The brand-new 2018 Goldwing - again


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The brand-new 2018 Goldwing - again

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:05 pm



This post has been floating around on a few sites. Is it true, or yet another claim of an "insider" who is posting his wishes as fact? Only time will tell.

I have to say however, everything said here makes sense, except for there being a DCT 7 speed in the Goldwing, and a manual 6 in the F6B. Unless they designed the block to handle both transmissions, I can't see how they could shoehorn either transmission into the same space.


No other time in the History of the Goldwing, has Honda Corporation shown a new version of a new Goldwing to the buying public.

To make this even more special, under 30 chosen few got to not only see the New Goldwing & F6B. But actually got invited to test ride the new bikes, at a secret location owned by Honda.

This was the only viewing & Test ride in the USA. (My friend was part of history)

The Consensus was overwhelming in the Positive.

Both bikes were rebuilt from the ground up.

Both bikes share the same engine.

The Flagship is a DCT 7 speed.(can be manually paddle shifted)

The F6B is a manual 6 speed transmission (Still a stripped down wing)

ECM (now a central computer) has different modes of operation. (I won't say how many)

Suspension also has different modes. (I won't say how many)

Engine is a totally new power plant. (That info was kept confidential).

All new bodywork.

LED Lighting front to rear.

80 pounds lighter.

Without getting to in depth about each and every item Honda has created in this all new bike.

I will say that to describe the look and features is in a word. "Radical"


Through the years everyone has had a list of things they wanted on a new Goldwing.

Well Honda has been listening, and put together a bike that should please everyone.

Well almost everyone,after all Goldwing owners are never satisfied no matter what you give them!!! (Sarcasm inserted)

I have a ton of information, But will not post it here for my own reasons. it's Honda's new bike.

I'll let them have the Honor of telling everyone exactly what is on both new redesigned bikes.

I decided to share this Important news here on "TheGLForum" Because it's where I call home, and where I have friends I wanted to share this information with.

I have asked the board Administrator to lock this thread.

I will not answer any questions period,or divulge any more about the new Goldwing than I already have.



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Re: The brand-new 2018 Goldwing - again

Post by MaconWing » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:38 am

I'd love to see more. Especially after salivating over the new Yamaha Star Venture they've been previewing. I'd about given up on Honda actually updating anything but a few lines and colors.

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Re: The brand-new 2018 Goldwing - again

Post by finnrider » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:19 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:05 pm
I have to say however, everything said here makes sense, except for there being a DCT 7 speed in the Goldwing, and a manual 6 in the F6B. Unless they designed the block to handle both transmissions, I can't see how they could shoehorn either transmission into the same space.
If both transmissions are gear trans like the Can Am Spyder trannys, I suppose they could fit both configurations inside the same case. The Can Am transmissions are the same. The SE model has a different type clutch and the shifting is operated by a hydraulic control module.

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Re: The brand-new 2018 Goldwing - again

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:22 pm

finnrider wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:19 pm
WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:05 pm
I have to say however, everything said here makes sense, except for there being a DCT 7 speed in the Goldwing, and a manual 6 in the F6B. Unless they designed the block to handle both transmissions, I can't see how they could shoehorn either transmission into the same space.
If both transmissions are gear trans like the Can Am Spyder trannys, I suppose they could fit both configurations inside the same case. The Can Am transmissions are the same. The SE model has a different type clutch and the shifting is operated by a hydraulic control module.
A dual clutch transmission is completely different than a standard manual - there's an extra countershaft, extra gears, extra shift forks, and of course another clutch.

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Re: The brand-new 2018 Goldwing - again

Post by redial » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:06 am

I cannot verify the veracity of the info provided in the link, but there are some good features:

http://besthondarelease.com/2018-honda-goldwing.html


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