2017 GL1800


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2017 GL1800

Postby slbarnesjr » Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:19 am



Does anyone have any info on the 2017 GL1800? I've read what I can find on the internet and it looks like there is a complete redesign of the front suspension. It looks weird, but the article says "its a clever design". I would like to know if they will get rid of the manual adjusting windshield or add a wiper. Also, I hope there will be a sixth gear for the open road. I think trailer hitches should be standard as well. If safety is truly a major concern, then ABS should be standard on all levels.

I love the Goldwing and truly believe that by far its the best touring bike on the planet but it seems that to really make it an awesome looking and comfortable machine, you have to spend a fortune buying aftermarket accessories in addition to what I consider to already be a ridiculous new purchase cost. Personally I have over $10K of extras on my 2012!

Anyway, I am completely satisfied with my 2012 but my curiosity is in overdrive on the potential of the new GL1800. I wish I could say that I'm sticking with my current baby, but.....



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Re: 2017 GL1800

Postby tfdeputydawg » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:43 am

Honda has always been "tight lipped" on what is coming for the next model year.
Of course, if it was posted on the I-net, it has to be true :roll:

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Re: 2017 GL1800

Postby joeincalif » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:38 am

Several years back the Gold Wing sold in Japan had a windshield wiper.
Honda has an electric windshield adjustment on the ST1300 but on the Wing the always say Manually adjusted windshield to reduce weight.
A trailer hitch will never be standard equipment on the wing, Honda can void your warranty if they find one on a bike. Not saying they always will, it depends on the dealer who is doing service/repairs.
People have been asking for a 6th gear for many years, again, that is something the ST1300 has but I doubt you will see it on the Wing.
Honda hasn't made any major changes on the 1800 wing, in 06 they made a few like bigger alternator and radiators and in 2012 another couple but mostly cosmetic. And a few others.
Anti lock brakes will always cost more, some like them some do not. And it's another way for them to make more money
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Re: 2017 GL1800

Postby slbarnesjr » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:55 am

Well if the rumors are true, it's suppose to go on sale towards the end of the year. We'll see if the I-net has any validity then. I, for one, am excited too see if they will finally listen to the Goldwing nation and give us at least some of what we have been asking for.

I saw something on another model they are introducing called a "Neowing" that has two wheels in the front. I guess we'll see if this is real shortly as well. Copy and paste this link and read for yourselves.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new- ... ding-soon/

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Re: 2017 GL1800

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:19 pm

I love when this discussion comes up, about the same time every year. Everybody comes up with their predictions, and then we all find out how wrong we are. We should hold a lottery.

My prediction, based on this entirely accurate and reliable spy image, is that the 2017 GL3000 will be a horizontally-opposed 10 cylinder, and have 3,000 cc displacement:

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Re: 2017 GL1800

Postby Mh434 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:22 pm

WingAdmin wrote:...the 2017 GL3000 will be a horizontally-opposed 10 cylinder, and have 3,000 cc displacement:

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Woohoo! Sign me up!!! :lol:

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Re: 2017 GL1800

Postby srt8-in-largo » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:17 pm

joeincalif wrote:...

Not saying they always will, it depends on the dealer who is doing service/repairs.

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I don't think so. If you have a dealer telling you that *they* make warranty decisions, you need to find a new, and honest, dealer.

Warranty decisions are made entirely by Honda Corporate. The dealer, everyone one of them, will convey the facts, issue the request, and wait for an answer. They will only touch your bike to confirm the problem, but won't begin to fix it until Honda says go, or the customer agrees to pay out of pocket.

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Re: 2017 GL1800

Postby MarkSki » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:42 pm

If they do come out with a 10 calendar engine I wonder what the final weight of the bike will be. My 2008 weights in at 950 pounds taken on a truck scale. I weigh 150 and the scale did reflect this when I got off of the scale then back on a couple of times.

I wonder how many people will join the IDMWT with this bike. :lol:

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Re: 2017 GL1800

Postby okstay » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:00 pm

The new Goldwing will have the front end from the Rune and the trunk will match the saddlebags. As far as electronic updates: wait and see!

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Re: 2017 GL1800

Postby joeincalif » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:15 am

Unread postby srt8-in-largo » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:17 pm

joeincalif wrote:
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Not saying they always will, it depends on the dealer who is doing service/repairs.

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srt8-in-largo » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:17 pm wrote

I don't think so. If you have a dealer telling you that *they* make warranty decisions, you need to find a new, and honest, dealer.

Warranty decisions are made entirely by Honda Corporate. The dealer, everyone one of them, will convey the facts, issue the request, and wait for an answer. They will only touch your bike to confirm the problem, but won't begin to fix it until Honda says go, or the customer agrees to pay out of pocket.


Honda can void the warranty if you do almost anything to the bike, they can and have voided the tranny warranty if you put a heel/toe shifter on it. What I meant was that when the dealer turn the request to Honda for warranty the can or can't tell about the changes you have made.
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Re: 2017 GL1800

Postby waituntilthebeep » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:14 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
My prediction, based on this entirely accurate and reliable spy image, is that the 2017 GL3000 will be a horizontally-opposed 10 cylinder, and have 3,000 cc displacement:


Hey, with a fifth wheel adapter, I could tow my 27' fifth wheel! I think they would be stretching the bike a bit to make a 10 cyl fit. And with that stretch they could add in the electronics to put n HAM, CB, Bluetooth connectivity to everything and a cooler to keep my Mt Dew cool while I ride! All right up front.

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Re: 2017 GL1800

Postby raygald » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:19 pm

I suggest 6 speeds gearbox or automatic double clutch transmission as on some others Honda; a lighter weight to ease low speed riding; direct fuel injection and a (turbo ?) for more low end torque, more HP, and a better fuel economy (Honda has developped direct injection for cars).
For a better fuel economy, deactivation of 2 or more cylinders as on V6 cars and van from Honda. And an update for the radio and electronics to be in 2017, not in 2001 when the 1800 was launched, to join others brands (BMW, Yamaha, Harley (touring)). And to keep it easy to use. Of course, LED ligthing everywhere.
Traction control (multi modes: rain, low speed (traffic), etc.).

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Re: 2017 GL1800

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Re: 2017 GL1800

Postby Paulcf » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:05 pm

2017 Goldwing? Are you ready for this massive update?

New colour!
New Key holder!

Wow! I can hardly wait! $35K for one here, to heck with a brand new Honda Accord! Dear, it's got a NEW colour for 2017 and a nice key holder!


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