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    Default 2018 Goldwing Tour DCT board discussion



    2018 Goldwing....

    https://powersports.honda.com/2018/gold-wing.aspx

    KEY UPDATES

    Lighter overall package results in improved handling and maneuverability
    More compact, lighter engine with four-valve head and Unicam valve train
    Available seven-speed DCT with Walking Mode forward/reverse
    Six-speed manual transmission
    Robotically welded aluminum twin-tube frame with revised plate thicknesses
    Radially mounted six-piston dual front braking calipers
    Double-wishbone front-suspension system
    Electrically controlled suspension
    Throttle-by-wire with multiple riding modes
    Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)
    Hill Start Assist
    Smart Key
    Apple CarPlay compatibility
    LED lighting
    Updated design with 11.8 percent improved aerodynamic efficiency
    Electric windscreen adjustment
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    Nice,



    More sporty.....more fuel efficient, but smaller storage space.

    Wonder when it will come to Singapore.
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    Heard the airbag version will not come to SG/
    SG market not from US powersports?

    Hope the Pearl White DCT Europe version comes with the 2 tone colours...and standard fix with the black 1 CB antennae...
    Actually, really wish
    1) bigger petrol tank
    2) larger luggage space
    not sure why honda "downgrade" these 2 issues...
    otherwise bike quite good specs as in most wish lists...
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    Reports said Honda wants to capture the younger buyers so make the new GW more sporty, slimmer and lighter, so it reduces the fuel tank size and storage size.

    Honda, in fact most m/c manfacturers, go towards smaller, sportier bikes, look at ST1100 to ST1300, Yamaha Tmax, even the Suzuki burgman, all become sleeker, slimmer, sportier.

    Actually I prefer the size of the old GW, but the fuel consumption and the manual tx put me off.
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    Agree....but really the need to top up at every 320-350km distance travel can be a disadvantages for luxury tourer...no harm in giving larger petrol tank or at least maintain, dont think significantly affect gross weight or size much.
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    There's a Blue 2018 new Goldwing at Honda Boon Siew....non DCT manual version with clutch, and non Air Bag.
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    Bike's Full Manual (PDF format), see link below

    http://www.gwrra-wav.org/docs/2018_g...2031mkc600.pdf

    Note:
    Now has parking brake.
    Helmet holder now only 1
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    How much is the otr price?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphard96 View Post
    Bike's Full Manual (PDF format), see link below

    http://www.gwrra-wav.org/docs/2018_g...2031mkc600.pdf

    Note:
    Now has parking brake.
    Helmet holder now only 1
    Thanks for the informative manual.
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    I think I'll get the bigger model dct. I'll install a big trunk myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keynes View Post
    I think I'll get the bigger model dct. I'll install a big trunk myself.
    I mean the bagger model dct.
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    At first look, I was impressed by the new Goldwing 2018.

    But after a while, I think I still prefer the old model, Goldwing GL1800 2017, my reasons:-

    1) The old model is bigger, heavier, I feel it commands a better road presence than the new Wing, I feel it is more eloquent,

    2) The old model has its engine covered by tupperware, the new model has parts of its engine exposed, though the new model looks more modern and aggressive, I prefer the old one which look more refined,

    3) The new model has sharper outline and contour, the old one has smoother and curvier outline which I prefer,

    This is a practical reason : The old model has a bigger luggage space (about 150 liters) than the new one (about 110 liters), 40 liters to me makes a huge difference (I need to carry a lot of stuff for my work and leisure)

    However, I do like the new model for the following reasons:-
    1) DCT (very important as I use it for commute as well as tour),
    2) fuel efficient, important as oil prices is high and getting higher.
    3) many high tech equipment, esp blue tooth compatability etc... Not very important to me but it is good to have them.

    My 2-cent worth of preference.
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    Sort of agree with you
    - wish new goldwing same size or larger
    - luggage capacity same size or larger
    - fuel tank higher capacity, eg 30L
    - maintain the long chrome antenna
    - similar luxurious recline pillion seat

    Btw, found new GL being advertised at around 82K!
    http://www.uniquemotorsports.com.sg/...e=GOLDWING2018
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    Singapore motorshow now from today till 14th jan 2018....Boon Siew preview, special package price for new Goldwing

    https://www.motorshow.com.sg/2018/promotions/.
    Dream Bike: Pearl White Goldwing 2012

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