I had 2002 GL1800A for 9 years. My biggest complaint was rather sweep of handgrips was too great. I am wide enough my arms angle in toward the grips which only makes the rearward sweep greater. Short of custom fabrication of new handlebars I didnít find any alternate at the time. Driving a Prius was easier, cheaper, and more comfortable. Finally sold the Goldwing.
The current generation Goldwing is interesting but first time I touched one confirmed the handgrip sweep has not changed and the new articulated linkage steering has a lot of flex which will only produce sloppy steering.
Has been a year or more since visiting the local Honda (Yamaha, Indian, BMW) dealer who was promising a chili cookoff. Big disappointment. Placed hands on a red DCT and didnít find the expected steering flex. $25k MSRP. Later at other end of store was a grey same thing (I think) but tagged $18k discounted from $25k. Seemed to be new. But had the steering flex I remembered. Perhaps it needed adjustment?
Didnít price the Indians but if you could stomach a V-twin without fairing they looked very nice. Looked to be relatively easy to service. Rear shock exposed with rebound, compression, and preload adjustment. Easy access to brake pads. Big huge fat tires.
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