The Gold Wing is a ridiculous luxobarge of a motorcycle, has been for many years.

Honda’s made quite a few motorcycles with semi-automatic and automatic transmissions - not counting rubber belt CVT scooters, of which they’ve made many, there’s the torque-converted 2-speed semi-automatic CB750A, the CB400A, and the CM400A/CM450A, the hydrostatic CVT DN-01, and the DCT VFR1200F, NC700/NC750 family, and NM4 (which really is part of the NC700 family itself).

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The Gold Wing has only ever had 5-speed manual gearboxes.

Luxobarges, as a rule, have automatics, and have for many decades. (Yes, I know, Tatra never made an automatic 613 or 700. That’s the exception that proves the rule.)

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Why hasn’t Honda put an automatic of some sort on the Gold Wing? (Note that this isn’t a product I’d actually buy, just a random musing.)