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2011 Goldwing

Postby brown320 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:34 am



Has anyone heard where Honda is going on the new 2011 Goldwing? Is it going to just a re badged 2010? Since they will build it in Japan, will they wait till they have their act together over there on the manufacturing?

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby guitarlos » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:53 am

Personally, I cant wait to see what shes going to look like. The rumor mill runs amuck so far on what Ive read at various sites. No one knows until Honda lets her loose.

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby louisjo » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:01 am

there seemed to be some chatter about a 2 liter engine coming, but so far, Honda is not talking. I think the next big change in the Wing will be far-reaching. It will probably involve a different engine, and lots of "techy" gadgets on the bike. They need to start making the Goldwing appeal to a younger set of riders too, and so they will have to include lots of digital gadgets automatic ride adjustment, etc. Modern computer technology will make the new bike radically different. Don't know whether this ol' boy will even be interested in it. ..... lol

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby brown320 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:28 am

Stopped in a dealer yestrerday and chatted quite a while. Their thoughts are that it will have a 2 litre engine, automatic tranny, and they couldn't guess on the other stuff. I seems that Honda is making a lot promotions to indicate that the Goldwing will be a "new" model. The fact that Honda corporate is more tite lipped than normal is pointing to a whole new Goldwing. They are also guessing that it won't be untill November until the cat will be out of the bag. They also said that probably it will be a small fortune to buy this baby. I hope they can keep it under 30 K. (fat chance!)

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby louisjo » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:22 pm

Count on it being pricey. Nothing ever goes down in price anymore. lol .
I was talking to a fellow from Australia recently, and he says that over there, new 1800's are fairly uncommon, for 2 reasons: there is only 1 or 2 dealers in the whole country, and a new 1800 runs about 55,000 Australian dollars. That translates to about 60 grand here. Wow!!
For that reason, there are a lot of older wings, right down to 1100 and 1200's running around. If I could import my 82 Aspie to Australia, I could sell it for around 5500 dollars.

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby goldtr6c » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:44 am

I just don't get excited about the newer (6 cyl) Wings. All I see is a pile of tupperware. Might as well ride a large Vespa or Bergman scooter. When they go back to something like the Gl1100 I'll think about a new one.

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby louisjo » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:29 am

That's why I drive what I drive... the mechanic who looks after my bike also drives an 82 Gl1100. he owns 3 of them. He doesn't even like the 1800's because of all the tupperware and techy stuff on them.

I would like to see the 1800 frame on a bike like mine, though. The 1800 is a very sporty, nimble bike, handles like a dream. A friend of mine has one, (graduated from a 1200) and he says it is like driving with a pillow between your knees when it comes to handling and corners.

I guess we will see later this year what it looks like.

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby wvprez1 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:01 am

According to my Dealer there will not be a 2011. :!:

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby rogertee » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:53 am

:lol: I have to concur with goldtr6c. The 1500 and 1800's do nothing for me. the 'wings stopped being a "real" motorcycle after the 1200 in my opinion. that's why I'm spending a lot of time AND a reasonable amount of money giving my deep blue '82 a major mechanical and cosmetic face lift.
she's like a woman who is 30 years old in her prime and deserving of some TLC. ;)

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby detdrbuzzard » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:42 am

rogertee wrote::lol: I have to concur with goldtr6c. The 1500 and 1800's do nothing for me. the 'wings stopped being a "real" motorcycle after the 1200 in my opinion. that's why I'm spending a lot of time AND a reasonable amount of money giving my deep blue '82 a major mechanical and cosmetic face lift.
she's like a woman who is 30 years old in her prime and deserving of some TLC. ;)

i hear a lot of guys say they don't like 1500 and 1800 wings..... that is until they go ride one. all the tupperware may not be to your liking but i have more room on my 1500 than my 1200 ( rider, passenger, and luggage ) and while my 1500 may not be any faster than my 1200 it has power where the 1200 doesen't. in cooler weather that wide windshield protects better. i have upgraded the windshield on my 1200 so thats not an issue but the only way to get the extra leg room the 1500 has on the 1200 is a custom seat or a gel pad. the six cyl motor is also quieter than the 4cly motor. i know some of you have ridden a 1500 and or an 1800 wing but you don't live with two of them like i do
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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby louisjo » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:40 am

yes, you are right. I am 6 ft 4 and drive an 1100. There is not a lot of extra leg room for me, and with my wife 2 up on the back, we are pretty much at the load limit. The last owner pulled a trailer with this bike, but I don't feel i want to put my old girl ( the bike, that is....) through more work than hauling our butts around...

The 1500's are pretty nice bikes, and they do have a lot more power, leg room, and storage. Someday I will own one. The 1800's , though, are another thing. They dropped the center of gravity down, made it a nice sporty bike, and gave it all the gadgets people were looking for. You can add accessories forever, and not worry about electrical drain, and there is lots of horsepower to spare. All nice features. For me, however, I feel like I am sitting on a bike that is no different than what I have now. The leg room is not good for big boys.

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:49 am

i kept hearing other riders talk about the lack of leg room on 1800 wings so i went and sat on some at the dealer. at only 6ft tall my knees are closer to the fairing than on either of my wings but the main problem is the looks don't do much for me
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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby louisjo » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:27 am

yes, that too. I still like the "classic" look of my 1100, and the 1500 still has some of that appeal to me. The 1800's have that "sporty" look that keeps me looking at older bikes. I know the 1800's are an excellent bike, drive like a dream, lots of power, etc. but the older ones have more appeal to me.
Bike owners have always prided themselves with the ability to do quite a bit of the serivice and repairs themselves. These newer bikes take some of that away as well, simply because they are more complicated, compact, and things are harder to get at. Thus, owning a bike can be more expensive to maintain, if you have to pay a shop to do everything.

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby raycw » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:43 pm

Yes... there will be no 2011 model Gold Wing.

Honda is in the process of moving their motorcycle assembly from Marysville, Ohio to Japan and in the process they are not going to manufacture a 2011 model. They are planning on releasing the 2012 early though... sometime in 2011. Maybe a mid-year release but Honda is known for better security than the CIA.

I used to be a Service Manager at 2 Honda dealerships.... Honda isn't going to tell you anything they don't want you to know and any rumors are just that... rumors. Nothing more; nothing less.

Yes Honda is probably going to change things. But what, or when, or how extensive the changes will be is only known to Honda.

Honda releases their new model info at the Honda Dealers Meeting just prior to new model release. That date differs from year to year so stay tuned.

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby themainviking » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:12 pm

raycw wrote:Yes... there will be no 2011 model Gold Wing.


Yeah, that is what my dealership here told me when I bought this bike on the first day of October, this year. They also told me there was no real difference between this 2009 and a 2010, except that I could save quite a bit more money buying the 2009. They also said, however, that the new 2012 might be released as early as February 2011, and they also expect a total redesign, with an entirely new pricing structure, a lot higher than before. I kinda like this one, now that I have ridden it for six plus weeks. I never ever rode a 1500, 1200, or 1100, so can only compare this bike to Harleys. It handles differently and is a lot quieter, and I can ride it a lot further without getting sore. That is making me happy. I can understand the comments tho on the comparison to a Vespa, etc, as the rear is not very innovative. I wasn't looking for personality in a bike when I bought this one. I was looking for a distance rider, and I got that, for sure.
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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby GreenDragon » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:00 pm

There will be no 2011. The 2012 will come out some time, unknown just when at this time, in 2011, badged as a 2012.
As they moved "ALL" the forms, machines and runs of equipment to the new factory in Japan, I do not look for the 2012 to be much different than the 2010. There may be some tech upgrades, but I think the basic bike will be relatively unchanged.
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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby Fritz The Cat » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:26 pm

Well, if the 2012 model is the same as the 2010 model, they better not raise the price. If they do, it will be a hard sell.

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby maestro319 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:25 pm

Anyone have any idea if Honda will be coming out with an automatic??

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:41 pm

maestro319 wrote:Anyone have any idea if Honda will be coming out with an automatic??


They put a lot of money, time and effort into producing the VFR1200F with the dual-clutch automatic transmission. Being that the Goldwing is supposedly their technology platform, I can't see them NOT putting the automatic transmission on the next version of it - at least as an option.

I can tell you this, however: I won't be buying one if they do.

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby rogertee » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:45 am

Call me old fashioned BUT having owned and loved a GL1100 for the best part of 15 years I'm afraid that the 'wing, given all it's sophisticated technology and safety devices, is no longer a motorcycle.
It is now more like a 2 wheeled automobile... Add an automatic transmission and the transformation is almost complete!! What next? Night vision for those deep, dark nights and maybe a heat seeking device to find the fireside warmth of a coffee shop or tavern.
Oh well, who knows,

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Re: 2011 Goldwing

Postby Bouvier1 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:27 am

I have owned and ridden both the Gl1100 and Gl1500 for about five years each then progressed to the 1800 for the last 10yrs and I found that all the bikes are great to ride, each having thier own merits. I was a bit dissappointed with the 1800 in respect of the carrying capacity. It may, in theory, carry as much if not more than the 1500 but that is only if you fill it up with a liquid. Try putting something substancial in and due to the shape becomes awkward. I always considered that I rode on the 1100 and 1500 but ride with the 1800.
The biggest problem I see is that they kept the same name throughout the range. Still if they didn't we wouldn't be having conversations as we are, I don't think this type of forum would really go if you were discussing the merits of (for instance) a CX500 against the CBR500.
As far as a new model, no matter what they produce someone will have the money to buy one and it will still get discussed on th.is forum. If they kept the same bikes and styles we would be in the past like Harleys.
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