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  • Kingchops Posts: 0
    Kingchops
    19 Feb 2018 10:31 AM



  • kevinc Posts: 81
    Stock Poster kevinc
    19 Feb 2018 10:52 AM
    One more nail in the Harley coffin?
  • steelo Posts: 1875
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Motor Head steelo
    19 Feb 2018 11:05 AM
    Thanks for posting KC. I know of one couple that went from quite a late model GW to a CVO Road Glide. They love the RG more because you sit in it as apposed to sitting on it.
  • Kingchops Posts: 0
    Kingchops
    19 Feb 2018 11:37 AM
    Tourers are not my thing, and to be honest the Goldwing lacks the character and styling of the Harley tourers.  But looking at the engineering and technology of this bike is like looking into the future, compared to what Harley have on offer.  Problem for Harley is that Honda is making these bikes now.
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3640
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    19 Feb 2018 04:11 PM
    Posted by kevinc on 19 Feb 2018 10:52 AM
    One more nail in the Harley coffin?

     Not so sure, when the GoldWing was being made in America, the local US riders were not that unhappy to buy one being locally made.

    Now that they are being made in Japan and imported, the typical US rider will not be so willing to purchase a non USA made bike.

  • paulybronco Posts: 9788
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    19 Feb 2018 10:12 PM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 19 Feb 2018 03:11 PM
    Posted by kevinc on 19 Feb 2018 10:52 AM
    One more nail in the Harley coffin?

     Not so sure, when the GoldWing was being made in America, the local US riders were not that unhappy to buy one being locally made.

    Now that they are being made in Japan and imported, the typical US rider will not be so willing to purchase a non USA made bike.

     They aint keen in buying a USA bike at the moment either!

  • Scouser Posts: 1820
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    20 Feb 2018 01:14 AM
    If I remember right until about 2012 the Goldwing was made in America by Americans and had more American parts content  than most of the Harleys!


  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2028
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    20 Feb 2018 06:32 AM
    goldwing was always a poor mans bmw.
    I have never liked that style of bike.
  • paulybronco Posts: 9788
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    20 Feb 2018 08:28 AM
    Posted by Krash Kinkade on 20 Feb 2018 05:32 AM
    goldwing was always a poor mans bmw.
    I have never liked that style of bike.

     So where would a Harley tourer sit on that list....

  • Geoff3DMN Posts: 1453
    Castlemaine
    Performance Poster Geoff3DMN
    20 Feb 2018 08:58 AM
    I think Lemmy hit the nail on the head when he described that bike as an ST1800 not a GL1800, that's not necessarily a bad thing but not really my cup of tea.


  • paulybronco Posts: 9788
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    20 Feb 2018 11:29 AM
    Geoff in terms of design brief it fits in the same class of bike to what you and i have, a tourer. Ours may well be a stripped down version of the direct competitor the mighty ULTRA . Before i bought my Street Glide i rode all the big boppers, BMW six cyl, Goldwing, Ultra as well as the BMW 1200. First ride on all put the HD last for everything! The local dealer then asked me what i wanted to make the HD into a contender. Seat , shocks, pipes, a/c,  tuner were all put on their demo and transformed the bike into something i ultimately bought. Would i buy the same bike today, perhaps not with new players like Indian getting great reviews but man are they an ugly looking bike!
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2028
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    20 Feb 2018 03:29 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Feb 2018 08:28 AM
    Posted by Krash Kinkade on 20 Feb 2018 05:32 AM
    goldwing was always a poor mans bmw.
    I have never liked that style of bike.

     So where would a Harley tourer sit on that list....

     a hd tourer would not be on the list they don't use a horizontally opposed motor or a shaft drive. that's gold wing bmw style also multi cylinder hd v- twin belt drive air cooled push rod motor.

  • Geoff3DMN Posts: 1453
    Castlemaine
    Performance Poster Geoff3DMN
    20 Feb 2018 06:06 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Feb 2018 11:29 AM
    Geoff in terms of design brief it fits in the same class of bike to what you and i have, a tourer. 

     

    I see the Street Glide as a 'light tourer' (like the F6B Gold Wing was) where as I'd class the GL1800 as a heavy tourer (like the Electra Glide).


    The new Gold Wing isn't really one or the other... it's sort of perched awkwardly on the fence trying to be both a light tourer (like the old Honda ST1300) and a heavy tourer (like the GL1800) hence why I agreed with Lemmy's comment about the bike being an 'ST1800'.

  • steelo Posts: 1875
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Motor Head steelo
    20 Feb 2018 06:27 PM
    Good analysis Geoff. Got friends who have both types of wings. 
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3640
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    23 Feb 2018 08:33 PM
    I have lapped Aus on a GL 1800, and a Ultra Classic, I’d take the Harley any day, and the pillion agrees with me.

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  • Spook Posts: 2259
    Saffastraya
    Motor Head Spook
    24 Feb 2018 06:34 AM
    Posted by Scouser on 20 Feb 2018 01:14 AM
    If I remember right until about 2012 the Goldwing was made in America by Americans and had more American parts content  than most of the Harleys!


     I have two of them built in the states.

  • Scouser Posts: 1820
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    24 Feb 2018 09:19 AM
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  • tussuck Posts: 1401
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster tussuck
    24 Feb 2018 04:51 PM
    What the fuck is a Goldwing!  is it a Bond movie?
  • Neale Posts: 319
    Richmond NSW
    Stage 1 Poster Neale
    18 May 2018 08:27 PM
    Hmmmm....sitting on a 1.8 litre flat six that puts out over 100 ft/lb of torque at just above idle.
    Yeah, I could see me on one of'em.
    At least for a test ride.
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