Honda Gold Wing F6B

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

  1. jersey jim

    jersey jim Long timer

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    One of the things I want on a bagger is cruise. Doesn't look like it's even an option? That's silly when you can get it on the competition (RoadGlide Custom, Cross Country). I want a bagger to make long rides nice and comfy, a throttle rocker is nice and all but not what I'd like to have to use on my new $20,000 bike.

    ABS? I've never had it, not sure if I'd pay extra for it, but I guess it might be nice to have. Not a deal breaker for me.

    Not a huge fan of side opening bags, either.

    I still like the looks of it, especially the black one. Put a set of those Vance & hines mufflers on it and a slightly taller curvy type windshield, that would be just about right.

    These mufflers have a nice Porsche 911 kind of growl to them.

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  2. richarddacat

    richarddacat high on honeysuckle

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    Feel the same way and why I would look at a used Wing, do a Traxxion suspension upgrade along with MBL Sport kit. I'll have F6B but the way I want it and probably stay under 20K. :evil


    BTW zackybilly :clap, a feature on your garage/shop would be a great addition to "Lets see your Man Castle" Thread :deal
  3. Podman

    Podman Rocketman

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    The first of a new series of large-sized models based on a new concept for both daily commuting & weekend touring will go on sale next year on a global basis, beginning from North America. Key characteristics will include stylish design, a "torqueful" engine, low seat height for a comfortable ride and high stability in maneuvering.
    :rofl

    Well they did not mention ABS and this is the "first" of a series of L-S models.
  4. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Looks like a good replacement for my Vision 8-Ball.
    Short windshield, no cruise, no ABS and no problem touring on it.


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  5. spraypilot

    spraypilot Been here awhile

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    Anyone got one of these yet? Any opinions? I just sold my Harley Roadglide to get something different and this caught my eye although not much diff from the harley RG. I must be crazy I havent ridden a Gwing since selling a 1500 many moons ago...:1drink
  6. TT RDHS

    TT RDHS Been here awhile

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    I'll be looking forward to reading your review and comparison of it (vs your Victory).
  7. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Honda dealer here in Iowa was talking Feb or March for a delivery.
  8. Mountain Cruiser

    Mountain Cruiser Banned

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    I love the Goldwings, but they don't look like they have as much room to strech out your legs on a long ride as the Victory Vision does.



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  9. zackybilly1

    zackybilly1 Adventurer

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  10. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Would love a ride report when you are able!
  11. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Dealer here in Iowa has one advertised on Craigslist. Was supposed to come in yesterday. I may have to take a drive by their store today for a look see.

    Still would prefer ABS and Cruise though.
  12. JerryH

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    I would buy an FB6 base model if I could afford it. It is exactly what I need and want. Having spent 40,000+ miles on a '95 Goldwing SE, this bike is a breath of fresh air. I love all the stuff it doesn't have. I mean, if you need reverse on a bike, you need a smaller bike. I've never used mine. They tend to break and cause some expensive damage. I don't need all the electronic gadgetry either, some of mine quit working, and I never even considered trying to fix it. Some members on the Goldwing forums would rather have a working stereo than an engine. I have never had antilock brakes and don't want them. I did use the cruise control for a while, till it quit working. I don't miss it. I have had a Throttlemeister throttle lock on a couple of bikes and loved it. IMO, cruise control is for cars. I also never use the power windshield. Something else prone to failure. I got my Goldwing used for $6500. I have a feeling it will be a long time before you can get one of these for that price.

    Like the Standard Goldwing, the FB6 has mid mount pegs out of necessity. The engine is where you would put forward pegs. But I still find it comfortable. As long as I can have a '90 degree bend in my knees I'm ok.
  13. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    Reverse is a nice option. Shit, one could say that if you need as much attached storage as a goldwing has, you need a car.
  14. 10/10ths

    10/10ths Road Trip Fool

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    ...I don't want a lot of wiz-bang gadgetry either, I like aftermarket solutions for stereo and communications and navigation, they work better than OEM and can be left at home and don't add weight to the machine when not on the bike.

    But I don't look at ABS as "gadgetry", I look at ABS as a safety system that has matured to the point that it should at least be an option on a freaking $20,000 motorcycle that is built to cross a continent. ABS will be mandatory in Europe soon and the fact that you can have it on a "normal" Goldwing kills the whole "economies of scale" argument for not putting it on the F6B.

    For crying out loud, If the C14, FJR1300, VFR1200F, Trophy, K1600GT, Goldwing, ST1300, F800GT, V-Strom 650, Don't call it a Bandit, Ninja 1000, K1300, R1200RT, every "Adventure Tourer", ZX-14R, Hayabusa, all have ABS, why the Hell not on the F6B?!?!?!?!?!?!

    Can I threshold brake at the limit? Yeah, but when that soccer mom pulls out in front of me on that rain slick street, you know, the one where the oil is floating on the water?, If I have instant brain freeze and grab a hand full of brake, I want ABS there to keep me from becoming a crash story on page three of the local paper.

    Hell, I will PAY an extra $1,000 for ABS on an F6B, if I'm dropping $20K anyway, what's the diff?

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  15. wannaklr

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    Sat on the one at the dealer. Never noticed the cup holder in the middle of the center console in the pictures. Felt like a nice bike, one I would like to own. But for 20 grand I want ABS and cruise.

    I'll definitetly test ride one when they can offer it though.
  16. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Been here awhile

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    Okay, I've seen this pic a dozen times...and everytime I look at it I think: Is this dude really wearing loafers??

    This is an important question I realize. :rofl




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  17. JerryH

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    Could be. It's just a publicity picture. But my guess is they are two tone boots.
  18. xrcris

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    Don't think so, look more like something like these:

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    Nice and comfy. Easy to get on and off too.
  19. hankgs

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  20. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Been here awhile

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    I'm looking at the publicity pic on a MONSTER imac screen and they sure look like slip-on shoes. Like these.

    Perhaps they're like the fireman's boots.

    Either one seems to me sorta wimpy. I certainly don't gear up all the time, but I do ride with shin high boots and gloves ALL THE TIME, because I figure there's two things that will hit the ground in a crash: hands and ankles.

    Cakeeater