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Why do we need Japan to build the next American Goldwing?
Been mentioned before.

First here,

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum4/72268.html

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Not talking about copying a goldwing, just a American water cooled touring motorcycle. Someone out there will do it.

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That's what almost all us are saying also.


Curious, have Americans actually become that lazy where we can't/won't do somethings?

I would love to head the American built Wing but as we all know that takes LOTS of money.

The reason I say I is I try to keep to the middle of the road on the wants & needs of my customers. I offer optional suggestions and solutions to 'whatevers' and let the customer decide what they want, within reason of the overall job.

It be the same with the touring motorcycle. Granted space is at a premium due to its overall size and what most of us want to tote along. But adding just a smidge more room here and there allows for a larger radio or an extra jacket/pants/tarp etc.. Some want to pull trailers so the frame size, shape and strength must be considered. Let's not forget toe and leg room, passenger space, wind vortices, on-n-on.

Thenthere are those who only want it as a day ride vehicle and don't need all that room. That's where two models should be built, eg:the Valkyrie.

Then there's the issue of engine. Size, configuration, number of gears, ease of maintenance and/or rebuildability. I'm a mechanic at heart and would LOVE to be able to fix things quickly and inexpensively, unso with the current Wings.
Take the hardley for example:
Motor and trans is separate. Got problems with one or the other, simply R-&-R it. An exchange program could be had like starters and alternators.In my book (mechanical speaking) that's one of the biggest reasons for harley stay in business. EZ to work on.



In all basics, it is a motorcycle.It's a cycle with a motor.
THEN we add on our items of choice.
More items means larger Motor Cycle, etc..

So there's a lot to think aboutthan just building it.
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I'm for a American Goldwing but getting someone to fund the money for R&D don't use a v-twin there are thousands of engine concepts out there and engines out there if someone would just take a moment and look. Make the next Wing liter and more nimble do we really need air bags on a bike? And Sat nav what happened to reading a map have we got so lazy that we can't read a simple road map come on America
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Honda will never bring Goldwing production back to the States. Moving to Japan was beancounting. If they ever move it from Japan, it will be to China or Vietnam or somewhere similar where workers pay is measured in peanuts.

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You want to see crap hitting our shores look at China alot of it is junk and what kinda of quality will the Goldwing be then.
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You want to see crap hitting our shores look at China alot of it is junk and what kinda of quality will the Goldwing be then.
OH NO! . . . - - - . . . Well maybe.

Of all the mass produced 'anything', I have noticed, after a given time the product was categorically cheapened to a point where no one wanted it. Parts easily broke, came loose, inferior materials, etc.. It will inevitablyhappen to our beloved future Wings, we just don't know when, hopefully not to soon.

__It all depends, (i don't wear'm)on Honda if they have the 'want' to keep making the best motorcycle ever produced.
__It all depends "IF" we customers continue to purchase the product.
__It also depends "IF" the complainers stay few to none. Too many & the qualitybubblebursts.


Who knows, . . . who really knows?



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Donald Trump said yesterday that he had the answer for a lot of Americas problems on the Today show if he was president maybe he could fix the problem with Honda and get he Goldwing made back here in America.LOL
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We need a probem solving ,your fired kinda guy, I loved Perot cause he was a smart businessman who would have kept us on the right track,and Honda would still be here. Trump I believe he hsa the right stuff to get this sinking ship to harbor and thruogh repairs. I have not been fond of him at all but if he say's he could pull it off,he probably will if given the position to do so.

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