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#1000127 - 11/02/17 10:15 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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Really? I wasn't aware of that. So they expect someone to spend $25 to $30 large before they even have a chance to find out how they like it? dopeslap

Heck of a marketing ploy. grin


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#1000151 - 11/03/17 12:06 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: CommuterChris]  
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Originally Posted by CommuterChris
I guess the one big outstanding issue I have where i am is no Honda dealers allow test rides of anything


Thats one of the things that led me to BMW. I was 26 and shopping specifically for a bike to handle a cross country trip we were planning. My local dealers selling the Japanese bikes wouldn't allow any sort of test rides, even on an old busted up KLR650 one of them had sitting there. I don't know if they didn't think I was serious, my age, or their policy, but it really turned me off. I walked into my local BMW shop and the sales guy said first thing......"Let me know if there is anything you would like to ride". We chatted for a few minutes and I ended up coming back that weekend and literally spent the whole day out riding different bikes they had. Some used, some new. I almost bought a new R1150R on the spot, but I was a little concerned about the lack of leg room. I ended up buying a used 1100RT from someone here instead, but I never would have been exposed to the brand at all if it wasn't for that dealer. Same goes for my local Harley dealer. I can't even get in and out from the parts counter without them offering me a test ride. Every single time.

I did have one very small local Kawasaki dealer that offered me a test ride a few years ago when the Versys 650 came out, but then mentioned one of the sales staff would lead me on another bike on their "prefered route". I passed.


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#1000241 - 11/05/17 04:29 AM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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Bill

I didn't just ride in on a Buell.

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#1000249 - 11/05/17 01:12 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: roadscholar]  
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Now with all that electronic wizardry going on, I've got an idea! wink


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#1000270 - 11/05/17 05:47 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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That is a good idea, looks a lot like what Josh & Co. (szurszewski) have been doing the past year. I think that bakery thing was just an excuse. grin


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#1000272 - 11/05/17 07:36 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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Originally Posted by TEWKS
Now with all that electronic wizardry going on, I've got an idea! wink


Pat


You'll notice that nearly all the people in that Honda video are noticeably younger than today's typical GW rider (the exception being the token black guy with grey in his beard). I think it's clear where Honda is aiming this sleeker, lighter, better-handling Wing.


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#1000273 - 11/05/17 07:43 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: roadscholar]  
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Originally Posted by roadscholar


Funny, given prior discussion in this thread of the lack of test rides, that the tag line on this ad is "If you don't ride one, you'll never understand what it's about." I foresee a great lack of understanding.


"Dry-Town" Crew, San Diego
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'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
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'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#1000361 - 11/06/17 09:35 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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I'll get interested when they offer a small missile launcher to take care of those pesky cagers.


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#1000584 - 11/09/17 10:00 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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They could put an apple logo on it and I still wouldn't be interested (I've been using macs for 30 years and supporting them for over 23).


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