I started riding Goldwings when I got to 40+ I`m 67 and still riding Goldwings once you ride one you are hooked no getting out of it, an answer to your question is.. If you think its an old mans bike think again, you need to be pretty fit and strong to handle a large bike, and a lot of young guys all they want to do is go like a bat out of hell around mountain bends, dont get me wrong the wing can do that too but you need your wits about you to do it and a mature person you need to be, I have be riding since i was 12 years old and i have had a lot of makes and models of bikes, But I love to ride in comfort and speed so I`m hooked aswell I ride a GL 1500 Aspencade Limited edition and love it.And I built a gararge for it.Ok so I'm 42 years old currently. I just bought my first wing. I love every second I'm on it. I've had shadows, intruders, and a HD at one point. I always wanted a wing so I found a deal and bought one. So my question is.....why are wings considered an "old man's bike". How has such a great machine been labeled as such. My coworker can't understand why I bought it. However, now that I own one I can't see me owning anything else. At what point and age did you guys get on your first wing? Did you ever leave and comeback to a wing?