All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing


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Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Post by IdahoHacker » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:05 pm



Holy cow, I thought I killed the thread! :mrgreen:

That is an excellent video! Thanks for posting!

Here's another excellent video:





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Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Post by IdahoHacker » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:47 pm

A little "fluff" piece, but very nicely done. Turn up the sound, and go full screen. Two fingers of scotch is optional.




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Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Post by Jambriwal » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:38 pm

Engine shut off feature 2 to 3 seconds. Good way to crash/ drop a bike if there is any hesitation on restart. This is a useless feature for a rider. Only reason to do this is slightly lower emission's / fuel mileage readings to satisfy EPA or other country requirements.
Just because you can engineer some features doesn't mean you should.

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Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Post by IdahoHacker » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:47 pm

Jambriwal wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:38 pm
Engine shut off feature 2 to 3 seconds. Good way to crash/ drop a bike if there is any hesitation on restart. This is a useless feature for a rider. Only reason to do this is slightly lower emission's / fuel mileage readings to satisfy EPA or other country requirements.
Just because you can engineer some features doesn't mean you should.
I'm pretty sure that "auto shut-off" feature, and then the restart when you twist the throttle, is Canada only.

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Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Post by FM-USA » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:16 pm

Auto shut-off is good for inner & near inner city riding, stoplights tend to be long and TOO frequent.

That system is a balance between saving fuel verses mechanical wear-n-tear costs.
Now since the Alt & Starter are in one, it's WILL BE COSTLY to repair. :twisted:

To me it's easier and cheaper to maintain my choice of shut-down at known long waits.
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Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Post by thunderwing » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:56 pm

Wouldn't it be nice to have such thoughtful and deep pocketed spouses!!!






It's a couple phone thing....





Kinda shows how they feel about who they are marketing this bike to.....Gen X and younger as their target.
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Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Post by IdahoHacker » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:38 pm

Yes, it is marketed to younger riders. And by younger I mean younger than 50, and can afford it.

I'm turning 69 next month, and I'm on my fifth Harley. I'm a touring rider, 40k in the last two years. And, make no mistake, it will be my last Harley. Look at my avatar, and you'll see that the '18 Wing won't be my first Honda, though. ;)

This thread has been very interesting, as has been the many threads on my Harley forums regarding the new Softail cruiser line, and the death of the Dyna line. Over 60% of existing Harley riders hate the Softails. And, on the several Honda websites/blogs I've been on, roughly 99% of existing Wing riders hate the new Wing, primarily because it's no longer huge enough to have big enough luggage capacity. And, on separate note, the vast majority of existing Yamaha riders like the new TC.

The comments are surprisingly similar: "My '99/'02/'07/'13 Harley/Honda is the best bike I've ever owned, and I'll never buy another." Then, why should Harley/Honda be building a bike for you?

Yamaha is building a touring bike that, by and large, existing Yamaha touring bike owners find very exiting. Harley is building a new line that both existing owners and potential new owners don't like. (Regarding younger buyers, Harley is, of course, crippled by the leather vested Hells Angels wannabe badass aura.)

Honda is building a touring bike that potential new owners will love.

Harley will lose, Yamaha will win, and Honda will win big.

I gotta tell ya, I'm more exited about the new Wing than I've ever been about another new bike in a long time.

A long, long, time. I can't wait.

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Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Post by raven41951 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:30 am

OK, its time for me to chime in. I have been reading the "99%" panning the new wing. I bought my 2016 wing a year ago now because I figured: how can they make it better? add Bluetooth? I read all the conjecture about the new front end, suspension etc. and went ahead with my purchase.

Now that I have had time to absorb as much information as I can remember (which gets less and less each year) and watched all the videos, I have decided that I am a 1 percenter. I love this new bike and I am planning to trade my 16 in on the new Airbag model if I can get a good enough deal. It seems to fit my riding style to a T.

BTW Idaho, my first bought by me ride was a '66 305 Super Hawk. Loved that bike.

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Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Post by IdahoHacker » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:04 am

raven41951 wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:30 am
...BTW Idaho, my first bought by me ride was a '66 305 Super Hawk. Loved that bike.
Yeah, we've all got more than a few "I wish I still had it" regrets! :mrgreen: (Along with that 28" waist.)

My major struggle at the moment is red or blue. Leaning toward the red. My local dealer is a BMW/Honda/Kawasaki/Suzuki dealer, but he told me he hasn't had a Wing on the floor in over 5 years. Up here in the Idaho panhandle is a major outdoors hunting and fishing area, so the ATV market is huge, and 75% of the bikes on Craigslist are dirt bikes. Only Harley sells touring bikes up here. But, the Honda dealer said he's already ordered a Goldwing Tour, 7 sp DCT, in red. Ooohhh...

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Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Post by Wingsconsin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:04 pm

If money was no object for me...
I would have a BLUE one on order ASAP

Unfortunately -- money is an issue... and I will have to stick to my old Orange '02 for the foreseeable future.


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