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2020 Honda Gold Wing DCT first ride: On a Wing and a prayer

How in Earth has Honda managed to make an 800-pound bike this good?

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Kyle Hyatt

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2020 Honda Gold Wing DCT

Honda's Gold Wing has been around in one form or another since the 1970s.

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In the decades since its introduction, it's gotten bigger and heavier.

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It's also gotten more complex and comfortable.

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But has it gotten better? Since the 2018 model year's massive overhaul, I'd say yes.

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It's still big and comfy, but it's engaging to ride and offers way more performance than you'd expect.

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It's also got an engine note that, in its upper registers, would sound at home in the back of a 911.

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The Honda DCT is also a revelation in a bike like this.

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It offers ultimate convenience in traffic while still providing plenty of opportunities for shift-it-yourself fun.

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The Wing is also eminently practical thanks to its ample passenger seat and its capacious luggage area.

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