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Old 11-15-2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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I Ride: 2012 RSV4 Factory APRC with OPRT
Goldwing F6B
Honda announced their new model lineup, and it includes a new take on the Goldwing. Lighter, slimmer, and trimmer, it's sportier and cool looking! My wife has wanted me to get a Goldwing so she could ride comfortably with me, but I had zero interest in the rolling couch, but this new one... I'd rock it, absolutely.

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:48 AM   #2
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From: SE Portland / Bucerias, Nayarit Mx

I Ride: 03' CBR1100XX, 84 GL1200A
That is sweet looking, when time allows I am reworking my old Goldwing into a bagger like that through this winter. Simply removing the rear trunk and cutting the windshield down alone was a night and day change, but it needs a little cleaning up to make it look like that's the way it was supposed to be.

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:55 AM   #3
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From: Bellingham, WA

I Ride: Duc, Duc, Goose...
I could definitely rock that big girl

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:57 AM   #4
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I Ride: kawasaki Ninja 650R, Kawasaki KLX 250s
Ugly tank. (not the gas tank, the whole thing)

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:02 AM   #5
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I Ride: 1991 XR250L, 2007 BMW F800S, 1999 ATK 605 ESDS/SM
still over EIGHT HUNDRED POUNDS!!

who would buy a goldwing without all the bags? That's the point of a goldwing! Plus, they removed reverse! No reverse, still over 800 pounds.

the only thing it has going for it is that it looks cool.

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:23 AM   #6
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“ Quote:
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still over EIGHT HUNDRED POUNDS!!

who would buy a goldwing without all the bags? That's the point of a goldwing! Plus, they removed reverse! No reverse, still over 800 pounds.

the only thing it has going for it is that it looks cool.
1. It's a Goldwing, people don't buy it for it's light weight
2. People upgrading from sport touring machines that aren't grandfathers/grandmothers yet.
3. H-D sells tons of motorcycles, and what do they have going for them?

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:28 AM   #7
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From: West London to West Seattle!

I Ride: A Red White n Blue Gixxer...
Wow, it even has an airbag!

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:46 AM   #8
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I Ride: slow in the fast lane like everyone else...
silverwing v2?

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #9
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I Ride: fast, except on the road.
Pretty cool looking for a GW!

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Old 11-15-2012, 10:23 AM   #10
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I Ride: other peoples when they let me, working on Honda VF750
“ Quote:
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still over EIGHT HUNDRED POUNDS!!
who would buy a goldwing without all the bags? That's the point of a goldwing! Plus, they removed reverse! No reverse, still over 800 pounds.
the only thing it has going for it is that it looks cool.
think of this as the stripper model...
though I'm disappointed that H used the F6 designation on something this ... well, NOT a F6.

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1. It's a Goldwing, people don't buy it for it's light weight
2. People upgrading from sport touring machines that aren't grandfathers/grandmothers yet.
3. H-D sells tons of motorcycles, and what do they have going for them?
1. they took Fucking reverse out you'd think they could have lost more wt.
2. Americans like to carry everything but the sink when traveling, would have made more sense to have detachable top case(I suspect there is a H-line accessory).
3. you've never heard: Its not a motorcycle, it's a Lifestyle that H-D sells? (maybe it's just a Look)

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Ugly tank. (not the gas tank, the whole thing)
The orig GL1800 isn"t winning any prizes either, so combine need to cover somthing that big with the need to give it a different distinctive look and it's bound to come out as stepchild.

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:05 AM   #11
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I'm still not getting this change. Is this in addition to the full touring or replacing it? If it's replacing it....Well that was dumb! If a new GW addition to the full touring model, sure why not.

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:23 AM   #12
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I Ride: Suzuki Boulevard C90, Suzuki DRZ400E, My Wife's Scooter
Not bad.

But I'd rather have a Rune!




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Old 11-15-2012, 11:23 AM   #13
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I Ride: a cruzzer
Honda is doing some interesting stuff this year.
I see this as a attempt to grab some of the bagger crazy via a proven model and existing tooling.
Both Kawi & Yammie have bagger models.
Hell its far better looking than BMW's attempt at a cruiser......,
If you like really big ass bikes, like say, the Rocket III. Then this is a viable option I guess.

Not everybody wants a 120hp 400 lb 600 that requires 10 bazzion rpm to pull away from a stop sign and turns instantly. Nor does everyone want, a Icon.

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:33 PM   #14
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That is sweet looking, when time allows I am reworking my old Goldwing into a bagger like that through this winter. Simply removing the rear trunk and cutting the windshield down alone was a night and day change, but it needs a little cleaning up to make it look like that's the way it was supposed to be.
Owned a black '86 GL1200I for 13-years, and thought about removing
the rear trunk for a more streamlined look. However, I decided against
it as it'd be too boxy looking at least from the rear. Too much like the
Honda Pacific Coast. :/

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:40 PM   #15
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I Ride: BMW K1200GT, KTM 990 Adv, Ducati SF
Looks an awful lot like the Victory.

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:08 AM   #16
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Not bad.

But I'd rather have a Rune!




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Old 11-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #17
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I Ride: other peoples when they let me, working on Honda VF750
F6C w/ bags...much better looking IMHO

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2597/3...080dfcd610.jpg

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Old 11-16-2012, 01:40 PM   #18
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I would consider riding one of these when I'm eligible for social security... wait there won't be any social security when I retire. I would consider riding one of these as a commuter when I retire and become a Walmart greeter! Is there a spot to hang a handicrapped tag on the windshield?

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Old 11-16-2012, 08:47 PM   #19
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I Ride: 2008 KTM 990 Adventure (street) 2005 GSXR 750 (race)
I hate to break the mold, but I kinda like the couch look. I was waiting to turn 40 before buying one, but it's starting to look like a Harley. They're even advertising it with a 3/4ths helmeted rider.

I want to buy a bike at 40 that I'll be comfortable on 40 years later. This doesn't appear to be that bike anymore.

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Old 11-16-2012, 09:18 PM   #20
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I Ride: 2001 BLUE Ducati ST4
Gotta say - It looks like a BIG - Stretched version of a some of the Scooters I see on this Island that are used for commuters...
I am sure that it has its place in the universe - just not in my garage!!

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