Total Motorcycle Forums • View topic - 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Voted Cool
Total Motorcycle Forums

Main Site

Forums


Photo Gallery

HTML Cd Menu Css3Menu.com

Back to Main Site Main Site . * Login   * Register .    * Search .  . New Total Motorcycle Photo Gallery Donations

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Your Coolness Factor of the 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B is...
Awesome
Cool
Uncool
Fail
You may select 1 option

View results
Author Message
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:43 am 
Administrator
Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:00 pm
Posts: 30957
Location: Houston, Texas
Real Name: Mike
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 21
My Motorcycle: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

More photos and information: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcycles/2013models/2013-Honda-GoldWing-F6B.htm

Image

Image

Image

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B

New Way To Go Everywhere.

Think of it as the Gold Wing’s bad-boy cousin. The all-new Honda Gold Wing F6B takes the superb six-cylinder engine and advanced chassis of the touring legend, then strips off the rear top box, chops down the windshield, and covers everything in midnight black to create a premium cruiser like nothing else on the road. Long, low, lean and mean, the F6B is built for the boulevard, and built to turn heads. Thanks to its touring-bike underpinnings, it hasn’t forgotten how to carry you long distances in ultimate comfort, too. Where the Gold Wing coddles you and your passenger in a luxurious cocoon, the F6B lets the wind and the scenery wash over you. The fairing still protects you from the elements, but the shorty windshield gives you an unobstructed view of the road ahead. The F6B’s slimmer design also improves its power-to-weight ratio, which makes the legendary 1,832 cc six-cylinder engine even more impressive when you twist the throttle. And the lighter weight helps the F6B handle with an agility that you really have to experience to believe. Four-speaker sound system with iPod and USB interface, Dual-Combined Braking System with ABS, spacious saddlebags... the Honda Gold Wing F6B leaves other premium cruisers way, way behind.

Whether you have an hour, a weekend or a week to leave it all behind, here's a new bold and blacked-out-styled machine to satisfy that urge to get away from it all-the brand-new Gold Wing F6B. This machine is loaded with all the good looks and key features you want, and it's all set for short hops or weekend trips. It starts with a powerful fuel-injected 1832cc six-cylinder engine that provides an unrivaled level of performance in the class. Honda's unique, horizontally opposed six-cylinder layout also contributes to an exceptionally low center of gravity. That design, along with a large and stout twin-spar aluminum frame plus a sophisticated suspension system, gives the Gold Wing F6B remarkable nimbleness and maneuverability for superior handling. The blacked-out styling treatment with long and low lines gives the Gold Wing F6B an aggressive look, while large-capacity saddlebags, a comfortable gunfighter-style seat, premium audio system and more means there's no need to rough it on the road. Available in standard or deluxe trim and offering a wide assortment of Honda Genuine Accessories and Honda Signature Accessories, the 2013 Gold Wing F6B leaves plenty of room to add your own personal touch.

Honda’s new Gold Wing F6B takes the world’s greatest touring motorcycle—our own Gold Wing—and puts a whole new spin on it. Lighter, trimmer, leaner. Perfect for around-town, shorter trips, or even a weekend getaway, the Gold Wing F6B still offers plenty of storage capacity and performance, along with many of the Gold Wing’s comfort and luxury features. Best of all, it has a clean, fresh look that’s all its own.



2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $19,999 USD


Model: GL1800B

Engine Type: 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder

Bore and Stroke: 74.0mm x 71.0mm

Compression ratio: 9.8:1

Valve Train: SOHC; two valves per cylinder

Induction: PGM-FI

Ignition: Computer-controlled digital with 3-D mapping

Transmission: Five-speed including Overdrive

Final Drive: Shaft

Suspension
Front: 45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system; 4.8 inches travel
Rear: Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single shock with remote-controlled spring preload adjustment; 4.1 inches travel

Brakes
Front: Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers
Rear: Single ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper

Tires
Front: 130/70R-18
Rear: 180/60R-16

Wheelbase: 66.5 inches

Rake (Caster angle): 29.15°

Trail: 109mm (4.3 inches)

Seat Height: 29.1 inches

Fuel Capacity: 6.7 gallons

Estimated Fuel Economy**: TBD

Colors: Black, Red

Curb Weight*: 842 pounds

_________________
2014 Motorcycle Model Guides
2013 Motorcycle Model Guides

Total Motorcycle is official Media/Press for Aprilia, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Buell, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Phantom, Piaggio, Polaris, Ridley, Roehr, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Ural, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha and Zero.


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:14 pm 
Site Supporter - Gold
Site Supporter - Gold

Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:46 pm
Posts: 5293
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Real Name: Ryan
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 4
My Motorcycle: 2005 Kawasaki Z750S
Very interesting... Kinda like it's going back to its roots.
I'll vote for cool.

_________________
Have owned - 2001 Suzuki Volusia
Current bike - 2005 Kawasaki Z750S
MMI Graduation date January 9th, 2009. Factory Certifications in Suzuki and Yamaha


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:17 pm 
Legendary 1500
Legendary 1500
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:35 pm
Posts: 1847
Location: Tsawwassen, BC, Canada, The Planet Earth
Real Name: a big secret
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 26
My Motorcycle: 1987 Kawasaki Concours
Mike, when I try to post my comments on this bike, I keep getting this:

ERROR 403
You made a wrong turn! What you are tying to access requires TMW4213.45b security clearance.
But don't worry we have full roadside assistance support; just try to keep it on the road next time.

and yet my test post worked...what give?????

_________________
Always ask why.
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:11 pm 
Administrator
Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:00 pm
Posts: 30957
Location: Houston, Texas
Real Name: Mike
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 21
My Motorcycle: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
ceemes wrote:
Mike, when I try to post my comments on this bike, I keep getting this:

ERROR 403
You made a wrong turn! What you are tying to access requires TMW4213.45b security clearance.
But don't worry we have full roadside assistance support; just try to keep it on the road next time.

and yet my test post worked...what give?????


Seems with the new phpBB software they have blocked specific words that were used commonly by spammers such as "Cas-ino". Try emailing me your message and I'll see what work it is rejecting. :D

Mike

_________________
2014 Motorcycle Model Guides
2013 Motorcycle Model Guides

Total Motorcycle is official Media/Press for Aprilia, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Buell, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Phantom, Piaggio, Polaris, Ridley, Roehr, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Ural, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha and Zero.


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:29 pm 
Legendary 3000
Legendary 3000
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 21, 2008 4:13 pm
Posts: 3072
Location: CT, USA
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 0
My Motorcycle: Year/Make/Model
I actually had a GL1200 at one time and I removed the top trunk and the pillion backrest and rode around with just the saddlebags. I used to get a lot of compiments from people (especially non riders) on how great the bike looked. So since they stole my idea, and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I give it an awesome. :laughing:

_________________
2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100
2006 Kawasaki KLX250S
2004 Honda CBR600RR
2002 BMW R1150R
1996 Ducati 900SS


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:00 pm 
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:20 pm
Posts: 3881
Location: Reston Virginia
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 22
My Motorcycle: Vstrom 650, S1000RR, XS850, ZX6R
Does it have the option to add a rear case and bigger windshield? ;)

I like the look. I want to see one in person.

_________________
Image

My Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:48 pm 
Site Supporter - Silver
Site Supporter - Silver
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:58 pm
Posts: 3276
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 9
My Motorcycle: V-strom, Trophy, or Bonneville
I like the looks, too. But the only way I'd buy a bike of this size is if I was riding a passenger, and I'm sure she'd want the security of the backrest behind her. So I'm not sure what to vote- I'll give it a Cool for good looks.

_________________
2005 Triumph Bonneville (for sale)
2005 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (for sale)
2003 Triumph Trophy 1200
2009 BMW F650GS (wife's)
2012 Triumph Tiger 800


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:40 am 
Site Supporter - Diamond
Site Supporter - Diamond
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 9:37 am
Posts: 4209
Location: Coquitlam BC, Canada
Real Name: Doug
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 0
My Motorcycle: 2007 Yamaha Royal Star Venture
This is the direction the Valkyrie should have gone, not the Ruin... No, not a typo, that line was totally ruined by the Rune, an awesome power cruiser turned in to a bar hopper.

_________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Four wheels move the body.
Two wheels move the soul!"


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:22 am 
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:10 am
Posts: 695
Location: Northern Utah
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 4
My Motorcycle: 2001 VN800 Classic
I voted Fail.
The whole point of the 'Wing is that it's a full sized touring bike. Seems to me if you want to end up on something like this, it's more natural to up-option a lesser model than strip down the upper model.
Plus, those rearview mirror/turn signal assemblies are atrocious. Makes the whole thing look like a Tokyo Transit Authority scooter.

_________________
- Jack of the Green

Any wheels beyond two wheels are training wheels.
Current Bike: 2001 Vulcan 800 Classic (PowerSlave)
Previous Bike: 1984 Honda Magna V65 1100 (Grendel)
To Ride an Iron Horse - Jack of the Green's Blog

September 1, 1982


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:23 am 
Legendary 500
Legendary 500
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:29 pm
Posts: 545
Location: Central Alberta, Canada
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 3
My Motorcycle: 2006 Yamaha MT-01
To be honest, I never thought the Goldwing would ever look cool...practical, comfortable and the bike of choice for a long haul...definitely...but cool, NEVER...and yet here it is...

I voted: AWESOME

Just because I never thought I would want one until I "matured", but I think it's very cool...cruising or touring... :evil3:

Later.

_________________
-=-= Remember, if you're not having fun you're doing it wrong!! =-=-


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BRUMBEAR, Google Adsense [Bot], Grey Thumper, JackoftheGreen, montanalifter and 182 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

 
 

Powered by phpBB © 2013 phpBB Group