Fastest Wing


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romanfj
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Fastest Wing

Postby romanfj » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:05 am



Hi Everyone,

I was wondering, what is the fastest GoldWing. I know they weren't designed for speed; rather, for torque. I'm curious about acceleration, not top speed. Given that some Wings were much heavier than others, I can't really tell which generation would be quickest.

Frank


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themainviking
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Re: Fastest Wing

Postby themainviking » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:28 am

2001 to present GL1800 in color red. Red has always been the fastest color, :lol: Bury the speedo in 32 seconds or less.
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romanfj
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Re: Fastest Wing

Postby romanfj » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:34 am

LOL! Red does indeed make all vehicles faster.

Frank
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Current 1982 GL1100I/1983 Apencade hybrid (all body pieces are from the '83 A'cade), first Wing
Former CM900
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Rob H
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Re: Fastest Wing

Postby Rob H » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:33 am

Guys.

Come on. Everyone knows it's the blue ones!
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rbeetz1
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Re: Fastest Wing

Postby rbeetz1 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:40 am

I thought black was? Night Rider, A Team, Smokey and the Bandit... and so on. Man now i'm going to have to paint my bike.. what a shame all these years of being lied to.....

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Re: Fastest Wing

Postby harvey01 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:51 pm

I suspect that the first few years of the Gold Wing before the addition of fairings and bags, were probably pretty quick for their time.

Today the quickest without a doubt in the 2001-2010. I know guys will argue that their color is fastest but the reason the Magenta was made in such a small quantity and only one year was it is the real hot rod of Gold Wings.

You might contact Cycle world Magazine or maybe Motorcycle Consumer News as they may have old road test results and be able to tell you what their tests say. there used to be some company that collected all of those articles and would sell reprints of the magazine tests. I suspect they have gone away with digital filing now.
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CMReynolds1
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Re: Fastest Wing

Postby CMReynolds1 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:13 am

Take it too the limit.............Red F6B all the way!!
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raven41951
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Re: Fastest Wing

Postby raven41951 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:13 pm

My mechanic has an 02 supercharged wing. Nothing touches it. Its so damn fast you can't even see the color!

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cj8
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Re: Fastest Wing

Postby cj8 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:25 am

I really don't know if mine is the fastest but I do have to stop every now and then to let the paint catch up!
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Re: Fastest Wing

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:29 am

:lol: Very funny! I needed a good laugh, thanks!


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