Honda Gold Wing F6B

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

  1. vicster

    vicster Long timer

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    I'm thinking they choose this over the regular GW because of price and they like the looks. (Especially from a winter's couch) and then start to think, "Hmmm maybe a little less breeze..." etc.

    I do like that Honda is trying to compete with the Road Glides, Street Glides, etc. and that they're finding more uses for the GW running gear.
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  2. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Yeah, this is probably as close as its gonna get.
    I like it.
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  3. d.burbach

    d.burbach Been here awhile

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    I've always sort of seen the R3 as a niche model that doesn't really fit into any category. Its 2300cc monster engine basically puts it in a category of its own between all other motorcycles and the Boss Hoss.
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  4. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Been here awhile

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    I like the bagger look, and I think Honda did a cool job on the front of the bike. They could have showed more engine though, and less plastic, esp. on the pipes. Let 'em out!!

    Having hard bags on a bike is fantastic. I'd be hard pressed to ride any streetbike that didn't have storage. Now I always travel with extra gear.

    I've ridden only one true low-windshield bagger -- a HD Street Glide -- and I HATED the buffetting. It just knocked my full-face around like a mo-fo.

    When I bought my Road Glide with the standard 16 inch windsheild I replaced it with an aftermarket shield that has a lip at the top...a tiny bit taller...and it mostly eliminated any buffetting.

    I like riding behind some sort of wind-block, but I keep riding through rain, and cold, and grasshopper swarms. Mostly when I see a low shield, I think: hmmmm, poser?

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  5. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    OTOH, I have done multi-day, multi-state tours with no windshield and a half-helmet. :thumbup:
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  6. Mathias

    Mathias Been here awhile

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  7. Mathias

    Mathias Been here awhile

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    Quite of a few riders in motorcycling history did NOT survive without ABS!
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  8. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    From the hell for leather article:

    "The 1,832cc horizontally-opposed six remains unaltered at 116bhp and 123lb/ft, but ditches the reverse gear. Those changes result in a 62lbs weight saving (now 842, fully-fueled)"

    842 Lbs and they dropped the reverse "gear" :muutt

    I like the bike, but my chicken legs ain't backing that thing up any time soon.
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  9. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    Learn to park and you won't have to. I got spoiled on my comparatively svelte Honda Shadow, then parked my step-dad's Road King the wrong way in a parking lot. I DON'T have chicken legs and it was still a bitch.
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  10. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Thatas nice bike.
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  11. JerryH

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    As the owner of a '95 Goldwing 1500, I am fascinated by this bike. While the bodywork and low screen look a little bit to much like a Harley or Victory to me, I still love it. NO V-TWIN!!! And for the first time EVER (unless you count the Valkyrie) Honda has actually simplified the Goldwing, something I was absolutely sure would never happen. I was wondering just how they were going to make it any bigger without adding more wheels. Way to go Honda. If I had the money (and if it is not made in China) I would buy one.
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  12. CGameProgrammer

    CGameProgrammer Been here awhile

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    I've added this bike to cycle-ergo.com now. Comparing it with the regular Gold Wing, it's exactly the same aside from lack of windshield, lack of trunk, slightly modernized fairings, and a much lower seat. The lower seat would definitely help make up for the lack of reverse.
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  13. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    The main thing I like about it is it's simplicity compared to the regular Goldwing. I would like one without the stereo or digital display, just an analog speedo, tach and warning lights. Some people just like to go out and ride, without all the gadgetry.

    I would still like to see a base model 1100 Interstate. A standard bike with bolt on fairing, bags and trunk. And no gadgets. A perfect touring bike for me. Problem is, if Honda did bring it back, it would cost over $20,000, so it would be a moot point.

    I keep hearing about a factory Goldwing trike, like the Harley TriGlide, for those who want even more gadgets. I think Honda has reached the limit to how many gadgets can be put on 2 wheels. Maybe exceeded it.
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  14. Sport

    Sport Been here awhile

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    It still needs to lose a couple hundred pounds....
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  15. Vertical C

    Vertical C Long timer

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    Its not a dirt bike, the weight is fine, the Goldwing can get along quite fine especially because the weight of the flat 6 is so low, this will be better.

    We probably wont get it here though.
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  16. TT RDHS

    TT RDHS Been here awhile

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    Thanks for putting it on your site! :clap

    But doesn't it look as if the suspension (the rear, at least) has been lowered???
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  17. TXRKC

    TXRKC Been here awhile

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    Go buy an 1100 for a couple thousand dollars, fix it up however you want it and go riding.......

    As far as the F6B, I love the way it looks. I've always liked Hondas. I'm not big on the digital display and after having a bike with cruise control, I'm pretty sure that any bike I ever plan on putting big miles on will have to have cruise control. I've never had ABS on a bike so I guess I just dont know what I'm missing there because I dont see that as a deal breaker.
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  18. DAKEZ

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    :puke1

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  19. jesse v

    jesse v Motorcyclist

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    So... They took a Goldwing and lowered it? I don't see the plus-side of that.
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  20. 2tallnwide

    2tallnwide Long timer

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    Compared to what?

    The crap you sell?

    :lol3
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