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Re:2018 goldwing new design
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2018 goldwing new design 4 Months ago  

so what do you think? I don't care for the look of the rear luggage but otherwise I like the look. I like the standard goldwing (F6B look) better. I also don't see a place (yet) t mount highway pegs.
Lots of improvements and almost 100 pounds lighter.

Edit: ok sorry, I guess I don't know how to post videos. who can help? here is the link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufzzFCAtLT4
 
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Re:2018 goldwing new design 4 Months ago  
I think I like the look of my previous F6B Model myself

 
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Re:2018 goldwing new design 4 Months ago  
There are pros and cons to the refresh.
 
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Re:2018 goldwing new design 4 Months ago  
I’d go with the new venture. Just saying!
 
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Re:2018 goldwing new design 4 Months ago  
http://www.hondaprokevin.com/2018-honda-gold-wing-tour-review-specs-changes-touring-motorcycle-dct-automatic-bike

The all-new engine uses four valves per cylinder in pent-roof-type combustion chambers for improved combustion efficiency, but still weighs 13.7 lbs. less (6.2 kg) than the outgoing power plant, when equipped with Honda’s six-speed manual transmission. Intake valves measure 27mm, whereas exhaust valves are 24mm. For added weight reduction, cylinder sleeves are now made from aluminum, the camshaft is manufactured from FCD600M, a lightweight, high-strength material, and water-cooling routes have been simplified and lightened by repositioning the thermostat. All this helps to create a package that is significantly more compact and performance-minded on the road, with a greatly improved power-to-weight ratio.

Huh Aluminum Cylinder sleeves? Sounds like the next Chevy Vega,we all know how well that worked out.
 
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Re:2018 goldwing new design 4 Months ago  
I dunno 'bout these new bikes comin' out. Seems to me that you'll be spending more time removin' and re-installin' plastic body panels than doin' regular maintenance. God help you if you have a 'casualty' while on the road!
 
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Re:2018 goldwing new design 4 Months ago  
Bet that 7 speed DCT really adds to the cost.
 
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Re:2018 goldwing new design 4 Months ago  
I like it but i still am clinging onto my outdated and underpowered v twins. A single pin V twins sound move my soul and that v6 would move my body.

It would be nice to have all that power on tap however.
 
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Re:2018 goldwing new design 4 Months ago  
Like anything, I want to see one in person before I make any solid conclusions.

The DCT does not really add as much as I thought it would to the cost. Even though that would definitely be the fastest way to shift, I still prefer my manual trans bikes. 6 gears (finally!). Can’t believe that hasn’t been done years ago. Cruising at high speeds, my bike runs way higher RPM’s than I like.

Less storage capacity than the old Wing. Don’t love that.

More power is always nice, along with significant weight savings

Interesting front suspension too
 
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