From the article: 2008 Honda Gold Wing Long Term Test - Report #10
Do you think Honda Gold Wings work for everybody, or are they better suited to older riders? Share your Thoughts
- I love my Goldwing...Had a 1985 1200 first. I think Harley should put mufflers on their motorcycles...Half the Harley riders that I see are wearing earplugs ! I'm 71 years young and I will admit that the 'Wing' is getting a tad heavy....I'm gonna trike it out next Spring or over the Winter. -Bill
- —Guest Wildbill
Old Man's Bike
- Yes they are old men's bikes. You just have to look at the typical rider and passengers. When you add the teddy bears they stick on them, then we're talking old folks for sure. I am an old guy and so is my brother and we both concur. I ride a sports cruiser.
- Greetings! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences. I have been riding since 1972. Am planning on getting a Goldwing next. Ride Safe! GOD Bless.
- —Guest nayehieona
Wings over America
- The proof is in the pudding as they say, you will see old and new Wings being ridden all year long, all over the continent by all manner of folk, students on a budget, tech gurus, travel junkies, hippies, retired servicemen and everyone in between. Alas, the same just isnt as true for HD whose sole mission seems to be to exclude those who dont conform to the "cool dude code". I dont wanna bag on Harley or the people that love em, big twins are REALLY cool by design. In fact I would sell my Wing and buy a Harley that handles like an Aprilia, stops like a Ducati, pulls like a Moto Guzzi with the affordability of a Honda. Too bad the Buell Blast concept didnt evolve. HD is too busy building an entire motor empire on image and noise. My old, faded 82 Wing was made in Ohio and Im glad that my fellow Americans made a living building it but getting excited about brand names and origin is complex. Just take a look at Mercedes and their Chinese built cars.
- —Guest PC
yes for old people
- its a good bike if your 60-70+ its only good for the confort its slow, it handles like a boat on pavement. and its heavy. thats not at all what a bike should do imho, not when your young at least. i have a supermoto, enduros, and a cafe racer. the one thing i want as well is a fireblade. bikes are ment for having a good time, sticking to the road, and allot of speed :)
- —Guest honest voter
Nothing beats a Wing
- In 1978 I toured Europe for a year, from the back of a Goldwing . Trust me, it's only improved since then. I've been on other bikes, but the wing is comfortable, quiet and reliable. Once you've been on a Goldwing, you never go back. wingithome.com
- —Guest Wingithome
maybe its age, that slows us down.
- i ride a 1977 gold wing which is funny cause I was born in 74 so its almost as old as I am. I am as proud to ride it as I was when I was young and rode on the back of my dads gold wing. he wouldn't even think of riding anything els. to me nothing even compares.If I was buying a bran new bike tomorrow, it would be a gold-wing for sure.
- —Guest slojoe74
1990 GL1500 SE
- I don't mind Harleys, to each their own. I have ridden other bikes, but my wife saw a beautiful cream colored Goldwing one day and said she would actually ride on the back of one of those. Within two months I found one that I was able to buy. She loves it. She would not ride a Harley.
- —Guest Mike
Goldwing Birthday present for my 80th
- My wife and sons got me a 2002 gold wing for my 80th birthday. I had a stroke two years ago and am still riding. I walk like Chester on Gunsmoke, but still enjoy riding.
- —Guest Norman Baggett
care gold wings for everybody
- I have road for 46yrs started with a Harley until this year I now ride a 2001 Gold Wing 1800GL I love it, it rides great , handles great I'm 60 now rods and bolts in my lower back and love my gold wing......
- —Guest Robert Griffin
- I ride a 1984 SE Goldwing. I have had it since it was new. I am 70 years old. I liked it then I like it now.
- —Guest Tom
- I have a 1998 Goldwing Trike for sale,it is in Victoria and has app 110,000k,s it is in perfect condition it comes registered and roadworthy certificate. $27,000
- —Guest Fash
Roger of Army
- Goldwings are like Corvettes and Airplanes. For most of us we can't justify the expense until later in life when the kids are gone. I was fortunate enough to get a GL1800 in 2006. Started riding in 77. Had Brit and Jap bikes and then the Wing built in Ohio. Best bike ever by almost any measure except for tight slow speed turns in parking lots or gas stations. I just love to see folks riding their Wings at age 70 and beyond. This will be my last bike until someone comes out with cold air coming up through a ventilated seat. My flying days are limited but I hope to Ride for another decade. Met Hap of BMW fame in Florida one time and if I recall correctly he told me he got a speeding ticket on his bike on his 80th birthday. Two thoughts. The cop was a dick and I would have framed that ticket and given it to my son. All bikes are good. Ride safely and I'll wave when we pass.
- —Guest Roger of Army
looking for a goldwing trike
- Anyone know of a goldwing trike for sale reasonable......it wiill be my first bike ever i am very anxious and a bit scared all at the same time. thanks dailydelight
- I had a 1500, 1988 Goldwing,biught in 1995,rode it until 2000, bought a Valkery interstate,I was too young for the Goldwing, I now 70, just the right age for my hot rod honda
- —Guest mark
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