This week Honda revealed a number of 2019 carry-over street models that cover a variety of categories, but we’ll just hit on the touring and cruiser categories here. Dig around a little and you'll find the announcement refers to mostly new colors and some software updates on the Gold Wing and, of course, new prices.
The mighty Gold Wing gets the bulk of the changes, with Honda stating that all 2019 Wings will now come with two Smart Keys. All Wings will also get Navigation System software updates, which will allow voice route guidance to continue after the bike’s ignition is turned off and then back on. The update will also enable the Points Of Interest feature to remain present after ignition is turned off and then back on, as well.
Honda says those updates will come right from the factory for the new 2019 Gold Wing models, but they’ll also be available to 2018 Wing owners who can download them from the Powersports website beginning later this fall.
The 2019 Gold Wing, which will be available in winter of 2018, also gets some snappy new colors: