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Honda is preparing to offer radar adaptive cruise control on the Honda Gold Wing

Even when it comes to motorbikes, cruise control is nothing new. But, radar-powered adaptive cruise control takes motorcyclists even closer to self-driving capability. Of course, many will object to the addition of such features. Still, there is no doubting that they are useful. Particularly for those who ride their bikes over long distances.

Adaptive cruise control implementations

Adaptive cruise control driven by radar is currently available on several models from Ducati and KTM. Some Japanese manufacturers, such as Kawasaki and Honda, are also getting in on the action. The Ninja H2 SX will launch with a camera and improvements to the Africa Twin and Gold Wing. Even if you don’t use adaptive cruise control, indeed, it takes away a lot from the pure motorcycling experience. It’s also sought after to take a break on the motorway and enjoy the scenery.

Honda Gold Wing Adaptive Cruise Control

The news is, Honda Gold Wing has received a few improvements. The new Gold Wing’s radar adaptive cruise control was seen in online patent photos. Housing such complex and delicate equipment will be difficult. With the Multistrada V4’s awkward-looking nose and the intricate tail section of the Ninja H2 SX, we’ve seen this before. Yet, Honda had plenty of room to accommodate a radar unit for the Gold Wing because of its big and sensuous fairing.

Gold wing adaptive cruise radar
Gold wing adaptive cruise radar

Besides, Honda plans to equip the Gold Wing with a rear-mounted radar sensor for blind-spot detection. It will make the motorcycle even more fascinating. There is still no word on where the back radar will be. Even if the bike doesn’t have a top case, it will have to be in the tail section. This would cause some modifications to the bikes’ instrument panel. The huge digital panel in the dashboard’s center will likely show radar warnings. As per rumors, Honda is working on a stunning heads-up display for a future model.

Gold wing adaptive cruise front radar
Gold wing adaptive cruise front radar

It’s fun to consider that the line between tech and automobile motorcycles is becoming blurred in the wake of so much progress. As a result, the Gold Wing will be even safer and more convenient to ride than ever before. Adaptive cruise control will be standard on the 2023 Honda Gold Wing.

Andrew Nelson
Andrew Nelsonhttp://www.bikersinsider.com
Andrew Nelson is an Editor at Bikers Insider, He has been a Passionate motorcycle rider since age 10, Andrew has close to a decade of Motorcycle industry experience, initially working in an online, magazine and has now transitioned into a full-time blog writer, Andrew prefers touring-style motorcycles, his favorite motorbike is Africa Twin. He is obsessed with keeping up to date with all the latest tech in the motorcycle industry, Andrew is also a keen swimmer and he can usually be found training in his local swimming pool. Words from Andrew: Beyond my love of adventure and riding a motorcycle, sharing stories and my experience with other fellow riders is another passion of mine, I hope sharing my stories and experience will inspire anyone interested in motorcycle adventures.


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