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Old 01-05-2009, 01:28 PM   #61
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Honestly with the HD and the Vision side by side I prefer the Vision (can't believe I just wrote that). The comment that the wing is looking dated cracked me up. The HD hasn't changed visually in how many decades? Still I would take the LT over these 3, mainly due to fitting on it as the wing is about 3 inches too tight. My knee's are in the fairing before I put on my 'stich with the additional knee padding. That and after doing a small tour up the norcal coast on an LT I was shocked on how much fun I had on it. Amazing how fast I could hustle that pig fully loaded with the stereo blasting. It was great fun punking around in SF on it too. Ever jumped a touring rig? I have, love those sf hills... Yep it was a rental...
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:56 PM   #62
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Honestly with the HD and the Vision side by side I prefer the Vision .......
So, it's true then that all those prescription drugs make their way into the drinking water.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:39 PM   #63
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"mainly due to fitting on it as the wing is about 3 inches too tight. My knee's are in the fairing before I put on my 'stich with the additional knee padding".
That's a big reason why I got the Vision and not a Goldwing or LT. Your knees definitely will not hit the faring, and you have plenty of room to move your legs around, all while still protected from the wind.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:44 PM   #64
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"• Feels top-heavy, due largely to fuel tank placement high on the frame. "

Uh, the aluminum fuel tanks(s) are mounted low and forward under the fairing panels on each side.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:10 PM   #65
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This shootout was 90% tech and factory provided data sheets supported by 10% riding.

I have ridden all three bikes and the Vision is much, much closer to the Goldwing in being the winner than it should be after all the Honda R&D, rider input and years of production the Wing has been around.

For me I would accept the few things the Wing can do better than the Vision, but pay my money for the Vision.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:42 AM   #66
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Wow. Hey guys, the ones that wrote the article. Did you know you were WRONG about everything! That your opinions are wrong and that everyone elses are right!?
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:58 AM   #67
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Wow. Hey guys, the ones that wrote the article. Did you know you were WRONG about everything! That your opinions are wrong and that everyone elses are right!?
why do you guys even bother getting dressed in the morning?
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:16 AM   #68
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Wow. Hey guys, the ones that wrote the article. Did you know you were WRONG about everything! That your opinions are wrong and that everyone elses are right!?
You can please some of the people some of the time...

Actually, the point about the Wing's rider triangle being tighter than the others is a valid consideration. However, it didn't seem to bother our tallest tester, Fonzie.

And, as noted, the Vision's rear brake is linked to the front. But for any rider trained to always cover the front brake lever for quickest reactions to situations, we were underwhelmed with the braking response from the front lever and would prefer to also have it linked to the rear brake. Squeezing just the front lever alone doesn't bring the bike down from speed as quickly as we'd like.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:11 AM   #69
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So, it's true then that all those prescription drugs make their way into the drinking water.
Is that why I'm developing man boobs? I just cant stand the batwing and the lowers together on the Harley. The flowing batwing then square chunky lowers just looks like it was designed by two different people that never spoke to one another prior to assembly.
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Is that why I'm developing man boobs? I just cant stand the batwing and the lowers together on the Harley. The flowing batwing then square chunky lowers just looks like it was designed by two different people that never spoke to one another prior to assembly.
Ah, yes. The same people who "styled" the now defunct BMW 1200C.
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