Despite concerns by some that Honda would be discontinuing its popular flagship Gold Wing motorcycle – perhaps precipitated by the announcement in July that the Gold Wing Road Riders Association was closing its doors – the company recently announced the return of the Gold Wing family for 2023.
Slated to be available in November, the new Gold Wings will comes in four different trims, three of which feature Honda’s exclusive Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).
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2023 Honda Gold Wing Family
With its hefty liquid-cooled 1,833cc horizontally opposed 6-cylinder engine, the 2023 Honda Gold Wing still boasts all the features touring riders have grown to love, including throttle-by-wire, four riding modes (Tour, Sport, Econ, and Rain), Honda Selectable Torque Control (Gold Wing Tour models only), Hill Start Assist, optimized cruise control, and electronically controlled combined braking system with ABS. Gold Wing DCT and Tour DCT models feature Walking Mode for creeping forward and backward and saving curb weight through the absence of a reverse idle shaft.
In 2021, a number of audio improvements were incorporated, including richer sound, optimized automatic volume-adjustment level, and a standard XM radio antenna, and Android Auto integration joined Apple CarPlay integration. Speakers that had been upgraded to 45 watts in 2021 were bumped again in 2022 to a 55-watt rating.
The Gold Wing’s trunk was also upgraded in 2021 and now holds 61 liters – enough for two full-face helmets – which makes for a combined 121 liters of storage including the saddlebags.
Pricing and color options for the 2023 Honda Gold Wing are summarized below:
- 2023 Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT: Candy Ardent Red (MSRP $32,900)
- 2023 Gold Wing Tour DCT: Black, Candy Ardent Red (MSRP $29,600)
- 2023 Gold Wing Tour: Black, Candy Ardent Red (MSRP $28,600)
- 2023 Gold Wing DCT: Matte Gray (MSRP $25,600)
For more information, visit the Honda website.
Awesome info! I’ve been looking, but have up when it’s heard they were cancelled….
HONDA WILL NEVER DIE. !!!
Liters?.. is this USA ?
No Rick, it’s the internet.
You need to find out, how many gallons contain 2 liter Coca Cola.
I have a 2022 goldwing on order and can’t get it. Latest delivery date I received was Nov. 29. Are you saying I can get a 23 before I can get a 22. What is the deal with Honda on these deliveries. Have checked with several dealers and all say same thing. Can’t get them.
Hi Don, as a dealer, I can confirm this issue as you have found out. Due to continued logistics issues and plant closures around the world that both produce the bikes and parts for the bikes continual delays are still happening. We have had three 2022 models pushed back twice, and now are showing late Oct delivery. If your dealer already had theirs on order and was confirmed, that is probably the case for them as well. Regarding the 2023 models, despite what this article is saying from what they got from the Honda press release, it is more than likely orders will be taken on the new 2023 in the first two weeks of Oct, and then will be confirmed by the end of the month with “maybe” one unit per dealer getting released by late November if as Honda says they have already processed their pre-dealer order to the factory in Japan so that they could have a few examples of the 2023 in the states by November. More than likely we are only talking about probably 100 or so units which have to be spread over 800 dealers across the USA. So probably only 1 in 8 dealers will even get one. Usually based on their current stock and their previous sales performance. So if your dealer like us is a larger street unit seller, they might get at least one in the initial launch. Honda will probably dictate the color as they have been doing now for the last 2 years due to limited availability. So you either love it or leave it. And more than likely it will be a DCT version since they are pushing that more than the manuals. Better chance of getting your 2022 by late Oct at this point. The real stock of 2023s probably won’t hit until next spring of 2023. Hope that helps! Cheers. K.Dunn, GM, Capital Powersports, Wake Forest.
It must be tough for dealers to keep the doors open when they can’t get the top end bikes to sell.
Try KD cycle in Alabama (256) 490-0039. There family owned and great service. Will deliver almost anywhere. Purschased our 2022 Goldwing with Roadsmith trIke kit. We love it and them only a few weeks. When arrived by there contracted transporter, it was like christmas. The GW color blue was so beautiful!
Lmk if you decide to purchase a 23. I’ll be happy to purchase your 2022
Do you know, I could not get cranberry juice in the Walmart today. This country is coming to ruination. Can I get some grow seeds for a cranberry tree?
Don, I have a feeling that “Slated to be available in November…” is a whole lot different than “come pick one up at your local Honda dealer in November”…
Honda says the Goldwing will be produced until 2028 or 2029, when it will be discontinued completely. Hard to believe, but whose to say what Honda will do for a replacement. Maybe a Super Goldwing, like the navy when they introduce an upgraded and improved version of their fighter jets, like Super Tomcat, Super Hornet etc. Some food for thought.
Can you provide the source of your information?
Sounds like just a repeat of a lot of speculation posted on various forums with no facts to support it.
Honda has never provided that amount of information on their models into the future…..
So what changed for 2023? Colors and price.
and besides the trunk and price, is there any difference in the 2023 base DCT and the Tour DCT? Anything?
Well I’m delighted that Honda is continuing the famous Gold Wing line, and that the rumors of discontinuing have proven unfounded. I wish they’d produce the blue again in 2023 though, that is some kind of beautiful color on this bike!
Agree, the Ultra Blue Metallic is one of the most beautiful Goldwing colors ever IMHO.
To heck with the gold wing and it’s DCT and innumerable electronic driver aids! Give us the LONG LONG Overdue 1800 cc Valkyrie, in original Cruiser styling, not that high tech wannabe that was such a styling flop from almost a decade ago. THAT would sell!
I agree. Poorer version of Rune, would make Valkyrie a Queen.
The Wing will always be the King!
Nice rear end (baby),
but the face is way too wide.
I was noticing that on the few Goldwings I saw over
my three-day ride in NM/Arizona. “Gosh, that is ugly. But
I KNOW they have GREAT rear ends. ”
For decent, think the front view of maybe a 1992 Kawi Concours.
As I recall, they worked pretty well too.
I don’t understand why the colors are so few. I think one should be more color selections
Is the gold wing dct available as a trike? Perhaps as a special order? Thank you.
No trikes are available from the Honda factory. The only Gold Wing trikes are aftermarket conversions.
I have a 2015 goldwing f6b. It has the black exhaust which has what Honda calls a ‘more aggressive sound’. Does the black exhaust on the ’23 sound the same as the chrome exhaust?
Does anyone really need, or use all of the extra electronic goodies? Seems like using some of them would result in distracted driving, and take away from the enjoyment of riding. I love my 2010 Goldwing and would not trade it for the new $28,600 version.
I took possession of my 2018 Goldwing dct on April 26 of 2018. I am 76 years young and not willing to give up any of so called “electronic goodies”. Not going backwards to “the good old days “. I have never enjoyed a motorcycle more than this one!!! And that goes back 60 years! 😎👍👌
This bike is Nothing of what a Goldwing stands for! It is light weight, slimmer, nimble and has a sport mode button. This thing is an upgrade to the ST1300- The new 2018+ ST1800 skinny trans sport bike