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post #1 of 9 Old 08-05-2009, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-05-2009, 03:21 PM
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Shame.

Miladin's retirement is on there also.

The Wing had a great run in the US. That plant is so close by, but I never made the trip to see it in production.

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I hate to see it go. I enjoy knowing my bike was made in America

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And Honda found jobs for all those employees -

Unlike Harley......

I wonder what Japan has in store for us with the next generation Gold Wing - I bet it is a knock out!

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For some reason I have always wanted one of those. Shame they had to close the american plant.

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Foreign companies assembled stateside to avoid import duty and as soon as the economy tightens bails...No surprise.

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Honda announced this change a long, long time ago.

February of 2008 to be exact -

Honda Ohio bike plant to close down | The Japan Times Online

No matter to me, here is a cool video on Honda in America

Honda Worldwide | June 11, 2009 "Honda Commemorates 50 Years of Innovation in America"

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