The Gold Wing F6C runs on the Gold Wing GL1800 engine, a quiet 1800cc horizontally opposed six-cylinder with a low center of gravity.
Smooth power characteristics and alluring acceleration are combined with the vehicle's reduced weight, to give off a powerful feeling starting from low speed range and to fascinate riders with its vibrant sound.
In environmental performance, the Gold Wing F6C adopted the same systems as the Gold Wing GL1800: a PGM-FI system for fine control over the air-fuel ratio and an air injection system to raise emission control efficiency and induce oxidation reactions for unburned gas. In addition to these systems, the Gold Wing F6C adopted the three-way catalytic converter system named HECS3 (Honda Evolutional Catalyzing System 3), which significantly reduces the levels of carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC) and nitrogen oxide (NOX) in exhaust emissions. Honda has thus realized high-level emission control performance.
With the help of these features, the vehicle inherits the world's highest environmental performance by achieving an emissions level half that, or lower, of the 2008 Tier 2 emissions regulations from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and half the level of Euro III European emissions regulations, without sacrificing the machine's powerful and smooth output characteristics.
The muffler was developed with attention paid to appearance and exhaust sound.
Six tailpipes are attached to slash-cut tail ends to display the distinguished personality of a six-cylinder engine.
The muffler has been revised exclusively for the Gold Wing F6C to give users enjoyment from the distinctive dynamic sound of the exhaust.
Radiators come mounted on both sides of the vehicle.
To prevent warm air flowing through the radiator from discomforting the rider, the development team has placed the air intake in the top of the radiator to create a backward air flow that diverts the warm air coming through the radiator away from the rider. * Patent pending.
Backward air flow through the radiator