I like it! I definitely cannot afford 1. Probably wait two or three years to pick up a used one. By then they should be around 13 or 14,000 dollars. That being said, I do like the look of it!
I own a 79 1000 a 1100 and a 1500. I bought the 1000 as my first wing and realy my first bike 4 yrs ago. It was a standard. I have since put a vetter ss fairing on it. and the bags and trunk from the 1100 interstate on it.
It is simply the best motorcycle I own. I love the looks of it and mostly I love riding it.
The 1500 was probly a better deal as ive had it for 2 yrs and only changed oil and added gas.
I feel the 1500 is pretty much a Honda civic. and the 1000 is a motorcycle.
The 80 interstate was fully loaded when I got it and I feel Honda toke vetter's fairing and killed it. Way to much insulation from the wind and road. Bringing motorcycling to those who really weren't motorcyclist's but more civic types.
I would really love to have a new version of my 1000 with updated technology but same size and style.
Oh and the 1500 has a great stereo and speakers in the helmet and I use them all the time I ride the bike. I put a vetter stereo sound in the 1000 a time but toke it out as I hated to wreak a good bike ride listening to music! That's for the Civic oh I mean 1500!!
Well I'm a solo traveler so the trunk wouldn't be an issue, and overall I like the look of it.I liked it when I first saw it, but after seeing the Honda promotional video, I'm not so sure. I've always loved the Goldwing for the "loaded" look and feel, but in some shots it just left me saying "that guy just didn't want a Goldwing".
I don't think I'd want to go ride it for a few hundred in the interstate, which I do more than anything else. The windshield wouldn't be enough, and I would miss the trunk, not to mention my rear speakers. I bet it handles like a dream in the twisties, but I wouldn't think of this as a touring motorcycle.
Overall, I'm a bit conflicted. I don't think it's the bike for me.
I thought it had reverse as an option. honda wants an extra 1000 bucks for it. I am not at all cool with them taking standard options and making you pay for them. I posted earlier that I dislike the loss of storage and the way the windshield looks.As I mentioned Im cooling on it, but definitely want to see one in person..being new to the Wing World, lack of reverse maybe a deal breaker for me...1500 is a bear to move around...it would take some scrounging but I could purchase one....
Totally agree!If you don't currently have a Goldwing, then this bike should be your first test drive. You'll probably fall in love with it.
However, if you have a Goldwing now or have had them for many years like I've had, then you'll just have to wait until you have $20K to buy this as an ADDITIONAL bike.
Once you own a Goldwing, you'll always regret leaving the fold of Goldwing ownership, but this bagger will certainly be my 2nd bike in the garage whenever I can afford one.