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2016 wing

Postby doctorofpain » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:12 pm



Any good rumors on what may be new on the 2016 model??



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Re: 2016 wing

Postby Plumber8939 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:05 pm

If you go on YouTube and do a search for a 2016 Goldwing they show one but don't say anything about iy

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby Tepcro » Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:39 pm

I had heard it was supposed to be a 2000cc.

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby Paulcf » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:39 pm

As expected, I've seen the 2016 and it continues the disappointment yet for another year.
Nothing new.
Some new colouring, whoo-hoo!
No 6th gear
No bluetooth
No power adjustable windshield
And so much more
Of course it's a Goldwing, comfortable, reliable, etc.

I have heard from my mechanic that Honda can't add anything more to it due to the GWRR will be exceeded. Hmmmm.
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Re: 2016 wing

Postby Happytrails » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:47 pm

Maybe they are trying to decide which color is fastest? :evil:
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Re: 2016 wing

Postby Mag » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:05 am

Could you imagine when they do come out with a totally new wing how many will be purchased? Only thing holding back will be the cost, and 10 years after that I will buy a "new to me" 10 year old wing....so much room for improvement, and still one of the top bikes.

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby Happytrails » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:16 pm

Like the color.


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Re: 2016 wing

Postby FM-USA » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:23 am

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WHAT'S THE FUSS?
HD has had the same design for over 100 years.

No real improvements but SOMEHOW :o still in business.

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby FM-USA » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:51 am

Would this sassify anyone?
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Re: 2016 wing

Postby Mag » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:16 pm

Forget the price tag, but the bike itself I would not say "no" to. I am so used to size of the wing that this would be easy for me to handle I am sure. I like the idea of the hard bags just to lock stuff up, and a big enough front that it is still comfy on the freeway at 70 mph.

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby GLRT » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:04 am

I was a vendor at this year's MPLS motorcycle show and was quite impressed with the color schemes of the new wings. While the base unit has remained relatively unchanged for 15 years it's still the best there is in the tour bracket.
In viewing the new automatic dual clutch bikes honda now has I am really hoping they adopt this setup for the new wings whatever the design will be. Anything will be better than a 6 speed manual ( I have several bikes with 6 speeds already what a pain )
The automatic would be welcome especially for the new reverse trike designs popping up in the market place. I see many good things coming in the next few years.

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby garym » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:26 pm

At the Chicago Motorcycle Show I talked to a rep from Honda, a nice guy. We were talking about the Goldwing and I teased him a bit with “You know, in another decade or so it’ll be time for a new model”. He knew what I was talking about and told me that they’re working on it and that I could expect it “soon”. Then, we started talking about what to expect. Obviously he wasn’t going to really reveal anything significant, but he did indicate that it would probably have some type of automatic/semi-automatic transmission. They were showing a sport bike with it and he suggested I look at it. When I asked about manual control for downshifting in the rain and things like that, he told me they’d already addressed that issue.

I also told him how much I liked my GL1500 and how the GL1800 still didn’t have hydraulic lifters. “Too expensive” was his reply. I also asked about the ‘size’ as there are many complaints from GL1800 owners that it’s smaller and not as comfortable as the GL1500. He somewhat acknowledged the complaint, but wouldn’t elaborate. He asked a few questions about the competition, mainly the BMW. One thing became painfully apparent is that they have a ‘profile’ in their mind about who buys a Goldwing. When he insisted that Goldwing riders would want an automatic trans and I suggested it might be as popular as an air bag, he grinned. The way he was asking questions, when I walked away I had the feeling that I had just participated in some survey.

All in all, the whole conversation might have been BS. I just thought I’d share what I heard.

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby GLRT » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:31 pm

From this I would form the impression - automatic option and a slightly smaller sportier version. Both good news to me.

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:07 pm

garym wrote:One thing became painfully apparent is that they have a ‘profile’ in their mind about who buys a Goldwing. When he insisted that Goldwing riders would want an automatic trans and I suggested it might be as popular as an air bag, he grinned. The way he was asking questions, when I walked away I had the feeling that I had just participated in some survey.


They do a tremendous amount of market research when determining what will and won't go into a vehicle. The days of the lone designer thinking up a design and the company putting it to market to see if it will sell are long gone. With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, in R&D, tooling, marketing, not to mention the image of the company, they do an incredible amount of market research to make sure they are best targeting their most beneficial demographics.

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby FM-USA » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:22 pm

And not to mention.... snooping in GoldWing forums. ;)
They're reading our Pro's & Con's, likes and dislikes... the HATES also.

One thing I can ALMOST vouch for, is a FlexFuel Wing.
They also keep tinkering with the idea of a Diesel Wing but as I heard through the grapevine, weight and vibrations is a No-No. :lol:
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Re: 2016 wing

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:50 pm

FM-USA wrote:And not to mention.... snooping in GoldWing forums. ;)
They're reading our Pro's & Con's, likes and dislikes... the HATES also.

One thing I can ALMOST vouch for, is a FlexFuel Wing.
They also keep tinkering with the idea of a Diesel Wing but as I heard through the grapevine, weight and vibrations is a No-No. :lol:


Diesel engines have tremendous torque, and have to handle extremely brutal "explosions" in the cylinders rather than the relatively sedate gradual burning that occurs inside a gasoline engine. As a result, they have to be built much stronger - stronger, heavier pistons, heavier connecting rods, stronger crankshaft, stronger crankcase. All of that exacts a serious weight penalty. That's why you don't see production diesel motorcycles.

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby shadontt » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:59 pm

FM-USA wrote:Would this sassify anyone?
V-6 - 2000 CC


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I like the idea of a V6 if, it isn't top heavy. I like it because it might provide more leg room and foot placement alternatives.

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby cuyler2 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:21 pm

one thing well noted is that for all the 6' plus guys you can't ride a goldwing comfortably. maybe this is why they buy m/c's with forward controls. i am 6' ride a gl1500 close to perfect but always throwing my feet on the hi-way bar footrests. any constant feet on drivers pegs leads to craps or back pain. one of my friends at 6'7" has a gl1500 and we found an article about reshaping the seat back a few inches. he wound up 4" back and only a skinny girl can ride with him.
another friend at 6'5" 300lbs makes the gl1500 look like a cb 450 and the 2009 gl1800 my baby brother owns looks like a pee wee 50 with him hovering over it.
i think mother honda got the impression only 5'8" riders bought there "product" when the truth be known us taller riders suffer through with hi-way footrests ,backrests modified and seats modified to purchase a well made machine or just go to a harley to stretch-out on.
my other goldwings,the gl1200 (hi-way footrests which i lay my calves on) and the gl1100 naked( with seat and center rear foot controls-ala cafe) are still small.

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:42 pm

cuyler2 wrote:one thing well noted is that for all the 6' plus guys you can't ride a goldwing comfortably. maybe this is why they buy m/c's with forward controls. i am 6' ride a gl1500 close to perfect but always throwing my feet on the hi-way bar footrests. any constant feet on drivers pegs leads to craps or back pain. one of my friends at 6'7" has a gl1500 and we found an article about reshaping the seat back a few inches. he wound up 4" back and only a skinny girl can ride with him.


Short riders end up with forward-control bikes as well: In order to be able to get their feet on the ground, the seat has to be really low. The seat is now so low, the foot controls can't be below them in a standard seating position, because they would be dragging on the ground, especially through turns. So they have to shove them out in front.

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby FM-USA » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:52 pm

shadontt wrote:
FM-USA wrote:Would this sassify anyone?
V-6 - 2000 CC


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I like the idea of a V6 if, it isn't top heavy. I like it because it might provide more leg room and foot placement alternatives.

When I first got my 1500 (7 years ago) I sent Honda in their suggestion box to 'Slightly V' the motor. Something like 160 degree V.
Trade offs?
The longevity will be slightly shorter, the lower end needs to be beefed up just a little.
Smidgen more room for larger pistons. Toe room. Little better oil drainage in cylinder. Slightly more lean angle clearance.
Maybe in 2017-18-19-2020? :(
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Re: 2016 wing

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:10 pm

shadontt wrote:
FM-USA wrote:Would this sassify anyone?
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I like the idea of a V6 if, it isn't top heavy. I like it because it might provide more leg room and foot placement alternatives.


A V6 is going to be top heavy, at least compared to our flat 6's. The low C/G is what makes the Goldwing so tossable, despite its mass.

I prefer the flat-10 GL3000:

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby FM-USA » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:18 pm

Weeeeeeell, looks like I'll make up another WANT pix. :twisted:
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Re: 2016 wing

Postby waituntilthebeep » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:26 am

[quote="WingAdmin"][quote="shadontt"][quote="FM-USA"][size=150]
I prefer the flat-10 GL3000:

I would SO be all over it if they made one. My 1800 is a rocket compared to many of the other guys rides and a 3 liter cycle would probably be the death of me. But OH WHAT A DEATH!

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby Easy rider » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:22 pm

According to the info from my dealer 2016 is the last year of existing model production.
2017 there will be no any production and 2018 new GW model wil come on market.

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Re: 2016 wing

Postby Happytrails » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:46 pm

Honda is indeed shrewd. But I still haven't gotten over them canceling the ST1300.



Unless they plan to release an ST1400! Honda seems to be carefully looking at numbers. As much as it would be cool to see a new design its understandable why its taking so long.


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