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Is this the 2017 GW

Postby salty1 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:08 pm



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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby salty1 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:18 pm

Checkout the ride within the blue circle.

Now that's got some class! 8-)

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Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:45 pm

Nice! Don't care a lot for the paint job but I like the "steering assembly". Its not a fork and I don't know what else to call it. (But I like it!) :D
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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby tfdeputydawg » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:26 pm

It's called a leading link. If only it were true!!!!!!!!

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Postby OldZX11Rider » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:41 am

Cool. Remember seeing one back in the late eighties, believe it was shortly after Buell first came out. Something he was working on.
Lots of excitement about it in the motorcycle magazines but it just kind of died out and was forgotten. :cry:
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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby flogger » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:34 pm

Not a fan of that... Not liking the 1800s looks much since it's been out. The front end, lights, mirrors and the rear look just never grabbed me... I don't like the plastics and the plastic look on any modern bikes...
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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby deanbw » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:59 pm

Leading link is nothing new, lots of different types since early 50's, the "Springer" fork is a leading link.
Just wish they would leave the looks of the bike alone, the last year I think still looks like a motorcycle (sort of) is the 1500's. Too much gaudy plastic for me, but that's just me, to each their own.

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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby offcenter » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:17 pm

BMW motorcycles used a similar leading link suspension on the front throughout the 50s and 60s.
I had three of 'em. (Wish I still had 'em)
The system worked well. It's big claim to fame is that the bike did
not nose dive when braking hard. The leading link cancelled that out and the bike stayed level.
BMW called it the "Earles Fork".
I liked it on my Beemers and I would welcome such a front end on a Goldwing.
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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:12 am

flogger wrote:Not a fan of that... Not liking the 1800s looks much since it's been out. The front end, lights, mirrors and the rear look just never grabbed me... I don't like the plastics and the plastic look on any modern bikes...

hope you like the looks of the ctx 1300 cause that's what the front of that wing looks like, I sure wish the car guys at Honda would stop deciding what the looks of Honda motorcycles look like cause they are not doing a good job
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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby themainviking » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:28 am

The way the general public can tell Honda that they do not like what they look like is by not buying them. Voice your opinions at your local dealerships. Believe it or not, some of that gets back to the mother ship, and once in a very long while they actually hear it.
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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby spiralout » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:52 am

That's called hub center steering, not leading link. Forks can have a leading link

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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby deanbw » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:47 am

spiralout wrote:That's called hub center steering, not leading link. Forks can have a leading link

yea, bikes have used it in the past but not with much success in the production world.

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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby thrasherg » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:56 am

spiralout wrote:That's called hub center steering, not leading link. Forks can have a leading link


I think you are wrong, looking at the picture it's difficult, but if it was hub center steering the horizontal swingarm would have a large bend in it so that when the front wheel turned left or right it didn't hit the swingarm. That swingarm looks straight, so it must rotate with the front wheel when turning left/right, that means it is leading link suspension not hub center steering.. Either way I doubt it will make it to production for the wing!!

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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby spiralout » Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:36 pm

thrasherg wrote:
spiralout wrote:That's called hub center steering, not leading link. Forks can have a leading link


I think you are wrong, looking at the picture it's difficult, but if it was hub center steering the horizontal swingarm would have a large bend in it so that when the front wheel turned left or right it didn't hit the swingarm. That swingarm looks straight, so it must rotate with the front wheel when turning left/right, that means it is leading link suspension not hub center steering.. Either way I doubt it will make it to production for the wing!!

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Yep. It's hard to tell from the one pic but I think you're right. It looks like the whole assembly rotates instead of the wheel within it. Check out the design of this one , a friend who's interested in these kind of things sent me a link to this Vyrus the other day http://www.gizmag.com/vyrus-986-m2-factory-moto2-hub-center-racebike/17837/

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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby Hoosier Jack » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:40 am

That bike can't be a Goldwing, not enough crap on the handlebars. And...they're round. Ack!

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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby detdrbuzzard » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:01 am

look at the windshield, it mounts like the windshield on my ST 1300 and might be adjustable the same way, electric
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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby salty1 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:17 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote:look at the windshield, it mounts like the windshield on my ST 1300 and might be adjustable the same way, electric


One could only hope. ;)

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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby wing rider 2012 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:41 pm

For what it worth, it looks a if Honda maybe thinking of using the Duolever suspension, ones like the BMW K1600's. Here the article: http://www.morebikes.co.uk/scoop-hondas ... -overhaul/
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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:53 pm

wing rider 2012 wrote:For what it worth, it looks a if Honda maybe thinking of using the Duolever suspension, ones like the BMW K1600's. Here the article: http://www.morebikes.co.uk/scoop-hondas ... -overhaul/


Honda has filed all kinds of patents like these. Incidentally, this article is from 2015, and claims to predict that this suspension will appear on the 2017 GL1800, along with an electric windshield. I saw an almost identical article in 2014, predicting almost the same thing for the 2016 GL1800.

The truth is, the only people who truly know what will appear on the 2017 GL1800 is Honda, and they're not telling. They're extremely tight-lipped about coming features, and virtually every "scoop" or "leak" has turned out to be false.

Here's the patent drawings for the suspension they're talking about:






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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby wing rider 2012 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:26 am

That's the thing about Honda, they seem to always keep you wondering. I believe that the planning process for the GL1800 started back in 1992 and it took them 9 years to introduce it. I don't believe that we'll see a huge change in the GL1800 series bikes, maybe suspension, electric windshield and bluetooth, I think the cosmetics will be around for awhile.
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Re: Is this the 2017 GW

Postby jpooch00 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:47 am

That's just about the most hideous front end I've seen yet!

They must have taken their design cues from this site! http://hubpages.com/autos/Top-100-Uglie ... zarrobikes

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