Remove some of that bulk and what do you have? The F6B. Honda was straight up with the motivation for the F6B, to inexpensively create a lighter, leaner, meaner version of the Gold Wing to capture some of the sales going to the Harley Road Glide Custom. By jettisoning the bulky, adjustable, vent-equipped windscreen for a wee polycarbonate wedge and leaving the top box behind in Japan, Honda effectively shaved a couple hundred pounds (in reality, 62) off the Gold Wing. It’s that dramatic. Park the Wing and leave on the F6B and you’d swear there were different motorcycles under you. Steering effort goes down even more, accuracy improves, and the ever-important subliminal messages are that of a more agile motorcycle. And even though the suspension is largely the same, it feels better, more compliant over the scarcely assembled blocks of concrete we call freeways.