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#999704 - 10/26/17 02:55 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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833 lbs before loading?

Maybe Honda can promote that like Pontiac did in the '60s as "Road-Hugging Weight!"

Two riders and gear and it's pushing 1200 lbs. which is why it needs a reverse gear to get out of a parking space.


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#999708 - 10/26/17 05:13 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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There are some things I really like about this new Gold Wing! Some things I question, but need to see it and hear more before I complain.....

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#999718 - 10/26/17 09:14 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: workin' them angels]  
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Originally Posted by workin' them angels
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 . . .





It doesn't come from Audi. Suzanna's Q5 selection wheel thingy was a pain to use.


If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious stuff...
#999807 - 10/28/17 05:32 AM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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I’m intrigued. Never saw myself with a Wing, but I think I may could do this. Waiting obviously to see and ride...


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#999814 - 10/28/17 12:44 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: bayoubengal]  
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Haven't read deep enough into the specs but an engine without costly valve checks (no valve check even better) would make it a no-brainer over the K-1600s, IMO. Already assuming the ride is going to be Honda refined. thumbsup

Pat


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#999816 - 10/28/17 01:44 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: TEWKS]  
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The 7 speed DCT would be a strong selling point to me. Not sure about the 5.5 gallons of fuel. I like range. Lets me decide when to stop. I assume this Wing will get much better fuel mileage than its predecessor, but it would have to average 50 mpg at 75 to have range that I would consider acceptable. Glad to see it isn't just me that likes the "telelever" feel on a road bike!

#999826 - 10/28/17 06:23 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: realshelby]  
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200 miles... average distance between Cracker Barrel restaurants on the interstates??? rofl


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If everything is under control your not going fast enough!!!
#999839 - 10/28/17 11:57 PM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: mrzoom]  
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Originally Posted by mrzoom
200 miles... average distance between Cracker Barrel restaurants on the interstates??? rofl



Well, I can tell you that my RT-LC won't make it between Cracker Barrels on fuel when running I-10 west of San Antonio. Fuel light has come on at just over 160 miles. Often on at 185 miles.

#999842 - 10/29/17 12:31 AM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: realshelby]  
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Must be those Texas head winds wave


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If everything is under control your not going fast enough!!!
#999843 - 10/29/17 01:27 AM Re: New Goldwing anyone? [Re: realshelby]  
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Dang Terry how much wind were you pushing...I don't even start looking for fuel until I am 250 miles.... at 160 miles that's aoout 26mpg... You sure you weren't describing your motorhome smile


David
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