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Old 05-26-2012, 12:09 AM   #136
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:09 AM   #137
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I had the opportunity to buy a new 12 when they were first released, ended up getting a great deal on a close out 10'. Still waiting to see what the next generation Wing is going to be, the added bonus being the gtl1600 will have been out a few years....decisions decisions

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Old 05-26-2012, 02:57 PM   #138
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I had the opportunity to buy a new 12 when they were first released, ended up getting a great deal on a close out 10'. Still waiting to see what the next generation Wing is going to be, the added bonus being the gtl1600 will have been out a few years....decisions decisions

I'm hoping to do something similar. The prices on the 2012 are quite high. I'm curious about the "next generation Wing". How much more can they do to the bike? A 2000cc? Does it really need it? I think the Wing is fine as it is. I would like to see ABS standard on all models. Then you wouldn't have to go up two levels to get ABS.



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Old 05-26-2012, 04:24 PM   #139
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I'm hoping to do something similar. The prices on the 2012 are quite high. I'm curious about the "next generation Wing". How much more can they do to the bike? A 2000cc? Does it really need it? I think the Wing is fine as it is. I would like to see ABS standard on all models. Then you wouldn't have to go up two levels to get ABS.



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Improvements for next gen Goldwings:

Electrically adjustable windshield
Traction control
Mileage computer
Gear indicator.

ABS is standard on Goldwings sold in Canada.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:36 PM   #140
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Improvements for next gen Goldwings:

Electrically adjustable windshield
Traction control
Mileage computer
Gear indicator.

ABS is standard on Goldwings sold in Canada.

I'd like to see those things. The biggest one would seem to be Traction Control.




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Old 05-26-2012, 06:43 PM   #141
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Improvements for next gen Goldwings:

Electrically adjustable windshield
Traction control
Mileage computer
Gear indicator.

ABS is standard on Goldwings sold in Canada.
MORE FREAKING LEGROOM.
A seat that isn't made out of rocks.

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Old 05-27-2012, 06:20 AM   #142
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MORE FREAKING LEGROOM.
A seat that isn't made out of rocks.

(GL1200 driver here)
I'd like to see those and a 6 speed gearbox on the standard models, put the ABS, Airbags and traction control on the upgraded models.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:01 AM   #143
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MORE FREAKING LEGROOM.
A seat that isn't made out of rocks.

(GL1200 driver here)
The legroom is one of the things that doesn't suit me about the Goldwing, but I don't know how you can fix that and still stay with the flat six, which is as much a trademark of the 'wing as an air cooled pushrod v-twin is for HD.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:25 AM   #144
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The legroom is one of the things that doesn't suit me about the Goldwing, but I don't know how you can fix that and still stay with the flat six, which is as much a trademark of the 'wing as an air cooled pushrod v-twin is for HD.
It would be tough. You'd never get a foot forward position like an Electra Glide. But maybe raise the seat a little, move it back, and lower the pegs and controls so you can get your toes under the engine.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:14 AM   #145
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New-to-me 'Wing

Not nearly as nifty at that custom cafe bike, but here she is.

Just adopted this one from my dad as he got a replacement bike. Hope to put quite a few miles on this one.

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Old 05-28-2012, 05:52 AM   #146
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The 1500's have much more leg room than the 1800's, so its possible to do with the 6 cyl.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:27 PM   #147
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Not nearly as nifty at that custom cafe bike, but here she is.

Just adopted this one from my dad as he got a replacement bike. Hope to put quite a few miles on this one.

Nice looking naked Goldwing. Judging by the cast wheels I'm guessing '83? I have a '83 Interstate in the same color and always thought it would be fun to have another as a naked bike. Maybe put superbike bars and a smaller, but not really cafe racer-ish, seat on it to tool around on when I don't need all the storage of the Interstate.

Have fun with it!

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Old 05-28-2012, 09:53 PM   #148
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I'm hoping to do something similar. The prices on the 2012 are quite high. I'm curious about the "next generation Wing". How much more can they do to the bike? A 2000cc? Does it really need it? I think the Wing is fine as it is. I would like to see ABS standard on all models. Then you wouldn't have to go up two levels to get ABS.



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If a 420 lb BMW needs 190hp then a 900 lb wing could certainly use more than 96. (rear wheel)
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #149
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There is some great bikes on the Naked Goldwing site...check out this one!
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Greetz to the inmates who ride a Wing!

...and, to the inmate that made the derogatory about the Wing-related forums - amen, bruddah!

Back to reading - see ya on the road!
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