No Production of Gold Wings in 2011 Next Production Year 2012 from Japan - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

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While attending this years Air Venture 2010 in Oshkosh WI. I visited the Honda display which housed the NEW Honda Corporate Jet and an array of Honda Motorcycles.

The 2010 Gold Wing on display was being eyed by may people. I talked to the Honda Motorcycle represenative present to find out that production at the Goldwing plant in Ohio has built all of the model year 2010's, there will be no model year for 2011 and the 2012 model year will be built in Japan.

Maybe one of the Honda representatives that visit this forum would like to confirm or comment on this.

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It would be nice if an official would confirm that there will be a 2012 Wing, because the speculation and rumors are really getting out of hand.


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Not only did they close the motorcycle line in Maryaville ohio last year-- They also quit having the homecoming in Marysville. 1000's of Hondas bikes came to it and it was amazing to see all the years and bikes that were ridden to the plant where they were made.
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Not much point in having a home coming when there is no one at home

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The "Goldwing History" page says:

For the 2011 model year.... well actually there will be no Goldwing model at all for that year. But fear not, Goldwing production hasn't ended, it's just been stalled while the production plant is moved from Marysville USA to Kumamoto in Japan. American Honda announced their plans at the 2010 Wing Ding in Des Moines, Iowa. Apparently Goldwings will be made in Kumamoto during 2011 for the 2012 model year. Anyone wanting to buy a Goldwing for the remainder of 2010 and 2011 will have to buy one of the many unsold 2010 GL1800 models. The fact that Honda moved all the tooling for the GL1800 to the new plant rather than scrapping it after ceasing production of the current model indicates that the 2012 may well be the same basic platform. Time will tell and we will probably have to wait until mid-2011 before Honda reveal their plans for the 2012 model.
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We Goldwing owners should have a crack at designing the new 2012 model.

Concept sketches at least. Is there a Forum dedicated to that?

I like the naked style 'Goldwing' design Honda had on show last year - I'm sure customers are after a bit more sportier look than the grandad image the wings currently have.


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Concept sketches would be a good idea. Upload them to the feedback forum here, that's the best place for them.
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Yikes! You mean the 2012 Wing I'm soon to by is the first model from Japan? I wonder what I should look forward to. There has been talk about that for several years. I also wonder if the earthquake had an affect on the Goldwing production.
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Bummer, I don't think I'll ever own a post-2010 model...its just another Jap bike at that point.
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?...........I also wonder if the earthquake had an affect on the Goldwing production.
Probably only made them more expensive to buy.

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