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I believe about a year ago I predicted features the next generation Gold Wind would include. I said 4 valves per cylinder and a 6 speed gear box.


Well, the new 2018 has both of those features plus an optional 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission. All new frame, 90 lbs lighter. Will there be a next generation Valkyrie? Probably not based on sales of the current generation. But if so, it could be a real beast!
 

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https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/auto/2018-honda-gold-wing/preview/


http://www.hondaprokevin.com/2018-h...changes-touring-motorcycle-dct-automatic-bike


No mention yet on hp/torque numbers. But the 4 valve per cylinder should allow better breathing on top for increased performance.


Worth noting the standard Goldwing is more like the outgoing F6B. The Goldwing Tour is more like the outgoing standard GoldWing.


2018 GOLD WING SPECIFICATIONS*ENGINEEngine Type 1833cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinderBore And Stroke 73mm x 73mmInduction Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)Ignition Full transistorized IgnitionCompression Ratio 10.5:1Valve Train SOHC; four valves per cyclinderDRIVE TRAINTransmission Six-speed including overdriveFinal Drive ShaftCHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKESFront Suspension Double Wishbone Type; 4.3 inches travelRear Suspension Pro Arm® single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock; 4.1 inches travelFront Brake Hydraulic; dual 320mm discsRear Brake Hydraulic; single 316mm discFront Tire 130/70R-18Rear Tire 200/55-16DIMENSIONSRake 30.5 degreesTrail 109mm (4.3 inches)Wheelbase 66.7 inchesSeat Height 29.3 inchesCurb Weight787 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel -ready to rideFuel Capacity 5.55 gallonsMiles Per Gallon TBDOTHERModel ID GL1800Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.Available Colors Candy Ardent Red, Matte Majestic Silver, Pearl Stallion BrownFACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATIONThree YearsTransferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; Up to 8 years extended coverage
 

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A new model valkyrie with that newly improved front suspension would look really funky. Its great they improved handling with that design but I would still like the look of forks for a cruiser.

But I agree a new valkyrie would be cool. I wonder if they will do it for the overseas market if it sells better there?
 

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I do like the new Goldwing, but I will have mine paid off in the spring and I don't see myself getting into another bike payment.
In 5 or 6 years down the road, if my wife decides to stop riding her Spyder, then we may pick up a newer style Wing. It definitely won't be new, but we will be able to pick up a good used one by then. Until that time, my Valk will suite me just fine.
 
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