"They didn't change enough," says the guy. "They needed to do something bigger ... more." We're standing around Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort in Robbinsville, North Carolina, kicking tires. Specifically the new Bridgestone tires on the 2012 Honda GL1800-just a few moto-journalists, Honda's media team, the Gold Wing project leader from Japan and Ray Blank, senior vice president of the company's North American operations. It's a tad tense, but the guy is telling it straight. The 2012 Gold Wing isn't really "new" at all, only mildly enhanced. Then the guy adds, "But I'm still going to buy one. I've owned Gold Wings for the last 20 years. What can I say? I'm a Honda guy."