Getting closer, sort of!
Went to a dealer today with some friends and was able to sit on a 2015 Goldwing for the first time with it being off the center stand. First dealer that let me take it off the stand. I was always so so about how I fit on the bike when it was on the stand. I have real long legs and it felt like my shins were up against the fairing. However, when it was down off that stand it was totally different and felt comfortable. Really, Really comfortable. I thought I was falling in love with the bike until I realized it didn't have Nav, XM, or ABS. They said they had one like that in a crate. I was excited and was really thinking today might be the day. We left and rode to a nearby diner so that I could think through it and talk it out before making an impulse trade in. In the end, I just couldn't do it. I'm having a lot of trouble getting past a bike costing this much and not having bluetooth built in, LED or HID lighting, voice activated controls, etc... I'm not sure if the Nav/Audio screen is touch screen but if isn't it should be. I've grown accustomed to having all of this built into a bike at this price point. Is Honda planning on doing this stuff? Seriously, this would be the first bike I've had in years where I wouldn't have to run out and get a new seat just to enjoy it, or change the windshield, or immediately throw on highway pegs, or do a stage 1 just to make it feel like it wasn't anemic. I can even get past the almost silent exhaust pipes because its just so damn comfortable and the engine is like a Honda Civic. I just can't get past the creature comforts that I'd be giving up, and I don't want to muck with the bikes electronics with 3rd party stuff. TURMOIL, HELP!!!!!