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A Honda Goldwing Bagger?

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post #2 of 66 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 07:47 PM
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You just KNOW we're gonna find a way to put a trunk on the back...and a trailer hitch... did I get that right...no center stand on the basic model??? :wtf:

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You just KNOW we're gonna find a way to put a trunk on the back...and a trailer hitch... did I get that right...no center stand on the basic model??? :wtf:
This is not unprecedented... None of the Valkryies came with center stands...

Why does this distress people so? The VTX doesn't come with a center stand either...

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I kinda like it, yea center stand would be nice, but heck for the price just to have the trunk missing not bad. looks like alot of the standard wing stuff will work on it. I can see someone putting a trailerhitch on it.
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And the view from the rear redefines the term 'butt-ugly'. Just my 2 cents.

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This is not unprecedented... None of the Valkryies came with center stands...

Why does this distress people so? The VTX doesn't come with a center stand either...
When was the last time you pull 900lbs up on the center stands?

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"...and then do it all again next weekend." ???

A Road Glide Bagger wannabe?

Trying to steal them potential Boomer-buyers from HD with a cut-down windshield, a "Gunfighter-style" seat (oh, ...Corbin's either in on it for the marketing cash or setting-up a lawsuit), and some chick half your age at a sidewalk cafe' just wanting to jump onto your credit card?

And NO! I ain't a Pessimist or even cynical - I do feel like I've been sold-out though. Problem is, I kinda like the thing except for its Victory-esque rear.
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I must have been on the cutting edge when I removed the center stand on my brand new 1968 350 scrambler way back when. Wow, if I had only known....lol

I think without the contradicting top bag and side bags, the rear end finally makes some sense.

Probably would not buy one, as I get to still take my wife, but I think they will sell more of those than the full dress. Most motorcyclist that I know are not interested into going much further than 50 miles from home....
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I didn't like it when I first seen it the other day. However I was looking at it as a dressed down, stripped down version of the 1800 which I don't care for.

When I seen it in action in the video, I was reminded by the F6B insignia that it's not a dressed down GoldWing at all, it's a dressed up, more powerful F6, Valkyrie!

Im liking it a little more........ Still want a taller windscreen though.

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When was the last time you pull 900lbs up on the center stands?
this afternoon......... almost everyday in the summer
I's not that hard if your a brut............. LOL

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