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#997924 - 09/27/17 06:50 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: eddd]  
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The Versys has a similar riding position to the the F800 GS I bought last year. The GS taught me that it only takes 30 miles of sitting up and begging before my lower back aches. I do the Master Yoda riding thing, taking all the weight off my arms and all that. I think it's just that my back is conditioned to low bars and leaning into the wind.

I found real comfort in the R1200 ST I bought last month. A 2018 CBR650F is on the 'someday' list. Right below a R1200 RS.

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#997931 - 09/27/17 08:13 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: mnTwin]  
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I'm hoping that Honda will put that fork on the next Valkyrie Goldwing:



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#997936 - 09/27/17 10:02 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: cat0020]  
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If it is less weight and has adjustable windshield with better suspension it will be a great bike. The motor on my 2008 wing was great and was the most comfortable bike I've ever owned. Unfortunately the pricing is going to be in the $30k range.

#997940 - 09/28/17 12:14 AM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: eddd]  
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Originally Posted By: eddd
Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
The next time I'm at the local Kawasaki dealer I'll check one out.


You should also check out the Versys LT models, 650 and 1000.



I like the color! Sweeeeet!


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#997943 - 09/28/17 01:14 AM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: RTinNC]  
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Originally Posted By: RTinNC
Originally Posted By: eddd
Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
The next time I'm at the local Kawasaki dealer I'll check one out.


You should also check out the Versys LT models, 650 and 1000.



I like the color! Sweeeeet!


I agree! grin


#999630 - 10/25/17 10:11 AM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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#999635 - 10/25/17 11:37 AM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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I'll be damned.......it has Apple Carplay.....wow. I'm not sure thats a great thing for a motorcycle, but I'm still jealous

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#999637 - 10/25/17 12:00 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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got enough buttons to be a jet


and still eight hundred pounds before you sit on it. (833 with trunk)

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#999691 - 10/26/17 01:54 AM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: CommuterChris]  
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Originally Posted by CommuterChris
got enough buttons to be a jet


and still eight hundred pounds before you sit on it. (833 with trunk)

I had a 2010 GW and people gave me crap about all the buttons. I thought they were great. One nice thing about single-function buttons is that they're easy to use. Change to FM2? Push that button. Intercom on? A different one.

Remember those digital watches where you had to hold a button until something started blinking then push a different one (but not THAT one) to change something? Then a different different one to save your changes? I felt the radio on my 2015 RT was just like that. I flat out gave up on it because of all the "push this button 3 times to go forward until you're one step back from where you started" nonsense. Four buttons down by my knee that I had to take my eyes and mind off the road to use. BS. Plus the BT audio sucked.

I think there's a lot to like about the new GW. Shaving 90 lb off the weight is nothing to sneeze at. All the aircooled tourers (Harley, Indian, Yamaha) are heavier, well over 900 lb. I was disappointed in the mileage of my Wing (averaged around 35, started sweating by 200 miles). I wonder if the new one is any better especially since the tank is 15% smaller. DCT is sweet and it finally got a gear indicator!

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#999694 - 10/26/17 04:09 AM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: WBinDE]  
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Originally Posted by WBinDE
Originally Posted by CommuterChris
got enough buttons to be a jet


and still eight hundred pounds before you sit on it. (833 with trunk)

I had a 2010 GW and people gave me crap about all the buttons. I thought they were great. One nice thing about single-function buttons is that they're easy to use. Change to FM2? Push that button. Intercom on? A different one.

Remember those digital watches where you had to hold a button until something started blinking then push a different one (but not THAT one) to change something? Then a different different one to save your changes? I felt the radio on my 2015 RT was just like that. I flat out gave up on it because of all the "push this button 3 times to go forward until you're one step back from where you started" nonsense. Four buttons down by my knee that I had to take my eyes and mind off the road to use. BS. Plus the BT audio sucked.

I think there's a lot to like about the new GW. Shaving 90 lb off the weight is nothing to sneeze at. All the aircooled tourers (Harley, Indian, Yamaha) are heavier, well over 900 lb. I was disappointed in the mileage of my Wing (averaged around 35, started sweating by 200 miles). I wonder if the new one is any better especially since the tank is 15% smaller. DCT is sweet and it finally got a gear indicator!


One would think that with 16(!) years of "idrive" uhh "refinement' , BMW would have figured out a happy median between the "Wonder Wheel" and switches and buttons. One nice thing about buttons and switches - you reflexively come to know where they are and can operate them without looking after a few rides. Toggling menus and arrows I'm sure can also become somewhat reflexive - but still would require - at a minimum - averting your eyes from the road to check the screen, etc.

Has to be a better way . . .


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