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A lot of suggestions to Honda about a re-vamped transmission (6 speed) and wireless headsets. This will obviously come with a price to the bottom line.
It won't be long before we are looking at a 30k+ stock GoldWing just as a base price. Lord knows that it'll be if you add all the Navi, ABS, Airbag goodies on to it. Can you say $40k?? It could happen.

What would you be willing to give up in order to reduce the price tag???

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Those ugly headlights! Go back to the 1500 style front end and save money producing the huge bug eyes!

(Sorry folks, I couldn't help myself.)

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I like my headlights. I shine them all up and I have a modulator too. I like to flash people, and that is the only legal means I know of to be a flasher and not go to jail.

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If I had to have another Goldwing, I'd give up riding.
This 1500 is as good as it gets.




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wasn't too much fun”
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I sure could do without the nav system, air bag, The remote key fob bag unlock, I use to think reverse but as I get older the more value that feature has. never having experienced heated seat and grips I can't say for sure, I do like the heated seats in my car.

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If I had to have another Goldwing, I'd give up riding.
This 1500 is as good as it gets.
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Why would 120 mph+1800 goldwing need a 6th gear ? To go faster? I can not believe it would be for fuel economy, if you can afford a $25,000 bike what a few bucks for gas ?

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I would happily give up some of the radio functions, it is too complicated. Give up the antennas and put in smaller (and cheaper) stubby or concealed ones.
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Things like model-specific radios and nav systems cost a lot to produce. I think all that could be simplified for a cost savings. Maybe share stuff from the fit or something.

Harley has 40 grand bikes...why not Honda?

Why ain't we ridin'?
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ALL of the electronic gadgets and gizmos.

I would have a new 1800 right now if they made one in the old "Interstate" version. I just want a motorcycle, no radio, no gps, no compressor, no trip computer, no airbag, ect....... just a plain ol' motorcycle.

That is the reason that I am riding a Valkyrie Standard today, no expresso machine~!

I have thought seriously about one day picking up a totalled 1800 and putting it together the way I want. engine - tires - seat - bags, that's about it.
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