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View Poll Results: Is the picture real?
I'm convinced, it's real. 69 69.00%
I'm not buying this picture, it's fake. 31 31.00%
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post #21 of 60 (permalink) Old 05-08-2005, 04:27 PM
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Im absolutely fascinated by the number of members on this forum who are fooled by this photo.
here, here! I guess after looking carefully at photographs since I was a teenager that 25 years later I recognize a fake photo quickly.

for the record, i think this bike was a studio shot transposed to this environment in front of a stone building. the highlights on the wheels, as I pointed out in an earlier message, would cast some shadow in that direction (background), which the photog would try to offset by a high and strong key light. The shadow is supposedly representing this key light - but the shadow is fake.

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The building in the background is real !

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Not being an expert, can someone explain if the bike was shot in another location and changed to that one (why even do that instead of shooting it there in the first place?) then how come you can see the ground of that place reflected in the chrome side panel, and also you can see clearly the bricks of the wall through the windshield?
I'm just fascinated at this technology.

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Yes indeed Ambrose, it seems like too much trouble for a fake. Over 20 changes, that musta took some time to do if it is faked. I agree with Steve about the gear light, I'm a bike mechanic and I can't figure out how the gear light will work and not be stuck on displaying 3rd. Of course Honda have a habit of coming up with new novel ideas that often have the rest of us stumped.

The bit about the paving slabs and the buiding lookinglike UKlocationis irrelevant. The picture could have been taken anywhere and just passed to a Japanese site. Whoever passed it to the Japanese site could just as easily passed it to a US orSouth African one if they wanted to.
In fact if I was a hoaxer and I wanted the maximum coverage (which a hoaker would want after all his hard work on the image), I'd have sent this straight to one of the GL1800 owners boards and right into the maximum number of GL1800 owners as they would be the most interested in this.

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looks real to me
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This happens every year .Every one gets excited then honda give us the same bike with a new problem and higher price tag. SorryI forgot the badge.(last years model)

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Hey acr12nwk Welcome to the forum. Yeah we all know that the looks real. The question we all want answered, Is this the spec for the2006 model.

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Hi and welcome to the forum acr12nwk. Sure does look like the genuine article. And the best thing of all is (not even GPS) that RED is back.

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Budegan wrote:
Hi and welcome to the forum acr12nwk. Sure does look like the genuine article. And the best thing of all is (not even GPS) that RED is back.
You haven't changed at all since the old days Martin, getting all worked up over nothing. It's the gear light that kills this for me. I've asked a few mechanics (bike and car) about this and they can't see that setup working, so it's a big thumbs-down from me (must try and get a thumbs-down smilie).

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I find it hard to believe that Honda would allow a pic to get out prior to any kind of promotion. And I may have missed something, but I thought there were rumors going around that Honda was discontinuing the 1800 Goldwing.

Nice looking wing, but I'm not convinced

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