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★★★★★

“Bought the 1800 after doing 36000K on my 1500, Had 16K...”

Written on: 30/03/2011

Bought the 1800 after doing 36000K on my 1500, Had 16K on my 1800 when i bought it, now has 67K on clock, been to europe 5 times and do a lot of touring in scotland. most of my bike mates who ride sports bikes cannot believe how this bike handles.
Been threw a few tyres, very few problems, although i did brake down in france due to a faulty Alternator bearing. Just glad im a mechanic and fixed it for 130 euros. Love the bike would have no other, only thing i dislike is parts and accessories are… Read Full Review

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“While I haven't had mine long, I ride it at every...”

Written on: 23/11/2010

While I haven't had mine long, I ride it at every opportunity - It definitely was expensive, even used - Having the opportunity to live with this machine for a few months now, I now know I will NEVER own ANY other motorcycle if these are available, and, am absolutely certain to get another one, perhaps the 2012, now from Japan - I traded in my 2008 Silverwing and was quite concerned about the weight difference - I hope you'll believe me, it's quite easy to maneuver - I jump on it and take off… Read Full Review

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“Bought mine new in 2006, as of 07/29/2010 I have...”

Written on: 29/07/2010

Bought mine new in 2006, as of 07/29/2010 I have almost 12000 miles on it. Mine is the Navi one in dark red! The last year it mostly sat in the Garage because of being laid off and money went to house and bills! But never have in my 37 years of riding have I rode in such comfort! The bike is awesome and not once had a problem with it! The only thing I don't like is that the tires wear out too fast! Those are not cheap! So there it sits in the Garage crying to me to take it out! I've added a lot… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“What a machine. the old rolls royce of motorcycles....”

Written on: 03/11/2009

What a machine. the old rolls royce of motorcycles. Comfort, cruise ability and presence. I have just upgraded from a sports tourer never to go back!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I rode a 1100 goldwing for over 20 years because it...”

Written on: 14/09/2009

I rode a 1100 goldwing for over 20 years because it worked so well. Decided I had to have a Harley, purchased a new Ultra Classic, 2008. Not a bad bike, nearly comparable to my 1983 Goldwing, for only $18000 more. Purchased a new 2009 Goldwing after visiting a dealer to have some screws replaced on the Harley, that had vibrated off. I could not believe the ride, power, handling, and quietness of the new wing. Sold the Harley, got the new wing and love it more every time I ride it… Read Full Review

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“My Honda Goldwing GL 1800 has to be the finest touring...”

Written on: 24/03/2009 by tbowen (1 review written)

My Honda Goldwing GL 1800 has to be the finest touring bike ever built! My first big bike was a 1968 HD Electra-Glide, purchased new... it dropped the jackshaft at 100 miles and sat in the shop for 3 months... 2nd was a 1972 HD Electra-Glide, followed by a 1976 Electra-Glide LIberty Edition. Purchased first "Wing" in 1976 and put 60,000 trouble-free miles on it. Followed with a 1979 model (52,000 miles), a 1982 model (39,000 miles), then stopped until the kids were grown. The current bike… Read Full Review

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“Mine is 2002 model purchased 2nd hand in 2003. It...”

Written on: 16/03/2009

Mine is 2002 model purchased 2nd hand in 2003. It feels safe and rock solid, I think everyone should have one. Fantastic grin factor with most surprising performance. The most miles covered in a day is 625, we were tired but safe. We can carry enough stuff for a 2 week holiday around Europe without using a trailer. I am only allowed to go up to 85/90 with my better half on board but that is comfortable and eats up the miles without effort. I have yet to find a hotel that is not willing to give… Read Full Review

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“GL1800 .. I do not have one YET the key operative...”

Written on: 14/03/2009 by MountainMan (5 reviews written)

GL1800 .. I do not have one YET the key operative word here is .YET ! I have the Honda VT750 Shadow Aero. I took my bike in to my local bike shop here, and was there first thing in the morning as soon as they opened. Started looking at the GoldWings and while doing to was asked if I want to try one out. So I did Let just put it this way I got on it and did not come back in a hour. I was out on it all day and only brought it back at closing time which was hard I wanted to take it home with… Read Full Review

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“Bought my 2004 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 on impulse...”

Written on: 03/09/2008 by oldwinger1948 (1 review written)

Bought my 2004 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 on impulse september 2007 with 9k on it, liked the colour (Titanium Silver) and tasteful chrome/lighting extras. Hadn't sold my GL1500. This enabled me to compare. Unfair I suppose since I had put 27k on it in 4 years. Loved my Goldwing GL15. Love my Goldwing GL18, ridden to France and Spain June 2008. Handling, much more manouvreable than my previous (3) GL1500's. Economy, getting 45mpg compared with 40mpg with my GL15, excellent considering I am riding… Read Full Review

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“After 30 years of riding Hondas. Its a great bike to...”

Written on: 29/08/2008 by steve Hill (1 review written)

After 30 years of riding Hondas. Its a great bike to ride, short rides and long rides. As for fuel its just about right. I have done about 5,000 miles so far and have being great fun. It brings a smile to my face every time I am rideing the wing… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I own a st1100 I have the bike for five years, not one...”

Written on: 11/08/2008

I own a st1100 I have the bike for five years, not one thing has gone wrong. My wife and I did a 4,387 mile trip through, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, then back to england in 3 weeks injuly 2007 they are great bikes. The st1100 is a better bike than the 1300 but not as good looking… Read Full Review

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“After more than 30 years of riding practically every...”

Written on: 13/06/2008 by lcarpenter1 (1 review written)

After more than 30 years of riding practically every manufacture and style of motorcycle available, I finally let my wife have her way, and bought a Gold Wing. We took our brand new bike on our first ride over the Memorial Day holiday. On the morning of the fourth day, it broke down, with only 1100 miles on the bike! It suddenly overheated (red-lined), and gushed coolant and steam from the left radiator. We were left stranded 300 miles from home, in the middle of rural Arkansas on a holiday… Read Full Review

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“The drive shaft on my Honda Goldwing is terrible. It...”

Written on: 07/06/2008 by peter333 (1 review written)

The drive shaft on my Honda Goldwing is terrible. It started clunking at 3000 mile and the dealer has had it for times and can't fix it. The won't replace it under warranty and now say it is normal. Also the plastic fitting vibrates. I hate this thing, can't wait to trade it for a BMW… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I never would have bought this bike due it's physical...”

Written on: 11/04/2008 by hondaxr6 (1 review written)

I never would have bought this bike due it's physical size. Once you ride it, you forget all about it's size. Weight is carried so low, you don't notice it. I've lost inexperienced riders on R1's throught the twisties. You never want more power. You can ride 600-700 miles in a day and not be tired. Passenger ride in total comfort. My son fell asleep on a 600 miler… Read Full Review

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“I also had the ST1100 and thought the 1300 was not for...”

Written on: 13/12/2007 by lakelander (1 review written)

I also had the ST1100 and thought the 1300 was not for me so I bought the 2006 model with the heated grips and seat which I find are a valuable component for the UK.
The bike was delivered with pock marked wheels, scuffed chromed panels weld splatter on the visible part of the frame, and poor paint on frame, the wheels were changed under warranty, they also offered to paint the frame but I bought chrome covers instead as Honda would not pay for them.
I have covered over 16000 miles in less than… Read Full Review

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“Bought this bike three years ago. It rides great and...”

Written on: 10/05/2007 by Mork (2 reviews written)

Bought this bike three years ago. It rides great and is very powerful, smooth and comfortable. I was surprised at how basic the bike was as a tourer. Honda charges criminal prices for the added goodies like a CB Large supply of aftermarket chrome and add-ons for it. My wife loves it and would not get on anything else. Just wish Honda was more reasonable with pricing and standard equipment list.
Cost including options and taxes out the door.... $37,000 CDN… Read Full Review

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“I have owned since 16 years old. 1947 BSA 250,...”

Written on: 15/04/2007 by Alan searle (1 review written)

I have owned since 16 years old. 1947 BSA 250, Norman250 [villiers twin] aerial square4 1000, BSA650, Triumph Thunderbird, Norton600, Honda250superdream, SuzukiGs 850 u.s.a. Honda GBR1000 Six, Kawasaki RSX 1000, Suzuki GSX1200, Suzuki GSX1400, now and forever my GL 1800, the best bike I tried before buying. I tried them all. Trust me you get what you pay for… Read Full Review

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“I bought my Honda Goldwing GL 1800 in March 2006, and...”

Written on: 08/03/2007 by alanbaker (1 review written)

I bought my Honda Goldwing GL 1800 in March 2006, and I have done 13k miles touring the UK. I haven't experienced any problems with it. Hardly surprising, it has a 6-cylinder 1800cc engine! Servicing and rear wheel changes are very easy and straight forward to do, without having to take it to a garage or dealership. Service parts are cheap (plugs only need changing every 12k miles, same with air filter).

My bike doesn't have heated seat or grips. I've fitted heated grips, which do make a… Read Full Review

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364271_Alan W Paterson's Response to 281095_alanbaker's Review

Written on: 05/05/2008

I found this review helpful because... i have just purchased an 04 goldwing and i am extremely pleased with the bike and i agreed with alan the bike costs a little fortune, new!

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“Having owned a Honda Pan European ST1100 for several...”

Written on: 27/07/2006 by WingCommander1 (1 review written)

Having owned a Honda Pan European ST1100 for several years and many other big bikes before that, I am used to comfort, reliability and power. When the new Pan (ST1300) replaced the ST1100 I was interested in trading up to the new Pan. That is until I test rode one. What a load of rubbish. Far from being impressed, I think Honda have ruined a good sport touring machine. I had a dilemma: I tried the FJR, which was better but did not have the carrying capacity of the old Pan. I considered the… Read Full Review

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Willow100's Response to 252916_WingCommander1's Review

Written on: 16/10/2008

I found this review helpful because... its balanced and accurate.

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Oldbiker777's Response to 252916_WingCommander1's Review

Written on: 08/12/2008

Hi I have also graduated from a Pan to a wing about 7 years ago, I agree with most of your comments apart from one. The width of a wing is only 10mm wider than a pan? Not 7 inches. It is a big bike but I filter where all the other bikes filter no problem. My mate has a Pan and he normally follows me and although the gap may look tight to him he works on the assumption that if I get through he must be able to. Watch out for transits as they have the same mirror height as you!
<br/>Ride safe kind regards ROGER.

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