Honda Gold Wing F6B

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

  1. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    Agreed... I wear ICON Field armors at the bare minimum and the rest of the ATGATT
  2. bjorn240

    bjorn240 Good with a map!

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  4. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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  5. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Long timer

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    Gotta be a typo here: I can't believe this thing would get 22 mpg. 32, yes.
    (and at 22 mpg the tank would be empty at 147 miles).

    A 150-mile route emptied most of the F6b’s 6.7-gallon tank. That was a mix of 85mph freeways, 35mph surface streets and…enthusiastic riding on back roads, but still, 22mpg or so isn’t terribly impressive, neither is a relatively limited tank range from what’s otherwise an excellent tourer.
  6. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    I read that, too, and found it surprising. I wonder if they were just thrashing that engine to the redline every chance they had.
  7. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer

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    Interesting article, but...


    From Honda's website:

    Maybe the MPG would improve with a 6th gear...:lol3

    NFE
  8. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Just barely... :lol3
  9. 10/10ths

    10/10ths Road Trip Fool

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    ....a journalist was thrown the keys to a new bike and told to evaluate it.

    And you wonder if he thrashed it?

    Seriously?


    :rofl
  10. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    Yeah, okay... stupid comment. Sometimes I ain't very smurt. :lol3
  11. GB

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    According to the Hellforleather review it DOES have 6th gear: :lol3

    "Then there’s the motor. It’s huge. It’s sophisticated. It’s smooth. There’s torque everywhere, so you can leave it in 6th gear down to walking pace while still retaining the ability to rocket past cars by just rolling on the throttle. Unlike most cruiser-type bikes, there’s no vibrations to rob you of either feel or feeling."

    Another mistake:
    "The USB input for connecting a phone or MP3 player is located in the left pannier, which puts it out of immediate reach if you come to a stop and want to check your messages. This is, however, a headphone jack in the cockpit’s lockable left cubby. Neither charges said device."

    The USB input / ipod/iphone integration DOES charge the device..
  12. 10/10ths

    10/10ths Road Trip Fool

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    ....yeah, I caught those mistakes, also. That is out of character for HFL, they are usually pretty insightful. I think thay have missed a step after their latest bout of drama.
  13. Toto

    Toto Been here awhile

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    Honda Canada site shows ABS linked brakes as standard equipment.
  14. wannaklr

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    Way to go Honda US. That's just stupid! Canada gets ABS and the US doesn't.
  15. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    When I divide 150 by 6.7 I get 22.38 mpg.

    That article is a complete disaster, they said the first GL1000 came out in 1985. :lol3


    I was tossed the keys to a MG Stelvio for a week long test, my first tank was in the mid 20 mpg range. Most motorcycle tests only last one tank or at most 400 miles. I had that Stelvio for a week and once I settled down I was in the upper 40 mpg range.

    Owners are different than test riders, Goldwing owners are getting 38-46 mpg or so.

    I'm seriously thinking of selling three or four bikes and getting this new B model...or maybe that new Rune down in Vegas for less money. :evil
  16. GB

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    MSRP in Canada is $3000 more than the base model in the US, and is only available in black and no Deluxe model either. So it's $23,000 for the base model with ABS.
  17. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    I've read a couple of times that this is purely a market decision. While the RotW has slowly accepted ABS as safer and faster than the average rider, the USA still has something against it, in terms of buying decisions.

    Perhaps it is incompatible with freedom-seeking..
  18. awork13

    awork13 Gas was made to burn

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    The dealer I work for just got 2 of them on Thursday, a red and a black one. Sitting on it, you can tell ALL of its weight is very low, there is not a hint of weight up high. I rode the red one for a couple miles, not long enough, but I got the gist of it. It was very quick. Those 65-70 pounds they took off made a huge difference. Its nimble, quick and turns heads.

    The negatives is that there was a fair amount of wind noise directed right at your helmet at 40 mph, never took it on the interstate but could imagine it would only worsen. The one thing that bothers me the most is the nakedness of the switch housings with all of the buttons missing.

    Over all I give it a thumbs up
  19. slipknot

    slipknot Been here awhile

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  20. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    When at a stop light, a motorcycle should shake like an epileptic dog drying itself off.


    But that's just me. :D