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If someone wants an upright engined bike, then the Goldwing is perhaps not for them. The whole concept is based on low centre of gravity and super smooth engine, I for one wouldn't want that compromised, I would rather add on cruiser pegs for a change of ride position when going long distance.
Any number of upright two's four's and even six's to satisfy those that want them.
If we are talking design change, then Honda could just modify what they have to give a bit more leg room.

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triple wankel screw with twin turbo. Small compact and faaassssttt.
I wonder what Wankel bike could be called?

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I have not seen a v-twin or an inline motor that has the amount milage that the good old honda goldwing motor has the history of

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triple wankel screw with twin turbo. Small compact and faaassssttt.
I wonder what Wankel bike could be called?

It's sound going thru the gears...
BERT BEERT BEEERT BEEEEEERT BEEEEEEEEEEEERT

I know, call it Bert.
Suzuki called it "RE5".

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How about a turbine bike. Not a screamer like Leno's with a helicopter turbine on it but just a small package 100 hp one. The drivetrain would be almost nil and the bike would have a great sound.

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Just get over it and put in a v twin. Seems to be what everybody is asking for. lots of room for feet low saddle and looks like a hog to
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As you can see Ilike my goldwings just the way they are LOL

already been done though Wilf, its a CX/GL500 Silverwing?

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Iagree with Silverfox. Could more leg roombe accoplished by giving the flat 6 a shorter stroke and then compinsating that with a slightly larger piston?

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can someone explain why a motor with the tranny underneith is less topheavy than one with the tranny behind. I never understood how that could be true when it raises the center of gravity because the motor has to be raised to make room for the tranny. I am not anti-honda by any means but I think bmw had a better idea.
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SAMK I dont think the tranny underneath is less top heavy..My Vulcan 2000 V-Twin is way more top heavy than my Wing.. And I have to manhandle the V-Twin in corners..

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can someone explain why a motor with the tranny underneith is less topheavy than one with the tranny behind. I never understood how that could be true when it raises the center of gravity because the motor has to be raised to make room for the tranny. I am not anti-honda by any means but i think bmw had a better idea.
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The motor is "X" wide and cannot be narrowed. The motor must sit high enough to clear the maximum lean for turns.
There's space wasted under this motor so to keep the bike short, tranny under the motor makes it compact.
Now "IF" the motor was a slight V then it can be lower in the frame and the trans behind, as your wish, BUT the bike will be longer.
It's about trade offs.
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