Thanks for the feedback on the F6B and GW. I admit that the F6B was NOT on my radar even after seeing it the other year at the motorcycle show in NYC when it first came out, then seeing it in a dealerships I kept thinking 'it's too dang big' so I never even sat on one.
Last weekend I stopped by my local dealer to ask if they were going to bring a CTX1300 in soon since I had just been in Chicago on business and went to Des Plaines Honda just so I could see/sit on the CTX1300 since they're a big enough single-line dealer and I knew they had them in stock along with the Valkyrie.
Nope, no CTX1300 at my dealer but for kicks I went over and sat on the F6B that they have on the floor that nobody wants to buy and I was really surprised how easily it comes off the stand for a bulky bike. Yep, they really did hide it's weight compared to hefting a Harley Touring bike off the stand.
Then I did the same to the new Valkyrie they just got and felt that although it was lighter, it felt heavier coming up off the stand. With my short legs I could reach the ground comfortably on either GW model, not flat footed, but close enough.
BUT! A black CTX1300 Deluxe keeps calling my name ..... I went to far as to ask the dealer over on the Big Island of Hawaii to quote me a price delivered to my island since they have them in stock.
Then like a good shopper I tweaked my local dealer this morning and said what's my OTD price since the other guys already quoted me a deal. That got them going for sure.
Nah, not lucky like you guys on the continental US who have a variety of Honda dealers to choose from here on the main island of Oahu we have ONE Honda dealer.
Will keep you guys posted if I get the CTX!