2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B – A Tourer Minus the Touring

11/12/2012 @ 3:00 am, by Jensen Beeler11 COMMENTS

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B   A Tourer Minus the Touring 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B black 635x476

The last of Honda’s six new models for the 2013 model year (checkout our coverage of the 2013 Honda CBR500R, 2013 Honda CB500F, 2013 Honda CB500X, & 2013 Honda CBR600RR), the 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B is in a class of its own.

If the traditional Honda Gold Wing is the Cadillac of the motorcycling world, then the Honda Gold Wing F6B must be what the bike looks like with a drop-top. Taking the huge weekend touring machine, Honda has made the Gold Wing F6B more of a day-to-day cruiser…but not in a horrible Honda Rune sort of way.

Using the same chassis and 1,832cc flat-six motor that is found in the Honda Gold Wing, the 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B not only looks like less motorcycle than its predecessor, but it also sports 62 lbs in less heft than the base tourer model, for a “curvy” 842 lbs curb weight.

Coming in two models, the Honda Gold Wing F6B will cost $19,999, while the Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe will cost $20,999, and will include a center stand, passenger backrest, and self-cancelling turn signals. Color choices are simple: black or red. Photos and tech specs are after the jump.

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B   A Tourer Minus the Touring 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B red 635x476

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Technical Specifications:

ENGINE
Engine Type1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
Bore And Stroke74.0mm x 71.0mm
InductionPGM-FI
IgnitionComputer-controlled digital with 3-D mapping
Compression Ratio9.8:1
Valve TrainSOHC; two valves per cylinder
DRIVETRAIN
TransmissionFive-speed including Overdrive
Final DriveShaft
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system; 4.8 inches travel
Rear SuspensionPro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single shock with remote-controlled spring preload adjustment
Front BrakesDual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers
Rear BrakeSingle ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper
Front Tire130/70R-18
Rear Tire180/60R-16
DIMENSIONS
Rake29.15 degrees
Trail109mm (4.3 inches)
Wheelbase66.5 inches
Seat Height29.1 inches
Curb Weight842 pounds
Fuel Capacity6.7 gallons
Miles Per GallonTBD – Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
OTHER
Model IdGL1800B
EmissionsMeets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.
Available ColorsBlack, Red
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Three YearsTransferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Source: American Honda

Comment:

  1. JoeD says:

    “Only 842 lbs?!!!!” For only a bit more weight and less money, I would rather have a Fiat 500 with four passenger seating and climate control.

  2. Bill says:

    Good luck competing with the HD Streetrod, and Victory Cross Country in that arena of stripped bagger. If your first thought is buy a car you are not a motorcyclist.

  3. webbiker says:

    Surprising! I would not be caught dead on a Gold Wing, but I quite like this version. I would never ever ever buy one, but it’s kinda cool in some perverted way.

  4. Bern says:

    I can’t remember the last time I was excited about the new offerings from Honda. I see this year is no different.

  5. Silas says:

    So true Bern. The only thing that can make up for 5 years of boredom is the V4 super bike. Let’s see if it actually materialises.

  6. Brij says:

    this has gotto be a quantum leap for honda to do anything “different” with the gold wing! Now, if they could make that a belt drive or chain drive and with a valkyrie frame, it will open doors for a lot of customising!!

  7. JoeD says:

    If this were my only choice, a Fiat 500 gets the nod. Thankfully, I have four bikes in the shed and a truck for firewood and emergencies.

  8. Bill E says:

    Im an advent Honda rider and have been since the earlier 600 automatics. I currently ride a Rune, but have been looking to get a 2009-12 Wing. I recently was asked “Have you seen the New Wing” by a friend and that has started and stoped my search. This bike looks awsome. If it packs enough on the long ride features (confort, storage, etc), Ill need to waive the 2009-12 for the F6B.

  9. Paul McM says:

    Gold Wings are comfortable and surprisingly capable bikes, despite their massive weight. With this, Honda is trying to do the “bad boy tourer” thing and steal market share from Harley, Victory. I wonder is the American V-Twin faithful will go for it. Maybe — there are certainly enough leather-vested dorks riding around in black beanies in my neck of the woods. And Honda must be channeling P.T. Barnum (who believed a sucker was born every minute). You have to pay $1000.00 more (on top of $19,999) for the “DeLuxe” to get a centerstand, back-rest, and self-cancelling turn-signals (which were std on 250cc bikes in the 70s!). Give me a break…

  10. BOB ROY says:

    I PERSONALLY LIKE THE HONDA GOLD WING MODEL 2013, ITS A COOL LOOKING BIKE, IVE HAD GOLD WINGS ALL THE WAY BACK TO 1975, THEY CANT BE BEAT FOR DURABILITY, AND COMFORT, AND ROAD ABILITY, AND SPEED, MY HARLEY BUDS SAY THEY LOOK LIKE A SOFA GOING DOWN THE HWY, MAYBE BUT A GREAT RIDE, IM NOW ON A 2012 TRIUMPH ROCKET III ROADSTER, ITS AN AMAZING 2300 CC MOTORCYCLE, I WOULD CLASS IT WITH THE GOLDWING AS FAR AS COMFORT, ITS MUCH FASTER, BUILT IN ENGLAND, I WISH I HAD A BUILDING THAT WOULD HOLD ABOUT 20 MOTORCYCLES , I WOULD HAVE ONE OF ALL THE POWER CRUISERS, A WING, A ROCKET, A HARLEY, A MAINTENANCE MAN TO DO NOTHING BUT KEEP THE OIL CHANGED AND KEEP THEM WAXED AND IN GOOD RUNNING SHAPE, ETC

  11. ozone says:

    I have been riding harley davidson for many years. For the same price as a stripped road glide. You can get a F6B deluxe with 118 HP and 125 lbs of rear wheel torque in a pretty cool looking package…hmm this maybe a no-brainer.. trade the 5,000 mile harley service for , I thought I read, 30,000 mile service intervals.. not a bad deal.. just my opinion…