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I would like to see Honda put ABS on as standard equipment!
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And I would like to see ABS unbundled from other options!

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I would like to see a Goldwing with the basic motorcycle fairing, trunk and saddlebags. They would sell a bunch of those.

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I would like to see a Goldwing with the basic motorcycle fairing, trunk and saddlebags. They would sell a bunch of those.
They already did. Last one was the '87 GL1200 Interstate. The Aspencade out sold the I by a considerable margin.

GL1500I was close, but included the radio. Again the SE was the big seller.

Honda does its homework but sometimes they miss (Pacific Coast) and oddly, they don't always learn from their mistakes (VT700).

I'm very curious about the 2011 GL. Will they take Kawasaki's lead and try to sell us a touring cruiser?

Whatever they do, I doubt a bare bones tourer will be in the lineup.

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I would like to see a Goldwing with the basic motorcycle fairing, trunk and saddlebags. They would sell a bunch of those.
They already did. Last one was the '87 GL1200 Interstate. The Aspencade out sold the I by a considerable margin.

GL1500I was close, but included the radio. Again the SE was the big seller.

Honda does its homework but sometimes they miss (Pacific Coast) and oddly, they don't always learn from their mistakes (VT700).

I'm very curious about the 2011 GL. Will they take Kawasaki's lead and try to sell us a touring cruiser?

Whatever they do, I doubt a bare bones tourer will be in the lineup.
I am sure you are rightit seems like now would be a good time for a basic Wing given the price of a new Wing now. But.........there is always a but somewhere, there is no doubt all those extras are selling. The ABS models were sold out when I was looking for mine. Whatever Honda does it is always interesting to follow. I see a 2000 cc or larger Wing coming, but that is only 1 persons opinion. As long as they can keep the MPG the same or more it would still sell.

Honda sure is good at keeping a secret.

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I would like to see a Goldwing with the basic motorcycle fairing, trunk and saddlebags. They would sell a bunch of those.
They already did. Last one was the '87 GL1200 Interstate. The Aspencade out sold the I by a considerable margin.

GL1500I was close, but included the radio. Again the SE was the big seller.

Honda does its homework but sometimes they miss (Pacific Coast) and oddly, they don't always learn from their mistakes (VT700).

I'm very curious about the 2011 GL. Will they take Kawasaki's lead and try to sell us a touring cruiser?

Whatever they do, I doubt a bare bones tourer will be in the lineup.
I am sure you are rightit seems like now would be a good time for a basic Wing given the price of a new Wing now. But.........there is always a but somewhere, there is no doubt all those extras are selling. The ABS models were sold out when I was looking for mine. Whatever Honda does it is always interesting to follow. I see a 2000 cc or larger Wing coming, but that is only 1 persons opinion. As long as they can keep the MPG the same or more it would still sell.

Honda sure is good at keeping a secret.
Maybe they don't know either.

Or, maybe there's no secret to keep.


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I recently bought my third Goldwing. I wanted ABS because I felt it was a safety feature. I didn’t want or need the Nav system. I recent having to buy something I didn’t need to get something I did need. Honda may think this is profit maximization, but I feel it is customer alienation. All companies who don’t consider customer wants will eventually be the looser.

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Maybe they don't know either.

Or, maybe there's no secret to keep.
I'm sure they know, but it's very possible there's no secret. Just another year of no real change. They have no competition.

If you recallHonda kept the GL15, essentially unchanged, until BMW gave it a little competition. I'm sure the GL18 was on the drawing board, but didn't get the OK until the new Beemer popped onto the scene. That way Honda knows what to address to stay out front.

What makesone wonder what Mom Honda is up to is the new Sport-touring 1200cc V-4. Far more "sporty" than the ST1300.Is this a hint that the company intends to merge the ST and GL? That would be a good thing for those of us who really grind off the edges of their tires before wearing the whiskers off the center tread. However...most Gold Wings are not used that way and Honda knows it.



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