I put a couple hundred miles on my '05 GL1800 over the weekend. Mostly highway speeds in some pretty gusty crosswinds. Crosswinds, especially with gusts and passing trucks was always challenging and sometimes terrifying on my '91 GL1500, even after installing the belly pan. I didn't even think about the wind until I saw how the trees were bent over and swaying. And then the rain hit and I was really happy to be on the 1800.