The 2005 season marks the 30th
anniversary of the touring motorcycle that has become a legend
the world over. For astonishing performance and optimal luxury,
nothing else comes close to the Honda Gold Wing. Available with
Features & Benefits
New for 2005
New 30th anniversary colors
include Pearl Yellow, White, Metallic Silver, Dark Gray
Metallic, Bright Blue Metallic and Candy Black Cherry.
Special 30th anniversary
color-matched badging on front fairing and rear trunk.
30th anniversary color-matched
30th anniversary badge on dash
Unique carbon fiber seat
pattern on Pearl Yellow and Metallic Silver colors.
30th anniversary opening
ceremony on LCD display.
Powerful fuel-injected 1832cc
six-cylinder engine produces smooth, effortless power--118
bhp and 125 lb./ft. of torque--while exceeding the
California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2008 emissions
aluminum dual-spar frame and Pro Arm(r) single-side cast
aluminum swingarm set new class standards for handling.
State-of-the-art audio system
with optional CD player.
A complete line of bolt-on
accessories and appearance items.
Low, forward engine placement
and solid engine-mounting produce excellent road handling
characteristics and impressive low-speed maneuverability.
iron Nickalloy(tm) crankshaft bearing caps provide quiet
operation throughout the engine's operating temperature
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
6.9-liter airbox supplies a
large volume of cool, clean air to the engine.
Two 40mm-diameter throttle
bodies deliver air to six specially designed Keihin(r)
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.
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(tm) (RACV)
provides auto-choke function and maintains precise idle
control under widely varying engine loads and operating
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 warm-up.
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 around the rider at highway speeds. Below 15
mph, thermostat-controlled fans pull cooling air across the
radiators into the fairing, keeping hot air away from the
Sturdy eight-plate clutch with
Efficient stainless steel
six-into-two exhaust system produces a pleasing, powerful
Powerful, 1100-watt alternator
uses a dual-damper system to minimize alternator noise.
transmission includes overdrive fifth.
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
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 engine vibration.
The Gold Wing's rigid Pro Arm
single-side cast aluminum swingarm provides simplified
servicing of the rear wheel and tire, while assuring optimum
Dual full-floating 296mm front
discs with Linked Braking System(tm) (LBS(tm)) three-piston
calipers and a single ventilated 316mm rear disc with one
LBS three-piston caliper provide excellent braking power.
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 engagement. 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 system failure.
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 road conditions.
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
Pro-Link-mounted rear shock
provides 4.1 inches of plush travel for relaxed touring or
hydraulic rear suspension preload is easily set by the rider
with push-button controls and features a two-position
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 gearcase assembly design
in the Pro Arm eliminates wheel alignment splines and
assures accurate alignment of the rear wheel after
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
The Gold Wing trunk provides 61
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 operation.
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 located in the
fairing and rear trunk feature oil-damped doors for smooth
Soft-touch plastic elastomer
provides a luxurious feel to the front console, front- and
rear-pocket covers and the passenger armrests.
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
audio system features two enclosed 24-watt-rated stereo
speakers for full-spectrum music reproduction with superb
bass. Features include 12 FM and six AM preset stations,
weather band radio, station auto-select, headset-ready
intercom, auxiliary adapter, ambient audio enhancement, auto
volume control and audio mute. Intuitively designed
console-mounted controls provide all setup functions while
ergonomically designed controls mounted on the left
handlebar make rider-activated audio selection a simple
process. A hooded, high-resolution LCD display is easy to
read in all riding conditions. Options include a
trunk-mounted six-disc CD changer, 15-watt-rated rear
speakers and a 40-channel CB radio.
Instrument cluster includes
white-on-black analog displays for speedometer, tachometer,
coolant temperature and fuel level, and features adjustable
backlighting and high-luminescence red pointers. An LCD
clock is located in the speedometer face. A high-resolution
110 x 254 dpi LCD, housed in a separate module, is legible
in all lighting conditions and displays the odometer, A/B
tripmeter, ambient temperature, audio modes, CB, rear
suspension setting and trunk- and saddlebag-open indicators.
Indicator/warning lights are provided for reverse, neutral,
overdrive, oil pressure, fuel injection, high beam,
sidestand, cruise on, cruise set and low fuel.
Motorized headlight aiming
system is operated by a dial switch located on the left
fairing panel and provides 2.5 degrees of adjustment from
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 lighting
Engine and saddlebag guards
help protect the Gold Wing's bodywork in case of a tipover.
Silver powder-coated finish
helps ensure the Gold Wing's aluminum frame will remain
beautiful for years to come.
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 strong.
Adjustable brake and clutch
Self-canceling turn signals.
Fully illuminated handlebar and
Handlebar switches and controls
use internationally approved graphic symbols.
Extensive tool kit.
Dual electric spiral horns
trumpet a distinctive note.
20-amp YTX maintenance-free
Dual helmet locks.
Fold-down antennas for easy
Padded passenger handrails.
Convenient ignition switch/fork
lock for added security.
unlimited-mileage warranty; extended coverage available with
a Honda Protection Plan.
Assembled in Marysville, Ohio.
Ownership includes one-year
complimentary membership in the Honda Rider's Club of
America(tm) (HRCA(r)). Benefits include: discounts, travel
benefits, roadside assistance, one year complimentary
subscription to Honda Red Rider(tm) magazine, access to HRCA
Clubhouse Web site (www.hrca.honda.com), access online to
Honda Common Service Manual. For HRCA details, call
Audio accessories: Six-disc CD
changer, CB Radio Kit, CB Antenna, Rear Speaker Set, Audio
Headsets (for open- and full-face helmets), Passenger Audio
Air management accessories:
Windshield (available in tall and short sizes), Windshield
Side Air Deflectors (available for standard and tall
Windshields), Fairing Side Air Deflectors, Rear Spoiler
(color-matched) with Brake Light, Lower Trunk Spoiler
(color-matched), Lower Saddlebag Spoiler (color-matched).
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, Owner's
Chrome appearance accessories:
Front Lower Cowl, Rear Under Cowl, Front Fender Ornament,
Front Fender Extension, Front Disc Cover, Passenger
Floorboard Cover, Passenger Floorboard Lower Cover, Side
Fairing Accent, Windshield Garnish, Trunk Rack, Front Fender
Rail, Saddlebag Rail, Trunk Rail, Saddlebag Scuff Pads,
Saddlebag Molding Kit, Trunk Molding Kit, Sidestand, Exhaust
Tips (turndown style).