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post #151 of 162 (permalink) Old 10-01-2016, 11:07 AM
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Reading the last 3 or four posts, I think, "if Honda reissued the GL12, I'd buy one", but...

...not if it was all blacked out, or, chromed out either.

But that seems to be what is being offered anymore, so, maybe I should get used to the idea of riding my current bike for another 28 years.

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Bring back a GL1200 with fuel injection and let it have the same classic look.
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Bring back a GL1200 with fuel injection and let it have the same classic look.

Yeah, I'm sure it will happen...

...when pigs fly.

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If you look at some of the goofy bikes Honda has came up with, I cannot see why a 'Retro' GL1200 wouldn't fly.
There was the DN-1, the NM-4, the CTX700N and the Valkyrie. How many of those flew off the showroom floor.
Now there's the goofy looking NeoWing reverse trike they are showing.
The flat 4 is being used on that mess, why not put it to better use.
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The next generation Gold Wing should be:

A BIG sport-touring bike, smaller overall, lighter by 80 pounds, with a boat load of high-tech features and reduced luggage capacity.

OH LOOK, THE 2018 GOLD WING IS HERE... AND IT IS ! ! !

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Retro is cool. Everyone knows this.

This may seem off topic, but it is the same CONCEPT:


https://jalopnik.com/what-happened-t...d-i-1583370936

I HAD a fascination with the 240 Z. I was in a dealership that had one in 1997. Couldn't believe my eyes. Did some serious digging in my finances to figure out if I could get it. Alas, no.

Everybody has their needs and likes. The Wing has come a long way, and not by accident. I just think there would be a market for GL1200's, in a modern context. My own history has a GL1000 and a 1200. I'm dealing with my disappointments in my current 1500. I really loved the power to weight ratio, the gearing, the ease of maintenance , the look of my older guys.

They are selling the cooler F6 side-by-side with the current loaded touring edition, so I guess Honda has some idea what's going on. The Valkyrie, I think, was introduced as a retro design- showing off the engine.

Can anyone name a successful throw back design? Don't say, "Indian" because they have been in and out of bankruptcy for 30 years- trying to sell a nostalgia machine to a small group. I guess once you sell 30 thousand units, you have no where to go.
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Does anyone know what happened to GWF member 'CONCEPT GUY'?
He just... disappeared.
Passed away?
Honda or Alien abduction? (some say they're the same thing)

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Does anyone know what happened to GWF member 'CONCEPT GUY'?
He just... disappeared.
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He hasn't posted on this forum since May of 2014.
I know, hence my curiosity.
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To: Malcom X,
I so wanna say "Indian". Look at them close and gauge potential before deflecting with "company history". After all, it's a a new company Polaris-Victory-Indian if I'm not mistaken.

Now as a longtime loyal GL owner ('76, 89 & 15 - still riding all too) I do top the Indian with a Valkyrie. I'm not talking about the new one but look at how many Valkyries were sold from 96-03 and are still being rode today. Those owners love that classic big Americana road bike look. Cruisers and Baggers are a huge part of our riding community and our riders clamor for more than just air cooled V-twins. Indian has done that with theirs including all the high tech creature comforts one can imagine (albeit V-twin still). I'm constantly asking why isn't Honda doing the same in that particular market with a horizontally opposed 6. Now as for bringing back the flat 4... Not a bad idea at all... Younger riders would also be less intimidated by the smaller engine and frame being updated. Not only that but marketing the flat 4 overseas would be a cinch too. Smaller riders purchasing for tighter roads in Japan, Thailand, China and Korea would provide more in sales there than the US ever would as long as it just has "Retro Looks".

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