All new Honda Goldwing will get Human...

All new Honda Goldwing will get Human Friendly Transmission

There are 49 comments on the Motorcycle News story from Apr 30, 2009, titled All new Honda Goldwing will get Human Friendly Transmission. In it, Motorcycle News reports that:

A Honda insider has hinted that the new Honda Goldwing will have a long list of rider aids including airbags, ABS, a version of the Human-Friendly Transmission or a motorcycle-specific twin-clutch gearbox, a new near-2000cc flat six engine, variable cylinder management and built in sat nav.

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GW Insider

Kansas City, MO

#46 Apr 24, 2014
Honda has the new Goldwing in the works. It will be released after the current series of GW based bikes have broadened the market for big touring bikes and more "sporting" bikes as well. The standard Goldwing, the F6B, and the Valkyrie are single platform motorcycles. which use many parallel parts. The idea for Honda is to better use solid and proven platforms to build to build multiple motorcycle models. The GW will be developed slowly and intentionally rather than by big jumps. The GW is a very competent motorcycle which will improve greatly by small adjustments. Get ready, some great stuff is in the works. The old was good, the current is great, and the bikes to be released within the next five years will be truly exciting....

Santa Claus, IN

#47 May 28, 2015
Brad Fordyce wrote:
When I hear people saying a bike with a automatic transmission is NOT a REAL motorcycle, reminds me of years ago when people said the same thing about a bike with an ELECTIC STARTER. I will never buy another manual transmission bike anymore than I would buy a pure, manual starting bike. I believe there is going to be a huge increase of bike riders BECASUE of new automatic bikes.
The new riders will be mostly women and men who can't use a clutch or elderly riders.

Middletown, DE

#48 Jun 1, 2015
I think the Honda HFT transmission would be great in a Maxi Scooter. Being hydraulic, it should last longer and run smoother and better than the v-belt drive of scooter CVT transmissions. Suzuki recommends changing the v-belt at 10,700 miles, although mine didn't snap until about 40,000 miles. My Toyota corollas have had trouble-free Autotrans performance for over 150,000 miles.The underseat storage, hidden gas tank, slide out foot space and other conveniences of scooters would be fully retained with the HTF. It should fit in the space occupied by the CVT V-belt and provide better acceleration . Perhaps Honda could follow my suggestion and offer it, at a reasonable price, as an alternative..........

Semarang, Indonesia

#50 Jun 18, 2015
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John muschweck

United States

#51 Oct 30, 2015
I would like for them to build a gold wing with 8 clydined motor and with six speed transmission . no atuo motic transmission that would be a ride

Dallas, TX

#52 Nov 2, 2015
91XLH wrote:
I hear the automatic GW will come with a maxipad dispenser...standard.
Kiss off

Lethbridge, Canada

#54 Feb 15, 2017
I've been riding motorcycles for 65 years still ride, I'd be the first one down to test ride the big bike with an automatic transmission, Paul
Goldwing Enthusiast

Kansas City, MO

#55 Feb 15, 2017
Paul wrote:
I've been riding motorcycles for 65 years still ride, I'd be the first one down to test ride the big bike with an automatic transmission, Paul
I loved my Goldwing but had to give it up because of its weight. 870/900 pounds is just too heavy. Add an automatic and it would add at least 20/25 pounds. Furthermore, my GL1800 had so much power that anything over 48/50 mph and there was no need to shift at all. How would an automatic help the Goldwing? If all an automatic would do is cut down shifting for the first 100 ft. of riding but add weight and cost another $1,000, what is the gain? Sounds good but at this point, I don't think it will fly.
Honda Enthusiast

Kansas City, MO

#56 Mar 5, 2017
The truth is, few are calling for automatics! Honda is selling some on their 700cc platform but those are urban/utility/women's bikes. The Goldwing is just too heavy now and to add an additional 25+ pounds is just not a good plan. Furthermore, automatics rob an engine of around 8/10% of it's power. Frankly, who wants a 980 pound motorcycle with less horsepower that the one with a manual transmission and costs at least $1,000+ more? The GW hardly needs to be shifted much anyway. Look at the V-4 1200 with the CVT automatic, everyone has purchased the 6 speed. I have been told by several dealers that NO ONE wants the automatic! Talk all you want, if Honda were to offer one on the GW, it would be to show off technology rather to generate sales. I have an automatic now and it's great but not on a Goldwing!

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