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post #1 of 6 Old 12-02-2018, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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About GoldWings...

This is a copy from my December issue of Motorcycle Consumer News, Downtime section.
It struck me funny. I only copied the first part of Kevin's answer.


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post #2 of 6 Old 12-02-2018, 03:20 PM
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I recon that is a little proof that its not always how fast your ride is, but how you ride your ride fast.

Thats sort of like my fastest trip down the Thunder Run ski slope at Teton Village, WY in February 1986, with a broken left ankle, in the sled controlled by 2 Ski Patrol. ha ha

I will suggest that track quality suspension on a Gold Wing might be just a little firm at legal speeds on public roads. Especially the long, boring, straight ones.

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post #3 of 6 Old 12-03-2018, 09:56 AM
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I had a 04 ST 1300 that was a blast to ride. I picked up a 2012 wing and I could ride it through the twisties just as fast as the ST. Sold the ST. The wing is much more comfortable.
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They are a lot quicker than they look! Lol, Of all the bikes I've bought and sold over the years, I think I miss the old Wing the most.


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post #5 of 6 Old 01-14-2019, 04:00 PM
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You can absolutely fly on a Wing. I had a 1500 and a 1800. The 15 was more fun. Had to shift more. They suck in a parking lot but they can be hard to catch on the road. There's things I miss about the wing but the Versys 1000 makes up for 99 percent of those. The stereo was killer and I wish I had cruise control again but the V can wheelie at 50 MPH!
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This is a copy from my December issue of Motorcycle Consumer News, Downtime section.
It struck me funny. I only copied the first part of Kevin's answer.

Passing 1000cc bikes on the outside LOL.

Where is THAT video?

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