Honda Gold Wing Tour Review at RevZilla

  • Kingchops
    Kingchops
    3 years ago



  • kevinc
    kevinc
    3 years ago
    One more nail in the Harley coffin?
  • steelo
    steelo
    3 years ago
    Thanks for posting KC. I know of one couple that went from quite a late model GW to a CVO Road Glide. They love the RG more because you sit in it as apposed to sitting on it.
  • Kingchops
    Kingchops
    3 years ago
    Tourers are not my thing, and to be honest the Goldwing lacks the character and styling of the Harley tourers.  But looking at the engineering and technology of this bike is like looking into the future, compared to what Harley have on offer.  Problem for Harley is that Honda is making these bikes now.
  • Krash Kinkade
    Krash Kinkade
    3 years ago
    goldwing was always a poor mans bmw.
    I have never liked that style of bike.
  • Geoff3DMN
    Geoff3DMN
    3 years ago
    I think Lemmy hit the nail on the head when he described that bike as an ST1800 not a GL1800, that's not necessarily a bad thing but not really my cup of tea.

  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    3 years ago
    Geoff in terms of design brief it fits in the same class of bike to what you and i have, a tourer. Ours may well be a stripped down version of the direct competitor the mighty ULTRA . Before i bought my Street Glide i rode all the big boppers, BMW six cyl, Goldwing, Ultra as well as the BMW 1200. First ride on all put the HD last for everything! The local dealer then asked me what i wanted to make the HD into a contender. Seat , shocks, pipes, a/c,  tuner were all put on their demo and transformed the bike into something i ultimately bought. Would i buy the same bike today, perhaps not with new players like Indian getting great reviews but man are they an ugly looking bike!
  • steelo
    steelo
    3 years ago
    Good analysis Geoff. Got friends who have both types of wings. 
  • LOFTYBOB
    LOFTYBOB
    3 years ago
    I have lapped Aus on a GL 1800, and a Ultra Classic, I’d take the Harley any day, and the pillion agrees with me.

  • tussuck
    tussuck
    3 years ago
    What the fuck is a Goldwing!  is it a Bond movie?
  • Neale
    Neale
    3 years ago
    Hmmmm....sitting on a 1.8 litre flat six that puts out over 100 ft/lb of torque at just above idle.
    Yeah, I could see me on one of'em.
    At least for a test ride.
  • stevo fxsb
    stevo fxsb
    3 years ago
    Pauly Bronco has a fetish for Gold Wings, knows them back the front and all those Japanese idiosyncrasies, should you fail on your Honda [which you will]...call 1800   PB
  • Neale
    Neale
    3 years ago
    Ridden my mates rocket roadster. Yup, plenty of torque there.