So is my wifes BMW diesel. But, have you see how thick the injector manifold/housing needs to be in order to muffle the noise? There might not be enough room in a Goldwing for all that extra material.YES! Can you imagine a Goldwing that makes a more pleasing sound than an ear splitting Harley does?
The whine of a turbo, the smell of rich diesel, the clatter of a cold diesel engine. Diesel do not necessarily have to be noisy now days though. My 2003 cummins powered Dodge is very polite.
I kind of like the look of the 1500 and 1800 rocker covers. They are big enough to show off the big engine, without needing to see fuel pumps, wires and tubes.I would like to see the engine again. May just be me, but, I think you should see the engine on a motorcycle, it adds to the beauty. That was my complaint when they came out with the 1500. That is one reason I like the looks of the 1200 better that the 1500 or 1800.
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I have some suggestions for the next gen goldwing:
........ either eliminate the seat so the rider can buy one that is actually comfortable all day or learn how to make one and include it with the bike. It's absurd that an aftermarket seat is necessary on a $20,000+ touring bike.