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Aug 29, 2001

New Honda Gold Wing Exceeds CARB 2008 Emissions Standards

From a Honda press release originally issued August 24 and corrected August 28:<BR><BR>2002 Honda Gold Wing exceeds CARB 2008 emissions standards<BR><BR>Torrance, CA -- American Honda Motor Company's 2002 GL1800 Gold Wing motorcycle has been certified to meet the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) tough 2008 emissions standards. But there's more to the story…<BR><BR>In fact, the 2002 Gold Wing's powerful 118-bhp engine exceeds the CARB 2008 emissions standard for carbon monoxide by 67 percent and the standard for hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen by 63 percent. This remarkable achievement is realized through the use of Honda's sophisticated programmed fuel injection and the use of a 3-way closed-loop fuel management system that utilizes two exhaust catalyzers. <BR><BR>"Honda has made a global commitment to produce low emission engines that do not sacrifice performance and driveability," said Honda's Motorcycle Division Vice President Ray Blank. "It's yet another example of our 'Performance First' philosophy, and we are very pleased that we can offer our riders this combination of power and low emissions in the Gold Wing."<BR><BR>The 2002 Gold Wing is now on sale at Honda motorcycle dealers throughout the US. For 2002, Honda offers three stunning new colors: Pearl Orange, Metallic Silver and Illusion Blue. Illusion Red, Pearl Yellow and Black complete the offerings for 2002. The Gold Wing is also available with Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) in all six colors.<BR><BR>The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2002 Gold Wing in Pearl Orange, Metallic Silver, Pearl Yellow and Black is $17,699. Illusion Blue and Illusion Red are available for $17,999, only $300 more for the eye-catching ChromaFlair light interference pigment that alters hue as lighting conditions change. The ABS-version of the Gold Wing adds $1000 -- $18,699 for Pearl Orange, Metallic Silver, Pearl Yellow and Black and $18,999 for Illusion Blue and Illusion Red. <BR><BR>For further information, visit the Honda website at or contact the nearest authorized Honda motorcycle dealer.
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