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PES
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2018 Gold Wing
      #671104 - 11/07/17 03:34 PM

Mike mentioned a couple of weeks ago how the GW was going to be lighter. So I thought I'd check it out. Looks pretty good and you can even get one with an air bag if you want to spend $31K.

http://ridermagazine.com/2017/10/24/2018-honda-gold-wing-first-ride-review/

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arstaren
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Loc: Southeast ,Iowa, USA
Re: 2018 Gold Wing [Re: PES]
      #671118 - 11/07/17 11:52 PM

Totally not my kind of bike, but I did read the article. Wow! The technology and gadgets woven into this thing are incredible! Just looking at the guage/entertainment screen gave me the willies! Very impressive if you are into the ultimate "rolling couch".

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mikemm03
Saddle Sore


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Re: 2018 Gold Wing [Re: arstaren]
      #671126 - 11/08/17 08:04 AM

I think it looks much nicer than earlier models, a bit of a FJR look to it. They appear to be marketing this model to the younger crowd. Something producers of any product should always be cognizant of.
Less storage capacity and a smaller windscreen. I bet the old geezer Goldwingers are frowning

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Greybeard
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Re: 2018 Gold Wing [Re: PES]
      #671673 - 12/29/17 01:08 AM

If I were going to drive a car with less than 4 wheels, I think I would go with a Morgan. I'd have more fun and maybe pay less.

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tinmantwo
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Re: 2018 Gold Wing [Re: Greybeard]
      #671674 - 12/29/17 01:43 AM

I'd rather have a new Bonney.

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MattyMo
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Re: 2018 Gold Wing [Re: tinmantwo]
      #671682 - 12/29/17 03:23 PM

I read the review in one of the magazines. It does look better than previous model to me and is actually rather appealing after reading. The front suspension is interesting. Maybe need to see it in person because the handlebar linkage stuff is just not clear in my head.

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BillyIndiana
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Re: 2018 Gold Wing [Re: MattyMo]
      #671686 - 12/29/17 10:14 PM

Really no Air Conditioning? I don't think so.

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Ryk
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Re: 2018 Gold Wing [Re: BillyIndiana]
      #671687 - 12/30/17 02:14 AM

Hondabago?

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Dwight
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Re: 2018 Gold Wing [Re: Greybeard]
      #671695 - 12/30/17 07:38 PM

Quote:

If I were going to drive a car with less than 4 wheels, I think I would go with a Morgan. I'd have more fun and maybe pay less.




Not a NEW Morgan three-wheeler you wouldn't, GB. "Pay less" that is.

Guess you don't know those suckers have a BASE price of over $50,000US, eh?!

And, there's no way in hell ANYONE can option out a Goldwing with all the bells and whistles they'd ever want for more than $35K.

Heck, even one of the classic Morgan three-wheelers or a nice used example of the newer ones are goin' for well over $40K.

And personally because you don't lean a three-wheeler over in turns like you do a motorcycle, and yep EVEN a big ass motorcycle like a Goldwing, I don't see how anyone could have "more fun" in one of those.

(...and besides, my Beck Replica Porsche 550 Spyder would run RINGS around and is a HECK of a lot more fun to throw around in the twisty stuff than any three-wheeler out there, and let alone it being a heck of a lot more stable while doing it...and which I might add, one can find a nice used one for around $30K, and which btw weigh just about as little as one of those Morgans, 550kg, and has just about twice the BHP to boot...now THAT'S "fun")

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PES
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Re: 2018 Gold Wing [Re: Dwight]
      #671698 - 12/30/17 10:50 PM

I remember once at a GA rally two young guys on Goldwings passed our group on the curves like we were standing still. And if you’ve been to a GA. Rally you know that the group as a whole rides pretty fast. It blew my mind and the dust off my bike. They weren’t your typical Wingdingers.

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