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    It Has Arrived - BMW what are you bringing to the table?

    Honda has now joined the current decade after 17 years...

    How about the new high tech Wishbone front suspension?
    80 LBS lighter
    20% better Fuel economy
    New 7 Speed Automatic transmission option
    All new 1833 cc flat 6 - 24 valve engine
    4 selectable ride modes

    Looks good, should ride better than any Goldwing yet. Still keeping my 2003, but maybe in a few years...

    BMW I really like my WetHead R1200R, what are you bringing us in a new K1600?

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    Looks good, too. That'll sell well.
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    It's beautiful, been toying with the idea that I need a K1600 or Goldwing but I wish they would all wake up and start lowering the engine displacements some, BMW included, with 20% fuel mileage increase does that mean it will finally reach 40 mpg? My Passat get's better mileage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    ...I wish they would all wake up and start lowering the engine displacements some, BMW included, with 20% fuel mileage increase does that mean it will finally reach 40 mpg? My Passat get's better mileage.
    Exactly. I'll refrain from saying what my Prius Prime gets - touchy subject around here!

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    Interesting.
    I'll pack it away in the memory banks and give it another look in two years when used ones will be coming on the market.
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    Honda claims 42 mpg for the new 'Wing, (compared to 35 mpg for the old one):

    https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/auto/2...-wing/preview/
    My fleet: 2015 R1200GS, 2017 Toyota Prius Prime (plug-in hybrid)

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    If I had the $$$ I would be the first in line......
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    Thumbs up yep...

    ... behind you and next in line... under that $$$ scenario. Great looking machine!

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    I had a serial number 283 Gold Wing in 1975.

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    I traded it for a 1977 R100RS (that I still have) and have ridden BMW's mostly since then - other than a 1991 ST1100 that I really liked and more recently a 2012 NC700x that bored me stiff. My dad was a Gold Winger, in fact I got him into it, but when he used to ask me why I didn't get back into them I told him I wasn't yet old enough.

    With this bike, maybe I am now old enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    Exactly. I'll refrain from saying what my Prius Prime gets - touchy subject around here!

    My wife gets 68 mpg on hers...

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    Did you notice that Honda built-in the tip over wings for protection? Why doesn't BMW do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daboo View Post
    My wife gets 68 mpg on hers...

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    My Prime sits @ 88.1 mpg at the moment...
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    I think it'll be interesting to see how the bikes come out in comparisons. All the manufacturers have something new in the works. Yamaha with its Star. It sounds like they did a good job designing it, although I'd never get used to the two large scoops in the front. (Do they do anything???) Harley and Indian have their models, even though they seem like old technology or at least old design to me. BMW has the K1600B, and I really liked it when I sat on one in the dealership. And the new Honda Goldwing seems really nice.

    Honda has been like the standard to meet for luxury touring bikes to me. I think they have a winner again. And as much as I found I liked the K1600B...I think I'd rather have the Honda instead.

    But why do they have to cost as much as my wife's Prius?

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    I hate to say that I'd rather have the Honda also. I cannot warm up to a bike that I have to remove a radiator to adjust the valves, or remove the cams to change shims (been there done that).
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    Honda claims 42 mpg for the new 'Wing, (compared to 35 mpg for the old one):
    35 mpg for a motorcycle seems crazy.
    My 175 horsepower K1300S would get 40 to 50 mpg.
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