Honda has unveiled the 2013 version of its touring motorcycle, the Goldwing F6B but this model was quite unexpected to us. Frankly speaking, the 2013 version of the Gold Wing F6B and the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe are stripped down versions of the full-dress machine that has been a been a favorite of touring riders for almost four decades. The new bike now features a shorter windscreen and a shaved off trunk area. Honda claims that the new bike is lighter, trimmer, leaner and good enough for around-town, shorter trips, or even a weekend getaways. In addition, the motorcycle also provides plenty of storage capacity and performance, along with many of the Gold Wing’s comfort and luxury features.
The bike is powered by a horizontally opposed, Liquid-cooled 1853cc Flat-six, SOHC, 2 Valve per cylinder engine. It is mated to a 5 speed gearbox with electric reverse system. Final drive goes to the rear wheel via a shaft. It has been built around a twin spar aluminum frame and is now 28kgs lighter than the previous model. The 1832cc mill remains the same without any tweaks. Although, the F6B doesn’t feature all of the comfort accessories that the Gold Wing has, yet the list isn’t pretty bad either. The F6B gets a premium audio system that is MP3 or iPod compatible and linked to a multi-information screen that displays music information, clock, and air temperature and odo/trip meters. It also gets lockable, waterproof saddlebags have enough storage for a weekend trip. It also gets a very spacious glove compartment in addition. The F6B Deluxe model includes passenger backrest, center-stand, self-cancelling turn signals and heated grips. Both the models are available in black and red paint finishes.