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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Goldwing F6B

The new Wing model is on the Honda Powersports web site. Looks good in Black ! Reminds me of the Kawasaki Vaquero in profile. Could be a good

seller. Always thought a wing without a top trunk would look good , now Honda has done it for us. The pictures don't show any change in ergo's.

I look forward to a review by Rider magazine ( my favorite publication ).
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 09:34 PM
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It will sell well... there are a lot here who will like it.

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I thought it looked good. It was interesting that there were no pictures of the dash. in looking at the specs, I could not help but notice that the centerstand and self canceling turn signals were only available on the deluxe version. They must have done a lot to remove the 60 pounds.


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About a hundred pounds lighter and still only a 5 speed. Not much protection with the new windscreen if you do serious touring. Still, it looks nice and should do well with those wanting a cruiser. Let the rumors begin about the future of the GL.

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Looks to me like that short shield is really for styling purposes. The HD Road Glide has that kind of windshield, as does the Kawasaki Vaquero. While I like the F6B, generally, I don't like the windshield. Might be great for those who like the wind in the face thing, but not me--I prefer keeping it off my face, along with all those bugs!!

I wonder if some of the weight reduction was done by eliminating the centerstand and reverse? I rather suspect that not putting a trunk on it accounts for about 25 pounds or more of weight. It ought to be a pretty good handler without the weight of the trunk up high.

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They do have the taller windshield (even with a vent) available for the F6B model... see windshield in attached piture.
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That certainly takes care of the mismatched trunk issue

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Originally Posted by Doug from WI View Post
That certainly takes care of the mismatched trunk issue
I agree. Huge improvement.

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Originally Posted by Eck View Post
They do have the taller windshield (even with a vent) available for the F6B model... see windshield in attached piture.
Not sure, but that seems to be an early prototype model. It has the old windshield, still has the cb controls on it, still has the hazard button near the radio controls. All of which are different in the final pics and video shown by Honda. Good news though, that a least the cosmetic stuff like the shield could probably be used from the older models. Not sure why someone would buy the bike though just to make it look like prior models. You can bet though that is exactly what some will do.

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Originally Posted by Doug from WI View Post
That certainly takes care of the mismatched trunk issue

you could sure see the DE-volution of the wing with the 2012's...


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