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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #75 on: November 01, 2017, 09:08:47 am »
Hope you can find a deal ZG Did you manage a demo ride with the DCT?

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #76 on: November 03, 2017, 10:34:01 pm »
I sold the C14 last month and have my house for sale.  Depending on finances next year I may buy a new Tour DCT.   I absolutely love the look and function of the new Wing.  Look forward to seeing what you do with yours when the time comes Jay

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #77 on: November 03, 2017, 11:26:29 pm »
Indeed TJ, indeed! Wishing you all the best so you can get one too.

On the Honda site they now have a pic of the red one with all the chrome blacked out, oh man now I'm considering going with the red instead, would look sick with the Tour trunk...  >:D


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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #78 on: November 04, 2017, 01:40:10 am »
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #79 on: November 04, 2017, 01:54:48 pm »
That front suspension would scare me a bit. It would seem every bike I have had needed suspension upgraded due to my weight, and would have to find out if there was an upgrade available. I know on the previous gen wing some complained the front was too mushy. For me that might be the deal breaker altho I have to admit it is out of my pocket range anyways. I really like the new wing, I really like the new bmw 'bagger' too, unless I win the lottery neither one is in my future so this is all moot. My fjr keeps me smiling and yes it needed suspension upgraded for me.
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #80 on: November 04, 2017, 03:52:56 pm »
Anybody got a line on what it costs? Ballpark? Nice looking bike, what I really like is the front suspension.
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #81 on: November 04, 2017, 05:31:35 pm »
Anybody got a line on what it costs? Ballpark? Nice looking bike, what I really like is the front suspension.

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My 68 y/o father will for sure being getting an '18 Wing (Not Tour version, probably DCT, though.) in probably late 18/early 19. He really liked his '04 and now loves his '14 Valkyrie. This kinda combines them in a lighter weight package than an F6B.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #82 on: November 04, 2017, 09:19:09 pm »
A review- 2 interesting things. Rode 2017 then 2018 GW Also had a passenger

You would have to paint the unigo ZG

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #83 on: November 04, 2017, 10:56:45 pm »
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #84 on: November 05, 2017, 02:58:20 pm »
Well guys, looks like I'm all in now...  :)

Sold our 2016 Wing yesterday.  :whoo:  :s_bye2:

Now I just have to wait for our new 2018 Wing to arrive...  :s_hi:  >:D >:D >:D


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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #85 on: November 05, 2017, 03:00:16 pm »
Anybody got a line on what it costs? Ballpark? Nice looking bike, what I really like is the front suspension.

$23k-$32k depending on model
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #86 on: November 05, 2017, 03:01:46 pm »
A review- 2 interesting things. Rode 2017 then 2018 GW Also had a passenger

You would have to paint the unigo ZG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM7d7ux_6yE


I won't have to paint the Unigo DZ, the new grey Wing will match it quite well.  :great: :great:
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #87 on: November 05, 2017, 07:40:52 pm »
Wow, that was fast. Sold on GL1800riders or local?  That red sure does look sharp.  I know you are an expert and somewhat explained it but what would I lose by going Standard not Touring level and then adding the trunk?  Thanks Jay

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #88 on: November 05, 2017, 08:39:30 pm »
http://www.hondaprokevin.com/2018-honda-gold-wing-tour-f6b-review-specs-motorcycle-announcement-release-update-tokyo-motor-show-news



Wow, that was fast. Sold on GL1800riders or local?  That red sure does look sharp.  I know you are an expert and somewhat explained it but what would I lose by going Standard not Touring level and then adding the trunk?  Thanks Jay
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #89 on: November 05, 2017, 09:27:34 pm »
Wow, that was fast. Sold on GL1800riders or local?  That red sure does look sharp.  I know you are an expert and somewhat explained it but what would I lose by going Standard not Touring level and then adding the trunk?  Thanks Jay

Thanks TJ, my local shop, I'm not into long drawn out breakups, the $ was close enough for me so I took it, now I can focus on the 2018.

The main things you lose doing it the way I am is heated seat, taller windscreen, and the ability to adjust the suspension electronically.

I'm sure I'll like the smaller windscreen, it's still adjustable, I was running a minus 2 on our 2016 Wing. I'm hopeful aftermarket comes out with heated seat options. I'd love to adjust the suspension electronically, but having everything blacked is worth it to me to adjust it manually.
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #90 on: November 05, 2017, 09:49:49 pm »
Looking forward to seeing how it progresses, please document it. :)
I like the blackout but would probably go with the Touring and be done with it.  I have a bike with the ESA feature and absolutely love it.  But thats another story.   Congratulations!

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #91 on: November 06, 2017, 09:26:25 am »
Way to go ZG  :great:

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #92 on: November 06, 2017, 04:51:07 pm »
Congrats!!
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #93 on: November 07, 2017, 08:43:55 am »
A question ZG- Did you get a higher resale price on the Wing as a percentage of its initial retail price versus the KTM you owned before? Thanks

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #94 on: November 08, 2017, 01:27:21 am »
Boy I'd love to get one of these. I'd enjoy that seven speed with the paddle shift deal. A bit out of my price range though. Of course that's what I said before I got my Connie also. >:D >:D >:D
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #95 on: November 08, 2017, 02:36:47 am »
A question ZG- Did you get a higher resale price on the Wing as a percentage of its initial retail price versus the KTM you owned before? Thanks

Thanks everyone, patience is not one of my strong suits, waiting 3 months is going to be challenging...  :a012:

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They were about the same, timing is everything IMO, not too long after I sold the 1290 the prices dropped, just dumb luck for me but was glad I got out when I did.

Will be curious what happens to the used Wing values with so many folks buying the 2018. Would be an awesome time to get a great  deal on used or new leftover 2017 and prior, they are awesome bikes, the most comfortable bike I've ever been on for distance!

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #96 on: November 08, 2017, 09:59:37 am »
Thanks ZG exactly why I was asking. I hope Honda doesn't limit supply at first like they did with the Africa Twin but I think they were also rebuilding a factory; destroyed by an earthquake at that time.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #97 on: November 10, 2017, 12:24:47 am »
I've said it before Jay. You're my hero.  :beerchug:

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #98 on: November 10, 2017, 12:48:37 am »
I've said it before Jay. You're my hero.  :beerchug:

Hope all is well buddy, been too long!  :beerchug:
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #99 on: November 10, 2017, 01:05:24 am »
Thanks ZG exactly why I was asking.


No worries DZ, it's kinda funny, I traded the Connie straight across for the 1290, then traded the 1290 straight across for the 2016 Wing, so this is the end of the Connie $, I have to pay the difference on this one.  :(

Maybe I'll be trading the 2018 Wing for the all new 2020 Connie that will blow everyone's mind!  :o  >:D


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