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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-31-2018, 07:34 PM
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Wouldn't going from a 1500 or earlier 1800 to one of the newer, smaller 1800s be downsizing?
Yup, the 2018 Gold Wing sure is downsized. Took a test ride on one and liked it.

But, the luggage space is ridiculously small compared to my 2006 GL1800.

No way my wife and I can take a long, two-up trip with that little luggage space.

Drastically reduced luggage space is the single biggest mistake Honda made on the 2018 Wing, and there is no reason for it.


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Yup, no place to put my travel tripod.

I'm pretty sure the new one won't hold as much as the 1200.

Which can hold the tripod in any of its cases.

Why ain't we ridin'?
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That tripod can fit in the 250cc MP3 I just got with eaze, it is a long way from the front edge of the rider's seat to the back of the helmet/cargo pod. and it is open straight through.

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that guy is pretty handy, I like his little trailer.

My trailer is "almost" that small



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go get a Vespa Piaggio MP3


http://www.piaggio.com/us_EN/


They are just plain FUN !!!


I got out today to check the mail, run into town and gas it up, gasp! almost out of gas at 1/4 tank? Been on that 1/4 tank mark now for a week with us putting around the place


I went out west a ways, back around to see if I could mail a package:
?? where is everyone?
Hmmm, the Title agency is closed to.
Hmmm, the tire store is closed up?


that's strange, what am I missing?


the calendar date of course.


that is how much fun I was having....
choose your poison from the little 250cc that I am playing around with to a 600cc speedster that will run over 100 mph....


pull up to a stop: hit the button, it locks the front suspension so it won't tilt.
you pull up the Emergency brake locking the rear wheel, turn the handle bars to the left, push in the key and release, and that bike is not going anywhere.


it is immobilized. won't roll, can't straighten out the steering, the brakes are locked...
it just stands there, waiting for you to come love it again.


no side-stand, don't need it. it does have a Center Stand for long term parking.


I went to your link for the Vespa Paiggio and there are regular Vespa's but no Paiggio's.
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sorry about that, here is the MP3 Piaggio website, don't understand why Vespa makes it so hard to find the MP3 bikes.


http://www.piaggio.com/us_EN/

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I went to your link for the Vespa Paiggio and there are regular Vespa's but no Paiggio's.
Rick,

here is the dealers in New Jersey

http://www.piaggio.com/us_EN/find-a-...er/new-jersey/

only 1 dealer in all of Oklahoma, and he is only 30 miles from me.

here is their link for all of the Piaggio models....
only the MP3 has the dual wheels up front.

http://www.piaggio.com/us_EN/models/

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I have looked at these with quite a bit of interest. I ride an 1800 and a 600cc Honda Silverwing maxi scooter. I love the Silverwing. It gets the majority of my miles and all of the miles in town.


As for being a senior..... the Silverwing will be my last motorcycle..... but that is not to say that I won't have some more bikes in between. The Silverwing is my long term motorcycle.


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