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07-16-2019 01:53 PM
2016blkgoldwing In 2006 they also added heated seats, grips and vented feet as a standard option. No Add-ons like the 2001 thru 2005.
07-16-2019 01:20 PM
ETC 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
07-16-2019 12:38 PM
2016blkgoldwing 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...

Good luck,
12-08-2015 08:04 PM
edmKC Ha! Found it: http://www.goldwingfacts.com/goldwinghistory.htm
12-08-2015 06:05 PM
dsurley 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.
12-08-2015 05:51 PM
crownfire 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.
12-08-2015 03:50 PM
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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.
12-08-2015 09:34 AM
superdave1120 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.
12-08-2015 06:42 AM
Behind bars The other thing to consider is how Honda does the options. If you want ABS you will need to get one with NAV. With that said I wanted ABS . Purchased a nice 06 with comfort,NAV and ABS and love all 3 .
Having the NAV intergrated 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.
Garmen has a 2013 map coming out and 2011 is out now so for less that a $100. You can update and it fairly simple .
Brian

Behind"Goldwing " Bars
12-08-2015 04:54 AM
fossil92 Well Vince since the 1800 guys have given you some good responses I'll just say Welcome to the GWOF. Oh yes the main consensus will most likely say if your budget can swing it look for one '06 and above. Not that there is anything wrong with an '01-'05 but there were some recalls and bugs that had to be worked out and the 1800 really hit a good stride in '06. Of course every 1800 is affected by a brake inspection recall which Honda is still working on.
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