40th Anniversary Gold Wing Highlights 2015 Honda Motorcycle Additions

40th Anniversary Gold Wing Highlights 2015 Honda Motorcycle Additions

Written by  on Monday, 08 September 2014 17:03

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Gold Wing®, and Honda is celebrating with a commemorative 40th Anniversary Edition. "We are proud to be celebrating 40 years of the Gold Wing, this model means so much to Honda and its customers," said, Derek Verheyen, National Sales Manager, Motorcycle & ATV. "When Honda introduced the Gold Wing back in 1975 it revolutionized what motorcycling touring would soon become. It’s the customer’s passion for long distance travel that has really defined the Gold Wing."


40 Year Gold Wing Heritage
Ever since the motorcycle was invented, riders have taken to the open road to seek new vistas and new challenges. Riders immersed themselves in the exhilaration of the sport, having to endure discomfort and hardship in exchange for the thrills of long-distance travel. In 1975, Honda introduced the first Gold Wing, and the motorcycling world has never been the same. From the beginning the Gold Wing offered riders an innovative combination of high performance, and remarkable comfort and reliability—a combination of attributes that were rare at the time. These unique capabilities opened up new riding possibilities for a broader range of enthusiasts, than ever before. To this day the Honda Gold Wing continues to lead the way in long distance riding performance, comfort and reliability. To celebrate the 40th anniversary we proudly announce the 2015 commemorative GL1800 40th Anniversary Edition Gold Wing.

2015 Commemorative Edition Gold Wing

For 2015 the commemorative Gold Wing will be offered in a striking two-tone Candy Red and Black colour marked with unique adornments as a special 40th anniversary edition. The ultimate touring motorcycle equips riders with a luxurious, fully featured machine that is powerful, balanced and ready for every journey. Its six-cylinder 1832cc powerplant is highly efficient and reliable, allowing riders and passengers to focus on the accommodations, like an audio system with iPod® connectivity and standard navigation system.
- Special 40th anniversary edition includes: Embossed seat (two tone red model only); badging
(rear top box; emblem on riders console on GL and F6B models; special 40th key on all Gold Wing models.
- Colours GL1800AL: Digital Silver Metallic, Pearl Glare White, Candy Prominence Red
- Colours GL1800AD (airbag): Pearl Glare White, Candy Prominence Red Two-tone Candy Red
- Price: TBA
- Availability: Fall 2014

Gold Wing F6B
The Gold Wing F6B delivers nimble performance and now offers cruise control. The F6B also carries the unique 40th Anniversary emblem.
The F6B rewrote the rules for touring, injecting more performance and excitement into the Gold Wing, creating a new breed of GL riders. For 2015, the F6B makes logging miles even easier with the addition of cruise control and also adds a little more styling to show its aggressive side with the addition of a black exhaust with the deep throaty sound of the Valkyrie. The F6B features the powerful namesake flat six engine yet is lighter, higher performing and a more sporty appearance from the lower windscreen to its svelte bodywork. Yet despite the trimmed-down appearance, the F6B offers just about the same amount of comfort and luxury as the Gold Wing.
- Colours: Matte Blue Silver, Matte Silver Bullet
- Price: TBA
- Availability: Fall 2014

Other Models Returning for 2015
The return of popular and iconic motorcycles from the 1300 Custom Fury and Stateline to the ever popular VT750 Shadows and the do-it-all XR650L dual sport.

Fury

The head-turning Fury® remains Honda’s most distinctive and radical cruiser, delivering the look, style and ride that a custom chopper should without the stratospheric cost and maintenance headaches. The powerful 1312cc V-twin engine oozes torque, but the bike’s details reveal textbook Honda engineering, from the efficient programmed fuel injection to the quiet and cleanly integrated shaft final drive. For 2015, the Fury features new styling elements that include new frame, wheel and accent treatments.
- Colour: Graphite black with black wheels and frame
- Price: TBA
- Availability: Fall 2014

Stateline
The detail oriented eye-catcher of the 1300 Custom line, the Honda Stateline® is long, low and ready for riders to comfortably throw attitude in urban jungles and open roads. The Stateline’s stance and classic lines creates impact and it gets even better up close. The blacked-out cylinder fins on the 1312cc V-twin engine, swept bars, noticeably raked-out fork and wider, full fenders and tires create an undeniably cool cruiser aesthetic.
- Colour: Atmosphere blue metallic (new) with black frame, silver wheels and chrome accents
- Price: TBA
- Availability: Fall 2014

Shadow Aero
In the Shadow® line, the style of the Shadow Aero® is pure retro-cruiser, yet the 745cc V-twin engine provides modern performance that says otherwise. The Aero features a custom 2-into-2 exhaust system that creates a classic V-twin cruiser sound. For 2015, the Shadow Aero pairs all of that chrome with a new Candy Prominence Red colour.
- Colour: Candy Prominence Red
- Price: TBA
- Availability: Fall 2014

Shadow Phantom
Honda’s darkest Shadow returns for 2015, offering cool, minimalist custom looks at an affordable price. The Phantom® boasts dark, stealthy styling highlights including blacked-out components (including motor, fuel tank, fork, rims, handlebar and other parts) that are set off by matte-silver highlights, bobbed front and rear fenders and a low-profile instrumentation layout. Riders can count on a throaty rumble from the 745cc V-twin engine with Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) and also a new colour for 2015.
- Colour: Digital Silver
- Price: TBA
- Availability: Fall 2014

XR650L
The time-tested XR650L remains Honda’s do-it-all dual sport model that is capable of just about anything. From the deep woods to mountain trail rides where its 649cc engine and long-travel suspension shine to the urban environment where its versatility as a sensible commuter is demonstrated by great fuel economy and light weight, possibilities and destinations are pretty much endless.
- Colour: Red
- Price: TBA
- Availability: TBA

-- From Honda Canada

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