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Great Ad for the 2018 Goldwing. Makes you want to ride!
« on: February 11, 2018, 02:52:57 AM »


I have to admit I never thought I would say this.... but the new Honda Goldwing has me a little intrigued. Love the new styling, the way it has morphed from the bulky Goldwing into a more mature ST1300 type of machine. I don't think I am ready for one yet, but damn it looks good. I am sure it will eat up some miles. The new ads really make me want to go ride. This is my surprising bike of 2018. Great stuff.

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Re: Great Ad for the 2018 Goldwing. Makes you want to ride!
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 06:02:02 AM »
Yes  nice bike love the change from the old one , build quality is as Honda is.
Not ready for one either, maybe never will be ...but good on Honda for what looks like to be a great bike.
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Re: Great Ad for the 2018 Goldwing. Makes you want to ride!
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 08:18:56 AM »
Jerry, I just read a different report and the bike sounds superb...I'd love to try one but don't see myself as a 'winger'   :biker1:   
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Re: Great Ad for the 2018 Goldwing. Makes you want to ride!
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 12:16:40 PM »
I took a Goldwing out for a test ride about 9 years ago. To be honest, it really blew me away! It was quick, handled well and was supremely comfortable too! No, I didn’t buy one as the asking price at that time was £22,500 and I was deeply in love with my Bull Ulysses at that time.
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Re: Great Ad for the 2018 Goldwing. Makes you want to ride!
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 12:19:02 PM »
I tested the 1800 three years ago with my beloved : it's a bicycle even in our tortuous roads!! So I think the new one is best!

But price is crippling (Jerry your have better values)

- GL 1800 Bagger : 25 999 €   31854 $

- GL 1800 Tourer : 32 999 €    40430 $

- GL 1800 Tourer DCT/Airbag : 35 999 €   44106 $
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Re: Great Ad for the 2018 Goldwing. Makes you want to ride!
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 07:07:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
Jerry, I just read a different report and the bike sounds superb...I'd love to try one but don't see myself as a 'winger'   :biker1:

I agree = I like the idea just not ready to jump on one. Plus the cost.
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Re: Great Ad for the 2018 Goldwing. Makes you want to ride!
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 07:07:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by francis83 [+]
I tested the 1800 three years ago with my beloved : it's a bicycle even in our tortuous roads!! So I think the new one is best!

But price is crippling (Jerry your have better values)

- GL 1800 Bagger : 25 999 €   31854 $

- GL 1800 Tourer : 32 999 €    40430 $

- GL 1800 Tourer DCT/Airbag : 35 999 €   44106 $

Those prices are crazy! I would have an issue spending $25k for a motorcycle.. maybe that is due to having 2 children in college.. haha
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Re: Great Ad for the 2018 Goldwing. Makes you want to ride!
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 08:20:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by jerry_james [+]
Those prices are crazy! I would have an issue spending $25k for a motorcycle.. maybe that is due to having 2 children in college.. haha

Sure!! That puts a strain on your purse!!

Seriously, prices now are completely disproportionate. Maybe because riders are great chidren ready for anything because of their passion.
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Re: Great Ad for the 2018 Goldwing. Makes you want to ride!
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2018, 11:06:00 PM »
I always thought I'd have a full dress HD before a Gold Wing... they evolved into a monstrous land yacht, no matter how nice they handled and how cushy they got.

This new Wing appears to be a big step in the right direction, away from the HMS Titanic mold, and people are singing its praises right and left. But my God in heaven, I could buy a good used airplane for that kind of money! Imagine what collision insurance would cost on that thing!  :5:
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Re: Great Ad for the 2018 Goldwing. Makes you want to ride!
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 02:33:20 AM »
The cost of a new top tier 'Wing to some is no more important than a cost of a lawnmower is to others. It's all relative. Thankfully, there are lots of affordable new tour-capable rides out there as well as countless slightly used ones.

To each his/her own. I'm just grateful that I live in a country with an abundance of bikes AND wonderful places to ride them!
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