Celebrating four decades since the Honda Goldwing first made tracks, Honda has announced it is releasing a new F6B model as part of the 40th Anniversary range.
The special-edition motorcycle comes in two colour options, plus special 40th Anniversary badges and key, and is set for release late March with a Manufacturer’s List Price of $25,199*.
Introduced to the Goldwing family in 2013, the F6B inherited the model’s outstanding reputation for a unique two-wheel experience.
The 2015 F6B goes a step further, adopting the latest technology from Honda, including electronic reverse gear and cruise control, while maintaining the same low price tag. The slow-speed reversing system is engaged with a simple push of the thumb control on the handlebars, while the lightweight cruise control system utilises a 16-bit ECU-based, motor-actuated throttle mechanism.
A stunning reincarnation of the world’s greatest touring motorcycle, the new F6B is lighter, trimmer and leaner while still offering plenty of storage capacity and performance, along with many of the Goldwing’s comfort and luxury features.
During its development, the aim for the Goldwing F6B was to produce a nimble-feeling, agile bike that would not only be comfortable to use on city streets but fun on winding roads and of course perform on the open highway. The F6B offers an unbeatable combination of cool credibility and useful practicality.
It’s the style of the Goldwing F6B that initially grabs attention; minus the rear top box and with its shorter screen, the long, low touring machine flows fluidly from front to rear.
Honda’s dedication to superior engineering shines through in the Goldwing family, with innovative design and a build quality that is second to none. The pursuit of perfection is evident not only in the finish of each machine, but how well the motorcycles run, and for how long.
The Goldwing has set the golden standard in the motorcycle industry for four decades and the latest anniversary F6B model continues the trend.
Underneath is a twin-spar aluminium beam frame which holds the engine as a stressed member, improving its already outstanding levels of rigidity, while the design’s low weight and optimised weight distribution make it a joy to ride at any speed.
The Goldwing F6B also utilises Honda’s Dual Combined ABS system, delivering balanced braking between a pair of 296mm discs and three-piston callipers at the front, and a ventilated 316mm disc and three-piston calliper at the rear.
The 2015 F6B comes in Matt Bullet Silver and Atmosphere Blue Metallic colour options and of course, central to the 2015 model, is the distinctive 40th Anniversary badging and key.
To find out why the legendary Goldwing has stood the test of time, visit your nearest Honda Dealer, ring 1 300 1 HONDA or go to honda.com.au
* Price excludes on-road costs