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Postby Mike 545 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:55 pm



Did anyone hear anything about the 2013 Goldwing? How much of a change can be expected. Will Honda give us something closer to the BMW 1600? By that, I mean lighter & sportier.


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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby themainviking » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:57 pm

There has not been a peep at the motorcycle shows so far.
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby Sally » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:50 pm

I got to say I like the looks of the BMW and horse power WOW!!!! But I do like to do my own maintenance on my bike not sure how much you can do your self on a BMW ? SAlly :lol:
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby trike lady » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:40 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
Honda has a sport tourer model the ST1300.
In my opinion to turn the 'Flag Ship' Goldwing into a sport tourer would be redundant.
The Honda Goldwing has been a unique motorcycle since it was introduced in 1975.
Honda would loose a lot of older riders and those who want trikes.
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby actionpack » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:09 pm

trike lady wrote:Hello and welcome to the forum.
Honda has a sport tourer model the ST1300.
In my opinion to turn the 'Flag Ship' Goldwing into a sport tourer would be redundant.
The Honda Goldwing has been a unique motorcycle since it was introduced in 1975.
Honda would loose a lot of older riders and those who want trikes.

my neightbor bought a st1300 , and sold his wing , now he has his st 1300 , but bought another wing for them days ya just need a wing to ride just because
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby tvstaff » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:36 am

I hope the 2013 Goldwing in NOT anything like a BMW. That's the LAST thing I want.

I don't want a Jet Ski, a BMW or a Plastic Rocketship.

This could be Honda's last chance to put a bike on the raod that speaks to us willing to spend $30K+

I'm a big man and I want a bike that I can take across country that looks like a man's bike. I don't want have to put my head down when I pass a group of HD riders.

If you want a toy looking, jet ski, plastic piece of garbage... I hope it's not the 2013 Goldwing. If this is not a man's bike. Honda has lost me to HD.

Please get the breaks right this year. They are important ;)
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby Mike 545 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:42 am

Guys, you got me all wrong. I should've been more specific. I meant the increased technology; the integration of that tech. BMW has the mouse which allows you to access a lot of options on the fly - the Wing still has a lot of buttons. BMW's electric wind screen is another excellent addition - electronic stability control, etc.

Basically, I was asking because of the blue Wing a dealer is bringing-in for me. I don't think I would purchase the BMW 1600; it has a ton of issues. I want a reliable bike.
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby themainviking » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:55 am

I kinda like the fact that the wing has things like buttons and switches in addition to electronic techno geeky stuff. I like to be able to understand and fix things if they become marginal or quit working altogether. I am not a micro electronics engineer. I do okay with computerized things as long as all I have to do is program them or use them. I do not want to be trying to fix them, nor do I wish to pay Honda's hourly rates to have somebody only as qualified as I am doing it for me. They could continue with the wing without doing a thing and I would think it was still alright. Maybe the promised 2L engine, or revert the saddlebags back to 2010 and earlier. They could continue to improve the GPS till it was as useable as the Zumi ones. Small stuff like that would be welcome. They could modify the seat to take out those back up wings on the sides of the drivers portion and it wouldn't hurt my feelings. I know they are there to give short legged people like me some leverage to back the bike up manually, but they just lose their comfort so quickly that they aren't worth it. This is the one and only place that Honda could learn from Harley Davidson. Now them folks know how to design seats. (well, more Corporate level support wouldn't hurt either)

And if that is all I have to whine about concerning the GL1800 and future wings, it sure ain't much. I fixed alla that stuff on mine for not so much dollars.
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby Mag » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:01 pm

All I know is that I can not afford it ;) When we start talking $25k for a bike, I don't care if it was inflation or what to put it there. It will take me 10-15 years to get one, so....2028! Here I come.
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby tvstaff » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:46 pm

If they build the 2013 Goldwing right. It will last for 10+ years. It should have advanced technology so it make it down that long road. Phone, Music, CB Radio, Passenger Comm, Navigation all should be working together. Can't Honda get their act together?
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby crock4 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:59 am

The main viking says it for me also. I have been riding motorcycles most of my life, and for me my wing was a dream come true. I really don't care one way or the other about a lot of the really high tech stuff however I understand the need to be competitive when comparing like products. After reading the BMW, Goldwing shootout in Rider this month I came away with the feeling that those who ride BMW's would not rush out and buy a Goldwing, and Goldwing riders would not rush down to the BMW store. The biggest change I would make on mine would be the electric windshield adjustment, but I don't consider that high tech, just comfort stuff. Anyway that's my 2 cents worth. ;)
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby Mag » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:27 am

I figure as long as....
- I am seen on the roads due to how large I am as a bike
- My radio rocks the music that I like to hear when I ride
- My bike gets better gas mileage than my car
......then I am all set. I agree with Crock, niceties are nice, but the Wing has a lot more than any of the other bikes I have had (Shadow, Venture, Vulcan) so I am happy. Just keep my arse in the seat and me moving forward, and I am very happy.

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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby twostrokes48 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:38 pm

I guess I am just a really low tech guy....I fell in love with my 75 wing...Had it 12 years before it was stolen (with the help of an x-wife). I didn't get another model until I got my 84 a few years ago....Really liked the bike, but missed my 75.... I now have a 98.....I really like the bike, but sure miss myt 75....
Of course I also miss myt 70 MGB I had in 70 and my 68 Camero I had in 68 and my 31 model A I had in high school too. I think l just miss thew 60's and 70's, I keep saying I'm gonna find a cherry 75 or 76...but when I do, I can't justify the expense and realize the problems it would be to get parts to keep it up. So I sigh and let it go....I just know the 75 got better milage then either of the ones I have now. It was also faster. With the Vetter fairing and Big Tex saddle bags and the tote box on the back, I could carry all I needed and the Am/Fm/Cb unit fit nicely into the vetter. The worst electrical problem I ever had on the 75 was the connectors to the vetter...I have had all kinds of electrical on both of these. Granted most were minor, but I HATE intermittent electrical problems.
Besides I'm also in that group that will be able to afford a 2013 in 2028. I would also be 80 yrs old by then. So if I was still alive, would probably not only have to trike it, but would have to hire a driver who was an EMT to get me where I want to go.
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby themainviking » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:24 am

crock4 wrote:The biggest change I would make on mine would be the electric windshield adjustment, but I don't consider that high tech, just comfort stuff.


That would be nice, just like the Victory windshield. Yeah, I could go for that too.
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby Sally » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:07 am

I think Honda already made the wing look to much like a BMW the two tone fairing and the swept back side of the bags. May just be me but I hate the colors of the 12 wings. I'll stick with the goldwing but only up to the 10 model year.. Sally Can't afford a new one any ways..
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:43 am

I think that our memory of vehicles past improve with age - not the actual memory, but our perception.

My first car was a 1982 Datsun 200SX. I loved that car and everything about it - but I'm sure if I were to have it today, I would absolutely hate it.
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby themainviking » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:22 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I think that our memory of vehicles past improve with age - not the actual memory, but our perception.

My first car was a 1982 Datsun 200SX. I loved that car and everything about it - but I'm sure if I were to have it today, I would absolutely hate it.


Yeah, you are right there... for me there is a 55 Studebaker, a 57 Dodge, a 66 Mustang and a 71 Thunderbird. I loved them all, but would not likely be much of a fan now. I do remember HATING a 1984 Cheverolet V8 Standard transmission Regular Cab long box pickup, and I also remember hating a 2000 Ford Supercab automatic 4X4 with the little tiny small V8 engine (262 cu in maybe???) which would not pull itself up any kind of hill at all. The Chevy tracked into rain grooves and the floor stick flopped all over the place. Some memories need to be watched carefully so that I am not seduced to do some things over again, but the last two mentioned keep me from doing that again, :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby twostrokes48 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:35 pm

themainviking wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:I think that our memory of vehicles past improve with age - not the actual memory, but our perception.

My first car was a 1982 Datsun 200SX. I loved that car and everything about it - but I'm sure if I were to have it today, I would absolutely hate it.


Yeah, you are right there... for me there is a 55 Studebaker, a 57 Dodge, a 66 Mustang and a 71 Thunderbird. I loved them all, but would not likely be much of a fan now. I do remember HATING a 1984 Cheverolet V8 Standard transmission Regular Cab long box pickup, and I also remember hating a 2000 Ford Supercab automatic 4X4 with the little tiny small V8 engine (262 cu in maybe???) which would not pull itself up any kind of hill at all. The Chevy tracked into rain grooves and the floor stick flopped all over the place. Some memories need to be watched carefully so that I am not seduced to do some things over again, but the last two mentioned keep me from doing that again, :lol: :lol: :lol:


I know what you mean...my memory of all the fun riding I did on my 74 CB750 does not fit the ride I have on this 72 CB750 I have about 95% restored...I only ride it once in a while, not enough to justify keeping it tagged and insured, but I have put so much money into it, I don't dare sell it for the loss I would take...I'll have to wait until the value keeps going up on the thing. I do enjoy all the comments I get when I take it to rallies though.
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby britman » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:43 pm

How about this one . When the bike needs a service just think of how many BMW dealerships there are to how many Honda ones
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:02 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I think that our memory of vehicles past improve with age - not the actual memory, but our perception.

My first car was a 1982 Datsun 200SX. I loved that car and everything about it - but I'm sure if I were to have it today, I would absolutely hate it.



Actually if I had that car today I would love it.

I recently sold my 1982 VW Rabbit Diesel. If I could buy the exact same car today I would be in the dealership with my check book.
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby twostrokes48 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:46 pm

Wow!! you sold a 82 Rabbit Diesel??? I had a 81 Rabbit Diesel pickup. Loved that little truck. Put over 200k on it....Split a radiator hose and blew the engine. Cracked block...Let it set after that for about 5 years and then sent to junk yard...
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby WingDealer » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:19 pm

On September 4th Honda announced to all of their dealers via their dealer website the colors for the 2013 Honda GoldWing. There are 3 new colors, Gray Metallic, Light Silver Metallic and Candy Red. The Ultra Blue Metallic is the only color carried over from the 2012 model year. The Light Silver Metallic and Candy Red colors ARE NOT 2 TONED like the models from the previous year. The Gray Metallic and Ultra Blue Metallic are 2 toned like the 2012's. They are to be released in December and we should be able to order them sometime this month. Honda also announced that there would be an additional tourning bike announcement in November. I thought I would share this info with everyone on the board. I will provide more info when I have it available. No word on pricing yet but we should know something when we place our orders later this month.
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby trike lady » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:03 pm

The red 2013, looks nice.
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby Mag » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:05 am

I like the single color compared to the two tone. Give me a full blue one, and a winning lottery ticket to afford it. Would be nice.
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Re: 2013 Wing

Postby Mike 545 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:32 am

Are there going to be any changes, i.e., improved Nav, etc.?


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