Goldwing F6B

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by Wyckedan, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Wyckedan

    Seattle, Wa
    I Ride:
    RSV4 Factory
    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.
  2. 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.
  3. I could definitely rock that big girl
  4. Ugly tank. (not the gas tank, the whole thing)
  5. Avboden

    from Wa, living on Grenada (island)
    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.
  6. mfrankpdx

    mfrankpdx Retired

    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?
  7. Wow, it even has an airbag!
  8. yard sale

    yard sale snowshoe kitten... prrr...
    1. kKk

    silverwing v2?
  9. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mukilteo, WA
    Pretty cool looking for a GW!
  10. think of this as the stripper model...
    though I'm disappointed that H used the F6 designation on something this ... well, NOT a F6.

    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)

    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.
  11. 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.
  12. KevinD

    KevinD Moderator
    Staff Member

    Spokane Valley
    I Ride:
    On two wheels
    Not bad.

    But I'd rather have a Rune!

  13. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Streetfighter

    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.
  14. 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. :/
  15. FireDave

    FireDave Banned Camp

    Seattle, WA
    Looks an awful lot like the Victory.
  16. Texasl

    Texasl Moderator
    Staff Member

    From the land of eternal Saturdays
    I Ride:
    2007 Moto Guzzi Norge, 1988 H-D (Project) Electra-Glide
    Back away from the hash pipe. :secret:
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. davidk

    Bainbridge Island, WA
    I Ride:
    2001 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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