Honda Power Sports touts the Honda Gold Wing touring motorcycle as a bike that “can make your riding dreams come true” as it represents the height of luxury to enthusiasts looking to combine their loves of riding with long-distance travels. From comfortable seating for two to high end technological spoils that include XM radio, iPod docking and a navigation system, the Gold Wing touring cycle really packs everything in to make the $23,000 retail price worthwhile. However, as with any vehicle in any price range, the Gold Wing is only as good as the tires that it rides on, and some riders are about to have their vacations cut short.
Continental Tire has announced the voluntary recall of approximately 1,700 ContiMotion MC tires that are most commonly used for the rear wheels of the Honda Gold Wing 1800 touring motorcycle. While the company has received no reports of accidents or injuries as of yet, according to the Auto Channel, Continental has received some feedback that these tires could become susceptible to cracking, uneven wear and belt lift caused by under-inflation and overloading the rear storage compartment on the Gold Wing. Any of those conditions could ultimately lead to tread separation, dangerous accidents and injuries while the motorcycle is being operated.