Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hansen, Idaho, , USA
I have never ridden the GL1500, or the connie, but I do ride a CB900C, and that bike is in the same sort of vain as the connie. I wouldn't expect you to find a goldwing that will make power like the connie would. The inline fours like the 900 and connie tend to have high revs, favor hp and do most things higher in the rpm range then the flat fours. The goldwing engines after the 1000 started favoring tourqe more then hp, and the 1500 should make a big jump in torque over the 1200. This will make for there being more power at take off then the inline fours would tend to have.
I don't think there is a doubt that the engine from the 1500 would make for a better trike. The 1500 will power the trike much better then the 1200, but I expect the 1200 wouldn't have much of a problem with it.
But some HP and torque states for the two would be pretty cool.
Mind you, I know everything about nothing and nothing about everything.