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Old 11-14-2012, 07:26 AM   #55
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Aug 2001
Location: Clifton Mills, Almost Heaven.
Oddometer: 421
Originally Posted by vicster View Post
This bike looks cool, but I think at the end of the day you're spending 20 grand for a huge touring bike with no ABS, or CC. Then a few miles down the road, you're gonna think, "I'm tired of the wind blast, it needs a taller windshield. Just for longer trips" The windshield never gets removed. Then, "A trunk would give the wife something to lean against and add carrying capacity." So, 18 months into it you've got $22K into a GW with no ABS or CC.
No doubt this may occur with some of them. (Curious why that buyer wouldn't choose the regular Gold Wing though?)

As a solo rider I like the absence of 50 pounds (and that's if the trunk's empty) mounted high and behind the rear wheel. Also the Gold Wing's seat with it's backrest and arm rests, while comfortable for the passenger, looks like a Barcalounger perched back there. I agree that cruise and ABS should be available on a motorcycle like this.
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