The 2018 Honda Gold Wing brings back the sporty spirit of its 1975 model and adds a veritable buffet of modern features. At its heart, Honda’s traditional flat six engine provides tremendous power and a hair-raising exhaust note. The manual gearbox offers six gears, the first and last of which are taller, giving the rider more revs to play with on the open road and easier launching. If conditions get dicey, it’s easy to swap throttle maps and limit engine output to sane levels. Of course, none of this means anything if the bike can’t get the power to the road. The Gold Wing delivers with dual wishbone suspension that gives a smooth,supple ride unparalleled by any other touring bike. Read all about it in our preview article “Better than Ever: The 2018 Honda Gold Wing Is Here,” watch the first installment at “2018 Honda Gold Wing First Test Review Video – Part 1,” and keep an eye out for video updates as we log more miles.