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2018 Wing
« on: September 23, 2017, 05:07:02 pm »
















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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 05:31:29 pm »
The "Wing" has come a long, long way!
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 10:14:01 pm »
Dang Jay, now I don't know if I need one of THESE or the new Yamaha Super Cruiser/tourer. Thanks.
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 02:25:43 am »
No clutch. 7 speed DCT.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 02:43:01 am »
Single shock for front fork? I don't see how that works and is steerable.   :c029:
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 10:57:56 am »
Add that to the long list of I wants.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 12:34:42 pm »
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 06:59:58 pm »

A great quote from that link...

"1) Rigid - The robust front suspension components don't flex when we hit potholes, road imperfections or small animals."




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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2017, 09:16:59 am »
A lot of refinements and innovations in the rumored reports. The DCT is superior to the shift assist from other manufacturers. Steep hill waiting for the light to turn green? You hold only the brake and twist the throttle when ready to go. Dedicated reverse gear! I think there will be a lot of older Hondapotamuses on the dealers' floors next year

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2017, 11:44:48 am »
What's old is new... I have the same front end on my 2001 BMW k1200lt. It's a great front end, too, great ride quality, and it doesn't dive when braking. 

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2017, 04:24:48 am »
Works for me.  Has most of the list I've been keeping concerning what I want in a new Wing since I bought my 1800 new in 2003.  Guessing it'll probably meet all my other "wants" too.  Just put my Wing for sale on Craigslist, eBay and Cycle Trader, and OfferUp.  I'll be standing in line with a checkbook as soon as the formal announcement hits late October I'm thinking.   It's been a looooooonnnngggg wait.    :beerchug:


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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2017, 08:00:25 pm »
Very nice. I wonder how much lighter it might be. Maybe the F6B will get reverse, cruise and ABS on this version.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2017, 12:13:35 pm »
Works for me.  Has most of the list I've been keeping concerning what I want in a new Wing since I bought my 1800 new in 2003.  Guessing it'll probably meet all my other "wants" too.  Just put my Wing for sale on Craigslist, eBay and Cycle Trader, and OfferUp.  I'll be standing in line with a checkbook as soon as the formal announcement hits late October I'm thinking.   It's been a looooooonnnngggg wait.    :beerchug:

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/d/2003-honda-goldwing-1800-abs/6321162073.html

I figured you'd get in line WC!  :great:

I'll wait until they hit shops, but I as well am really considering trading in my 2016 for one...  :??:  >:D
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2017, 12:18:31 pm »
So what color do you have ordered Jay?

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2017, 01:41:00 pm »
So what color do you have ordered Jay?

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Not sure on color buddy but I would definitely want the blackout package, I'm not a fan of chrome...  :sign0137:

I like the matte grey color scheme they show on the F6B with the blackout package, so hopefully they have that for the Wing as well, that way it still matches our Unigo trailer.  :great: :great:




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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2017, 09:08:30 am »
Will they release the bike the same way as the twin and Crosstourer? Very limited number of DCT models or was that more a result of the earthquake that ravaged the Honda factory? The guys with the DCT Twins have no regrets about missing a clutch handle or foot pedal.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2017, 12:35:51 pm »
By the promotional photos, it looks like the Wing has gone on a serious weight loss program.  The other thing I noted, was the reduction in the amount of buttons all over the fairing to a few buttons and knob to steer the LCD display.  Overall, it looks well thought out and not such a two wheeled boat.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2017, 02:55:29 pm »
By the promotional photos, it looks like the Wing has gone on a serious weight loss program.  The other thing I noted, was the reduction in the amount of buttons all over the fairing to a few buttons and knob to steer the LCD display.  Overall, it looks well thought out and not such a two wheeled boat.
Call me old, but if the final product looks similar to what's been leaked, I think that is a darn good looking machine.  It actually looks like a reasonably sporty ride.  I know some of that is my age, but I think my motorcycle fund may be used to save for a new generation wing.
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2017, 03:12:52 pm »
Nice mustache Jay. ISWYDT
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2017, 01:47:05 pm »
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2017, 05:30:02 pm »
Single shock for front fork? I don't see how that works and is steerable.   :c029:
bmw has been doing it for years, steers quite well... :great:
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2017, 01:20:07 am »
Works for me.  Has most of the list I've been keeping concerning what I want in a new Wing since I bought my 1800 new in 2003.  Guessing it'll probably meet all my other "wants" too.  Just put my Wing for sale on Craigslist, eBay and Cycle Trader, and OfferUp.  I'll be standing in line with a checkbook as soon as the formal announcement hits late October I'm thinking.   It's been a looooooonnnngggg wait.    :beerchug:

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/d/2003-honda-goldwing-1800-abs/6321162073.html

I figured you'd get in line WC!  :great:

I'll wait until they hit shops, but I as well am really considering trading in my 2016 for one...  :??: >:D


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