Honda Gold Wing F6B

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by DOUBLE-O G, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    I have finally come to the sad realization that Honda will not make an updated Valkyrie. Nor will they make me the EVO6 I want. I will take a serious look at the F6B. I like it.
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  2. brentde3

    brentde3 Should be outside

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    I like the F6B, as much as that seems weird for me. Were I to ever be in the market for this type of bike (which isn't likely), I'd certainly take a peek at it. Then I'd buy something used because I don't think I'd ever get the gumption to write a $20k check for a bike.

    And, no, I don't own a KLR :D.
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  3. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Anyone seeing CC on this model?
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  4. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Been here awhile

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    Not on the website. Nor is there ABS, unless I'm missing something.

    I wouldn't get a road bike now without ABS. Love it in the rain.

    Cakeeater
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  5. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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    RTFA:deal
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  6. elementalg20

    elementalg20 Been here awhile

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    Im sure its a good bike but really? It looks to me like they removed trunk and cut down the screen and gave it a dumb name. Then again BMW has gt and gtl variations.
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  7. xrcris

    xrcris Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I like that. Not ever gonna buy one, but like it nonetheless.
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  8. LeChatNoir

    LeChatNoir artiste

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    I love that Honda can do this, cool idea, maybe an even better ride, can they make it sound wicked - never rode a wing but this looks like a fabulous way to get into the long haul interstate riding, I like it,got to see it in person
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  9. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    I can hear the IBR guys drooling already.
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  10. Sport

    Sport Been here awhile

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    The black one looks good and the price is better but it still weighs nearly a half ton! No matter how smooth that boxer is, the power to weight ratio says it all.
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  11. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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


    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...
    JMHO
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  12. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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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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  13. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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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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  14. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer

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  15. OldRider 125

    OldRider 125 Been here awhile

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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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  16. Robert OK

    Robert OK Been here awhile

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  17. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    A chopped and lowered Goldwing?

    :nah

    This is aimed directly at the Vision / E-glide crowd.
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  18. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Been here awhile

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    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. :evil

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

    Cakeeater
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  19. d.burbach

    d.burbach Been here awhile

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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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  20. zackybilly1

    zackybilly1 Adventurer

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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.....

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    http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showthread.php?304851-I-modified-my-Wing-cat-is-out-of-the-bag

    Z
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