It seems like just yesterday that we were all speculating, doubting, predicting, and second-guessing the release of the completely redesigned Gold Wing. Many Wingers were saying, "Take my money already, Honda!" While others were taking a more conservative approach, proclaiming, "I'll believe it when I see it." And of course the rest of us were somewhere in between. As we all know, the 2018 Wing did arrive earlier this year and now Honda has announced the 2019 model. There won't be too many differences, but we wanted to lay them out for you here.
The 2019 Gold Wing
Gold Wing Tour, Gold Wing Tour DCT: Candy Ardent Red, Darkness Black Metallic, Pearl Hawkseye Blue
Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT: Candy Ardent Red/Black
Gold Wing: Darkness Black Metallic
Gold Wing DCT: Candy Ardent Red, Matte Majestic Silver, Darkness Black Metallic
Price VS. 2018 Prices
Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT: $31,800 $31,500
Gold Wing Tour DCT: $28,000-$28,500 $27,700*
Gold Wing Tour: $27,000-$27,500 $26,700*
Gold Wing DCT: $25,000-$25,300 $24,700*
Gold Wing: $23,800 $23,500
Availability: Winter 2018
*Base model price.
As you can see above, they have added a new color-way, Darkness Black Metallic, to several models and raised the prices a bit for each.
Should you spring for a 2019 model, you will receive two (2) SmartKeys (the 2018 models only offered one) as well as some much needed Nav software updates. For one, the daylight savings date change has been corrected. Additionally, the points of interest as well as voice route guidance will not go away when you turn the ignition off and back on again.
Do you already own a 2018 Gold Wing? The good news for you is that Honda will be offering a Navigation software update for '18 Wings as well, which should be available as a download on the Powersports site sometime in the fall of this year.
If you haven't already purchased a new Gold Wing, are you planning to buy the 2019 model, opt for a 2018, hold out for another year or stick to the Wing that you already own? We'd love to know what you think...let us know by commenting below!
Want more info on the 2019 Gold Wing? Do you want to peruse all the specs and look at images, click the following link: https://powersports.honda.com/2019/gold-wing.aspx