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2018 Gold Wing has been announced

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced


    Quote Originally Posted by scottieducati View Post
    I find it humorous the spread of those in the "I want one" camp.... I'm sure if it has a 12V power outlet sufficient enough to run a kettle we could get Degsy on board even.
    Anyone that knows me has heard me say "when I turn 40 I'm getting a geezer bike".
    This is the uber geezer mount.

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    It sounds and looks cool. I wouldn't mind one, probably would test ride one if I was rich.

    I think I will just compromise and put the quiet pipes back on my Harley, been meaning to do that for a couple years anyway; it's free, and it's close enough to rolling couch ecstasy, especially since it's not my only bike. I'd gladly ride the Road King around the continent for a couple months tomorrow (or next spring), if I had the time and money.

    Would the gold wing be better for that? Almost certainly, but either way would be fun as hell so it's not 30K more fun to me.

    Btw Joe, I wouldn't hold my breath for these to be available used for 10k...Maybe the late model gold wings this will make obsoletish to the latest and greatest crowd, though

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    I was talking about the star motorcycle: no way that thing holds it value. since everyone has a hard on for H-D

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    In person I found the star tourer underwhelming. Lots of cheap plastic. Both hd and the wing spank it in fit and finish by a mile.

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    It's disappointing that metric cruisers still come with that same boring ugly controls and "plastic where there should be metal" the same as they did for the last 20 years.

    I put about 250 miles on an ultra classic a few weeks ago and I can honestly see why some people are "hd or nothing else" in the cruiser market.

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    Indian. Polaris/Victory. ALL the metrics. They all do it. Lots of cheap plastic. Each button or control looks like it was sourced from a different supplier than the last. Some controls easy to work with gloves.. some not. Lots of overdone colored LED bling; reminds me of a Jensen stereo you'd buy at a department store in the 90's.

    I keep telling people I think Harley has this nailed.
    Honda with the wing too.
    Yami does it with some of their bikes. Cannot figure out why they can't do it with the star lineup too.

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    I was thinking of a K1600 when I retire, but this new Wing is interesting. A few of us were talking Wings the other day and I said I wasn’t sure I’d want it if I only had one bike. I might be wrong there.

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Anyone that knows me has heard me say "when I turn 40 I'm getting a geezer bike".
    This is the uber geezer mount.
    40? You are selling yourself short.

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    I have to admit I'm conflicted about this.

    I owned an F6b and really liked it and the new model is better.

    I traded the F6b for the VFR1200x and while it is great, it is tall and I'm a 95% pavement, full day / multi day tour type and the wing is better suited for all of this.

    I'm also a geezer and the 2000 VFR I picked up cheap this summer fills the need to hoon around for an hour or two quite nicely.

    So, in all respect I should be lined up for a new wing.

    But I'm actually looking at ST1300's. I owned two before I started longer rides but now they seem like a perfect choice for what I do at a fraction of the cost of a Wing and without a lot of tech I don't really need.

    It's nice to have such first world problems

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    40? You are selling yourself short.

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    How so?
    I didn’t say I was hanging it all up at 40.
    Or are you saying I shouldn’t wait?

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    Cycleworld just posted an article of the bike's trick front end, not sure how much of it is marketing fluff, but this feature really seem like a good enough of a reason to justify it especially on a bike with such a big engine.

    Because the A-arm suspension allows mainly vertical movement of the front wheel, rather than the diagonal up-and-to-the-rear movement of a telefork, it has made possible moving the engine forward, allowing rider position to move ahead 36mm.
    [source] 2018 Honda Gold Wing Motorcycle Without Telescopic Fork | Cycle World

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    It's been a long time since I looked at a street bike and thought "I think I would enjoy that." I like this Gold Wing.

    I have not ever ridden a bike with a DCT, but plenty of cars with them. Assuming the car experience roughly transfers over, I'd definitely get the DCT. On a bike like the gold wing, I wouldn't be concerned with 'soulful connection with machine' and the DCT probably makes the riding experience more pleasurable and lowers stress. $28k for a bike like that for the target market (older man/woman/couple with plenty of leisure time on their hands means they have made their money already, and they can afford nice things) is not bad at all.

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    I am surprisingly attracted to this bike...


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    Seems like the DCT on the bike is no different than on my car. It's an automatic when I want it to be, and a clutchless standard with auto blipping when I want to shift.

    Having said that... I don't know which way I would go. If I was not in traffic a lot, then I'd probably still get the clutch. However, to get the airbag, you need to go to the DCT.... and having the airbag would be nice.

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    I've ridden the 2010 VFR1200 with DCT. It was better in sport than normal mode, but the manual option was also easy to use.

    For a big tourer with lots of torque and any commuting duty with traffic, I'd go for a DCT in a heartbeat, but if i didn't have it I'm not sure I'd miss it often.

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced





    Some damned good marketing. Hell, even I want one.

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    of course you want one. although today has me thinking I should get the 790adv first (for my 40th), and save the wing for when I retire. (in 16yrs, 9mos).
    because goals.

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    Cool vids. But the speedometer only goes up to 130??

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    although today has me thinking I should get the 790adv first (for my 40th), and save the wing for when I retire.
    You're as bad as I am. Just so you know.

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    The speedo on GLs is notoriously off. That said, most report a top speed for the previous generation to be somewhere between 130 and 140.

    It runs out of power to push that much wind at the top.

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    Save you $ and just get yourself a ST1300. And the 790A2018 Gold Wing has been announced

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    Gino,

    I've seen you twice coming south ffom NH 2-up, so it looks like you're loving to ST1300. Your suggestion is one I've been thinking about a lot.

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    A few not previously discussed details.



    Nothing "ground breaking". Just details.

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    Re: 2018 Gold Wing has been announced

    That dealership has a bunch of videos up that look like some sort of sales training bits, each pretty interesting to geeks like me. I think I've watched all of them at this point.

    Engine and transmission
    Electronic goodies

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    Me too.

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