Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Wyandotte, Michigan
Dodged the 2020 bullet
Well Iím glad I got my 2018 ATAS early this spring and still love this bike, I was thinking of waiting and see if the rumors were true about the 1100 in 2020. But then my brain overcame my impulse. Iím not a ďfirst yearí ANYTHING, I avoid first model years on everything I buy, inevitably, I believe, that the ďfirst yearsĒ are the problem years. Now thatís not to say later years will not have problems, but, in pretty much all complex items these are the years with the most issues. I will add at this point MAJOR KUDOS to Honda for listening to the publicís thoughts and responding to them, job well done there Honda. I understand itís a tough balancing act to get a product trike a motorcycle out, you pretty much have a limited time window for ALL the complex issues that need to be done and do it in a timely manner before your competition dose and put out a good solid product or you wonít be in business for long. But in the real world there are always issues and things happen, like the gas tank lining issue, the spoke issue, just things that or of course unwanted by Honda and the public but they do get addressed it only makes good business sense to do so, hence usually the later model years usually have less issues, will it be perfect, no, there are still a LOT of complex things that all have to work right for the whole thing to work right. But for the most part manufacturers have refined there parts/product and killed the gremlins.
Finally my point on the title of this post, tho I avoid the first model years Iím also an impulse buyer and the 2020 ATAS DCT has a LOT of new things that most definitely would of MADE me buy it, then when the first gremlin appeared regretted getting a first model year and kicking myself in my arse for knowing better and doing so anyway. Am I getting one. H E L L yea! But Iíll wait a couple years or so for the gremlins to be eradicated. As my saying goes ďIf you canít be happy with what you have, you canít be happy with what you want to haveĒ. So Iím in bliss with my current ATAS and Iím sure eventually will be totally happy with my new ATAS in the future...
ďIf necessity is the mother of inventions, then laziness is the baby daddy.Ē A.A.
Last edited by AT-Dragon; 09-24-2019 at 06:44 AM.