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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 09:34 AM
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Welcome from the northern tier of PA. I bought a 2012 with the navigation because I wanted the ABS. Funny how Honda sets things up. I agree with others the the nav system is ok. It is sometimes hard to see in certain light conditions. Good luck with the search.

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Behind bars View Post
The other thing to consider is how
Having the NAV integrated into the system is nice. When a turn is coming up it mutes the radio so you can hear the direction clearly. You won't find that on a add on system.
Welcome to the forum from Illinois.

There is a lot not to like about the nav system, but I am glad I got it. I also have XM weather on it.

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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 05:51 PM
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Welcome from Mississippi. I love my 2010 but it is the comfort package which is Honda's way of saying the basic model. So I can't answer a question about the navigation. I have an after market gps which I do like. Personally don't care that it doesn't talk to me. It's just a rolling map showing where I am most of the time. When I need it for directions it works great.

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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 06:05 PM
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I have a 2013 with the comfort package.... to me I will never buy another without at least the comfort package, the foot warmers and heated grips are a god send.

Navigation......... what the fun is there in that...... just hit the road and drive where it takes you........ figure out where that is after you get there...... they still sell good ol' paper maps..... dont have to worry about reception either.

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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 12:38 PM
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I am on my 4th wing. None of which had a built in Navigation. I do however like that in 2006 they came out with the heated grips, seats and feet vents standard on the comfort package. They come in handy on those nights that turn a little chilly....real nice for the wife. My 2006 had 104,000 miles on it with no issues and same clutch and tranny....I now have a 2016 that has what my old bike had on it plus some but I don't like where the radio is placed on the newer ones, on the 2006 it's right in front of you...

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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 01:20 PM
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Everyone has there certain things they look for in a motorcycle and this all hinges on what do you expect?

For me I would not pay anything for nav or even any kind of sound systems as I normally remove the speakers and antenna when I buy a motorcycle. Last year I bought 4 wings and to be honest the only criteria for me was it should have less than 100k and be a base model with no frills except for maybe mild chrome and added truck/saddlebag lighting. As far as years, it doesn't matter as 01 to 16 are basically the same except for dash layout for the most part. In fact 01 to 05 are identical then in 06 they changed the dash layout and added the option for Nav I believe. In 2012 some more cosmetic changes but mechanically up to 2018 they are the same.

I have a sena headset and just use my phone for navigation which gets me lost just fine

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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 01:53 PM
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In 2006 they also added heated seats, grips and vented feet as a standard option. No Add-ons like the 2001 thru 2005.
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