The 2006 Honda Gold Wing elevates luxury motorcycling to a higher
plane with the advent of satellite navigation, 80-watt per channel
premium audio, a cold-weather comfort package and coming soon, an
industry-first fully integrated rider airbag.
New for 2006
Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System TM
Fully integrated navigation system with color screen.
Complete United States and Canada mapping with points of
Point-of-interest information includes Honda dealers, fuel
stations, restaurants, lodging, attractions, transportation,
government and emergency information and saved rider's input with
Voice prompting through headsets or speakers.
On-screen text guidance and "pop up" menus.
Easy-to-use handlebar-and fairing-mounted controls.
Available with or without ABS.
Navigation system available on select models.
Premium Audio System.
New 80-watt per channel power amplifier provides clear, crisp
sound at all highway speeds.
New six-element speaker system adds two new rear speakers and a
pair of front tweeters for a richer, fuller sound quality.
New tuner now features auto bass control combined with auto
Five-position heated grips for cold-weather riding.
Five-position heated seat/backrest combination with individual
rider and passenger controls for optimum comfort.
Foot-warming system channels engine-heated air over the rider's
feet and is controlled by a fairing-mounted lever.
Cold-weather comfort package available on select models.
Industry-first fully integrated rider airbag on a motorcycle.
Airbag available only on full-featured version.
Additional New Features
New clear lenses on rear turn signals and running lights
complement the Gold Wing's aggressive styling.
New styling on rear taillights adds distinctive look.
New brake light pattern for increased visibility.
New fluid-damped ACG drive for quieter operation.
ACG output increased to 1300 watts for added performance
New Dark Red and Gold join White, Titanium and Black.
Powerful fuel-injected 1832cc six-cylinder engine produces
smooth, effortless power--118 bhp and 125 lb./ft. of torque--while
surpassing the California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2008 emissions
Beautiful multi-box-section aluminum dual-spar frame and Pro
Arm(R) single-side cast aluminum swingarm set new class standards
State-of-the-art premium audio system features 80-watt per
channel amplifier, six-element speaker system and a new tuner with
optional CD player and an auxiliary component port.
A complete line of bolt-on accessories and appearance items.
The exhaustively tested 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally
opposed six-cylinder engine provides effortless power.
Low, forward engine placement and solid engine-mounting produce
excellent road handling characteristics and impressive low-speed
High-pressure-formed, sintered iron Nick alloy crankshaft
bearing caps provide quiet operation throughout the engine's
operating temperature range.
Parallel two-valve cylinder head design utilizes direct
shim-under-bucket valve actuation and requires no 600-mile service;
the first valve clearance inspection is at 32,000 miles.
Silent-type camshaft chains with automatic adjusters provide
reliable, maintenance-free operation.
Two 40mm-diameter throttle bodies deliver air to six specially
designed Keihin 50-psi high-pressure programmed fuel injectors
(PGM-FI). Fuel is delivered through four nozzle tips in each
injector, producing an atomized fuel mixture that is highly
combustible for optimum efficiency and power.
Electronic control unit (ECU) provides two digital 3-D fuel
injection maps for each cylinder and one digital 3-D ignition map
for each cylinder, creating ideal fuel mixture and spark advance
settings for superb rideability. Unique knock-control sensors
monitor ignition advance to improve performance throughout the
entire rpm range.
ECU-controlled closed-loop emission control system utilizes two
oxygen sensors to constantly deliver a precise air/fuel mixture,
while two exhaust catalyzers further reduce emissions of carbon
monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides.
Rotary Air Control Valve (RACV) provides auto-choke function and
maintains precise idle control under widely varying engine loads and
Compact water pump is mounted behind the engine and is driven
directly by the crankshaft, contributing to quicker engine warm-up.
Engine cooling system features a series-flow coolant flow
pattern that offers cold-start rideability and provides rapid engine
Two side-mounted radiators enhance cooling efficiency and use
low-air-pressure areas created by side cowls to draw cooling air
through the radiators and beyond the rider at highway speeds.
Sturdy eight-plate clutch with maintenance-free
Efficient stainless steel six-into-two exhaust system produces a
pleasing, powerful sound.
Powerful, 1300-watt alternator uses a dual-damper system to
minimize alternator noise.
Precise-shifting five-speed transmission includes overdrive
The innovative aluminum frame is specifically engineered for
optimum rigidity with tuned flex. This combination of rigidity and
flexibility produces excellent handling, superb riding comfort and
wonderful road feel.
Inherently smooth flat-six-cylinder Gold Wing(R) engine also
serves as a tuned stressed frame member. The solid engine-mounting
system utilizes specially designed hangers and carefully matched
mounting bolts to provide both excellent road feel and minimal
The Gold Wing's rigid Pro Arm single-side cast aluminum swingarm
provides simplified servicing of the rear wheel and tire, while
assuring optimum handling.
Dual full-floating 296mm front discs with Linked Braking System
(LBS(TM)) three-piston calipers and a single ventilated 316mm rear
disc with one LBS three-piston caliper provide excellent braking
Honda's LBS features a second master cylinder and a three-stage
proportional control valve (PCV) to couple the three-piston calipers
of the dual-front and single-rear brake discs. Using the front brake
lever activates the outer two pistons of the front right-side
caliper and the center piston of the front left-side caliper and,
acting through the secondary master cylinder and an inline
proportioning valve, the outer two pistons of the rear caliper. The
rear brake pedal operates the center piston of the rear brake
caliper, the center piston of the front right-side brake caliper and
the outer two pistons of the front left-side caliper. A delay valve
sensitive to the rider's pedal pressure smooths front brake
Model equipped with Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) features an
electric-motor-driven modulator that provides rapid and precise
braking-pressure adjustments, resulting in smooth ABS operation. The
system incorporates an integrated ECU, self-diagnostics with an
interactive ECU test function, and automatic protection against
Massive, 45mm front fork houses a cartridge damper in the right
leg with 5.5 inches of travel for a smooth yet superb ride in all
Anti-dive system minimizes front fork dive when braking. The
system utilizes brake fluid pressure generated in the secondary LBS
master cylinder mounted on the left fork leg and is activated by
input from either the front brake lever or the rear brake pedal.
This application of anti-dive and LBS produces enhanced stability
when maneuvering at both low speeds and highway speeds.
Pro-Link-mounted rear shock provides 4.1 inches of plush travel
for relaxed touring or sport riding.
Computer-controlled adjustable hydraulic rear suspension preload
is easily set by the rider with push-button controls and features a
Unique driveshaft-damping system utilizes a double-pipe
structure, with a rubber-bonded coating applied to the inner pipe to
absorb road shock and engine torque. The long-life design simplifies
rear wheel maintenance.
Final gear case assembly design in the Pro Arm eliminates wheel
alignment splines and assures accurate alignment of the rear wheel
Cast aluminum 18 x 3.5-inch front wheel and 16 x 5.0-inch rear
wheel are lightweight and strong. Radial touring tires are
specifically engineered for the Gold Wing, providing a combination
of excellent traction, cornering grip and long tire life.
The parallel two-valve cylinder head design, together with
side-mounted radiators, allows optimum ergonomics, with excellent
rider foot room and a large passenger cockpit.
Slow-speed electric reverse system is engaged with the simple
push of the thumb controls on the right handlebar.
Lightweight electronic cruise control system utilizes a 16-bit
ECU-controlled, motor-actuated throttle mechanism.
The Gold Wing's aerodynamic bodywork is functional as well as
beautiful, providing excellent rider wind protection while reducing
the aerodynamic drag coefficient.
A simple yet ingenious ratcheting windshield-adjustment system
provides six settings over nearly 4 inches of travel. Operated
manually, the mechanism eliminates the weight and complexity of
Adjustable and closeable windshield vent routes fresh air to the
riders face or chest.
The Gold Wing trunk provides 60 liters of storage capacity with
an additional 5 liters of storage available if the optional CD
changer is not installed. Two full-face helmets fit easily in the
trunk. The saddlebags provide 40-plus liters of storage each,
resulting in a total of 147 liters of storage space.
The saddlebag lids feature hydraulic dampers for smooth
Specially designed luggage features a remote-control key-lock,
permitting pop-open rear trunk operation; a remote lock/unlock
feature for the trunk and the saddlebags; and a horn-actuated bike
locator. If remote locking is attempted while a lid is open, the
emergency lights flash to alert the rider.
Storage pockets are located in the fairing and rear trunk for
convenient, easy-access storage.
Soft-touch plastic elastomer provides a luxurious feel to the
front console, front- and rear-pocket covers and the passenger
Ergonomically designed saddle with a low, 29.1-inch seat height
has a plush passenger seat with integral backrest and side support
for all-day riding comfort.
Instrument cluster includes white-on-black analog displays for
speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature and fuel level, plus
features adjustable backlighting and high-luminescence red pointers.
Indicator/warning lights are provided for reverse, neutral,
overdrive, oil pressure, fuel injection, high beam, sidestand,
cruise on, cruise set and low fuel. A high-resolution LCD, housed in
a separate module, is visible in all lighting conditions and
displays the odometer, A/B trip meter, ambient temperature, audio
modes, CB, rear-suspension setting, trunk/saddlebag-open indicators
and a clock.
Motorized headlight aiming system is operated by a dial switch
located on the left fairing panel and provides 2.5 degrees of
adjustment from level.
Large, 6.6-gallon fuel tank houses the PGM-FI fuel pump and
provides excellent long-distance cruising range.
Headlight system features two 55W H7 low-beam and two 55W H7
high-beam bulbs with computer-designed multi-reflectors. In
high-beam operation, all four bulbs produce a distinctive front
Engine and saddlebag guards help protect the Gold Wing's
bodywork in case of a tip over.
Silver powder-coated finish helps ensure the Gold Wing's
aluminum frame will remain beautiful for years to come.
Maintenance-free features include: automatic choke, RACV
automatic idle, programmed fuel injection, automatic cam-chain
adjusters, sealed battery, electronic cruise control and
computer-controlled hydraulic rear spring preload adjustment.
Handsome two-piece aluminum handlebars are lightweight and
Adjustable brake and clutch levers.
Self-canceling turn signals.
Fully illuminated handlebar and radio switches.
Handlebar switches and controls use internationally approved
Extensive tool kit.
Dual electric spiral horns trumpet a distinctive note.
20-amp YTX maintenance-free battery.
Dual helmet locks.
Fold-down antennas for easy storage.
Padded passenger handrails.
Easy-to-use center stand.
Convenient ignition switch/fork lock for added security.
Transferable three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty; extended
coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Assembled in Marysville, Ohio.
Ownership includes one-year complimentary membership for an
individual in the Honda Rider's Club of America(TM) (HRCA(R)).
Benefits include: discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance,
one year of Honda Red Rider(TM) magazine, access to HRCA Clubhouse
Web site (www.hrca.honda.com) and access online to Honda Common
Service Manual. For HRCA details, call 1-800-847-HRCA. For dealers
only, please call (310) 783-3958.
Audio Accessories: Six-disc CD changer, CB Radio Kit, CB
Antenna, , Audio Headsets (for open- and full-face helmets),
Passenger Audio Controller.
Air Management Accessories: Windshield (available in tall and
short sizes), Windshield Side Air Deflectors , Fairing Side Air
Deflectors, Rear Spoiler (color-matched) with LED Brake Light.
Functional Touring Accessories: Heated Grips with Thermostat,
Foglight Kit, Accessory Socket Kit, Passenger Armrest, Coin Holder,
Saddlebag, Saddlebag Cooler.
Touring Convenience accessories: Removable Saddlebag/Trunk Liner
Set (available in standard and deluxe types), Trunk Net,
Saddlebag/Trunk Mat Set, Seat Weather Cover, Cycle Cover, Front Nose
Mask, Trunk Vanity Mirror with Light, Trunk Inner Light, Inner Trunk
Pouch, Trunk Lid Organizer, Saddlebag Lid Organizer, Fairing Pouch,
Owner's Manual Folio.
Chrome Appearance accessories : Front Lower Cowl, Rear Under
Cowl, Front Fender Ornament, Front Fender Extension, Front Disc
Covers, Passenger Floorboard Covers, Passenger Floorboard Lower
Covers, Side Fairing Accent, Windshield Garnish, Trunk Rack, Front
Fender Rail, , Saddlebag Scuff Pads, Saddlebag Molding Kit, Trunk
Molding Kit, Sidestand, Exhaust Tips (two styles), License Plate
Frame, Swingarm Pivot Covers, Handlebar Ends, Trunk Handle, Rear