Two variants will be available: the bagger-style base model Gold Wing (pictured) and the more traditional and touring-ready Gold Wing Tour Premium.
Following a comprehensive makeover for the 2018 model year that included the adoption of a double wishbone front suspension, optional DCT transmission, reduced weight and increased agility, the changes are minor for 2021.
Both variants get an upgraded audio system with improved speaker quality, as well as new colours. The Gold Wing Tour Premium adds a redesigned seat in suede and synthetic leather and revises the backrest angle to improve pillion comfort. The Tour Premium also increases top box capacity from 50 litres to 61 litres – large enough to hold two full-face helmets - taking the overall luggage capacity from 110 to 121 litres.
The base 2021 Gold Wing comes in a new Pearl Deep Mud Grey with orange accents, while the 2021 Gold Wing Tour Premium will be available in a choice of Gunmetal Black Metallic and Candy Ardent Red.
Power still comes from the torque-rich 1833cc six-cylinder engine with ride-by-wire throttle, selectable torque control, four riding modes and cruise control. As with the MY20 Gold Wing, both locally-released MY21 Gold Wing variants will only be available with the 7-speed DCT.
Other standard features include Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth, ABS, a power-adjustable windscreen and heated grips. The Tour Premium also gets fog lamps and heated seats.
Pricing and full specs for the updated 2021 Honda Gold Wing range will be announced closer to local release.