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yeah maybe, hope it does more that 110mph. looks sleek and fast . leave it to honda to mess up the second thought though.
 

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Looks great and we can all be happy it still lives . I absolutely love my 14 left over and my senior years will be enjoyed while nostalgic of the day in 1975 when a young USMC Sgt rode his beloved Goldwing off the showroom floor into history
 

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Looks great and we can all be happy it still lives . I absolutely love my 14 left over and my senior years will be enjoyed while nostalgic of the day in 1975 when a young USMC Sgt rode his beloved Goldwing off the showroom floor into history
 

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I like it. All but the headlight. If they can keep it close to the Goldwing as possible but strip it the Valkyrie way the might have a hit. A sport cruiser that can handle like a sportbike. I know some of ypu read that and say to yourself : " But I buy a cruiser because I dont want a sportbike" . But you can never have too good of handling.

Im a sportbike guy stepping down to the realm of cruiserdom. The Rocket 3 and the Valkyrie were the only 2 bikes for me to click all the boxes. My Rocket 3 Classic Touring almost killed me from crappy QC.. That left the new Valkyrie with questionable styling but VERY reliable. Havent even looked back after my Valk...
But the new Goldwing supposedly handles better than an ST1300. If they can bring all that into a snarly flat 6 cruiser it will be a winner... But they gotta stop giving their designers absinth.. 🍸
 

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I find it very hard to believe those mock-up pictures are how it will be. Seems little point in doing that. It's just the same Valkyrie but with a Rune headlight and exhaust. And the lack of grips for the pillion seat make the rear look very lame. Hopefully, the pre-release pictures bear no resemblance to the final product (as is usually the case!)
 

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Awesome. I will be looking for a new bike buy then possibly and while I love the Valk I am not a fan of the Goldwing so very happy indeed :)
 

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Besides, by 2020 we might be buying the Curtis Zeuss. Check it out. INCREDIBLE power and torque numbers. Gonna make our Valks look like scooters.
 

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Besides, by 2020 we might be buying the Curtis Zeuss. Check it out. INCREDIBLE power and torque numbers. Gonna make our Valks look like scooters.

Hehhe not for me though awesome in its own respect. Except for the chain. Never want to see a chain again in my life. But in all honesty my 1300cc Hayabusa laughed at the output of the 1800cc Valkyrie however I am not even slightly interested in another 'busa. The Valkyrie to me is a complete package that just works in so many ways that that new one will be an insta-buy, well for me at any rate.



It also looks stupid enough to really appeal to me which is a huge bonus :D
 

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But in all honesty my 1300cc Hayabusa laughed at the output of the 1800cc Valkyrie however I am not even slightly interested in another 'busa. The Valkyrie to me is a complete package that just works in so many ways...It also looks stupid enough to really appeal to me which is a huge bonus :D
You're right of course - a bike is more than performance numbers. There also comes a point where power becomes a bit superfluous anyway - as you would know from your Hayabusa. Having said that, the Valkyrie's performance numbers are very tidy indeed, more than enough for this old bloke anyway. Like you, I'm finding myself musing that I might just have found my perfect bike. That's a pretty nice feeling ;)
 

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parts bin or drawing board?

Awesome look in some regards and yet lacking in others. I agree that it looks in some ways a parts bin put together and brought memories of Johnny Cash's song of the automotive factory worker who stole enough parts from the factory to create a beast of a car. Sometime less is better.
 

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So... if I follow correctly here... the 2014 F6C weighs I think 750 lbs stripped of all the full dresser nonsense it weighed (and this is the number I keep hearing)about 120 lbs less than the full Goldwing... so the new 2018 Goldwing weighs 90 lbs less than the old Goldwing with most of the weight loss coming from the new engine and frame design, allegedly... so could the new F6C potentially weigh in at about 600 to 650 lbs? With the new motor that I hear has about 5 more hp? And the new front end? And the DCT? Wow
 

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weight wise may 700lbs . as for 5hp more, i don't think so , i have seen dyno charts on the new wing , best it did 97.50 hp. lot better gas mileage that is about it .honda ain't going to touch that motor to make more power just for the valk you can bet on that
 
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