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Old 11-03-2012, 08:29 PM   #16
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The GL1800 is about due for retirement... Maybe a new Goldwing?
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:02 PM   #17
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A motard would be sweet, although that segment has sort of died here in the states so I wonder if Honda would even bother. Isn't the CBR600RR due for a refresh? Maybe that's one of the new bikes. Oh and that XR650L has been unchanged for what seems like a decade. Maybe they're gonna intro a new dual sport 650, but you'd think we would have heard about it by now.

1993 for the XR650L 2013 model year makes it 20 years unchanged.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:08 PM   #18
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My wife is gonna hate me if they pull the sheets and one of these is exposed:



I will be sleeping in the shed I have no doubt about that.

oh well

perhaps I should put a couch out there

Add some low rise renthals and a slip on..and I would be in heaven. Might even be worth selling my 919 to get the money.... wait.... naaaa.....lol.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #19
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I work for Honda and havent even heard anything yet. I'm guessing cb500, cbr500, cb500x, nc700s, a fireblade, and a crossrunner

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Old 11-03-2012, 09:32 PM   #20
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The GL1800 is about due for retirement... Maybe a new Goldwing?
2013 already announced...same as the 2012 refresh/changes. Most likely a few more years of BNG!
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:29 AM   #21
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But all in all, I'm just happy Honda will be offering more choices.
X2.

Every time I consider buying a new/used bike, I always seem to look for a comparable Honda model. I always hear the rumors of Honda reliability and build quality, not sure if they are true or on but many seem to think so.

Every time, however, Honda doesn't seem to offer what I want. It's always a 'close but not quite' kind of thing. In all reality my opinion doesn't matter, as I don't see me buying a new bike for a long time. Too many clean, low milage used bikes on Craigslist and well-farkled ready-to-ride bikes here, although normally with higher milage.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:45 AM   #22
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Planning to go to the IMS show in Dallas next weekend, but not too excited about looking at the same things in the showrooms... What do you think the chances are of seeing any of the new Hondas ahead of the Milan show? Last year's show featured the new Ducati Panigale a week before Milan, which I found odd...
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:47 AM   #23
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VFR1200X
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CBR500R
CBR600RR
CB1100S
And some cruiser.

Just my guess.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:52 AM   #24
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X2.

Every time I consider buying a new/used bike, I always seem to look for a comparable Honda model. I always hear the rumors of Honda reliability and build quality, not sure if they are true or on but many seem to think so.
I can tell you as a Honda only tech that they don't break unless you abuse them severely. If something major does go wrong Honda is pretty quick to help out. I should have focus on another brand to work for so I made more money
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:19 AM   #25
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Latest rumor flying around the interweb tubes is that the CBR600RR is going to be cancelled in 2013. Makes sense to me considering Honda's recent development dollars haven't been going into anything remotely sporty.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #26
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Latest rumor flying around the interweb tubes is that the CBR600RR is going to be cancelled in 2013. Makes sense to me considering Honda's recent development dollars haven't been going into anything remotely sporty.
That doesn't make any sense. They still a lot of Sportbikes both in the US and abroad.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:53 PM   #27
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Latest rumor flying around the interweb tubes is that the CBR600RR is going to be cancelled in 2013. Makes sense to me considering Honda's recent development dollars haven't been going into anything remotely sporty.
I would be surprised if they got rid of the CBR600RR. It's got to be one of their better-selling motorcycles. I don't see them as often as I do R6s and GSXR600s (probably because you can get an R6 for way cheaper than a comparable CBR600RR), but there are still quite a few on the roads around here.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:01 PM   #28
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That doesn't make any sense. They still a lot of Sportbikes both in the US and abroad.
The Fireblade sells well in Europe.

The 600cc class has tanked for the last couple of years; probably because they cost 8000-9000 and insurance has risen 40%.

Back when insurers went by cc, a 600 was the route to a 1000cc bike, but now that only older bikers have the money to buy and insure them, the super-sport class is basically dead.

The shift to 'track focus' on 600cc bikes didn't help, which - I guess - is why Kawasaki have brought back the 636cc Ninja.

I rode a 2002 R6 and it had some grunt; try normal riding on a 2008-on R6.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:55 PM   #29
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My wife is gonna hate me if they pull the sheets and one of these is exposed:



I will be sleeping in the shed I have no doubt about that.

oh well

perhaps I should put a couch out there

Now something like that would definitely get me interested in Honda again. If I could afford it I would buy it. Honda has left me completely cold the last several years. If I could have what I really wanted, it would be a CB750 standard, not retro, but not "modern" either. I would even like to see the last incarnation of the Nighthawk 750 brought back. If reasonably priced, I would definitely buy one of those. I'm still kicking myself for not having bought one back when they were still available.


As for the Goldwing, I have one. A 1995 model. It is way to big and has way to much garbage on it. Before it I had a 1985 model, which I likes MUCH better, but it was constantly needing repairs, and most parts were no longer available for it. Otherwise I would have kept it. I would not even consider an 1800. Might as well get a convertible. Many Goldwing riders are already converting them into trikes, because they cannot handle the sheer weight of the things. I figure the next change Honda makes to the Goldwing will be a factory trike, like the HD TriGlide. I would love to see Honda take the Goldwing back to it's earlier days. The 1100 Interstates are my favorites.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:47 PM   #30
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I'm in the market come may. Money is just sitting around waiting. If a vfr800x is under one of those tarps, I might not have to look much more.
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