Honda Gold Wing F6B

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

  1. NonDairyCreamer

    NonDairyCreamer incomprehensible

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Oddometer:
    98
    Location:
    a golden cage
    Interesting style.

    But it will need a taller windshield for any long distance work. And the passenger will want a back rest. Might as well make that a trunk for the femme clutter.


    I'll look closer at the real Gold WIng.
  2. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    8,708
    Location:
    Mountain Home, AR
    :rofl:rofl:rofl
  3. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    16,823
    Location:
    In the shadow of the Uncanoonucs...
    Arrived at the dealer a few days ago. Had to have another look...

    [​IMG]
  4. slipknot

    slipknot Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Oddometer:
    859
    A brilliant signature line.
  5. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Oddometer:
    15,427
    Location:
    On a set of 50,000 mile tires.

    Gonna go check out the F6B today, they have some leftover 2012 'wings too, gonna look long and hard at both. I can easily make a rack for the F6B to mount a HappyTrails topbox for longer trips and I don't really like windshields. It's harder to put cruise control on the F, so the full 'wing might win me over.
  6. Mountain Cruiser

    Mountain Cruiser Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,204
    Location:
    Just Pass'n Through....

    :rofl I thought it was like a dog shitting a peach seed.....




    .
  7. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Oddometer:
    15,427
    Location:
    On a set of 50,000 mile tires.

    I knew it was gonna happen. Wifey said, "It's only $4,000 more, buy the damn thing.", so I did.


    [​IMG]


    I'm going to paint all that silver stuff to make it look like the F6B. The main difference between to two for me is I had more room on the F6B and I'm a little tiny bit cramped on the Goldwing. 82 inch wingspan does that. The creature comforts on the full 'wing really swayed me, I ride a minimum of 60,000 miles per year and I'm glad I finally pulled the trigger on one.

    Back to your F6B thread...sorry for bustin' up your Fat6Bastard party...or is it a F***ing6Banger?

    :beer
  8. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2004
    Oddometer:
    2,842
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    I sat on an F6B at the dealership yesterday. Awesome bike! The rear looks really great.
  9. wheelnut46

    wheelnut46 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2005
    Oddometer:
    638
    Location:
    Rhode Island

    :deal
  10. scooterspirit

    scooterspirit Ilovekitty

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    750
    Location:
    Alongandlonelyhighway
    This new bike is a real looker, very sharp in the red. Plenty of room in the cockpit, it just says 'wide open spaces.' First bike I noticed in the showroom, walked right past the 1100 without realizing. I could definitely see giving the F6B a try. I could never imagine myself on a Goldwing, but this one just clicked for me- go figure..
  11. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,069
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    At first I was attracted to the FB6, having had 2 Goldwings. I still like it, but I found something for about the same price that I like better. The Triumph Rocket III Tourer. It reminds me of the old Honda Valkyrie (feels strange calling it old, I clearly remember when it first came out, and all the oohs and aahs it got from the magazines) The Rocket III has 800cc more than the Valkyrie, and only half the cylinders. I think it is probably one of the best bargains of all the touring capable cruisers. It would get tons of attention if it were made by Honda (and probably cost a lot more)
  12. VO1MX

    VO1MX Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Oddometer:
    228
    Location:
    North Bedeque
    Holy fuck that is ugly :puke2
  13. MHaz01

    MHaz01 I Used To Be Faster

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Oddometer:
    234
    Location:
    SE Wisconsin
    Sat on one today at the dealer's. The seat is about as wide as my dining room table, much wider than a GL1800 seat. I like the looks of the thing, and wish Honda would offer a kit to make the GL look like that when the topcase isn't required.

    Speaking of GL1800 - $26 large??? Good grief!
  14. danh600

    danh600 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    349
    Location:
    South Florida
    Stopped by the Honda dealership yesterday. They had two of the F6b on the floor. A red one and a black one. Their show room is packed full of bikes and these were over in a corner. I walked around them and took a look. When you see one in person it's a really nice looking bike, but it's a big bike. It looks like a small car from the back.

    I sat on a 1700 Vaquero awhile back and just remember think how heavy that bike felt. It just felt way too heavy sitting on it. I didn't get to test drive it.

    When I sat on the F6b, my first thoughts were actually how light the bike felt. It was amazing how easy it was to right the bike and move it around a little bit. Must be cause all that weight is so low.

    I really liked the seating position. It worked for me. Might take a little getting use to the large wide flat seat. It's just so different from my cushy mustang seat. I think you would have to ride it a few hours to make a call on that seat.

    The red looks better in real life then I thought it would. Both the black and red are very nice looking bikes.

    Not really looking to trade right now, but this bike is still on my short list of possible next bikes.

    I really, really want to ride on now.
  15. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,722
    Location:
    Kenora, Canada
    It's simply that he Americans are TERRIFIED of change. Any change. Can we all say "METRIC"? Sure we can. Now, can we google the other TWO countries in the entire fucking world that are NOT metric? Sure we can. Liberia and Burma! Can the average American find these two countries on a map? Doubt it.
    And Honda.....is the new 700 still only available with ABS if you opt for the "automatic" transmission? Hello, Honda....it's 2013! Buy a fucking programme!
    Lyle
  16. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,069
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    I have now had a chance to sit on (but not ride) the FB6 and the Triumph Rocket III. As nice as the FB6 is, I'd go for the Triumph. The Rocket III tourer cost less, is simpler, and 500cc bigger, yet feels smaller.

    As for ABS, I am a confirmed ABS hater. I also hate linked brakes as well, which the FB6 has. The reason? I want total control of the bike. The skill involved in riding a bike (and surviving) is a big part of the allure of riding a bike. Is ABS and LBS safer? Maybe. Maybe not. But it does not matter. That is not what riding a motorcycle is all about. A motorcycle is NOT a car. If safe transportation is what you want, get a luxury sedan with all the bells and whistles. If you want FUN, a motorcycle is the way to go, including all the dangers and inconveniences that go with it.
  17. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Oddometer:
    15,427
    Location:
    On a set of 50,000 mile tires.

    I'm clearly too dum for most of that, but WTF is a programme? Some sort of french thang?
  18. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,069
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ

    I happen to agree. That's why I like Harleys. They let you know, in no uncertain terms, that there is a real internal combustion engine down there. Unlike more modern designs, you never forget you are riding a MACHINE.
  19. Tork

    Tork Pinsetter

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,550
    Location:
    Duvall, WA.
    Do not forget the satin jacket and tennis shoes
  20. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Oddometer:
    15,427
    Location:
    On a set of 50,000 mile tires.

    Do you have a point?