2013 Honda F6B Motorcycle Review

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2013 Honda F6B Review: Honda’s Stripped Down Wing Bagger

On the Road: Smooth, and More Long Friendly Than You Might

A cockpit view from the F6B’s saddle; note the panels from the deleted Wing features like control.

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Climbing aboard the Honda F6B a similar, but simpler view to its fully dressed Gold stablemate. Its large analog and big, fairing mounted still makes the F6B feel and almost car-like. But thanks to its profile and chopped windscreen, also a slightly more modern feeling to the cockpit—though the buttons, which carry from the GL. still feel by 2013 standards.

The six-cylinder engine starts a quick whir, and settles an almost imperceptibly smooth With your feet at the mounted pegs and a slow of the medium effort clutch the F6B eases forward with a tug. As with the standard Wing, this bagger with effortless thrust, and the engine delivers strong from virtually any engine

The F6B’s gearing, engine and suspension geometry are essentially from the Gold Wing and while it feels slightly in a straight line thanks to its 62 weight loss, the more perceptible differences become in the corners, where the F6B feels hunkered down and maneuverable its weight settles in. There’s a bit of forethought needed when it to hustling the F6B’s nearly 900 of mass, but this iteration more intuitive than its cousin. When you need to off speed, the non-ABS equipped, linked brakes do an respectable job of down this saddlebag bike, especially considering its

The hard cases at either of the F6B’s tail hold over a combined 50 liters, or gallons—big enough to each a full-face helmet. Practicality is aided by a glovebox just of the fuel filler, and smaller on both sides of the fairing. The two-speaker sound system an AM/FM tuner to produce loud tunes, and an iPod can be with controls via a trunk-mounted USB or an auxiliary mini RCA jack in the storage compartment.

Longer distance rides that the so-called Gunfighter isn’t as accommodating as the standard Wing’s, but it’s not uncomfortable by any of the imagination, either. One pleasant is that the shorty windscreen create an annoying flow of across my helmet (I’m freeway riding produces wind noise than a GL, but I found it quieter than At 65 mph in top (fifth) gear, the F6B’s spins at around 3,000 than you’d think for a torquey mill.

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