Honda Announces 2023 Gold Wing Family

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT in Candy Ardent Red

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.

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT

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.

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour in Black

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.

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT

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.

2023 Honda Gold Wing
2023 Honda Gold Wing DCT in Matte Gray

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.

20 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

    • 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!

  2. 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”…

  3. 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…..

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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