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t's only natural that a revolutionary machine such as the Gold Wing should never rest on its laurels, striving instead to redefine its class at every opportunity. The Gold Wing set yet another industry benchmark by introducing production motorcycling's first-ever Airbag System. Proof once again that when it comes to touring, the Gold Wing stands alone at the top.
Premium Audio: The Gold Wing has always set the standard for onboard motorcycle audio systems ever since it revolutionized the touring category with its first integrated stereo in 1982. This year, however, is truly special thanks to our all-new Premium Audio package, which adds rear speakers as well as a pair of front tweeters, a new tuner, and an external 80-watt/channel power amplifier to our already state-of-the-art system. You'll be rewarded with clear sound at all speeds and yes, there's still the auxiliary port in the fairing, as well as the option of adding a trunk-mounted six-disc CD changer.
Comfort Package: Riding is fun, but we know it's nobody's idea of fun to be cold, so we're introducing a Rider Comfort package to even further enhance what's already the best, most sophisticated touring-bike bodywork in the world. With our new Cold Weather Comfort Package feature, you can add heated grips and even a heated seat and passenger backrest specially designed for rider and passenger comfort, all wired to run off your Gold Wing's electrical system (featuring a new-for-2006 standard-equipment 1,300-watt alternator). In addition, there's adjustable warm-air ducting from the engine to heat your feet.
Navigation: A Gold Wing is all about exploring new places, and our new Navigation option makes that easier than ever. This new proprietary Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ uses proven GPS technology in a fully integrated system that lets you view maps on a color LCD screen, and even follow step-by-step verbal directions via your Gold Wing's sound system. A 2GB Compact Flash (CF) card stores all the information you'll need to travel just about anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. Feature-rich and packed with options, it's simply the best GPS-based navigation system on a motorcycle today.
Anti-Lock Brakes: You're riding an unfamiliar piece of road, two-up, loaded with luggage. Maybe it's dark or, worse, raining. And suddenly there it is: a tree branch, or a rock. Or maybe even a deer. Anti-lock brakes can't guarantee you won't have an accident — nothing can do that — but they can help you make controlled stops under less-than-ideal circumstances. Most of the time, you'll never know your Gold Wing's anti-lock brakes are there. But when you need them in that split-second of adrenaline-charged reaction, you and your passenger are going to be thankful they work as well as they do.
Airbag: At Honda, we've always been proud to be the leader in our industry especially when it comes to safety. One of the most serious types of collisions is one in which a rider strikes an object head on. And it's in precisely this situation where an airbag can offer some of the greatest potential for protection. Our new airbag system is the first of its kind and will likely define how a motorcycle airbag needs to perform. It's the latest example of Honda's ongoing commitment to advancing rider safety.