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2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« on: November 16, 2012, 04:12:36 PM »
http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/11/12/2013-honda-gold-wing-f6b-first-look/

Another beast at 842 pounds, but I think this is pretty cool and a bold move for Honda! :) 8) ;-T ;-T

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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 04:23:08 PM »
Not as butt ugly as the Victory vision, I wonder if the Honda has anti-tippers too?
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 04:33:00 PM »
Definitely aimed at the "bagger" market that Victory and HD own.
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 05:01:03 PM »
I wish the Cali 1400 had the feet position of this bike instead of way forward
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 05:40:13 PM »
The Road Wing.
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 05:50:10 PM »
   Reminds me of the front end of a diesel locomotive.
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012, 06:00:37 PM »
I'm really anxious to see it up close as I like it a great deal from the few pictures I've seen of it. A great move for Honda on an excellent motorcycle. Sort of reminds me of the Valkyrie Interstate owners who have made theirs into a Super Valk which has an easily removable trunk.

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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2012, 06:11:24 PM »
No light bar?

I like the pics.  A wing without the integrated tail trunk.  The only negative for me is the seamless, snap-together look of this and some other modern bikes.  Like you're not supposed to see how it goes together or the different mechanical bits.

Still, not bad and probably a torque monster.

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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2012, 06:17:19 PM »
The Road Wing.

 ;-T  Yup, Aiming for the Road Glide / Street Glide market no doubt...

I like it actually...

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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2012, 06:25:47 PM »
;-T  Yup, Aiming for the Road Glide / Street Glide market no doubt...

I like it actually...



"Road Wing" I like that!  ;-T
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2012, 07:56:15 PM »
I like it - but the concept of a trunkless goldwing has been around for a long time!



I think that in recent years someone actually made a 'trunk delete' kit.
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2012, 07:59:41 PM »
I wish the Cali 1400 had the feet position of this bike instead of way forward


Ya but look at how his knees are higher than his hips, it's going to cause him to slump his lower back  backward and really jam up his hips, so than he will have to try and find hiway pegs which will make him slump even more like sitting in a recliner, so he will end up looking like the typical Harley Rider, which I guess at over 800 lbs is the point of this bike. Just my opinion thou.
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2012, 09:42:16 PM »
  Goldwing * only lighter -    or on a diet. . .
   I like it, would like it better with a real  (taller)  working windshield but wonder why it took them so long to bring it out?
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2012, 10:43:36 PM »
IDK, to me, it looks like Honda is trying to jazz up a tired, old platform, and make it young and hip -- and it ain't working.  Kinda like an older dude who gets a hair transplant and a spray-on tan, and tries to make it with younger chicks -- pathetic.
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2012, 10:45:52 PM »
The Wing crowd has been "blacking" them out for years.  The exhaust needs to be black.
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2012, 11:07:38 PM »
IDK, to me, it looks like Honda is trying to jazz up a tired, old platform, and make it young and hip -- and it ain't working.  Kinda like an older dude who gets a hair transplant and a spray-on tan, and tries to make it with younger chicks -- pathetic.

What they're trying to do is build sales, like all firms. Jazzing up old tired platforms has been a hallmark of Harley's for years! Not everyone's cup o' tea no doubt but for some, looking at Wings and their competition this may just give enough "tude" to the old tired platform to translate into some sale's floor traffic. Maybe not?
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2012, 06:19:49 AM »
The Road Wing.

More like "The Load Wing!" :o :o ::) ::) ;D ;D :D :D ;)

At 842 pounds, 62 pounds lighter than the standard Gold Wing, it's still a beast. 

But like I said, so is the Victory, the Triumph Rocket-III, and most Big Twin FLH series Harley's. :o :o :o :o

Bikes tipping the scales at 800-850 pounds are fine, until one has to wrestle one backwards or on an incline.  Which of course, is why Gold Wings have a REVERSE! ::) ::) :o :o :o ;D ;D :D ;) :)
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2012, 07:40:40 AM »
Not as butt ugly as the Victory vision, I wonder if the Honda has anti-tippers too?
If you are going to poach a design, poach a nice looking one.

These will remain unsold in warehouses until 2020.
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2012, 07:50:29 AM »
QUOTE: These will remain unsold in warehouses until 2020...

Remember the Honda Rune?  Now highly collectible and going for $20K-$22K! :o :o ::) ::)

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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2012, 10:31:36 AM »
No reverse to save weight ???
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2012, 10:35:37 AM »
Honda saw the new Moto Guzzi California and pissed their pants.

they had to come out with this stripped down GW or they would be toast.

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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2012, 01:20:06 PM »
Honda saw the new Moto Guzzi California and pissed their pants.

they had to come out with this stripped down GW or they would be toast.

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With all due respect, in one year, Honda has probably scrapped more bikes than Moto Guzzi has sold!  :o :o :o ::) ::) ;D ;D :D :D ;) :)
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2012, 02:10:34 PM »
QUOTE: These will remain unsold in warehouses until 2020...

Remember the Honda Rune?  Now highly collectible and going for $20K-$22K! :o :o ::) ::)

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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2012, 04:17:23 PM »
With all due respect, in one year, Honda has probably scrapped more bikes than Moto Guzzi has sold!  :o :o :o ::) ::) ;D ;D :D :D ;) :)


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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2012, 05:11:28 PM »
That Lead Wing looks like something Wile E Coyote would ride trying to catch the Road Runner. All it needs is Acme painted on the side. ::)
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2012, 05:16:46 PM »
I can hardly believe it.... that I'm impressed.  Not bad looking at all.  Legendary Honda (I h8 honda) quality.
No way as ugly as the Victory. 
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2012, 05:19:45 PM »
Bagger time at Honda?? You mean you should wear a bag over your head when you ride the FB6 so now one knows who you are??  ;) :D  Really looks like a shot aimed at the streetglide guys.
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2012, 08:27:50 PM »
Go ride a Wing before you dismiss them.  They are impressive motorcycles.

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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2012, 08:38:23 PM »
Ain't dismissing Wings, want one myself for two up touring.  Just the look of the FB6 that turns me off.  I do like the Rune though.  Kinda art deco in away.
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Re: 2013 Honda Gold Wing FB6 - "It's BAGGER Time at Honda!" (NGC)
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2012, 12:06:33 AM »
Time was when we considered a 425# BSA "Golden Flash" 650 twin a bit on the portly side. 
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