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2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Voted Cool

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:43 pm

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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
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Re: This week: 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Vote Now

Unread post by Wrider » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:14 pm

Very interesting... Kinda like it's going back to its roots.
I'll vote for cool.
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Re: This week: 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Vote Now

Unread post by ceemes » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:17 pm

Mike, when I try to post my comments on this bike, I keep getting this:

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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?????
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Re: This week: 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:11 pm

ceemes wrote:Mike, when I try to post my comments on this bike, I keep getting this:

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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

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Re: This week: 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Vote Now

Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:29 pm

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:
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Re: This week: 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Vote Now

Unread post by storysunfolding » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:00 pm

Does it have the option to add a rear case and bigger windshield? ;)

I like the look. I want to see one in person.
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Re: This week: 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Vote Now

Unread post by jstark47 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:48 pm

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.
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Re: This week: 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Vote Now

Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:40 am

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.
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Re: This week: 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Vote Now

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:22 am

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.

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Re: This week: 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Vote Now

Unread post by madjak30 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:23 am

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:

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Re: This week: 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Vote Now

Unread post by BobK » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:36 pm

It looks too much like a stealth bomber to me.

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Re: This week: 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:09 pm

I voted: Fail.

I'm glad to see Honda doing something quite different with the Gold Wing other than just tweak the fairing or upsize the engine. This is different for Honda, but it makes the Gold Wing look like the PC800 (plastic maggot) with it's low but bubblous look; almost like a Maxi-scooter on 'roids.

Then Honda went and blacked it all out, not very original for a touring bike and it makes it look more like it's competitors. What bothers me is the 'Wing started the whole touring style and it doesn't need to look like everyone else, it's unique on it's own.

What I would have liked to see is a naked version (like they did in the late 70's) or even a slimmed down, less bulky one. Go on a diet! Does it need to be over 840lbs? Really? What about a 600lb or less one?

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Re: This week: 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Vote Now

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:28 am

The Wing has its own well-defined and unique identity. It doesn't need to try (and fail) to ape an H-D Road Glide.
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Re: This week: 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Vote Now

Unread post by sapaul » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:03 am

I like it, the styling, the power and the thought process behind it. I would have one, lotto permitting.
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Re: This week: 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B: Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:54 pm

85 votes! That is a new week record for this completely new model from Honda! Well done! Looks like Honda did indeed design a cool and unique bike from the legendary Gold Wing.

Your Coolness Factor of the 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B is...

Awesome 34%
Cool 44%
Uncool 12%
Fail 11%
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