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Since the Wing has evolved into an 1800cc six banger behemoth, how about reintroducing a smaller, lighter4cyl model like the 1100/1200. I know several riders that prefer to ride their old 4 banger around town or on the local twisties as it's lighter and easier to handle. I ride my 1200 on the interstate, but use my 1000 or 1100 around town. Willie
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This part of the forum is for suggestions on how to IMPROVE the goldwing ,,anything else can be discussed in the general discussion forum ,,thank you Ciaran

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So!!!!! what's to say that a 1200 could not be an improved Goldwing? bigger does not always mean better BMDBLU seem to have done ok with sticking at 1200cc! in fact maybe a true European spec Goldwing would be a 1200 cc alloy framed bike, maintaining the lower centre of gravity than the Beemer, the torque of a horizontally opposed motor, all of this would suit european roads - twistys et al- 1800s or 2000 if you need it even bigger Ciaran for route 66 and all the other straightaways. It would also give our American buddies a Goldwing alternative for a lighter sportier tourer?? C'mon a bit of lateral thinking here

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Kenny's right! So very, very, very right! If Mother Honda brought out a brand new 1100 just like my 81', I'd buy it a heartbeat! A heartbeat!

My 1500 is beautiful, comfortable, powerful.... and too big. Who in hades needs more than a thousand cc's anyway, even on American roads? And with the gasoline shortage and the mideast situation, it is nearly our duty to ride smaller, more efficient bikes. C'mon, Mother Honda -- listen to Kenny! Smaller would be an improvement.....

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Kenny's right! So very, very, very right! If Mother Honda brought out a brand new 1100 just like my 81', I'd buy it a heartbeat! A heartbeat!

.......Smaller would be an improvement.....
What the heck kind of men are you? Bigger and more poweris always better!!!

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Except in wives, that is!!!!!!

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[align=left]Except in wives, that is!!!!!![/align]
You got that right.

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Kenny's right! So very, very, very right! If Mother Honda brought out a brand new 1100 just like my 81', I'd buy it a heartbeat! A heartbeat!

.......Smaller would be an improvement.....
What the heck kind of men are you? Bigger and more poweris always better!!!

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Do you remember back in the 70' when Yamaha were cleaning up the 350cc class championships? the bike was so fast that they bored it out a couple of more cc's so that it qualified for the 500cc class and it eat them as well huh???

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Do you remember back in the 70' when Yamaha were cleaning up the 350cc class championships? the bike was so fast that they bored it out a couple of more cc's so that it qualified for the 500cc class and it eat them as well huh???
Are you kidding? How could I remember that, I was only a kid at the time. I graduated from high school in '79. You must be old. No wonder you forgot that bigger and more power is always better!


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