Honda’s completes its comprehensive 2021 model line-up with updates to GL1800 Gold Wing and Gold Wing ‘Tour’
Honda welcomes 2021 with news of updates to its seminal touring flagship, the GL1800 Gold Wing.
One of Europe’s favourite all-rounders gets a well-rounded evolution: more power for the engine, plus higher redline and revised gearbox ratios, which come hand-in-hand with Throttle By Wire management, 3 riding modes and refined, expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control. Its renowned fuel efficiency is maintained, and a full 6kg has been shaved from the kerb weight. A redesigned frame is clothed in sharper-edged styling, the unique up-front storage compartment is usefully larger and seat height 30mm lower. The Dual Clutch Transmission variant continues to offer a technology unique to Honda on two wheels. A new screen, LED lighting and LCD dash round out the update.
Honda’s ground-breaking X-ADV gets a comprehesive update: more power for the engine, plus higher redline and revised gearbox ratios, which come hand-in-hand with Throttle By Wire management, 4 default riding modes, refined and expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control, all with no loss in fuel efficiency. A redesigned frame is clothed in all-new bodywork and the seat has been re-shaped for easy ground reach. The storage compartment is usefully larger and includes a USB charger; there’s also now a glovebox. Twin LED headlights feature Daytime Running Lights and a 5-inch TFT display allows smartphone connectivity via the new Honda Smartphone Voice Control System.
Honda’s popular PCX125 evolves its style with a crisper edge. It also features more under seat storage, a USB Type-C charging socket and Smart Key operation. Power is drawn from a new, enhanced Smart Power Plus (eSP+) four-valve EURO5-specification engine, now with Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). A redesigned frame incorporates longer suspension travel at the rear, and larger-sized tyres.
Honda create a brand-new big-bore scooter, the Forza 750. Crowning the prestigious Forza range, it’s the ultimate city slicker offering an exciting ride and luxurious comfort wrapped in high-tech style. Effortless acceleration is on tap from its torquey 745cc twin-cylinder engine, equipped with Throttle By Wire, 3 default riding modes and 3 Level Honda Selectable Torque Control. A tubular steel frame, aluminium swingarm, Pro-Link rear suspension and 17/15-inch front/rear wheels provide surefooted handling, with strong braking from dual radial-mount four-piston front calipers. The under-seat storage will hold a full-face helmet and houses a USB charger; all lighting is LED and a 5-inch TFT display allows smartphone connectivity via the new Honda Smartphone Voice Control System. A 35kW version will also be available for A2 licence holders.