I own a 1200, and have ridden a 1500 and 1800. I prefer the 1200. The 1500 is more comfortable on the highway, but you pay for that in town and especially in parking lots. The 1800 seems to be the answer to a question nobody asked. It is not as comfortable as the 1500, and it is to big and heavy.
. Used 1800's are not that expensive and they require just as much maintenance as any other Goldwing........I heard about that already. You 1800 riders and how yah don't like us poor 1200 riders who actually work on our bike (air filter and oil change don't really count) and who could not afford or justify spending 20,000+ on a car let alone a bike.
That said I like my 1200 and think those 1800's just plain look to expensive. I also enjoy restoring old bikes. Once I have a garage I would like to restore and rehome as many 1200's as I can. Buy one that's been sitting for years take it down to the frame fix any problems use frame oil clean and repaint/built the whole bike sell her after a while to the right home for the right price.
I think ya'll 1800 riders just want a bike you don't have to work on like some people trade cars and pay a payment their whole life.:raspberry: