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    Default Honda Goldwing F6B

    Have to admit I'm kind of liking this giant beast, all 849 lbs of it. Getting good reviews:

    http://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2013...ng-f6b-review/

    http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/...gold-wing-f6b/




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    It looks great!
    OK, I just have to know, what were the circumstances under which you got to see a nun with diarrhea.

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    I have no issues with it except... I hope honda offered an optional detachable top box for this.
    I have done trips on cruisers with side boxes and find I was able to fit far more in just my top box on the tiger.
    Traveling light is fine and dandy, but it is nice to be able to lock up helmets gloves and jackets too.
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    i like the black one...
    I took a dump this morning and spent 20minutes studying it.....




    I need to stop taking shit so seriously...

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    jelly beans, cinnamon sticks, and candy hearts, the world is such a wonderful place!
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    My Tiger was 475 lbs - add gas and she was over 500lbs.
    Best riding bike I owned. When speeds we below 100, I could ride it just as fast and hard as any sport bike I have ever owned on a public road.
    There is a ton more to a bike than weight. I road the tiger through the edge of a hurricane on my way to Atlanta once and I have no doubt the weight was beneficial to the experience.
    And that bike was TALL!

    This thing has a low motor and low center of gravity... Capable of doing most things well while being comfy to boot. I have no doubt the riding experience is fantastic and the only time you will notice the weight is when going 2mph pulling up to the gas pump.

    I would shudder at the price well before I considered slamming a bike for its weight.
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    Under or over 20k????
    OK, I just have to know, what were the circumstances under which you got to see a nun with diarrhea.

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    I just looked it up - my fathers Rocket 3 tourer is 788lbs.
    The only time I have found it heavy is when turning it around in the driveway and backing it into the garage.
    That bike is a hoot to ride and spitting distance from this in weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sike View Post
    Under or over 20k????
    Under!


    Gold Wing F6B. Base MSRP $19,999*.
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    And even at that weight they're still no slouch
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    Tenderheart Bear, Harmony Bear, and Funshine bear are my shoulder rubbing buddies!
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    ha! OK. Restrict yourself to your preconceived notions based on nothing you have ridden.

    I have ridden the 2006 GoldWing in full trim and loved every minute of it.
    I have not ridden this brand new just released this year model.

    I find it funny that people who have owned 1-5 bikes in their life are experts one what makes a bike ride-able/enjoyable/nimble.
    I seem to recall a ton of people telling me the 919 was the end all be all of motorcycles and only a handful of those people still own them.

    Motorcycles are very different to provide very different experiences.
    I have enjoyed the experience of rubbing elbows with Jeremy McWilliams on the track, Fishing with the Hayden Bros and Mr Graves after an AMA weekend as well as enjoying Rolling Thunder with several well decorated and retired EOD & Intelligence officers on H-Ds. I have down 14 hours trips with Simpson and swapping bikes to share the heated grips since it was winter time. I have rocked out two 1000+ days on my tiger and sat broke down on the side of the road with a Husky. Every bike seems to bring something new and different to experience.
    I suppose I can see the positive in almost every motorcycle, because I have come to realize every bike brings something new to the table. If you cannot see the advantage to a motorcycle, it is because you are either two narrow in your expectations or maybe it just makes you feel superior to riders who enjoy something different than yourself.

    Some riders - I suppose will never appreciate the differences because they have an idea in their head based on no experience of what a motorcycle should be.
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    To each their own, not everyone wants to drag a knee at every corner, some want to cruise effortlessly and enjoy their motorcycle experience differently than many here do.

    In the world of heavy baggers, this bike stands out from the Harleys and Victorys, and appears to be a major leap forward from Honda's own previous Gold Wing experiment, the Valkerie. Yep, it's a big heavy machine, one that I have no urge to own, but I'd sure take one for a ride and most likely enjoy the hell out of it. I also think it's pretty cool looking, and somewhat adventurous for Honda.

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    Props to Honda for changing the face of the line. It's been....never?

    I'm with Scott. Id never own one, but I can't say that I wouldn't mind taking my better half with me on a ride with one. It's probably be very comfy.
    "I don't exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it." J. D. Salinger

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    “One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.” - Klaus Kinski

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    Juxtaposition of the black and red color schemes from above? Coincidence... I think not.

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    Adam West gives this bike his stamp of approval!

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    My bro has about 300 miles on his thus far - I'm guessing I'll get some seat time on our road trip. Impressions will be posted! I hadn't heard about the thing until he bought it, but most reviews (and his own) are ridiculously positive.
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    Badass! And I am willing to bet this was one of the faster vehicles running through there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloaker View Post
    Badass! And I am willing to bet this was one of the faster vehicles running through there..

    Hard to say but we were comfortable while doing it with the music blasting. 😄
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