart.
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For a 900-plus pound bike the Honda Gold Wing delivers a high-level of road performance. But it is easy to drag hard parts around corners during faced paced maneuvers.
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2011 Luxury Touring Motorcycle Shootout.
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Motorcycle-USA tests three top luxury touring mounts on the way to Laguna Seca for the Red Bull USGP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
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Bixby bridge near Monterey, California on the way to Laguna Seca – 2011 Luxury Motorcycle Touring Shootout.
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We were surprised by how nimble the ’12 Honda Gold Wing is.
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Motorcycle-USA tests three top luxury touring mounts on the way to Laguna Seca for the Red Bull USGP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
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If you’re looking for the most comfortable luxury touring motorcycle available the ’12 Honda Gold Wing is it.
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The Honda Gold Wing offers manual windshield adjustment compared to the electronic set-up on the BMW and Can-Am.
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The Honda Gold Wing features a linked braking system where the front and rear brakes are mechanically linked together so both brakes are used when the front or rear lever is pressed.
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The 2012 Honda Gold Wing is powered by a powerful Flat-Six engine.
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Total cargo capacity was only second to the Can-Am.
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Our passenger’s reported the Honda Gold Wing as being the most comfortable bike in this test.
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Unlike the BMW the hard cases cannot be removed from the motorcycle. All the cases can be locked electronically via a remote.
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Ground clearance was more limited on the Gold Wing when ridden at a fast pace in corners.
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The Honda Gold Wing glides over pavement offering a remarkably comfortable ride over all road surfaces.
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The cockpit of the Honda Gold Wing resembles that of an airplane with a myriad of controls, dials and buttons.
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The left handlebar houses switches for some of the audio controls.
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The right handlebar has the cruise control and electronic reverse activation button.
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The GPS and electronic suspension preload controls are on the right-hand side of the bike just below the handlebar.
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2011 Luxury Touring Motorcycle Shootout.
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2012 Honda Gold Wing
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The 2012 Honda Gold Wing continues to offer the utmost in comfort however it now comes up short in terms of performance compared to the BMW K1600 GTL.
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The Honda Gold Wing lacks any advanced electronics in the form of traction control or adjustable engine power maps like the BMW K1600 GTL.