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post #11 of 62 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 11:47 AM
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I would love to see a loaded wing with a nice passenger backrest rest and rack..... ditch the ugly trunk........ but keep everything else..... I would buy one.
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I really really thought about THIS......

Between my 2010 GL1800, 2013 F6B and 2012 GL1800 adventure

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I had this same decision this past October. A new F6B was only $364 less in total cost after I added the price of the doo dads like a larger windshield etc bought to make it more like the full wing. In the end I just went with the full wing and have never looked back. Attractive pricing on the base model audio comfort full wing helped the decision. Both bikes will serve you well. I just got tired of trying to make other bikes I have owned in recent years have the features and weather protection of a GW.

oh!...I never had heated grips or a heated seat. I didn't really care one way or the other when I bought the bike, but I have grown to like both very much.

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In the Deluxe model there is ABS so that was no longer a difference between it and the Wing. What made the difference for me was that I often ride with a passenger. However, now that I have the GW, I would not ever want to give up the Cruise Control. I find I use it all the time, other than stop and go urban riding (which I try to avoid). If someday I don't have a regular passenger, and if Honda made the F6b with Cruise, I would certainly consider it.
There's some erroneous information in this post.
No US F6B has ABS, even the deluxe.
All F6B's including and after 2015 have cruise control.
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I will say for me that the trunk is the most used part of my wing when it comes to storage. It is just down right handier than any other option I have owned. I appreciate being able to stand up and pack my jacket and helmet befoe going inside while on the road. The saddlebags are good too, but not nearly as convenient as the top box IMO.

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I will say for me that the trunk is the most used part of my wing when it comes to storage. It is just down right handier than any other option I have owned. I appreciate being able to stand up and pack my jacket and helmet befoe going inside while on the road. The saddlebags are good too, but not nearly as convenient as the top box IMO.
I do agree with you on this..... but would settle for nice soft luggage on a rack back there. I don't like the look or the way the back of the seat folds forward when you open the trunk..... its a pain..... we always set our helmets on the seat when at a stop...... I guess I just need to break us of that habit...... but it is like a truck.... and I do like it.
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I agree but...............

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I will say for me that the trunk is the most used part of my wing when it comes to storage. It is just down right handier than any other option I have owned. I appreciate being able to stand up and pack my jacket and helmet befoe going inside while on the road. The saddlebags are good too, but not nearly as convenient as the top box IMO.

My F6B WAS freakin cool looking HUH?

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I think the F6B is a great looking motorcycle. It is just missing so much of my bike that I use all the time.

The trunk is the nicest option on the Goldwing. Heated seat and grips, ABS, reverse, cruise, CB and the trunk are just some of the things that make the GL1800 great.

I had a 1500 Interstate once. No cruise, no reverse, no onboard air compressor. I liked that bike. I never really missed any of those items because I never had them before. Now that I have had an 1800 with all of that and more, I don't think I would want a "Wing with less."
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I think the F6B is a great looking motorcycle. It is just missing so much of my bike that I use all the time.

The trunk is the nicest option on the Goldwing. Heated seat and grips, ABS, reverse, cruise, CB and the trunk are just some of the things that make the GL1800 great.

I had a 1500 Interstate once. No cruise, no reverse, no onboard air compressor. I liked that bike. I never really missed any of those items because I never had them before. Now that I have had an 1800 with all of that and more, I don't think I would want a "Wing with less."

Reminds me so much of the first car I ever had with electric windows and cruise. Now I wouldn't buy a car without them. I do still miss the vent wings on my '62 Ford Galaxie

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After sitting on both, if you don't like the cramped seating position of the Wing, (I hated it.) get yourself an Ultimate seat. It moved me back from the bars several inches and made the full Wing much more comfortable.
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