Totally unlike Honda, they revealed the new bike before the show - perhaps to stem a leak about the bike? It was a poorly-kept secret, as patent-derived images of the bike have been floating around for quite some time.
What we know so far:
- It is a tilting reverse trike, with sprung suspension that will hold the bike upright at a stop
- It has a four-cylinder horizontally opposed engine, just like the GL1000, GL1100 and GL1200 Goldwings
- It is a hybrid, with at least two electric motors also powering the bike, but not in the hubs. How the electric motors are connected to the drivetrain is not yet known
- It uses shaft drive to transmit power to the rear wheel
It certainly doesn't appear to have much in the way of storage, but the fact that they are calling it a "wing" - does this indicate they are slotting it in amongst the Goldwing?
What do you think? Is this a bike you'd consider riding? How about if you were facing giving up riding, but could ride a trike?