While I was having my Tenere being serviced at Central Florida Powersports I had the opportunity to test out a black F6B. Here's the offending vehicle: I've never ridden a Goldwing before and have been evolving in my opinion of them. I used to simply dismiss them as too car-like and a bike for old fogies. Over the past few years I've become more and more interested in them but have never actually ridden one. I've been riding since I was 6 and when I transitioned to streetbikes at 16 all my time has been spent on crotch rockets except for early encounters with a v65 magna and an h2 750. Now in my early forties I have the aforementioned Tenere and a GSXR 1k. Back to the F6B. I've thought this thing was stunning since it was first unveiled. When the sales manager offered me the demo I jumped at the chance. The weather was frigid for Florida in the 50's. As I pulled out of the dealership the first thing I was struck by was the velvety motor. It reminded me of my wife's old Boxster. It sounded sweet with plenty of power. The next impression was the comfort. Everything felt in place and a little more welcoming than I recalled from sitting on the standard model. The heated grips were toasty overkill but I'm sure folks appreciate them up north. The music was a new experience for me and I thought that was pretty cool but over 50mph I couldn't here it. A taller windscreen would be a first mod on this bike. I headed to a vacant parking lot and spent some time familiarizing myself with the low speed handling and controls and everything felt great. At no point did I feel like I was shuffling an 800lb beast around. After the parking lot I headed out on various back roads for @ 30 miles. The suspension was very tight, the braking was fine, and overall handling was impressive. I kept being impressed by the motor. The sound, the power, the smoothness, and overall character appealed to me. I'm smitten with the bike and my ride has me seriously considering a wing in my future. I plan on taking a standard model out to compare. I've read that the F6B is much more "alive" than the standard model but you also give up quite a few features and storage. I don't see the lack of a reverse as a big deal. The lack of a trunk could be a problem though. Anyway, just a few thought from a wing newbie. I'm very impressed with the bike and came away with a great amount of respect for the bike. In my eyes this thing has all the cool factor of any bagger with Honda quality and a scrumptious motor.