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This is a more updated version of what I created and posted way back when - and it IS CORRECT:


2001-2005: ABS or Non-ABS

Early 2006:
Level 1 (P): Premium Audio
Level 2 (HP): Add Comfort Package
Level 3 (HPN): Add Navigation
Level 4 (HPNA): Add ABS

Late 2006-2008:
Level 1 (P): Premium Audio
Level 2 (HPN): Add Comfort Package, Navigation
Level 3 (HPNA): Add ABS
Level 4 (B): Add Airbag

2009-2010:
Level 1 (HPM): Premium Audio, Comfort Package, TPMS
Level 2 (HPNM): Add Navigation/Weather/XM
Level 3 (HPNAM): Add ABS
Level 4 (BM): Add Airbag

2012-2017:
Level 1: Premium Audio, Comfort Package, TPMS
Level 2: Add Navigation/Weather/XM/Trip Planner
Level 3: Add ABS
Level 4: Add Airbag


My 2006 was a Level 4 when I bought it... Airbag wasn't available yet. So if you know GoldWings all you need to know is the top level item and year to know everything that is on a Wing. But most don't know so it's better to forget about the "levels" and just list the items on the bike.

2004 added lighted buttons (most - not all buttons are lighted on any year).

2006 added bigger radiators and fans, bigger alternator, bigger front speakers (losing the small vents under the speakers).

2006-2008 had the first NAVI version with CF Cards, 2009-2010 had a improved version with SD cards, and 2012-2017 had an even better version where you could load your own routes via a second SD card.

2011 No GoldWings were built for the 2011 model year (moved manufacturing to Japan).

2012 had improved front suspension (debatable), cosmetic changes, better GPS. I believe the CD player was no longer an option and there was a USB connector for playing songs from a thumb drive.

2014 had improved transmission with 4th and 5th gears having improved dogs. GoldWingrGreg is a better source of info on that.
 

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This is a more updated version of what I created and posted way back when - and it IS CORRECT:


2001-2005: ABS or Non-ABS

Early 2006:
Level 1 (P): Premium Audio
Level 2 (HP): Add Comfort Package
Level 3 (HPN): Add Navigation
Level 4 (HPNA): Add ABS

Late 2006-2008:
Level 1 (P): Premium Audio
Level 2 (HPN): Add Comfort Package, Navigation
Level 3 (HPNA): Add ABS
Level 4 (B): Add Airbag

2009-2010:
Level 1 (HPM): Premium Audio, Comfort Package, TPMS
Level 2 (HPNM): Add Navigation/Weather/XM
Level 3 (HPNAM): Add ABS
Level 4 (BM): Add Airbag

2012-2017:
Level 1: Premium Audio, Comfort Package, TPMS
Level 2: Add Navigation/Weather/XM/Trip Planner
Level 3: Add ABS
Level 4: Add Airbag


My 2006 was a Level 4 when I bought it... Airbag wasn't available yet. So if you know GoldWings all you need to know is the top level item and year to know everything that is on a Wing. But most don't know so it's better to forget about the "levels" and just list the items on the bike.

2004 added lighted buttons (most - not all buttons are lighted on any year).

2006 added bigger radiators and fans, bigger alternator, bigger front speakers (losing the small vents under the speakers).

2006-2008 had the first NAVI version with CF Cards, 2009-2010 had a improved version with SD cards, and 2012-2017 had an even better version where you could load your own routes via a second SD card.

2011 No GoldWings were built for the 2011 model year (moved manufacturing to Japan).

2012 had improved front suspension (debatable), cosmetic changes, better GPS. I believe the CD player was no longer an option and there was a USB connector for playing songs from a thumb drive.

2014 had improved transmission with 4th and 5th gears having improved dogs. GoldWingrGreg is a better source of info on that.
Your updated list ought to be correct FOR U.S. SPECIFCATION Gold Wings. (I recognize the query came from a U.S.-based member.)

Canadian specification Gold Wings (and likely those sold in other markets outside the U.S.) were different than those on your list. I had an '07 Wing bought new, and I BELIEVE at that time all Canadian models were ABS-equipped.

I only add this factoid because there are Canadian members on this forum and U.S. residents have been known to buy used Canadian vehicles and import them to the U.S.

Tim
 
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