Join Date: May 2014
Location: Washington State
What I don't care for about our older wing is that the wide, long motor puts your feet directly under you once seated on the bike and they are pretty much locked in place by design. This makes it impossible to shift your feet around to increase comfort while riding. My wife uses a 4" pad on the seat to keep here knees from contacting the lower fairing because she has long legs. Even with shorter legs I don't find the position comfortable for more than a couple of hours of riding between stops. Don't know if they were able to address the seating position issues on this new version. It doesn't seem to be something that can be fixed with an engine that wide and long and a seat height that is low enough to make managing a heavy touring bike practical.
I absolutely am in love with the engineering though. Toughest motorcycle I have ever owned bar none and I can still buy most wear parts from the factory even though it is 26 yrs old. Lot to be said for that.
That one looks far better than ours does. Their styling has come a long way.
presently owned bikes
2014 XC 8 ball that no longer stalls
1993 HD fxrp
1982 HD Sturgis
2009 Honda rebel
1991 gl1500 A w/ Champion Daytona 2+2 sidecar.
"God works both good and evil in a mans' life and you deal with it as best you can" Somebody..
Last edited by Joe_; 09-25-2017 at 03:28 PM.