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    For practicality purposes; up to 112 mph is plenty fast for a Goldwing. There's no point in keeping a sustained 112+ mph on one...
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    Maybe in Maryland you don’t have a place to run. Get out west and it’s a whole different animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcerer View Post
    Maybe in Maryland you don’t have a place to run. Get out west and it’s a whole different animal.
    I dunno... riding above 112+ miles per hour even on some vast stretches of the west wouldn't seem to be very enjoyable/tolerable on a lengthy basis. For bike and/or rider.

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    No need to run above 112 for a lengthy basis to enjoy the thrill of speeds higher than that. I've had this B up to top end a couple of times and it is smooth as silk, the limiter kicks in softly to stop your climb and the whole thing did not feel dangerous at all. If the bike is capable and it is safe enough and you want to accept the risk no one should tell you that you can't do it or decide for you what is reasonable. Grandma thinks 55 is the right top end speed, glad she is not the head of the speed limiter dept.

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    I have a 13 and I've been able to keep the bike at 123-125 until the limiter kicks in. Maybe my bike had the mod done already and I didn't know?
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    That is what the pre 2018s will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_328 View Post
    I have a 13 and I've been able to keep the bike at 123-125 until the limiter kicks in. Maybe my bike had the mod done already and I didn't know?
    112 is what the new wing is limited to. The previous generation is about 123.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcerer View Post
    Was at a local Honda shop for a reveal of the new 1800 and the Honda rep was asked about the 112 mph limit. His explanation was that with the smaller radiators that if you pinned the throttle and held it, the bike would over heat,so with the 112 mph limit it won’t over heat.
    Hmmm. what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_328 View Post
    Hmmm. what?
    My guess is that being 80-90 lbs lighter with more hp and torque, less wind drag than previous 1800s the new 1833 Wing would have out run, may be run circles around our old out dated 1800s. Some where after the 01 Wing Honda changed to larger radiator and fans. Honda it seems may have repeated the same first year model foe paws again.
    Edit:The new Wings fans now blow out the sides rather than forward out the front as the old 1800s did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olegoat345 View Post
    I'd bet it has something to do with a law suite at one time or another or the fear of them.
    I read the sport bikes are limited to 184 mph. Or some crazy MPH around that
    8-10 years ago, I was filling up my P/U and I could see the kid at the next pump was confused. He couldn't figure out how to get the gas cap open on his brand new Honda 1000cc (about) sport bike. I showed him, then he was afraid he would "get gas on the tank & melt the paint". Brand new rider, brand new bike. == I say, "I bet this thing will fly." He said he just had it up pass 150 (something) MPH and it still had more to go. === I thought, when I was his age, I would have done the same thing if M/C's would have gone that fast.

    I had a 10' CBR 600, at 150 it was pretty scary: smashed face into the tank with so much wind that if you moved it would pry your body off the bike and you also tunnel vision. That being said, the distance that you actually went that fast was not very far. Now I enjoy passing sport bikes and maintaining speed for a prolonged distance, in comfort, with music playing, legs on the highway bars...and watching them scrunched down staying out of the wind
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