Shop & Win: Cardo Packtalk Bold Duo

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Would you like to win a Cardo Packtalk Bold Duo System? Of course you would! Spend $299 or more with WingStuff.com between September 19 and September 30, 2018 and you will be automatically entered to win. That’s right, it’s that easy.
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The contest is open to all customers worldwide. We will choose one lucky winner during the first week of October 2018. The winner will be contacted via email from someone on our customer service staff. Good Luck!
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Here at our company HQ we tested all bluetooth communication systems that are available for the 2018 Gold Wing. What we found was that the Cardo PackTalk Bold worked best with new bike. Here is what WingStuff Owner and President, Rick Arnoldo, had to say about the product:
“After testing all available bluetooth headset systems for the 2018 Gold Wing, I have found that the Cardo PackTalk Bold provides the best overall user experience. It was the only one that worked correctly while using the radio, intercom and CB all at the same time without being problematic.”
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ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the bars. With an all-new, always-on, natural voice operation feature, you will never have to press a button, turn a wheel or move a slider again, because we have just empowered your voice. Whether you ride with a buddy or in a group of up to 15, just say “hey Cardo”, and your PACKTALK BOLD will do the rest.
Seamless group communication remains unaffected by members leaving or joining the group. GPS instructions, FM radio, MP3 music continue in background during intercom calls. Rider and passenger can listen to the same stereo music via A2DP. Built-in FM Radio with RDS: six station presets with auto scan. Advanced voice recognition technology for true hands-free operation, now with additional multilingual voice commands. Intuitive manual operation through Cardo’s novel roller-wheel interface.
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Cardo SmartSet™ app for Android™ and iOS devices enables the use of a smartphone as remote control on the handlebar and customization of devices. Cardo Community® platform for social features, device customization and software upgrades. Best-in-class, noise-cancellation algorithms.
Multilingual spoken status announcements. Self-adjusting volume according to riding speed and ambient noise. Voice-control for mobile and intercom calls. Interchangeable hybrid and corded microphones. Superb audio quality with high-definition replaceable 40mm speakers. Up to 13 hours talk time and one week stand-by.
Specifications:
Patent pending Dynamic Meshwork Communication technology for group intercom (2 to 15 riders) over a dynamic, auto-adaptive mesh
Voice-controlled speed dial
Automatic call transfer from intercom to mobile phone when intercom 5 mile range is exceeded
Mobile phone conference call with outside caller and/or intercom partners
Customizable Hot-Dial number
Waterproof and dustproof
Shop for Cardo Products Here
WingStuff.com employees, their families, & affilates are not eligible.
What’s Your Favorite Riding Season?

What’s Your Favorite Riding Season?

Temperatures are rising, days getting longer and life begins to bloom again. For most of us, after months of our Wings hibernating in the garage while we closely monitor our favorite Gold Wing forum, we’re itching to get on the road and ride mile after liberating mile. Spring riding offers a sense of hope and renewal that the other seasons can’t.

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Although, Summer offers even warmer weather more consistently and added hours of sunshine. There’s less chance of rain, well, raining on your parade (both literally and figuratively)! You don’t have as many potential dangers lurking around the corner like you do with some of the other seasons. For example, in the Spring there tends to still be salt, mud and gravel lounging about on the road. Cars and trucks tend to forget about motorcyclists over the Winter months so when Spring rolls around there’s a higher risk of getting into an accident compared to the Summer. Additionally, as with any other skill, if we’re not able to ride regularly during the winter months we are usually pretty rusty at first when we start riding again. Think preseason football or basketball. It’s not that fun to watch even professional athletes at the highest level get back into playing shape. It’s not that we forgot how to ride our Wing altogether. We can still jump on and ride for days, but we can sometimes forget the small habits for safe riding. Our reaction time may not be as quick at first. By summertime we’ve ironed out all the kinks.

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At the same time, during the summer it can get unbearably hot in certain parts of the world. It’s critical that you wear the appropriate gear and drink plenty of fluids, especially when touring. Sporting a tank-top, shorts and sandals is definitely NOT the answer. Even mesh gear and a modular or open-face helmet can leave you a sweaty mess under imperfect circumstances. It’s not uncommon for many places to surpass 100 degrees Fahrenheit (About 38 degrees Celsius) during the hottest periods of the summer.

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Fall, on the other hand, just might be the sweet spot. What’s that smell in the air? Cool, crisp refreshing fall, that’s what! Yes, the days are shorter compared to the summer months but the colors are changing and the temperatures are lower which makes for longer, more comfortable riding. Additionally, fall is the perfect time for visiting national parks. Not only is the weather cooler, but there is more wildlife to experience and less people to contend with.

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And then there’s the winter. Does anyone prefer winter riding over the other seasons? Anyone?

If you live in places like California, Texas or Florida you have the freedom to ride year round so winter certainly doesn’t deter you. For most riders, however, severe weather conditions can force them to stash their Wings in the garage for a few long and torturous months.

In the end, it all comes down to preference, doesn’t it? Some riders enjoy warmer weather while others prefer cool air and warm jackets. One might get a kick out of meeting a lot of people along the way and lean toward summer riding. Alternatively, another might appreciate a laid-back, less crowded scenic ride with their closest friends. So they would probably gravitate towards traveling in the fall. It’s not about what season is the best, but what season works best for your habits, personality and preferences.

What about you? What’s your favorite season for cruising on your Wing? We’d love to know! Tell us by leaving a comment and, no matter when you ride, ride safe!

New 2019 Gold Wings Announced

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It seems like just yesterday that we were all speculating, doubting, predicting, and second-guessing the release of the completely redesigned Gold Wing. Many Wingers were saying, “Take my money already, Honda!” While others were taking a more conservative approach, proclaiming, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” As we all know, the 2018 Wing did arrive earlier this year and now Honda has announced the 2019 model. There won’t be too many difference, but we wanted to lay them out for you here.
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The 2019 Gold Wing

Colors
Gold Wing Tour, Gold Wing Tour DCT: Candy Ardent Red, Darkness Black Metallic, Pearl Hawkseye Blue
Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT: Candy Ardent Red/Black
Gold Wing: Darkness Black Metallic
Gold Wing DCT: Candy Ardent Red, Matte Majestic Silver, Darkness Black Metallic
Price                                                                                                                  VS. 2018 Prices
Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT: $31,800                                                          $31,500
Gold Wing Tour DCT: $28,000-$28,500                                                        $27,700*
Gold Wing Tour: $27,000-$27,500                                                                $26,700*
Gold Wing DCT: $25,000-$25,300                                                                 $24,700*
Gold Wing: $23,800                                                                                         $23,500
Availability: Winter 2018
*Base model price.
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As you can see above, they have added a new color-way, Darkness Black Metallic, to several models and raised the prices a bit for each.
Should you spring for a 2019 model, you will receive two (2) SmartKeys (the 2018 models only offered one) as well as some much needed Nav software updates. The daylight savings date change has been corrected and points of interest as well as voice route guidance will not go away when you turn the ignition off and back on again.
Do you already own a 2018 Gold Wing? The good news for you is that Honda will be offering a Navigation software update for ’18 Wings as well, which should be available as a download on the Powersports site in the fall.
If you haven’t already purchased a new Gold Wing, are you planning to buy the 2019 model, hold out for another year or stick to the Wing that you already own? We’d love to know what you think…let us know by commenting below!
Want more info on the 2019 Gold Wing? Do you want to peruse all the specs and look at images, click the following link: https://powersports.honda.com/2019/gold-wing.aspx