Did anybody get a tool kit with the new 2012 Wing?
They stopped including them sometime in '06 according to my dealer. My '06 had one, he said others coming in didn't have the kit.
Correct. Wonder why those in Canada still get the toolkits though? Strange to me.I think you're dealer may have his facts wrong. My '08 certainaly does have a tool kit that came with it when I bought the bike. My understanding is that all of the wings through 2010 had tool kits. The 2012 is the first year that does not have them.
That's weird about the colors and the tool kit differences from CA/ USA. But the absence of a non-ABS option is good. Every bike should come with ABS as standard equipment. (IMHO)The manual does say "Canada only" or something along those lines. My Canadian 2012 GL came with one. I have never opened it for fear of not being able to fit all those cheap tools back in their pouch. There's also a strap to hold the toolkit in the left saddlebag.
On the other hand, the CDN Level 3 / Level 4 bike does not come with XM radio or XM weather and only 1 color is available for level 3 and a different one for level 4. Red and blue respectively. I wanted it white. Oh, and no Level 1 or Level 2 bikes available here.
Ain't that the truth on getting those things back in the pouch.I have never opened it for fear of not being able to fit all those cheap tools back in their pouch. There's also a strap to hold the toolkit in the left saddlebag..
I read somewhere that the money saved on the toolkits was used to redesign the "Trunk" part of the 2012...It's entirely likely that after all the bitching and moaning about the quality of that perfectly useable toolkit that Honda used to provide they decided "Screw you guys, we're just not going to give you one if that's your attitude."