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2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Review
 

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2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Review

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sarnali2 02-01-2013 11:36 AM

I was pleasently surprised by them at the IMS, not a bad looking bike. Of course I didn't ride one but from outward looks I thought it was doable or at least competitive with the other stripped down baggers out there. Should be interesting to see how sales go with these, I think there's a market for them.

jmdonald 02-01-2013 01:46 PM

Comfy/Smooth
 
If this thing is as comfy and smooth as it seems to be I can see why someone would like it.

Kevin_Duke 02-01-2013 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 279886)
I was pleasently surprised by them at the IMS, not a bad looking bike. Of course I didn't ride one but from outward looks I thought it was doable or at least competitive with the other stripped down baggers out there. Should be interesting to see how sales go with these, I think there's a market for them.

Yeah, it looks different enough from a Wing to give it a distinct character. I also think it'll see reasonably well.

jonnychampagne 02-01-2013 02:59 PM

Wait till you guys RIDE it - completely different sensation.

reg26 02-01-2013 05:16 PM

I own a 2009 Street Glide and am ready to move on. I only wish the F6B had cruise, ABS, and a decent back rest with a rack to hold a large T-Bag. I guess I'll wait till 2014 and then pounce!

SpeedwayRN 02-02-2013 04:25 AM

Nice!
I think it was a big mistake to cut the cruise control out. How much could that have saved on a $20,000 bike? 1%?
Yes these wings are awesome! Handle way better than something this size should. Very confidence inspiring. I can only imagine how much better they are 100# lighter!

SpeedwayRN 02-02-2013 04:26 AM

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Originally Posted by reg26 (Post 279895)
I own a 2009 Street Glide and am ready to move on. I only wish the F6B had cruise, ABS, and a decent back rest with a rack to hold a large T-Bag. I guess I'll wait till 2014 and then pounce!

The aftermarket will fix the backrest and rack problem quickly.

The Spaceman 02-02-2013 05:26 AM

If this bike is going to seriously cut into the HD baggerbagger market, somebody's going to have to figure out a way to put a 30" front wheel on it.

bigjames 02-02-2013 07:23 AM

Not my cup of tea...
 
It just isn't. Just another big pig on the road, matters not to me how athletic it may be. Just another bike that is way out of the league of the target consumer in performance, girth and price and without the goodies that class of rider insists upon. Folks used to riding V-Twin bikes will like it for a while for its smoothness, then get board with its typical Goldwing lack of personality and get real tired of holding that throttle open (as virtually all other cruising tourers have some sort of throttle lock or cruise control). Man have I seen that a lot over the last few years. Virtually all end up on the brand they started with, and it was not Honda. Honda will never learn. By the 2nd or 3rd version they'll figure it out then discontinue it when the public at large finally embraces it - like they did with the Valk. They can make great bikes, but they tend to make their top of the line touring bikes a wee bit too sedate/smooth/quiet or vanilla and devoid of character. Really wanted to like this bike, but just don't.


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