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#997744 - 09/25/17 08:12 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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#997819 - 09/26/17 05:08 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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#997841 - 09/26/17 07:08 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: RTinNC]  
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I like the whole thing. A Silver Wing version at 1/3 of the scale would be really interesting.

#997876 - 09/27/17 04:48 AM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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Honestly if Honada made a Silverwing or an ST1300 with similar features as the RT when I was first looking, I might have gone Honda. The GW is just WAY to big for me. Smooth as silk on the highway, but you can feel its weight on the backroads.

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#997883 - 09/27/17 09:41 AM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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I love the Goldwing(then again, I love all bikes !). If the GW would shed 300# and have an electrically adjustbale windshield, I'd maybe have one in the garage.

#997909 - 09/27/17 02:11 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Something like a CBR650F. It feels like a lightweight VFR800; more sport-touring than sport.


#997912 - 09/27/17 03:20 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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Looks like between BMW taking a bite out on the performance side with the K1600 series and the Yamaha, Indian and now HD having similar power taking a bite out of the plush luxo-touring side of the Goldwing market segment, Honda had no alternative to bring the GW up a notch or two. Looks like they may have an interesting redo to this long lived platform that stays true to the original intent of the GW.

As for me the RT is at my limit on size and weight for a touring bike. Every time I get a ride on a land yacht class bike, I appreciate the supreme comfort but in the end when a motorcycle has a wheelbase much longer than 60" and weighs in at 800-1000 pounds they are just too damn big (IMOHO).


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#997913 - 09/27/17 03:47 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
Something like a CBR650F. It feels like a lightweight VFR800; more sport-touring than sport.




Or a Kawasaki EX650?



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#997917 - 09/27/17 04:40 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: eddd]  
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The next time I'm at the local Kawasaki dealer I'll check one out.

#997919 - 09/27/17 05:24 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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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.



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16 KTM RC 390
96 R1100RT - forced retirement at 175,000

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