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The 2014 Goldwing

Although Honda has been developing the next generation Goldwing since before the 2001 was introduced the corporate reaction to "new threats" to their market dominance should impact the final product (a little). If the 2014 development is anything like the GL1800 development the motorcycle is already pretty much set. I think the "2012" has just enough new trinkets to get by till the next generation Wing.

Like the CB750K and the GL1800(A) the "Next Big Thing" should be extraordinarily interesting, to say the least. The new BMW 1600 is a great bike no doubt, but I think its effect on the development of the new Goldwing will be about as much as adding a deck chair to the Titanic.

There will be a number of unique engineering features, along with new fluff stuff. The new electronics should be groundbreaking. But the engine will be the big star.

I would not be even mildly surprised if we see a 2000cc flat 8 (250 cc per cylinder like the 1500) or a 2400 cc engine (300 cc per cylinder like the 1200 and 1800). After all, that old six cylinder has been around since 1988. Six cylinders, whether opposed flat or in line have been around a looooong time, no matter how you feed them or let them breathe. Now 8 cylinders is a different deal altogether. I wouldn't put it past those engineers at Honda.

I wouldn't be surprised but I sure would like it, a lot! I think Honda will keep on singing that old Rodger Miller song. What was the name of that old tune again?

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I think Honda will keep on singing that old Rodger Miller song. What was the name of that old tune again?


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My wishlist, currently...

(In no particular order)

Electric windshield
Top loading bags
6th gear (real overdrive, if I could pass gas in 6th it doesn't qualify)
Refrigerated/heated Cup holder (I'm working on the design, but it's too big right now)
Voice activated GPS (mainly I want ot be able to check for gas stations, resturants, motels, etc on route)
Bluetooth integration for headsets, cellphone, etc...
Adjustable seat hight
Brighter GPS screen (would settle for non-glare or better shelf over it)
Bigger trunk (It should hold two full face helmets)
Aux input for GPS screen (Want to mount FLIR on faring, but there are an infinite number of uses)
Distance to empty gauge
Third trip meter
More complete information available on GPS (avg mph, distance from start, distance as crow flies, bearing to destination or origin, altitude, rate of climb. It would be nice if it could all be offloaded to a flash drive with engine data, too.)
Wider base on kick stand with a few degrees more lean
Voltage meter
Outlet in the trunk

What follows is just crazy talk...

Optional turbo.
Ground lighting to help find a decent place to park or find that **** screw you just dropped.
Onstar like system for emergency rescue.
FRS integration instead of the ancient CB radio.

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About 1/2 of your list is GPS related. It could all be solved with a gps mounting station that would accept the latest and greatest gps that suits your individual needs. Could be designed and added mid-model year. No waiting.

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About 1/2 of your list is GPS related. It could all be solved with a gps mounting station that would accept the latest and greatest gps that suits your individual needs. Could be designed and added mid-model year. No waiting.

Richard
Yes, but I don't want to mess around with taking it off and putting it back on all the time.

My brother has lost a couple GPS's because he didn't put it in the trunk when stopping.

Honestly, except forthe bigger tupperware, top loading bags, and 6th gear, it could all be done right now, and about half of the non-gps stuff I've either done myself or am working on.

I'm tryign to get a peltier system to regulate cooling for a cup holder, I want ice in my water, not water in my ice.

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Although Honda has been developing the next generation Goldwing since before the 2001 was introduced the corporate reaction to "new threats" to their market dominance should impact the final product (a little). If the 2014 development is anything like the GL1800 development the motorcycle is already pretty much set. I think the "2012" has just enough new trinkets to get by till the next generation Wing.

Like the CB750K and the GL1800(A) the "Next Big Thing" should be extraordinarily interesting, to say the least. The new BMW 1600 is a great bike no doubt, but I think its effect on the development of the new Goldwing will be about as much as adding a deck chair to the Titanic.

There will be a number of unique engineering features, along with new fluff stuff. The new electronics should be groundbreaking. But the engine will be the big star.

I would not be even mildly surprised if we see a 2000cc flat 8 (250 cc per cylinder like the 1500) or a 2400 cc engine (300 cc per cylinder like the 1200 and 1800). After all, that old six cylinder has been around since 1988. Six cylinders, whether opposed flat or in line have been around a looooong time, no matter how you feed them or let them breathe. Now 8 cylinders is a different deal altogether. I wouldn't put it past those engineers at Honda.

I wouldn't be surprised but I sure would like it, a lot! I think Honda will keep on singing that old Rodger Miller song. What was the name of that old tune again?
Agree, much like the 1200 was a change like the 2012
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YES! That might be the song but I think the song had more about renting trailers than fried chicken.

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Although Honda has been developing the next generation Goldwing since before the 2001 was introduced the corporate reaction to "new threats" to their market dominance should impact the final product (a little).
They have? That's great!!!

Please post your source so I can read more about it?



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YES! That might be the song but I think the song had more about renting trailers than fried chicken.


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