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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Honda to upgrade Touring motorcycles in 2018

According to Honda Pro Kevin, Honda has announced it will be upgrading its Touring line In 2018. The model changes will be announced in November of this year. I'm guessing we will finally get to see the new Goldwing and replacements for the ST1300 and VFR1200. There should also be new releases of DCT equipped touring bikes.
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So after we get done dropping big money getting our current bikes customized we can buy a new bike and start all over again, LOL.

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Only if you want to. You should be able to ride your CTX for a good 5+ years if you take care of it.
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Model announcements in November. Does that mean that the new scoots won't see the dealerships until April or May of 2018?

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Model announcements in November. Does that mean that the new scoots won't see the dealerships until April or May of 2018?
Yes. The 2017's come out this April and May 2017. The 2018 models will come out in April and May of 2018.
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I'm imagining some consideration of a larger more touring specific model - only if hybrid/electric could be involved for reasonable commuting efficiency. I don't choose to have two insurance additions for touring and commuting any time soon, so if it can't do both I'm not easily interested.
Something would have to address heating the batteries up to freezing when temps get low. Running on the engine while it warms up is acceptable in winter.
Don't suppose Honda is searching out a few hundred model specific and user group forums and listening to us here?
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I'll be waiting with great interest to see what they're thinking. If a new cruiser in the 1000 to 1200 cc range, with a dct is in the offering, or even a new ST with a dct, I will be reevaluating my love affair with my current ride. We'll see. Until then I ride happily. But my number of new bikes on my horizon list are getting smaller by the day.
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Who knows what they are thinking. I'll just wait with anticipation and hope there's something in the works that will fit my every need. If not, I'll just grumble like I do most years and complain about their lack of foresight for not reading my mind. Like my favorite Sergeant used to say, if you can do it better, go up for the job and quit complaining.


Now then, having said that, no matter what they come out with, its going to have to meet the new Euro standards. None of the current touring bikes meet those requirements so I would at least expect several models to come out of Japan to fill the gap. Then there's the issue of whether any of them other than the Goldwing will make it to the US. I've been thinking of going up for Honda America's presidents job.
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They totally blew the retro CB1100 - as sales reflect. How about a retro V4 cruiser - 1984-1988 Magna style - and not neutered - for people who want a comfortable cruiser that actually has some power. Right now the only Hondas that are even remotely interesting to me are the NC700 and CB1000R. The VFR800 is nice but overpriced and underpowered.


If I had to choose now it would be a three-way toss-up between the Z1000, CB1000R, and FZ09/10. Really like the ST1300 and FJR but can't justify that kind of money.
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Only if you want to. You should be able to ride your CTX for a good 5+ years if you take care of it.
I expect to get 200,000 miles out if it, just like my last two cars. Might be unrealistic, but who knows. It IS a Honda...
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