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2013 Honda F6B Review: Riding Honda's Stripped Down Gold Wing Bagger

By February 26, 2013

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We're all familiar with Honda's current-gen Gold Wing, the venerable six-cylinder whose latest version has been around since 2001. Beyond its role as one of the few quintessential touring bikes (along with gems like the BMW K1600), the 'Wing has earned a reputation for being the paradigm of two-wheeled comfort.

But since it's taken Honda longer than expected to update their GL in order to stay relevant against such foes like the cutting edge K1600, Team Red has chosen instead to create a bagger-focused spinoff, dubbed the F6B.

Can this de-contented, sub-$20,000 pseudo cruiser carry the torch while the Gold Wing heads off into its next life? I threw a leg over to find out, and offer my thoughts in this 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Review.

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Comments
February 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm
(1) Scottie says:

I think a lot of people will balk at no ABS or cruise. Personally, I have a difficulty accepting that a $20k doesn’t come with self-canceling turn signals.

February 27, 2013 at 5:33 pm
(2) Jim says:

Why bother?

February 27, 2013 at 6:35 pm
(3) motorcycles says:

Jim,

My one word answer? Style.

March 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm
(4) three west says:

It LOOKS awesome!
But my god, that dash is a dealbreaker.

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