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Old 11-12-2012, 11:45 PM   #31
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This is a "bad ass" 6 cyl Honda bagger....



the "new" F6B is a Wing with a lopped off trunk, and wind screen...

YMMV...
That's a sweet looking Valk ya got there...
You should check out the thread Any Valkyries around here...


Now for the F6B... It's OK looking ...
BUt ... I don't like the wheelbarrow handle bars..
And I really don't like fixed fairings...

I just don't like how they are in the twisties at night...
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:12 AM   #32
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It is appealing and I agree it has a Victory influence as well as BMW K1100 series with the side grill, roundel and the view of the boxer engine. We had three GW's (1100 and 1200) and I like the look of this, also agree a 2nd gen Valk would be a smart addition/package to offer.

Anyways, be interested in rider feedback. She is a little lighter, but still HEAVY, and a common issue with all these two wheeled Buicks regardless GW, BM LT, HD Ultra Ultra tourers, et al, For me it's the old " less is more" and once at too much, it is just better to get a nice sports car if you need that much bulk to interact with.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:18 AM   #33
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Which fucking article are you referring to? The Hell for leather article doesn't mention it, maybe the video does. The Honda website mentions neither cruise control or ABS. The Honda website says "CBS" which I assume is their combined breaking system.

So no ABS and no cruise control. Not quite deal breakers, but at least puts a hitch in my giddy up.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:45 AM   #34
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From Honda's website, only the black, non-ABS will be offered initially.

The red, ABS version is to come later.

http://powersports.honda.com/touring...-wing-f6b.aspx

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:02 AM   #35
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I was at Southern Powersports last Sat. and the salesman told me Honda was going to have big news on monday. He said they were pretty sure we were going to get the 1200X. I just about threw up when I saw this FB6. I want the 700X's big brother.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:03 AM   #36
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From Honda's website, only the black, non-ABS will be offered initially.

The red, ABS version is to come later.

http://powersports.honda.com/touring...-wing-f6b.aspx

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I see heated grips, self-cancelling turn signals, etc. Don't see anything about ABS.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:10 AM   #37
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I can hear the IBR guys drooling already.
A chopped and lowered Goldwing?



This is aimed directly at the Vision / E-glide crowd.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:07 AM   #38
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I see heated grips, self-cancelling turn signals, etc. Don't see anything about ABS.
That's what I see too.

The bike grows on me every time I look at it. But it seems Honda is going the cheapo route. Once you have Cruise Control, you'll never go back.

And ABS is dealbreaker. I spent lots of time practicing emergency stops without ABS. With it, a no brainer. Mash everything. It's fantastic.

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:28 AM   #39
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Though I can't imagine every owning this kind of bike, I have to admit I like it a lot. Sure, it's way too heavy, way too big, doesn't seem to have ABS, is very expensive etc...but someone needed to introduce something other than a big V-twin into the bagger market, and that smooth six is awesome.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:43 AM   #40
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I like the lines of the bike and the concept as I am pro-Wing. It's instantly the most reliable bagger that can be had. But no ABS, no cruise control is probably going to leave anyone they attract to this new approach wanting more. The boxer 6 is smooth as silk, a torque monster and 5th gear is good from 30 to 130 mph...the lighter model will benefit from this and the suspension will get a break.

They had the right idea...just slightly missed the mark. I suspect it will do better in the twisties than a standard Wing but sometimes you have to ride along way to get to the twisties. The cruise control will be sorely missed on the interstate eating GW platform. The further I get from home, the "less is more" theory doesn't hold up. I wouldn't be surprised to see these features get resurrected on future models.

However, I like the way the handled the intrumentation.....



http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showt...out-of-the-bag

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:49 AM   #41
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I fucking love this bike. I want one nowish.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:26 PM   #42
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Which fucking article are you referring to? The Hell for leather article doesn't mention it, maybe the video does. The Honda website mentions neither cruise control or ABS. The Honda website says "CBS" which I assume is their combined breaking system.

So no ABS and no cruise control. Not quite deal breakers, but at least puts a hitch in my giddy up.
My apologies, thought you meant "Anyone see the CCs on this thing" as in cubic centimeters
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:42 PM   #43
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No abs doesn't bother me, but cruise control is a must on this bike along with a taller windshield.

If they put cruise and a electric windshield (like on the St 1300 )on this bike I feel it would be about perfect.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:42 PM   #44
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F6b?

I think that means it is the second generation F6, as in Valkyrie F6.
I don't care what they call it. It will run away from any Vision or HD. I have had 2 Valkyries and this black one just looks right to me.


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Old 11-13-2012, 05:41 PM   #45
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