Kuala Lumpur, 29th May 2012 – The legendary adventure-touring bike series Honda Gold Wing returns, more stylish and more powerful than ever before. Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd will launch the Honda 2012 Gold Wing on 31 May 2012, raising the benchmark for luxury touring bikes. “We are proud to present the Honda 2012 Gold Wing, which provides incredible smoothness, efficiency and comfort to cruise great distances. The Honda 2012 Gold Wing will provide the ultimate cruising experience for bike enthusiasts in Malaysia,” said Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Boon Siew Honda, Mr. Satoshi Okada.
“The Honda 2012 Gold Wing made headlines when it was first unveiled during the MotoXpo 2012 in February earlier this year. It created a buzz within the biking community with its stylish exterior and advanced performance – capturing the essence of reliability and durability found in Honda machines. We are pleased to welcome the Honda 2012 Gold Wing model in Malaysia,” he added.
Honda 2012 Gold Wing runs on a unique 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, where PGM-FI technology ensures a crisp throttle response and low gas exhaust emissions. HECS3 oxygen-sensing catalytic exhaust gas converter system minimises emissions of harmful exhaust gases to ensure full compliance with EURO-3 emissions regulations. The side-to-side torque effect is cancelled out with the five-speed gearbox with overdrive that spins the opposite way to the engine’s crankshaft. The fifth gear is an overdrive that offers low cruising revs.
The Honda 2012 Gold Wing combines high performance and beautiful design with an upgrade in exterior styling. Elegant-looking, the bike sports sharp dynamic forms with an impressive front face as well as integrated lines linking the front and rear. The aerodynamics of the machine is enhanced by tweaking the shape of the bottom bridge.
Designed with the long distance traveler in mind, the Honda 2012 Gold Wing features larger pannier cases, fairing pockets and top box, increasing the overall luggage capacity over 150 litres. A 2.8 litre central storage compartment is provided to store small personal items and accessories while on the road.
The touring bike experience is not complete without a good audio system for music-playing. The Honda 2012 Gold Wing comes with an audio system with surround sound, which provides the freedom of creating an adventure soundtrack for the journey in a variety of formats such as MP3, WMA and AAC by connecting to an iPod(r), iPhone(r) or USB stick.
Capping off the Honda 2012 Gold Wing as the ultimate luxury touring bike is its newly-improved seat material. Its new weatherproof seat cover and urethane seat are shaped to cushion its passenger at the highest comfort level. In addition, its heated seat and foot warming system goes the extra mile to regulate the temperature throughout the journey. Its Pro-Arm Rear Swingarm allows for neutral and responsive handling, whilst its low centre of gravity provides good low-speed balance and stability.
The Honda 2012 Gold Wing’s also comes with advanced riding features that every bike fan will love for its convenience and responsiveness. A push button on the right handlebar engages the slow-speed reverse gear easily; whilst cruising is made simple with a lightweight electronic cruise-control system that utilizes a 16-bit ECU-based, motor-actuated throttle mechanism.
With six windscreen-adjustment system settings over 100mm of travel, cruising is not only more comfortable but also safer when rough winds sweep through which is also further enhanced by the improved wind and weather protection built into the front and body of the machine. Safety features are further boosted with the Antilock Braking System (ABS) to reduce the braking effort should the system detect that wheel is about to lock up and the Combined Braking System (CBS) tackles the task of delivering the perfect balance of front and rear braking.
The Honda 2012 Gold Wing comes in two colours – Pearl Fadeless White and Graphite Black. The new models are available in authorised Impian Honda shops with the on-the-road price of RM174,900.00 from 31 May 2012.
For more information, please visit www.boonsiewhonda.com.my or call the Boon Siew Honda Toll-Free number at 1800-88-3993 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, except for public holidays).