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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #125 on: February 11, 2018, 09:52:19 am »
Guess that means you have not planned any long tours with mama............

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #126 on: February 11, 2018, 01:55:12 pm »
Guess that means you have not planned any long tours with mama............

Nothing of long distance bike trips on the calendar yet, looks to be another busy year for us, last year becoming empty nesters means this year we plan to either move or remodel the house...  :??:
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #127 on: February 12, 2018, 09:57:53 am »
that is a much bigger decision than a 2018 GW..............

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #128 on: February 13, 2018, 12:20:31 pm »
Here is a video showing the unboxing and prep for the 2018 Wing.  I like the blue.

https://youtu.be/TX1AgVs_X78
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #129 on: February 13, 2018, 01:17:28 pm »
Didn't you already order yours?

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #130 on: February 13, 2018, 01:29:48 pm »
Didn't you already order yours?

Ordered is a loose term, HMS is getting 10 in, and can get more if need be, there will be plenty of stock in the US. I didn't put any $ down, so I can get one now, or in 3 months, 6 months, a year or not at all.


Will know more once they get the non-tour models in with all the chrome blacked out, I'm hopeful it either screams buy me or not when I see it in person...  :??:
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #131 on: February 13, 2018, 02:23:56 pm »
Ordered is a loose term,
Not really, that was a YES or NO question. ::)

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #132 on: February 13, 2018, 02:43:16 pm »
Ordered is a loose term,
Not really, that was a YES or NO question. ::)

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A silver DCT non-tour is coming in with my name on it, when it arrives if I want it I'll buy it, if I don't they'll take my name off it and sell it to someone else...

Better?  ;D  :beerchug:
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #133 on: February 14, 2018, 10:06:03 am »
Glad there is plenty of supply. The AT and Crosstourer were in short supply the first year of release which meant a premium on top of MSRP to roll one off the showroom floor here in the east. Hope you can make a deal if you pull the trigger.....

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #134 on: February 14, 2018, 12:19:39 pm »
Ordered is a loose term,
Not really, that was a YES or NO question. ::)

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A silver DCT non-tour is coming in with my name on it, when it arrives if I want it I'll buy it, if I don't they'll take my name off it and sell it to someone else...

Better?  ;D  :beerchug:

I didn't read all 6 pages - so maybe you all ready answered this but why are you more attracted to the non-tour model?

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #135 on: February 14, 2018, 12:32:39 pm »
I didn't read all 6 pages - so maybe you all ready answered this but why are you more attracted to the non-tour model?

The non-tour model has all the chrome blacked out.
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #136 on: February 19, 2018, 01:28:12 pm »
All this Wing talk peeked my interest especially now that the wife is back to riding on my bike, since I just turned 50 I thought I am ready for one. Well Saturday I test rode one and while it was nice it didn't give me that want to sell a kidney and buy one feeling! No doubt it is slimmer than my fathers 2014 Wing, but it felt like it had less wind protection than my C14. it was heavier and slower than the c14 but handles nice for its size unlike my previous HD roadturd! the heated seat was nice on a cool 34 degree demo ride. Price was $27k, this was the 6 speed tour model in red.

In the end I walked away confirming that I'm still not ready for my final bike. No doubt this year I will be trading the c14 in for something with more 2 up comfort and cruise, it wont be a wing.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #137 on: February 27, 2018, 11:06:07 am »
I can't believe I'm even interested in looking at this bike, but it looks good.

Truly though, after watching that unboxing video and first ride on youtube -- I'm quite positive it just made me want a scaled-down version re-relased as the ST1200 with the VFR motor inside.
Even more displacement from the V4 would be appreciated, and you better not spare the Gear Driven Cams this time Honda -- or it will be a deal-breaker!

The DCT and electronics package on the new Wing is absolutely BRILLIANT.

Now scale it back to Sport-Touring Duty, and you've got me by the Ballz Honda!!  :truce:

P.S. -- Please don't make the new ST as Fugly as you made the VFR.  That was a face even a Japanese Mother couldn't love.  >:(

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #138 on: March 02, 2018, 11:07:26 am »
Beautiful bike.  I don't know all the mechanical and technical stuff but I like it.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #139 on: March 06, 2018, 10:36:03 pm »
Well, despite all my misgivings with the storage issue, just placed an order for a White GW Tour DCT.  Take delivery next week.     


Now to try and sell my '03 Wing.   It's on craigslist.


https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/d/2003-honda-goldwing-abs/6516189691.html

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #140 on: March 07, 2018, 10:07:05 am »
Sounds like you're living the dream!  :great:

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #141 on: March 10, 2018, 01:35:50 pm »
Well, despite all my misgivings with the storage issue, just placed an order for a White GW Tour DCT.  Take delivery next week.     


Now to try and sell my '03 Wing.   It's on craigslist.


https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/d/2003-honda-goldwing-abs/6516189691.html

Looking forward to hearing your review on it Joe!  :great:  :popcorn:
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #142 on: March 10, 2018, 11:27:32 pm »
Well, now they're hemming and hawing about finding a White DCT Tour to trade for.  So it begins.......................



Well, despite all my misgivings with the storage issue, just placed an order for a White GW Tour DCT.  Take delivery next week.     


Now to try and sell my '03 Wing.   It's on craigslist.


https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/d/2003-honda-goldwing-abs/6516189691.html

Looking forward to hearing your review on it Joe!  :great:  :popcorn:
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #143 on: March 17, 2018, 10:45:49 pm »
I happened across a dealer today while out riding that had demo rides for the new wing. 2 were just sitting there so I felt compelled to take one for a spin. I have no interest in buying or owning one, but it just seemed like the thing to do.

This is my simple unbiased opinion from a 20 mile ride.

1st I was surprised at the exhaust note. Noticeably louder than my C14 with a CS1.

With the shield fully down, buffeting & wind noise was equal to my C14. I have a MRA Vario shield which is very small. With shield in full up position there was quite a bit of back pressure.

Front end felt very choppy on rough road. Went back on my C14 & rode it again. The 14 was a lot smoother. Rear end on the wing was silky smooth though. On smooth roads it was great.

Steering felt slow & heavy.

Storage? It looked like a 6 pack would fit in the side cases. Claim 2 full face helmets fit in the trunk, sure looked small. Glove box on right side fairing looked like it would hold a pack of cigarettes.

I have to say it runs great! Much more power than I expected, hits 100 really quick.

I up shift clutch-less & without thinking I did it on the wing, silky smooth.

From the front it looks great, much like a new FJR.

I was really expecting to be wowed by this bike, but I wasn't.

If I was actually interested in owning one the storage would be a absolute deal breaker for me. This is a top tier touring bike & that kind of storage is unexceptionable IMO.

All I can give it is, looks great from the front. Runs & shifts well.

They did have 3 white DCT's Joe & a mate grey blacked out non tour model Jay.

Cliff   :beerchug:   

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #144 on: March 21, 2018, 12:15:29 pm »
Nice! Glad you were able to take her for a rip Cliff, thanks for sharing your take on it!  :great:

Take care buddy!  :beerchug:
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #145 on: March 21, 2018, 08:40:05 pm »
Dyno of 18 Wing show 97hp/108tq. (Available on YouTube)

Kinda low for a new engine. Thats what the old one made...

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #146 on: March 23, 2018, 01:24:36 pm »
Dyno of 18 Wing show 97hp/108tq. (Available on YouTube)

Kinda low for a new engine. Thats what the old one made...

I expected that Gold Wings had more torque than that, just being an 1800, six cylinder.   I know my zx14r is 192rwhp, and 112 ft.lbs. torque.   What are the hp / torque numbers for a 2010 C14?   

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #147 on: March 23, 2018, 08:26:05 pm »
That torque is peaked at like 4000rpm, though. With like 90+ off of idle or some ridiculous thing.

Stock C14 dynos are all over the web. ECU flashed is about 145/97 with a nice 'plateau' full system and flash C14 are about 160/102, but likes revs more.
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #148 on: March 26, 2018, 02:51:41 am »
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« Reply #149 on: April 11, 2018, 05:22:15 pm »
Done.  New Blue Tour DCT.  Now just have to figure out how to shrink half our stuff to make it fit. ;D 
Just broke the bank at Wingstuff.  $1900 in accessories on the way.   :-[

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