2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B - Page 2 - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
Go Back   Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums > Motorcycle Models > Vulcan 1700

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-14-2012, 09:14 AM   #11
rick
Top Contributor
 
rick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: dalton ga.
Posts: 2,496
Garage
Default

Was at a rally 2 years ago, and the local Victory dealer had a coulpe new bikes there. He told me the new Goldwing would be influenced by the Vision. When it came out last year, I could see a simularity from the side view, across the tank and seat area manly, somewhat in the fairing. Seems the Vision 8ball would be a direct compettitor to this bike. And at 20,999 for the deluxe version, seems like a very good deal, considering the reputation of the Goldwing for racking up miles. And it also comes in RED!!
rick is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-14-2012, 01:46 PM   #12
nukemaker
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 13
Default Look out Vaquero!!

It has one thing that Vaquero, Road glide, Crosscountry ,,,, don't have a smooooth , loooong, lasting flat 6, Honda's flagship motor!! I like it , worth a look at the new scoot shows next month.
nukemaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 03:43 PM   #13
matt7even
Senior Member
 
matt7even's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 278
Default

Reminds me of the Victory Vision 8 Ball which is kinda cool but that name "F6B" is just plain awefull! If they are trying for Gold Wing with cruiser attitude why not "Black Wing" or "Dark Wing"?
__________________
2009 1700 Nomad (Ebony)
Xetronic G2 HID kit
Painted brake disks
Kawasaki light bar
Kuryakyn power point
RAM phone mount
Kuryakyn speakers
Scootworks engine chaps
National speedometer cowl
Wolo air horn
Oxford heated grips
Optronics driving lights
Vaquero engine emblems
Mustang touring seat
RAM drink holder
Kawasaki bag liners
Irons in the Fire rack
Kuryakyn Triple Play tail light
Cobra Tri-Oval exhaust
LED rear accent lights
Goodyear tripletred (Darkside 205-16-60)
matt7even is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 04:02 PM   #14
magical mr mistoffeles
Senior Member
 
magical mr mistoffeles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Detroit
Posts: 333
Default

Love this bike, have as as my desktop at work now, it repaced m beloved vulcan 2000 desktop, if i hhad the money I would be all over that, but i have one graduating in a few months and one graduating in 3 years, then it will be dads time to splurge(I hope), and this is what i will get
magical mr mistoffeles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 05:09 PM   #15
C00lCountry
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Woodford, VA
Posts: 97
Default

That is an interesting concept.
I could see where some would like it but others would hate it.
I do like that it based on a great design that has been tested over the years.
__________________
2008 Vulcan 1500 Classic fi
C00lCountry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 05:28 PM   #16
Romans5.8
Super Moderator
 
Romans5.8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 5,881
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nukemaker View Post
It has one thing that Vaquero, Road glide, Crosscountry ,,,, don't have a smooooth , loooong, lasting flat 6, Honda's flagship motor!! I like it , worth a look at the new scoot shows next month.
Even though I'm quite partial to V-Twin motorcycles, I have to say the Honda flat-6 is, in my opinion, the best motorcycle engine ever made. STUPIDLY reliable (500,000 miles without opening it up is not uncommon, and that alone tells you how comfortable these machines are that so many people HAVE that kind of mileage), insanely smooth (you can balance a coin on the valve cover and rev it up!), and tremendous power.

But, me and my long legs don't agree with the flat 6 motor since it takes away the ability for forward controls or forward mounted floorboards. They are tempting bikes though!
__________________
"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 5:8 (NIV)

2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT "Couch-a-Saki/Mini-Bagger"

2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Romans5.8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 09:45 PM   #17
Strompilot
Top Contributor
 
Strompilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wasilla, AK
Posts: 1,026
Default

Actually, Imthink you'd find it to be pretty comfortable. I don't know what your inseam is, but mine is 32/33" and at 66, I'm comfortable on the Wing. I didn't start feeling my knees object until near the end of a long day ride--250--350 miles. The seat is pretty roomy, and allows a fair amount of room to move around. Add a set of Kuryakyn Ergo highway pegs on the crash bars and you're set up.

I am saying this from my having owned 2 GL1800's. this new F6B is nothing more than a stripped down Gold Wing. The trunk is gone, as is the center stand and reverse, and they put on a shorty shield. The engine is the same,silky smooth with gobs of very tractible power. The transmission has great gearing, but is a bit clunky. The price is similar to that of a Road King, for example, and a bit more than a Nomad or Vaquero. Count on gas mileage to be between 38 and 45 mpg, depending on what your right hand does. A plus is that heat is not a problem with the Wing. I call it a Wing because it is just that--a Wing with different clothes. My here are a lot seat options out there to address things like inseam issues.
__________________
"Don't sweat the small stuff---it's all small stuff"

'09 650 VStrom
Sharing my wife's '09 Classic LT (sold)
Strompilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 10:18 PM   #18
Romans5.8
Super Moderator
 
Romans5.8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 5,881
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomad46 View Post
Actually, Imthink you'd find it to be pretty comfortable. I don't know what your inseam is, but mine is 32/33" and at 66, I'm comfortable on the Wing. I didn't start feeling my knees object until near the end of a long day ride--250--350 miles. The seat is pretty roomy, and allows a fair amount of room to move around. Add a set of Kuryakyn Ergo highway pegs on the crash bars and you're set up.

I am saying this from my having owned 2 GL1800's. this new F6B is nothing more than a stripped down Gold Wing. The trunk is gone, as is the center stand and reverse, and they put on a shorty shield. The engine is the same,silky smooth with gobs of very tractible power. The transmission has great gearing, but is a bit clunky. The price is similar to that of a Road King, for example, and a bit more than a Nomad or Vaquero. Count on gas mileage to be between 38 and 45 mpg, depending on what your right hand does. A plus is that heat is not a problem with the Wing. I call it a Wing because it is just that--a Wing with different clothes. My here are a lot seat options out there to address things like inseam issues.
My inseam is about 35". I've ridden an 1800, an 1800 I can ride. I've also ridden a 1500 Valk, and that didn't work. The 1800 is nice and comfortable and is definitely on my list. I just really like the forward position of the V-Twin cruisers.

I'm in no hurry to trade in my 900. But ya never know, it might be an 1800 wing when that time comes. There are lots of great used ones at a low cost, and a used wing with 35,000 miles on it will go farther than a new Road King or Nomad will!
__________________
"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 5:8 (NIV)

2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT "Couch-a-Saki/Mini-Bagger"

2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Romans5.8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 11:18 AM   #19
Strompilot
Top Contributor
 
Strompilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wasilla, AK
Posts: 1,026
Default

[QUOTE=Romans5.8;268875I'm in no hurry to trade in my 900. But ya never know, it might be an 1800 wing when that time comes. There are lots of great used ones at a low cost, and a used wing with 35,000 miles on it will go farther than a new Road King or Nomad will![/QUOTE]

You are quite correct on that. In the 85000 miles I owned my '05 1800 Wing (bought new in '05) All I did was install the All Balls tapered steering head bearings, replace a set of fork seals and a set of front wheel bearings that needed to be retired. I did replace the fork springs with Progressive fork springs. The OEM suspension needs to be somewhat better than it is, and with the Gold Wing, is a frequently replaced item. The rest of it included tires, oil, oil and air filters. The valves never needed to be adjusted in 85000 miles!! Nothing went wrong with it and I trusted that bike completely to get wherever I was going and back. I rather suspect that the F6B will be no different.
__________________
"Don't sweat the small stuff---it's all small stuff"

'09 650 VStrom
Sharing my wife's '09 Classic LT (sold)
Strompilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 11:49 AM   #20
Romans5.8
Super Moderator
 
Romans5.8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 5,881
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomad46 View Post
You are quite correct on that. In the 85000 miles I owned my '05 1800 Wing (bought new in '05) All I did was install the All Balls tapered steering head bearings, replace a set of fork seals and a set of front wheel bearings that needed to be retired. I did replace the fork springs with Progressive fork springs. The OEM suspension needs to be somewhat better than it is, and with the Gold Wing, is a frequently replaced item. The rest of it included tires, oil, oil and air filters. The valves never needed to be adjusted in 85000 miles!! Nothing went wrong with it and I trusted that bike completely to get wherever I was going and back. I rather suspect that the F6B will be no different.
Well I'd go with the 'regular' wing. I'm not a huge fan of the F6B . I don't like stuff blacked out, and I'd prefer the bigger/bulkier look. I'd like to have the storage and taller windshield as well.
__________________
"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 5:8 (NIV)

2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT "Couch-a-Saki/Mini-Bagger"

2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Romans5.8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum