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Old 04-12-2011, 11:37 AM   #1
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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Default What? No comments? That in itself says a lot.

Can't believe there are no comments yet. Are people that disinterested in the new Wing? Personally, after being a Winger for 13 years, the 2012 does not do anything for me with its looks, and actually makes me want to get a 2010 before they're all snatched up. Maybe that was the plan. Or I qait until 2014 (my guess) for the totally revised Wing --- which will probably cost $24,899 to $31,899, depending on model. Gosh - I could get a C14, a Super Tenere, and still have $$ left over.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:06 PM   #3
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Not my bag baby.

2013 I'll have a BMW GTL.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:15 PM   #4
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Can't believe there are no comments yet. Are people that disinterested in the new Wing? Personally, after being a Winger for 13 years, the 2012 does not do anything for me with its looks, and actually makes me want to get a 2010 before they're all snatched up. Maybe that was the plan. Or I qait until 2014 (my guess) for the totally revised Wing --- which will probably cost $24,899 to $31,899, depending on model. Gosh - I could get a C14, a Super Tenere, and still have $$ left over.
Yeah, I too was surprised at the lack of comments. Seems like a slightly better bike, but it's slightly better than what is essentially a 10-year-old bike. Personally, I couldn't overlook the GTL if I was in the market for a luxo-tourer.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:40 AM   #6
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Most of the comments that needed to be made about the new Wing were already made in the comments for the GTL 1600 test ride.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:21 AM   #7
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Most of the comments that needed to be made about the new Wing were already made in the comments for the GTL 1600 test ride.
I'll get a chance to do a multi-day trip on the Wing next month, so I'll have a much better idea of how it and the GTL stack up then. But, for certain, the Wing's passenger seat is better.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:57 AM   #8
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The Wing article was sammiched in between the BMW 6-Shooter and the new Ducati story, so it didn't get much exposure. We aren't smart enough to keep up with the rapid pace.

So, is it still huge? Ok, thanks.
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KD,

I've heard from more than one rider that 'Wings are treacherous in parking lots.

So, given your (lack of) height, be careful!
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KD,

I've heard from more than one rider that 'Wings are treacherous in parking lots.

So, given your (lack of) height, be careful!
They have to have a REVERSE gear, for chrissakes. What else do you need to know?
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