Honda Gold Wing F6B

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I went to buy the F6B, just had to sign papers and it was mine, they had discounted 2012 full 'wings sitting there. Got the ABS/NAV model for about 2k more than the F6B, didn't test ride either one...I don't test ride bikes before I buy them because I can find something I don't like about every single one, if I buy it I tend to find the things I like rather than the dislikes.

    It's been great...30,000 miles since March 1st, the cruise control has been awesome and was the main selling point, if the F6B would have had just that one feature I might have bought it.

    I'm planning to keep this bike for seven years or 400,000 miles, whichever comes first.:wink:
  2. Chuck Pryce

    Chuck Pryce Been here awhile

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    Ride the shit out of it Larryboy,and keep us posted.
  3. NuckaMan

    NuckaMan Space Available

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    If your in the LA basin like me, I think I know which dealer you are talking about.

    I bought my little Tri Bonneville from a multi-line dealer, saw a row of Goldwings along the back wall. Some of the top-level Goldwings were marked 5K off MSRP.

    I was told Goldwings have been a tough sell for a couple years now. He said it was time for Honda to update it beyond what they did in 2012.
  4. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    Holy F man...got switches?
  5. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  6. rockmurf

    rockmurf IBA #31100

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    I was at the dealership the other day checking on recalls on my triple and I looked at the f6b and it started growing on me. I know the owners and they said I can take theirs for the day anytime I want. I went home thinking about it and then lack of cruise really bothered me and then it dawned on me that it also did not have abs, how foolish was honda on this one. If they had cruise and abs on that bike that probably would not be discounting them they would be selling them. Harley, Victory, Bmw, Ducati, the weestrom and many more have abs and harley, victory and bmw have cruise. What the heck was honda thinking. I can and probably will pick up a 2013 yamaha fjr, which has cruise, abs, traction control etc and will pay around 14k. easy decision.
  7. ramon

    ramon weezin' the juice!

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    They have that market covered with the standard Goldwing. The purpose of the F6b, is for those that want the stripped down version. The reason that the sales are slow, is that people that want a stripped down bagger, go for the HD Streetglide and those like yourself, that want more stuff, buy the bigger brother. It's not a bike for everyone and it fills an odd niche, but what bike is for everyone!
  8. rockmurf

    rockmurf IBA #31100

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    But they sure narrowed the market by the exclusion of abs and cruise. especially abs because that can be a deal breaker. At twenty grand the use of "stripped down bagger" isn't the most accurate of statements.
  9. andruboz

    andruboz Serial overfiller

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    local dealer has a new one with $900 vance & hines exhaust discounted to $18.5k

    rather have a '14 valkyrie. but wont be buying either.
  10. David Shapiro

    David Shapiro Been here awhile

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    Our local dealer has it discounted down to $17,000. I'm going to wait for the Valkyrie as well.
    David
  11. CheesyRider

    CheesyRider Been here awhile

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    A new F6B can now be had for as low as $15,000. I'm temped even with all the reports of crappy paint.
  12. cardoctor1

    cardoctor1 Been here awhile

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    whats the deal with the paint ?
  13. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away

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    You have to track down all of the complaints floating around (e.g. soft paint/no clear coat); however, for a sample, see Honda response to paint issue
  14. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    That would be tempting, although I don't have a spare 15k laying around anyways.

    Visually I'm not a big fan, but it's hard to deny they're great bikes.

    Perhaps in 5 years the used ones will be dirt cheap and I can get one then. I don't see myself paying 15K for one. I'd go 8 or 10 for a clean used one though.
  15. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth Operator

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    I went by my dealership this past weekend and found out they had sold 2 F6B in one week! It's been a very good seller here in South Texas. I'm thinking it's a good seller for Honda. What do you all think?
  16. CheesyRider

    CheesyRider Been here awhile

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    There are many dealers selling the F6B for $5000 off MSRP. They might be selling a lot of them in some parts of the country, but I think overall it's a flop. Good new for me though since I want one.
  17. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    The heavy discounts on leftovers, plus $1000 in accessories kind of indicates the bike isn't selling. If you really want to cry try getting a dealer to take one in on trade. :lol3

    I own and dislike my F6B.
  18. CheesyRider

    CheesyRider Been here awhile

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    What don't you like about it?
  19. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    It's soulless? :D
  20. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    It's a Honda. Aren't they all soulless?