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Old 02-15-2013, 04:37 PM   #151
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Maybe the MPG would improve with a 6th gear...

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

"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..
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:21 AM   #152
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Hfl....

....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.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:04 AM   #153
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Honda Canada site shows ABS linked brakes as standard equipment.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:15 AM   #154
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Way to go Honda US. That's just stupid! Canada gets ABS and the US doesn't.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:56 AM   #155
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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 F6bís 6.7-gallon tank. That was a mix of 85mph freeways, 35mph surface streets andÖenthusiastic riding on back roads, but still, 22mpg or so isnít terribly impressive, neither is a relatively limited tank range from whatís otherwise an excellent tourer.

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.


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.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:20 AM   #156
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Way to go Honda US. That's just stupid! Canada gets ABS and the US doesn't.
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.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:29 AM   #157
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Way to go Honda US. That's just stupid! Canada gets ABS and the US doesn't.
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..
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #158
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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
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:34 AM   #159
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[QUOTE=GB;20735062]According to the Hellforleather review it DOES have 6th gear:

"Then thereís the motor. Itís huge. Itís sophisticated. Itís smooth. Thereís 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, thereís no vibrations to rob you of either feel or feeling."

Another stupid comment from another press moron. They talked this up so much over the years that there are now lots of owners stuck with $3500-$4000 bills to split the cases in order to replace gears.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:37 AM   #160
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When at a stop light, a motorcycle should shake like an epileptic dog drying itself off.


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Old 02-18-2013, 09:40 AM   #161
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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.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #162
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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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:55 AM   #163
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Arrived at the dealer a few days ago. Had to have another look...

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:09 AM   #164
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When at a stop light, a motorcycle should shake like an epileptic dog drying itself off.


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Old 02-23-2013, 10:21 AM   #165
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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.

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.
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