Sean Finley | October 7, 2021
For comfortable, long-distance two-up motorcycle touring, the Honda Gold Wing sets the bar. Although the original 1975 Gold Wing did not include a fairing, windscreen or storage, its smooth, dependable 999cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine and smooth ride encouraged owners to travel long distances and helped spawn the luxury touring category. In 2018, the latest generation Gold Wing was introduced with significant updates, including a new 1833cc flat-six engine and a double-wishbone front-suspension system replacing traditional telescopic forks.
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Harley-Davidson, Indian and Yamaha offer strong alternatives to the Wing if