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View Poll Results: Would you like more horsepower for the Goldwing?
Yes, I would like a 2300cc Goldwing (about 160hp) if the price was right 104 38.38%
No, I think the 1800cc already has more than enough power 167 61.62%
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post #11 of 74 (permalink) Old 12-24-2007, 09:14 AM
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Old hot rod maxim, Too much horsepower is never enough.

I always want more HP, but I don't think it would mandate that much price increase on its own.

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post #12 of 74 (permalink) Old 12-24-2007, 09:16 AM
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Personally, I'd rather see the existing engine tweaked, using the latest technology, to give more power and better fuel economy.
I am curious, what "latest technology" are you referring to? I was under the impression that the wing engine was pretty up to date.

As for the poll, IMHO the 1800 has all the power it needs.
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More power would be OK if it didn't increase the size or weight of the bike.

Make it fall back to 3 cylinders for cruising gas mileage.

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no i dont need a bigger bike, this one costs plenty to keep gas in it now

give me a sixth gear, power abs brakes, and loose the crappy gps

and im all good

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A larger engine with more power would increase the price and weight of the bike. There are always trade offs for more power. Personally, the Wing has enough power for me.

The 1.8 liter Wing engine is basically de-tuned and capable of putting out more hp and torque. But, the engineers designed the Wing engine to last many, many miles. More power and torque (increased metal stress) from the existing Wing engine could decrease its reliable longevity. Therefore, I would think a larger engine would be required for more power to keep engine longevity a non issue. The bike is big and heavy now. A larger engine would need more space and would probably require larger and heavier accompanying parts and the bike may become too big, too heavy and too expensive for many riders.

I could probably afford the increased price, but I would not want a bigger heavier Wing.

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no i dont need a bigger bike, this one costs plenty to keep gas in it now

give me a sixth gear, power abs brakes, and loose the crappy gps

and im all good
I was waiting for someone to say 6th gear. I agree with the above
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no i dont need a bigger bike, this one costs plenty to keep gas in it now

give me a sixth gear, power abs brakes, and loose the crappy gps

and im all good
I was waiting for someone to say 6th gear. I agree with the above
improvements.

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Personally, I'd rather see the existing engine tweaked, using the latest technology, to give more power and better fuel economy.
Yeh, that would work too.
Maybe a programable ECM or replaceable ROM and let the aftermaket take it from there.
The current engine is already bigger than the power plant in some cars.

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more power
less weight
more mileage


if Honda could pull this off I would sell my 1800 tommorrow

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More power would be great, but the bike is already a gas guzzler... At least it doesn't require premium..

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