Welcome to the forum!! I think that Honda did a great job filling that gap with this bike! There are several posts on here about the Honda Accessories and they do have some that will make the passenger experience a little better. Aftermarket from the looks of it has nothing yet...so they will have some catching up to do. Although most of the honda parts are not available in the US yet anyway...so only time will tell!!Hello to you all. I am new to the site and very anxious to hear about your thoughts on this new Honda product. This past Saturday I rode my Burgman 650 Exec. which I love with a passion to Central Florida Powersports in Kissimmee Florida to lay my eyes on this beautiful machine. I only got to set on it as I was not offered a test ride but it felt like home. I have given much thought about purchasing a Goldwing to please my pillion partner (the wife) so we could enjoy some much longer rides and a little touring. My hesitation other that $$$'s is the weight and I am a fan of the twisties and just don't feel the GW will satisfy my needs. After hearing about this new Honda I am excited to learn more about it.
Weight, seat height, balance and looks has me wanting more hence here I am with my ears wide open to hear of your experiences so please forgive my lack of knowledge and help me go through this learning curve.
The very first impression I had about this bike was it needed more refinements for the passenger and I hope Honda or some after market provider solves this need. If there was ever a need for the aging boomers, it would be a lightweight GW to fill the gap that exist.