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02.05.2024

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Held Tight to the STEEP VERTICAL Learning Curve
as though I was competing in American Gladiator. I jumped at the chance to purchase a 46K mile '93 GL1500 Interstate from the widow of her prior owner. She understood when I said, Bunny, I know the value of the GoldWing, but I'm not authorized to spend more than $200 without my wife's approval. Bless her heart, she said she understood, Well, since getting my one car garage back to keeping my NEW car is more important that your money, I accept your offer, and your wife CAN'T get mad at you! Cross my heart, TRUSE SCRIPT! Eight Weeks later, My FIRST ride on her was INTIMIDATING to say the least. Plowed snow was piled roadside and i took her on a test ride from the unbranded MC shop. Was FAR smoother than I expected after 30 years away from owning a '88 CB450SC NightHawk. I hunter the internet ruthlessly for any and all info about re-learning to ride, and more importantly, how different a GoldWing was from any other MC on the road. What an Overload!!!! I used my local church's LIT parking lot to explore every unknown capability of my new friend, expanded my knowledge, suffered my drops as I tried new things from 0 mph (NO INJURIES. Sure glad it was a USED MC!) 874 miles after acquisition, wife and I want to MSF BRC2 on GrapeVine. I rode the exercises and got feedback as a solo rider, picked her up and did the exercise AGAIN, and we BOTH got VERY POSITIVE, albeit critiquing, feedback on my piloting and her passengering skills. We both left the class smarter and better equipped to keep learning about the GoldWing. Now, I'm an MSF Rider Coach TEACHING this to incoming riders. and I'm still learning. It sure is fun whipping the Wing around the MSF course as the students file in on Saturdays after Lunch.

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01.22.2024

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

Cell Service
The point about the cell service is very true. There are many dead spots for service with T-Mobile that often times have service for Verizon and vice versa. You never know if someone just needs to make a quick phone call to not be stranded on the side of the road anymore.

Carol

01.09.2024

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

Please Check
I always try to check with the rider on the side of the road to make sure he/she is okay. They are a fellow rider. And, I’ve been on the side of the road with a friend who has broken down and 2 x-military young guys stopped and helped and got us back on the road. So, for those that stop… Thank you!

Carol

01.09.2024

The Most Popular Gold Wing Products of 2023

Great article
Love this most popular items for GW because it gives me ideas for my bike. I agree on the Bridgestone tires and Centramatic Wheel Balancers.

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12.29.2023

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Experienced Riders ONLY!
Warning! Don't ever be fooled by the looks of a motorcycle appearing Friendly, and Unintimidating! Especially when you are a new rider. Bad idea! That's like walking up to a huge dog because it's wagging it's tail! No matter HOW CONFIDENT YOU ARE.. . Start out on a motorcycle that is far lighter, and less powerful. Any motorcycle can be a huge amount of fun when everything is going in your favor!!! However ... if you find yourself in an emergency situation, a beginner may fare FAR BETTER ON A SMALLER, LESS POWERFUL BIKE, THAN THEY WOULD ON A 900 LB GOLDWING! Please DO NOT LISTEN to folks om this thread egging on a newbie to get on a Goldwing! That's a very very bad Idea, for all intents and purposes! Get a smaller bike. Ride it around for awhile, make it out of a few close calls, that you successfully navigate out of. Then get a Goldwing, and you will have a greater chance of surviving a close call! Take a motorcycle safety course. Of course you can learn to ride on your own I started out at 14 years old on pull string minibikes. Then I graduated to a Honda Z50, then Yamaha GT80, and I just kept climbing up until I was riding 1100 Cc motorcycles, then 1000s with the newer bike. Then I crossed over to a cruiser. Getting a Suzuki Blvd M109, then a Harley Davidson Road Glide Special, now I just bought a 2007 Honda Goldwing. I love the goldwing because of its ability to cruise, and if you want to ride on the edge, a little more aggressive, the Goldwing can certainly hold its own! I'd like to call it a semi cruiser/sportbike with bags!😂😂😂😂 That's because of this bikes ability to lay down in the corners and hug the road. Not sure what the lean angles are. I know you can't get as low as a sport bike. But, she can lay down. It handles exceptionally well. And the braking ability is beyond belief, and better than b any other machine that I've rode! I hope this helps! Ride safe. Ride Smart. Ride alert, so that you will increase your chances of LIVING to ride another day!!! Tiz The Locsmith

ME

12.13.2023

Rick's Reviews Ep. 18: Corbin Heated Saddle for 2018+ Gold Wing

But does the heater work?
I have a new Corbin Saddle on my 2014 Wing. The heater does not operate and never has. The thermistors are out of spec and will not get the heater control unit to send voltage to the heating elements. Corbin's customer service is nonexistent, and I will never buy another Corbin product due to their lack of desire to build a saddle that actually works with the electronics of the bike the seats are designed for.

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11.05.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

KINDNESS IS NEVER WASTED
To offer help to someone on the side of the road, reminds me of the quote:- Kindness is never wasted, if it has no effect on the recipient, at least it benefits the bestower.

B8ssist

10.31.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan
When I crashed into the ditch on the Tail of the Dragon, I needed help getting my Goldwing back up and onto the pavement. A young man stopped to help my friend and I get it out. I will be forever grateful for his assistance.

Ken

10.26.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Group Ride

Especially....
...if you were the one to invite the noob rider to the activity. I group ride less than 3 times per year, but it's almost always with people I've ridden with in the past. Expectations are universally understood as You ride *your* ride!

- No Alias -

10.25.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

While still fresh on my mind..
I have stopped a couple of times to check on bikers or slowed down so they could gesture that they were all right. Once was a young man and his lady friend who had broken down. He had already called a friend and had a trailer coming as it was an electrical issue on a recent purchase he had made. I have also had a couple of people stop to check on me when I was beside the road. Once when I stupidly ran out of gas on an interstate in Indiana, a man and his sons stopped to offer assistance but I already had roadside assistance on the way. They did leave me with an ice cold bottle of water which was greatly appreciated. But it doesn't have to be a rider only. Just today, my wife and I were returning from a run to the mountains and we were about 150 miles from home. We were on my old Kawasaki Voyager and making a left turn in a small town when a young man on a car came up to the stop sign at the intersection where I was turning and pulled out as I was turning directly in front of his vehicle. I hit the brakes and was able to stop and he stopped a couple of feet from me. There was gravel on the highway and I lost my balance and dropped the bike, me and my wife in the side of the intersection. I got up and pulled the bike up enough that it was resting on the crash bars and helped my wife get out from under the bike. I looked around and the driver was just sitting there in his car. Didn't bother to get out and see if he could help us. After I had the bike on the crash bars, I told him that if he wasn't going to help me get the bike up to just go on....which he did. Another gentleman pulled around us and got out to help. He was right behind me when it happened. Said he couldn't believe the guy didn't even say anything. He said the young driver told him when he walked past his door, I didn't hit him, I didn't hit him. He said he told him that he still needs help lifting the bike but the young guy just drove on off without offering any assistance. The guy that stopped to help was a Godsend as the roadway was sloped enough that it would have been all I could do to lift the bike without help. He looked like a bodybuilder and was a former motorcyle rider himself. He waited until I was able to start the bike and followed me a few miles to make sure everything was working on the bike. Just broke a highway peg and twisted the clutch lever out of position when it layed down. Think my wife and I will be a little sore tomorrow as we are both 68 yrs old but all in all it was a good trip. 825 miles and some beautiful mountain fall foilage viewed, so all is well.

WingStuff

10.25.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

So Great To Hear!
It's very encouraging to hear these stories of Goldwing riders from all walks of life encountering other riders with Harleys or Triumphs or sport bikes and offering assistance. Thanks for keeping the Good Samaritan mentality alive and well...ride safe!

WingStuff

10.25.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

Well Done
That's a great point about fixation. And it's so cool to hear about an experienced rider helping out and sharing knowledge with a younger rider. Well done, Fiddlefoot! Ride Safe!

WingStuff

10.25.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

Exactly!
Yes, you are certainly a Samaritan Member. It's great to hear that you continue to take the time to stop and offer help even though the lone rider is usually ok.

Ken

10.25.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

Another Samaritan
On an Iron Butt ride a few years ago, I had a similar experience to what @Fiddlefoot (above) wrote. We were in the parking lot of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania. The Harley rider was a local - my wife and I? We're 2500 miles from home in Arizona. I recommended he invest in a small tube of thread-locking fluid so this repair wouldn't need to happen again.

Fiddlefoot

10.25.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

Fixation
I was riding home from work one evening on the back roads riding my 2006 GL1800. I saw a motorcycle in the ditch, a GL1800 on a wide spot in the road with it's flasher on and a man and a young woman on the side of the road. The accent must have happened just before I arrived. We talked to the young lady and she could move without hurting. Then the GL1800 rider that was first at the accident ask the young lady if it would be OK if we got her Triumph out of the ditch and check it out. She said, yes. We teamed up and got a nice looking Triumph out of the ditch. It had a bent shifter but it appeared to be rideable. The GL1800 rider that was first at the accident asked her if he could ride it down the road aways to see if it was tracking straight. She readily agreed. While he was gone I asked the young lady if she had become Fixated on the ditch that she rode into. She said: Yes, I saw the ditch and did not want to ride into it but that is where I went. I talked to her about always look where you want to ride because if you focus on something off the side of the road; that is where you will go. Fortunately, the young lady was not hurt and got back on that Triumph and rode home.

Fiddlefoot

10.24.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

Helping Hand
Years ago I was riding the back roads home from work on my 2006 GL1800. I saw a guy off the side of the road and he appeared to be working on his nice looking Harley. I stopped and asked the young man if he needed help. He said: Yes, but you probably can't help riding that metric bike. I need a standard Allen wrench to tighten up my gear shift so I can get home. I am just an Ole geezer that enjoys every ride and wishing the best for all riders. I told him I would check the tools I carry and see if we could find something that would work. Note: I carry metric and standard Allen wrenches. He found one that fit and as he was tightening the Allen screw for his shifter with my allen wrench; he told me that he doesn't carry tools on his Harley because he never works on his Harley when he is on the road. I just smiled, wished him a safe ride and rode home. Someday he will know. 😉

Carol

10.24.2023

The 8 Most Popular Pathfinder LED Products Right Now

Visibility
I’ve seen some Gold Wings with lots and lots of added lights which I’m not a fan of that look. However, making yourself more visible is a safety feature, so it does make good sense.

Blue Rhino

10.24.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

a sign or indication.
we could start a signal or sign that you have need of assistance by possibly putting your helmet on ground behind rear wheel but in obvious sight. Something that a rider could notice in time to stop. Maybe some one has a similar better idea.

Carol

10.24.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

Yes!
Love this article. I have stopped many times for fellow riders. And, I was with a friend once who broke down and 2 young guys on sports bikes stopped for us. One of the guys was a motorcycle mechanic and was able to fix the problem on the side of the road to get my friend back home. I could not thank them enough. So for those of us that stop for fellow riders… Thank You!!!

Brian

10.24.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

Samaritan Member
I have stopped half a dozen times to check on a rider that was alone and looked like he may welcome help. Most of the time they were either fussing with something on the bike, or just taking break. One rider said he already had help coming. I continued on hoping that someone might show me the same courtesy someday if I was in that situation.

G Man

10.24.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Good Samaritan

So truth!!!
This is so very truth. No one knows what is going on with a rider that is stopped off on the side of the road, unless you stop and ask!!

- No Alias -

07.02.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Salute

Respect the Brotherhood
I always try to salute my fellow riders whenever possible, and try to ride together whenever possible. Very few people show respect toward riders on the road, we have to stick together to stay safe and live our lives. Stay safe everyone!

Carol

05.30.2023

Buy Now, Pay Later with PayPal

Thanks for listening
WingStuff has such great customer service including different payment options. Some folks may not have all the money immediately so payment options are a nice choice for some.

Carol

05.30.2023

10 Reasons Why I Love My Gold Wings By Rick Arnoldo

Love Mine
I’m a 60 year old female that’s 5’5” and only 120 lbs. I’ve only been riding for a little over 6 years but was not getting enough performance out of my Harley Softail. So I bought my brand new 2019 GW in September 2020. So I’ve had my GW for 2-1/2 years now and put on over 64,000 miles. I love my GW! So you women out there… don’t let any one tell you that the bike is too big for you. If you can handle it… You Go Girl!

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05.03.2023

10 Reasons Why I Love My Gold Wings By Rick Arnoldo

You are so RIGHT!!
I have owned 18 motorcycles. All but my first bike, a 1967 Yamaha 180, have been Hondas. I had a CL350, CB350, five CB750s and an ST1300. Then I have had ten Goldwings. Started with a Red 77 GL1000, then a Blue and then a black. Had an 83 Interstate 1100, 96 Aspencade 1500. I bought an 01 1800, 03 1800, 05 1800 and if you count my 97 Valkyrie which I still have. Out of all of those great bikes my 2018 DCT Tour is by far the greatest motorcycle I have ever owned. I have 50k miles on it and every time I take it out for a ride I still get giddy. I can take it up in the mountains ( I live in Colorado), put it in sport manual and OMG it is like track day on a sport bike. I can come down to the flats shift to Tour mode automatic and ride it to Chicago. No problem either way. Talk about Reliability. We took a ride on Sunday and had 4 Valkyries and 2 Goldwing. Valkyries have not been produced since 2003. Our group has 5 guys with Valkyries. Mine is a 97. It will be 26 years old this year and I have 124k miles on it and still running awesome! I am taking it on an in state Saddle Sore 1000 this month. I will be taking the Goldwing on a Lower 48 in 10 days or less next month. I trust these bikes.

JohnnyLeeG

05.03.2023

10 Reasons Why I Love My Gold Wings By Rick Arnoldo

The best of the best
I started riding on the street in 1968. In that year you could get your motorcycle license in Missouri but had to wait until age 16 to get an auto license. I rode a 1964 Puch 175 2-stroke and later a new 250 when Sears was closing out the brand. I paid $278 for the new 1968 Puch (Allstate) 250, still in the crate. Since then I've ridden BSA; Triumph; Yamaha; Suzuki; Kawasaki; Benelli; Victory and now I'm on my 4th Goldwing. I used to make fun of Hondas, calling them rice-burners. A friend of mine owned the local Honda dealership in Crystal City, MO and asked me one day when I was going to buy a bike from him. I remembered that Honda one made a 750 automatic transmission motorcycle around 1978 and it was white. I told my buddy Roger that I would buy a new bike from him when they made another white Honda. Roger called me in 1986 when Honda released their 1200 Aspencade Sei in pearl white. I went to see the bike and bought it, as promised. Since then I've owned a 1500 6-cyclinder; an '08 1800 and now am the proud owner of a '21 Goldwing Tour. Except for a very firm seat I'm very happy at age 70.

Alberto

05.03.2023

10 Reasons Why I Love My Gold Wings By Rick Arnoldo

I love my Goldwing because...
I have closely watched the evolution of the Goldwing and every year starting with the 1975 naked model, they just kept getting better in style and engine size. I was mesmerized as a young boy just looking at them in magazines. It's not often a young boy likes dressed bikes like I did. They usually like the more sporty looking bikes. I have owned 8 motorcycles all metric except 1 Harley Davidson Road King 2006 model. I currently own a 2017 Dual sport Yamaha, and of course my beloved 2003 Goldwing. I love that I can hear the tires when on the road. The comfort ride is great. The big power when twisting the throttle is impressive. If you haven't experienced a Goldwing... you're missing out. Hello to all Wingers.

jamesnevin5

05.03.2023

10 Reasons Why I Love My Gold Wings By Rick Arnoldo

Nothing else compares!
Before I owned my first Wing I considered myself just a motorcyclist. After becoming a Gold Wing owner, I then became a Winger and have never looked back! Sure it's fun to ride a different bike now and then, but it's never the same. When I get back in the saddle of my '07 I'm home. NOTHING ELSE COMPARES!

wingrider

05.03.2023

10 Reasons Why I Love My Gold Wings By Rick Arnoldo

The best touring bike ever made!
I agree with all your reasons for loving Gold Wings and then some. I have owned four different models, starting with a 1975 model, with my current one being a 2006, GL1800. Another great aspect of these incredible machines is that you can tour all over the country for months at a time, and not really having to worry about it breaking down. The unparalleled reliability and comfort of these motorcycles is second to none.

DAVID

05.02.2023

10 Reasons Why I Love My Gold Wings By Rick Arnoldo

My 47 Years of Gold Wings has flown by
Loved the image of the red Gen1 next to the red 1833. Riding since '70 and my first Wing was a red '76 with a Vetter Windjammer, S&W air shocks and an inflatable seat of a name I've long forgotten. Fast forward through a new '88, a lightly used '14 and a new red '20 Tour DCT. The 1833 is outstanding. Not perfect, as addressed by Helibars, Ultimate seat, F4 windshield, and F+R Traxxion (and a Remus just for my aural amusement), but the combination of performance, comfort and bulletproof durability is unbeatable. Like my kids, I love all my other rides, too (currently a Tiger 1200 and a Niken), but the 1833 is my favorite. Unlike identifying my favorite daughter, I can actually say this out loud.

Doc

05.02.2023

10 Reasons Why I Love My Gold Wings By Rick Arnoldo


I have owned honda 90, 175, 350, 2007 goldwing tour and now 2021 DCT tour. Switched from 2007 to 2021 primarily because of lower center of gravity and better balance at slow speeds. Needed as I have gotten older - how did that happen? I also added foot pegs, baker hand air wings, head light modulator and tail light modulator. Just finished trip to colorado springs from Indiana and back in 4 days - 2,200 miles. Wind and rain a lot of the way, but no problem with the goldwing. Having the right gear is everything and the goldwing handles weather beautifully. Heated seats and grips and gerbig heated jacket liner - plush ride. Pray I have many more years of riding in me - truly blessed to be able to ride and enjoy this beautiful bike.

IFLY85

05.02.2023

10 Reasons Why I Love My Gold Wings By Rick Arnoldo

You preach the truth!
I have only recently purchased my first Goldwing. A 2006 with 75k miles on it. About a month ago did my first real travel on it. The majority of my distance touring has been on Harley touring bikes. I absolutely love the v-twin sound, but I wanted better comfort and better handling. The ride was only about six hours on the two riding days. I was riding with my sister and brother-in-law on their Harleys. As we started, I knew I would be jealous of their sound and I was. However, by halfway through the ride home, I realized that it was nice to hang back a little from their constant rumbling and enjoy a little quiet! Maybe I am getting old, but comfort is king. Your list is spot on. I even met new riding friends while I was shopping for my Goldwing.

Foghorn

05.02.2023

10 Reasons Why I Love My Gold Wings By Rick Arnoldo

Why I love my Goldwings
I Have owned 11 Bikes with 8 being Hondas. A 350, 750, 1990 GW, 1995 Valkyre, 1999 GW, 2005 GW, 2016 GW, and currently a 2018 GW DCT. All have been great bikes. You hit the nail on the head with all ten reasons for loving these incredible machines. The 2018 is by far the best handling and riding machine I have ridden in my 70 years of riding.

Carol

04.25.2023

Buy Now, Pay Later with PayPal

Nice to have options
Great idea and nice to have options for those that may not have the funds available immediately.

Dave - UK

04.09.2023

Cardo Packtalk Bold vs. Sena 50S Bluetooth Communication Systems

Comms on a 2018 Goldwing.
I thought long and hard which comms units to buy to use with my 2018 wing. After months of deliberating and hours spent watching videos on you yube I decided upon the Cardo Packtalk Bold duo pack. After 2 years of use I have no regrets on my choice. Considering upgrading to the Cardo Edge but in no rush as the Bolds do all I need them to do.

Markhere

03.19.2023

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

2023 ’wing
Hadn’t had a bike for 30 years, did a refresher course and bought a VFR1200F. Now that bike wanted to go fast! Had it for 2 and a half years. Wife wasn’t a massive fan so decided to grow up and bought a new Goldwing. 600 miles in, what a revelation! Smooth, relaxing, comfortable and did I say, smooth? Sweet spot seems to be 70-75mph, wife is protected from the wind, we both love it. Yes, it’s heavy but the weight nearly disappears when riding. As others have said, I’ll take the time to practice slow manoeuvres.

- No Alias -

03.16.2023

The 12 Most Popular Gold Wing Products Under $100 Right Now

Great products
Have purchased the carpet kits & luggage. Great fits for this bike. Nothing rattling around on twisty’s now & super easy to unload the bike with my gear. Since saddle bags aren’t detachable I feel these are a must have. You know exactly what you can pack & have it fit.

Carol

03.08.2023

Rick's Rides Episode 9: Road To Julian, CA

Couple times every year
I ride to Julian couple times per year. Love the Apple Berry pie with crumb top… yum! The hills around Julian are fun to explore.

Carol

03.08.2023

Honda's 2020 Gold Wing Updates 8 Months Later

Needed Improvement
I have a 2019 DCT Gold Wing and when setting up cones and practicing really low speed tight turns the bike would hesitate and sometimes stall having me stomp my foot down to avoid the bike dropping. Glad to hear that Honda refined the fuel injection and DCT systems on the 2020 so that they would work better when navigating at slow speeds. Too bad mine does not.

Carol

03.07.2023

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Looks can be deceiving
Being a small female rider on a Gen 6 DCT Gold Wing many wives of riders think they too can ride one. That since it is an automatic and I ride that they can also ride one even though they don’t ride. Definitely looks can be deceiving. The bike is a very big, heavy bike with loads of instant power. It is not for a new rider. And even though it’s an automatic, it has its own issues being an automatic like very slow speed tight maneuvers. I never want to burst anyone’s bubble especially females wanting to get into riding because riding a motorcycle is the best; however, Gold Wings require riders with some experience. One needs to respect the power of this machine. I love it!

- No Alias -

03.02.2023

Cardo Packtalk Bold vs. Sena 50S Bluetooth Communication Systems

Love the cardo
I have the cardo freecom 4+, they work pretty decent, but wish I waited and got ones with mesh. I have an issue hooking them up to the bike and then intercom. Seems they work fine for either but once you try both the sounds gets distorted. Will save up and get the edge when I can.

- No Alias -

03.02.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Salute

When to salute
I salute most of the time on rides, when i pay attention. However, I dont always salute when the highway is a split highway with middle. if there is very little median, I will salute, but if the meidan is large enough I dont wave. Not sure what the common practice is there.

Defndr

02.06.2023

The 12 Most Popular Gold Wing Products Under $100 Right Now

1 out of 10 ain’t bad!
I bought the WingStuff saddlebag carpets and I’m very happy with the purchase. The quality is excellent. I’m thinking I have a few other items from this list yet to buy. Thanks for providing great quality items at a fair price!

GoldwingJoe

02.04.2023

Rider Etiquette: The Salute

Close to Indy
I would agree with the Indy 465 comment about no wave. I live just north of Indy and when drive through on 465 I will attempt a wave and sometimes I will catch on back. The main thing is that if the wave is not reciprocated then that's cool. I say in my head - will get'em next time.

Lance

11.26.2022

In Memory of Bruce Baker

Thank you, Mr Baker
Your Air Wings made a comfortable motorcycle so much more comfortable on both hot and cold days. You were quite the inventor and engineer. Thank you. RIP

- No Alias -

11.13.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Salute

The camaraderie is another value of the ride.
As a rider and a pilot, it's great to feel that camaraderie that riders share. Don't feel that just because a rider fails to acknowledge you that he or she is being 'stuck up', sometimes with all of what is going on when riding, I don't always see another rider until they have passed. I'm sure others suffer from the same, I typically acknowledge all I see, but I'm sure I miss a few. Lucky enough, my co-rider typically acknowledges as well, so maybe I don't miss as many as I think. This same camaraderie exist among pilots, we don't typically get close enough to wave, but when you land at an airport, you quickly realize you are among friends. I've even had complete strangers at a small airport loan me their vehicles to go get a bite to eat. One even offered to give me money for gas in his new truck, I was like No Way, I brought it back on full.

WingStuff

10.27.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Salute

Don't give up!
Yes we've seen a decline as well, which is partly why we decided to put this blog post together. Feel free to share it with your fellow riders and encourage them to keep it going. Thanks for your comment!

WingStuff

10.27.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Salute

Encouraging to hear!
Yes, Peace on the Road is such a great, positive salute. And that's great to hear others are responding back to you.

WingStuff

10.27.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Salute

That's too bad
That's too bad to hear. Let's all do our part to keep the friendly salute alive! In part, that's what this article is about...giving some love to motorcycle salutes and encouraging fellow riders to employ them. Feel free to share this blog post with other riders as a way to bring back the salute. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

WingStuff

10.27.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Salute

Interesting
I wonder if has to do with safety. Maybe, because there are so many more cars on a 4-6 lane highway compared to smaller roads, riders are more focused on their immediate surroundings. Still, you would think some of them would give a salute. Thanks for commenting!

- No Alias -

10.27.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Salute

Salute on Trips
I too have seen a decline in the salute. Riding since '72 with many 100k's. I salute everyone when I'm touring, but find it is the rare rider that waves in the city.

Carol

10.26.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Salute

Enjoy acknowledging others
I always acknowledge riders with the “Peace on the Road” sign. Most sign back which is very cool. I wonder if cagers seeing us think we really know each other!?

Coop

10.26.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Salute

Not anymore
Been riding since 1972 and while waves were common in the old days it is a real hit or miss today. In PA about half will wave and half not so I have just about given up on the practice. Now I believe just because someone is on a bike does not mean we share anything else in common. Worst case scenario is that the other rider may be on the opposite side of me in everything else that makes me an American. Kinda like seeing the Hell's Angles waving to the Pagan's while passing each other - not going to happen.

- No Alias -

10.26.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Salute

The disappearance of the wave in OZ
I remember way back when I first started to ride in the 80s and when it was a proud tradition to give a fellow motorcyclists a wave as you past by. You felt like you knew that person even if you had never met them. You were joined in a bond a special something that not everyone could do. But over the years that has changed and you're really hard up to have someone wave back. I keep on waving but I guess 1 out of 10 may wave back. It's a sad state of affairs here in Australia. I don't know if it's because bikes are like a dime a dozen and everyone seems to have one these days so that 'special' thing we use to have has gone. Maybe it's because the riders are all younger now and with social media they don't feel like they have to acknowledge someone face to face anymore. My amazing partner asks me why I keep waving and it's because when someone does wave its a great feeling so Anyway we love riding and I will always give another rider a wave as we go in our separate directions. Bring back the wave in OZ. Stay safe stay upright have fun.

- No Alias -

10.25.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Salute

The Salute - where
A fascinating aspect of the salute is where you salute. Here in indianapolis, riders consistently salute on the Highway, and on all smaller roads. But we have a 4-6 lane highway that circles around Indy - 465. While salutes are consistent everywhere else, no one salutes on 465. Never. I’ve been riding for 45 years and never encountered a phenomenon like it…

JT

08.08.2022

WingStuff Bids Farewell to GWRRA, Wing Ding & Wing World

me too
I have been winging with a local chapter for a year without a wing, now I got a 2022 in June......no more gwrra! bummer for sure. went to a district wing in and had a ball this week in Vandalia Illinois. Peace! Winger are getting very old, the organization needs new blood that's for sure.

Robert

07.21.2022

WingStuff Bids Farewell to GWRRA, Wing Ding & Wing World

It's not over yet!
Most Chapters are continuing business as usual until the end of the year. Additionally, a new group is being organized by Anita Alkire and some others that were involved with GWRRA. The new group is Eagle Wings Motorcycle Association and you can follow the progress on their Facebook page.

Road Glide

07.19.2022

WingStuff Bids Farewell to GWRRA, Wing Ding & Wing World

What I’ll miss about the GWRRA
Wing Stuff’a letter resonated with such high regard for a wonderful organization. I have to agree. Rick and his team at Wing Stuff have always demonstrated a connection with his customers and Rick himself, has for m any years been passionate about all things Gold Wing. But this is about the GWRRA. I was a member off and on from 84 to present. From my first GoldWing, a new beautiful 84 GL1200 Interstate to my third, an beautiful 22 Ultra Blue DCT Tour Airbag. The Wing is not dead and neither are the Riders who love them. The passion and fire is real and alive. The GWRRA’s vision and mission was created for all the right motorcycling reasons. Fun, Safety, Knowledge and Friendship. Although gone, it will never be forgotten. We carry that torch through our memories, messaging and our relationship with the sport of riding as Gold Wing Riders as we continue our journey. Thank you Wing Stuff for being a solid company providing Gold Wing products with excellent customer service. I visited your booth at Wing Dings, To each other, ride safe and ride often. Because we “ride too far, too fast and too often to ride anything else but a Honda Gold Gold Wing. Please do so wearing all of your gear, all of the time.

- No Alias -

07.10.2022

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

The Goldwing is Musclebike is Back!
So I was 7 when my Dad brought home a brand new 1982 Goldwing Standard. I grew up with that bike and gought it from my Mom when my Dad died in 1996. My wife and I have been riding it ever since. Now that our kids are almost raised we are looking forward to some longer trips and need a new bike with better parts availbility and dealer support. The Goldwing I grew up with was a musclebike with touring capabilities. I could not puull the trigger on the 1500's or 2001-2017 Goldwings. I know it rubs a lot of people wrong what Honda did. I respect the fact that people love their 'BIG' Goldwings. They just were not for me. We bought a 2022 Tour model in black- I like to say The Stealth Fighter Model.

Saldanha

06.27.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Group Ride

Passeio em grupo
Muito corretas as observações do artigo. Com certeza andar em grupo ou bonde como denominamos no Brasil não é fácil. As regras, o tempo das paradas, se alguém tem uma situação de saúde (diabetes por exemplo), a estrada a percorrer; se existem ou não pedágios no trajeto; enfim, dentre outros pontos, são importantes para que o passeio ou viagem deixe boas recordações a todos.

SteelBreeze

06.22.2022

Advice for First Time Riders

I second the motion for rider training.
I've been teaching the rider education classes for 32 years for the MSF and now Motorcycle Ohio and can definitely agree with the concept of rider training for both new riders and recurrent training for experienced riders. Self-taught riders often don't pick up certain components of techniques and that's where we come in. You don't know what you don't know means more than you think sometimes. Plus we have lots of fun. in the process.

- No Alias -

06.20.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Group Ride

Biggest key is the leader letting people know expectations.
I go to GWRRA rallys every-so-often. It seems that every time, some geezer doesn't understand riding in formation, and screws everything up. I prefer to ride alone, or with maybe one or two friends that actually know what they're doing. I'm there to enjoy a ride, not educate people on staying in formation.

- No Alias -

05.26.2022

In Memory of Bruce Baker

Great Guy
I love the part of the last video where they wer sitting in the diner and talking about getting pulled over by the cop because 'You're not from around here are you?

The Nigel

05.13.2022

Hottest Accessories Right Now for Your 2022 Gold Wing

Arm rest with cup holder port
I hadn't seen that arm rest option before, so really pleased to see that's available. It only makes sense to have that option, but the other arm rests I was looking at didn't have it built in. Adding to the wish list!

airLaurian

05.02.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Hand Signals

Community Language
Every group has it's own system of communication that is particular to that group. Skydivers have signals, scuba divers have signals and so on. As I am involved in all of these, they all have their significance and value. Even though now we have easily implemented voice technology available.....signals are instant and second nature, if practiced.....plus they a signature of belonging....Go On, learn the language and use it.

airLaurian

05.02.2022

Hottest Accessories Right Now for Your 2022 Gold Wing

LED Trunk Light CHROME w/ Lightstrike
Got it and I love it! The company is also excellent in customer support and product backing. I love the options of different light styles and warnings. However, when you get it, to save some time, call the company up and ask them to sent you the adaptor that will make all the light work correctly for your 2018+ Goldwing. There is a glitch that's needs a work around and they provide easy installation inline circuit adaptor.

airLaurian

05.02.2022

In Memory of Bruce Baker

Legacy
A generation of good men that have left their imprint in the history of people's hearts. It's these kinds of people this country was built on....We Need More people like Bruce and Barb!

Ryderpjr

04.15.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Hand Signals

Group ride
Hand signals are really important on a group ride. They let everyone (those that pay attention lol) know what’s going on or anything coming up ahead.

Ryderpjr

04.15.2022

Rider Etiquette: The Group Ride

Groups are tough !!!
Group rides are tough especially when you add a “noob” that doesn’t know etiquette due to lack of group riding experience. Best thing to do is talk about expectations and to set some ground rules before riding.

I Got Keys

03.08.2022

Hottest Accessories Right Now for Your 2022 Gold Wing

yes big diff
main one being the honda backrest is tiny and the edges rip into your back uncomfortably, whereeas the utopia one is large and soft enough for anyone, the bad difference is color kind of diff on the utopia one, its kind of shiny black but the honda one is matte black which matches the original seat much better.

Jackman

02.28.2022

Top 20 Must Have Accessories for Your Gold Wing

Nice to know!
I have 17 of the 20 on my 2 GL1800's... Thinking about adding #18, the XM Radio; I have XM in my car, and thinking it might be nice on the bike too, especially when I get to so many areas without AM or FM Radio reception...

WingMan

02.23.2022

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

Big Ole Trunk!
I hope that someone comes up with a kit to replace the 2018 trunk with a 21 and up version. The 21 trunk is the way it should have been the whole time!!!

Carol

01.23.2022

In Memory of Bruce Baker

RIP
Never had the pleasure of meeting him but what a fine man. RIP Mr. Bruce Baker.

- No Alias -

01.12.2022

In Memory of Bruce Baker


I met Bruce at Americade probably 25 or so years ago. Fine gentleman. Fine products, still have my Air Wings on my 95 1500. You will be missed.

GoldwingMikeNY

01.09.2022

In Memory of Bruce Baker

My Favorite Mod!
I tell everyone I meet at bike events that this is my favorite addition to my Goldwing! It’s something that gets used on every ride, weather you leave them closed or adjusted for air. He was a genus in my opinion! BTW…if you take them off and apart, clean them with some chrome cleaner they’ll look like NEW! 👍

Stephen

01.09.2022

In Memory of Bruce Baker

GWRRA Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia Canada
Bruce I met at Wing Ding 35 Greenville. He was polite articulate and proof that the sky is the limit when your heart is in it. I enjoy hundreds of hours and the protection from weather hot or cold. From Key West to Nova Scotia. Your work will carry on for years to come! Thank you Bruce

Jeff

01.08.2022

In Memory of Bruce Baker

Remembering Bruce Baker
Thank you for sharing this wonderful and inspiring video about Bruce Baker. I have installed Baker Built air wings on several bikes over the years and have always appreciated the craftsmanship and attention to detail. I knew that Baker Built was a family owned company, but this video really shows the wit, ingenuity and passion of the man behind the products. It is always sad to see our older generation pass away, but people like Bruce will certainly be remembered for their contribution to the true American way of life. On a side note, I may need to add Ohio City to my future tour list, if for no reason than to visit that great restaurant you and Bruce dined in! Ride safe.

RICHARD

01.07.2022

In Memory of Bruce Baker

GREAT PRODUCTS THEY WORK REALY WELL ON MY BIKE
SORRY ABOUT BRUCE IT'S REALLY HARD TO FIND SOMEONE THAT CAN COME UP WITH IDEA'S LIKE BRUCE DID.

Dunks

12.25.2021

International Shipping Made Easy

Order Has Arrived
Thanks Wingstuff Wishing all the team there a very Merry Christmas and a safe return to the New Year . My order arrived on the 17/Dec/2021 with no items missing nor damaged - Will be fitting them over the Christmas Holidays and let you know how it all went. Many thanks again for the speedy service and getting all of the order to me before the Christmas break, Much Appreciated !

- No Alias -

12.22.2021

Rider Etiquette: The Hand Signals

Forgot the...
Emergency stop due to a bee in my helmet. I told you to go before we left. That puff of glitter was my phone. Split up so they don't get us all. Hold off till we get to the Exit 379 We Bare All coffee shop.

Dunks

11.28.2021

International Shipping Made Easy


Have just placed an order here in Australia and ticked the UPS Worldwide expedited option. Looking forward to receiving my box of wing bling soon.

LA

11.21.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

No Engine Guards?
The Dealers will be laughing all the way to the bank when you pay this thing on its side and knock the heads off and bust the engine block, oh yah! Sat on one at the dealer. Honda still cannot make a seat that's not a torture device. Handle bars still suck if your over 5 ft tall. Unfortunately the factory will never listen to the customer, until the customer stop buying the sorry product. Honda you should be ashamed!!!!!!

Carol

11.09.2021

Road Trip Mistakes - 5 Errors You Might Make On Your Next Trip

Longer Trips
For longer trips it's really important to get along with your riding companions in terms of riding style, personalities, what you like to stop for, etc. Also some planning is good but not to over plan and enjoy some spare time. I believe the destination is important but also the journey.

Carol

11.09.2021

Rider Etiquette: The Group Ride

Carol
Great article. I'm a Ride Director for a large riding group and these points are important. I appreciate point #10 of be humble and thankful. Planning and leading rides takes a lot of time and effort. It's all volunteer, so I appreciate the positive attitude and the sincere thank you.

Carol

10.28.2021

Top 20 Must Have Accessories for Your Gold Wing

Good ideas
These are good ideas to start with given they are the most popular accessories. It can be overwhelming with the vast number of accessories out there for Gold Wings, so this video helps.

- No Alias -

09.12.2021

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Starting over
Have not had a bike for over 20 years. Wife said ok. Bought a 2005 Goldwing. Taking my time getting comfortable with the slow speed stuff. 24 foot u-turn is not that bad. Working on getting it down to a 20 foot turn. Love the power. Last bike was a Suzuki PE250. Long ago. Life is good.

- No Alias -

08.21.2021

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

2002 Honda Goldwing
My daddy always said if there is a will there is a way. I am on my third GoldWing, had this one 20 years. I am a 63 year old grandmother just got back from the Sturgis rally rode over 3,000 miles. Loved every minute of it! My dad gave me a mini bike at 7 years old. The bikes just kept getting bigger over the years till I found the best!

- No Alias -

07.22.2021

Advice for First Time Riders

SIPDE
The best piece of advise I received when I took my motorcycle riding course to obtain my motorcycle license was the classroom discussion of SIPDE. Remember what that means? Anyone? While riding it is a mental exercise we do may times. SCAN the field of vision for potential hazards., IDENTIFY potential hazards., PREDICT what might happen i.e. car pulls in front of you at an intersection or that dog in the front yard may decide to run across the road in front of you. DECIDE in advance your plan or options to avoid the hazard taking into consideration traffic in the area., and finally EXECUTE (hopefully it doesn't come to this) your escape or avoidance maneuver. I literally do this constantly without even knowing it when I ride. Put this in your brain and think it through often. Happy riding.

- No Alias -

07.22.2021

Ride America: Alaska

Long Awaited Travel
Time is growing close before my GF and I will be hitting the road on a long awaited motorcycle trip across country. So stoked I can hardly wait to leave. Going to focus on the West. Will share more later. Keep the shiny side up always.

JC

06.25.2021

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

JC
I agree if you haven't rolled a bigger bike such as a Touring bike you should start smaller and take a Riders course ,but for me the Goldwing is a very special bike there's nothing like it stay safe

Rico

05.25.2021

Rider Etiquette: The Hand Signals

Informative
Great information in this article. Mostly review as I ride in mostly larger groups and most of us have communication devices of some sort. But we have riders that do not, so before we leave we make sure everyone knows the signals and even folks with communication, pass the signals down the line.

Alvin

05.18.2021

Honda's 2020 Gold Wing Updates 8 Months Later

2018 Honda Goldwing DCT Tour
I have the 2018 DCT tour I think it is a great bike, when I purchased the bike I saw that the trunk and saddle gags were smaller it was not a big deal for me because I made the decision to buy the bike and I just accepted the fact that they were smaller. It rides great and handles fine. I don't have a problem with the gps, it takes me everywhere I have programmed in it, no problem with the radio I listen to my music through my headsets. I have the CB on my bike it works great, now with that said the seat sucks Honda could could have done a better job.

ILHOM

05.14.2021

Software Update Available for 2018-2020 Gold Wings - Includes Android Auto & More

software update
I got my Honda Goldwing in May 2020 and so far has only 9k miles on it. When I Read the article about software update first impression was will do and do it in Dealer. After paying attention to the details its written very clear and with such a direct instruction I decide to try. worked perfect :) happy to accomplish update by myself .

- No Alias -

04.07.2021

Cardo Packtalk Bold vs. Sena 50S Bluetooth Communication Systems

PackTalk Bold
I recently purchased and installed the Bold on a Shoei Neotech 2 and a Sedici Modular helmets. The installation was really simple with the help of a few YouTube Videos. The units were easy to pair and the sound quality is decent. While riding a high speeds on the highway I can hear my wife really well and she enjoys yacking( 😉) to me while riding. The Cardio App makes using the products really easy and fun.. Overall good product. I would recommend to a friend

Big John

03.30.2021

Rider Etiquette: The Hand Signals

99% correct
#16 is well know as Cop ahead But truth is it started off as Heads up! ......... Warn others of ANYTHING you should slow down & look out for. #16 is correct for Crash ahead Land slide Dog in the road etc.

Carol

03.30.2021

Rider Etiquette: The Hand Signals

Good Article/Video
Mostly review but I even learned a couple new hand signals. The more bikers that know these, the better. Thanks!

Carol

03.11.2021

Cardo Packtalk Bold vs. Sena 50S Bluetooth Communication Systems

Bought the Cardo
Ended up buying the Cardo PackTalk Bold because most of my riding groups already have the Cardo and wanted to use the Mesh technology since so much better than Bluetooth. Tried the Mesh for the first time last weekend and liked it... easy to link riders and much more clearer and stronger communications. Still need to learn the many features and how to use but so far, so good.

THE PUNISHER

03.09.2021

Rick's Reviews Episode 12: Bridgestone Tires for GL1800

BRIDGESTONE TIRE COMBO NOW WITH REBATE!
My 2018 GW came with Dunlop's that were worn out at 8,000 miles? - Seems premature? I purchased the BRIDGESTONE TIRE COMBO FOR 2018+ GOLD WING G852/G853 on WingStuff and love the way they ride. I now have 1,000 miles on them and hope to get better mileage than the Dunlop's - will by the Bridgestones again.

THE PUNISHER

03.09.2021

How To Install Homelink on the 2018+ Gold Wing

Installed Homelink thanks to Fred.
I Installed Homelink thanks to Fred's video as he made it simple. The Traxxion Dynamics (Max) video show's completely disassembling the bike - YIKES! I love the link, works great! I can activate from the street before i enter my garage.

Kevin

02.20.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

The New Goldwing vs. Older Owners
QUALIFICATION: I own a 2018 DCT wing and to date... have ridden it 33,000 miles. In 2019... I spent 5 weeks and 11,751 miles in the saddle touring the country. Rode all lower 48 states on my Harley and now doing it again on my wing. Only 8 states left. COMMENT: If I put myself in Honda's shoes and look at the demographics of Goldwing owners it would scare me. The aging of wing riders does not bode well for the long term health of the brand or bike. Harley Davidson is facing the same scare which is why they push their trikes more and more every year. Honda had to change the wing and what they did was smart and timely. Did they alienate some of the older crowd? Yes... and some feel that that the company let them down. On the other hand how many more bikes are older riders going to buy? Let's face it... if you're a baby boomer (like me) or older... your two wheel riding days are fewer and less likely to buy multiple new bikes. Honda is focusing on younger riders who don't like riding a couch and want something more sporty. In addition... they are also focusing on converting riders from other brands into the fold. In 2018 they believed that 27% of the buyers would be Harley owners... and I'm part of that percentage. The new wing has slimmed down, lost weight and carries a host of other improvements. IMHO... these changes have greatly improved the functioning, reliability and styling of the bike. Did Honda nail it 100%? No! However, with any new model re-vamp there are tradeoffs. Would agree that some of the tradeoffs were short sighted and perhaps dumb (i.e. rear trunk size). It's great to see that Honda is actually listening to the owners and fixing some of those short sighted items (i.e. increased trunk size for the 2021 model). Some of the bitching about the new wing model maybe warranted but other gripes seem to be short sighted or biased. Right here on this blog someone said they didn't like the seat... I love the seat. They don't like windshield. Done a lot of miles through all kinds of weather (including snow) and it's works like a champ for me. The front wish bone suspension is awesome and it increased the handling of the bike by lowering the engine and moving it forward. Don't get me started on the DCT... my list of positives is very... very long. What you get in the new wing... for the price... makes it an absolute bargain. This is a great touring motorcycle whose innovations are now shaping how other manufacturers make their bikes (i.e. riding modes). A bike is not going to fit everyone's taste and needs at the time of purchase. For those who want to give their bike more soul and reflect their own needs or desires there's a growing list of after market parts suppliers. Did you know that Corbin has been selling a larger trunk lid and saddle bags for the new wing for over a year now? I didn't like the suspension so replaced it with a suspension system from Traxxion Dynamics. The amp and speakers suck on the wing so I upgraded to the Honda amp. It sucks too! I just bought a J&M Rokker 800 watt amp and J&M speakers (right here on Wingstuff) so it will now be in the range of my taste. Most other wing owners will say it's stupid and too loud. I disagree. The comment from No Alias that he has a friend who didn't like the bike does not say anything about the bike as a whole. I checked eBay nationwide... and 16% of the Honda touring motorcycles listed are 2018 or newer. That says a lot more than one person. Do I like the 2021? Absolutely! If I didn't already own a 2018 I would definitely get a 2021. It's a better bike than the 2018. Honda appears to be listening and will only make a great bike better! DISCLAIMER: I'm a rider who owns both a Harley and a Honda and respects and likes a very wide variety of brands, makes and models. My philosophy has always been... get a bike that's right for you and don't talk bad of someone who didn't make the same choice as you. :-)

Carol

02.09.2021

International Shipping Made Easy

Faster International Delivery
This option will make for much faster delivery on International shipments. Gets folks their much anticipated parts faster and back to riding!

Carol

02.09.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

Looking Good Honda
I love my 2019 Gold Wing in black but it is hard to keep clean. I like the new colors options. And, good job making the Tour model trunk larger in size... much needed.

Carol

02.09.2021

Is Honda Coming Out With A 2021 Gold Wing?

Increased Luggage Space for Tour model
Right after this WingStuff article Honda announced the new Gold Wings. One improvement is the additional space by increasing the size of the trunk on the Gold Wing Tour models. This is the right thing to do because many current Gold Wing riders did not want to upgrade to the Gen6 because of the lack of luggage space.

Dave - UK

01.28.2021

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Hayabusa to GL1800
Few years back I traded in a Suzuki Hayabusa and bought a 2001 GL1800 and trailer. Took a year to feel comfortable especially around slow corners. Now traded in for a 2018 GL1800 and think it's amazing. Handles like a sports bike. No regrets now. An amazing bike.

Dave - UK

01.27.2021

International Shipping Made Easy

5 days from order to delivery in yhe U.K.
Used this service for first time paying taxes and import duties to the U.K. 5 days later received my order. No more waiting for customs to advise if charges before they release order. Arrived about a week faster than paying duties separately to order.

Boober

01.27.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

Nit Pickers
I have been riding Gold Wings since they came out in 1975, Have owned every model made!! This new Gold Wing is the best ever made!!!! Better handling, better braking, better gas mileage, Most people on here nit picking, and complaining , don't and haven't owned one!!! Nothing in this world is perfect, motorcycles aren't supposed to be!!! I have a little over 4 million miles on motorcycles, I like to think I know a little about them- all of them!!! Thanks Honda for making the best touring motorcycle on the road!!! Its not perfect, so keep up the good work!!!!!! Remember everyone has an opinion- doesn't make them right!!!!!! Just opinions!!! By the way, Honda with there last up grade did include the Andriod. And A Garmin works perfectly on the new wing!! Boober

- No Alias -

01.09.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

Overpriced piece of cheap plastic
I looked at the 2018 and 2019 just out of curiosity while trying to find a 17 leftover. The dealer I visited near Quakertown PA did everything he could to shove one of these losers on me. It was pretty obvious that he was having problems getting rid of them. The 19s were coming out and he was stuck with 14 of these losers. Honda has perfected the ways of corporate America by using the cheapest plastic and electronic gimmicks to slap together a product no one really wants (see US automakers). They even add the same insult to injury by overcharging for it. They made a big mistake when they built the CTX1300 that ended up being a dismal failure and a 2 year bike. This Goldwing is nothing but an overpriced attempt at trying to attract the crotch rocket crowd. History will repeat itself with this overpriced slapped together crotch rocket masquerading as a decent well built touring bike. . One of the people I ride with bought a 2018 as in impulse buy. He had it 4 months, ended up hating it and was willing to me sell his $28K DCT 2018 for $20K . While it was a good deal based on the price, he was having a hard time unloading it. Says a lot about the bike now doesn't it ?

- No Alias -

01.07.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

2021 Gold Wing Tour
I am glad to see Honda is listening to their Gold Wing Riders, at least it is a start. I am totally on board with increasing the size of the Trip Trunk. Now Honda lets increase the size of the Saddle Bags and I believe you will see a renewed interest come back to the Gold Wings. You definitely need to broaden the Colors and Color Schemes. You also definitely need to continue The Red and Black, but also the 1995 2-tone Dark and Light Red metallic Paint. I believe it was called Brite Red Metallic with contrasting Dark Cabernet Metallic inserts on the gas tank, trip trunk, saddle bags and fairing. Lets face it, Honda Gold Wings are Top Tier Premier Motor Cycles. Time to show Harley in 2021 Gold Wing is Back!!! Larry Hall

- No Alias -

01.06.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

2021 Gold Wing
I own a 2019 Tour DCT. I like the upgrades alot. It seems like Honda is acknowledging the It's too small crowd by increasing the Top Case volume. It's great that it can hold 2 XXL helmets. Helmet stowage has been an issue from the get go. The 45 Watt speakers are a nice touch. I usually ride with helmet and headset so they weren't critical, but there are times I would like to blast the tunes. I find it interesting they addressed the cushion of the backrest but not the rest of the seating. The colors too need to be widened....Harley charges premiums for their paint schemes, why not the Wing? Overall, I appreciate Honda modernizing the bike the many ways it has.

- No Alias -

01.06.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

short legs
I bought a 2012 GW and had drop down wheels installed before i took possession . I am only 5'6 tall and the 29 seat height put me on my toes when I stopped. I have since had the bike triked. I love the Gold Wing, but until they can lower the seat, I'll keep my trike. Love the bike though.

Harold

01.06.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

Really like the Blacked out DCT Tour.
I like the look of the all black DCT tour. Also that they made the trunk bigger. But as I have only owned my 2019 DCT Tour for 9 months, (Which I love by the way. Best bike I've ever ridden, love the automatic and the walking modes.) chances are pretty slim that I will be going for a new Wing this year. Although you never know, I've been known to do dumber things.

G Man

01.06.2021

Cardo Packtalk Bold vs. Sena 50S Bluetooth Communication Systems

Love to have Bluetooth
I have decided to go with Bluetooth on my 2012 1800 Goldwing. I watch the video of the comparison of the Cardo Pack Talk Bold between the Sena 50s. I really do like the Cardo Pack Talk Bold better. I would like to know will there any updates to the Cardo Pack Talk Bold anytime soon, before I purchased them.

G Man

01.06.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

Great Bike
I have the 2012 1800 Blue Goldwing, which I have trike. I really like that the trunk is larger and the passager seat is more comfortable. I also like the idea of the Apple play. Thanks

Griff

01.05.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

2021 Goldwing
Face it guys, we’re spoiled. I started with a new 1984 Interstate and 147000 miles and five alternators later graduated to a 1994 1500 SE. 88000 miles later bought my 05 1800 that currently has 80000 miles and counting. We’ve all already owned the best GOLDWINGS that Honda will ever manufacture. Let it go. 😂😂😂

tj

01.05.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

Honda’s out of touch with Goldwing Riders
I’ve had 3 Wings. 94 1500/07 Wing (new) and just bought a 2019 Wing last yr. The smaller saddlebag/trunk capacity was a shocker. Impossible for 2 people to travel on. The seat is TERRIBLE! I spent 500 before riding it to get my seat padding beefed up. Can’t ride for 90 mins before getting antsy, then it gets down right painful. Rode my 1500/1800 for up to 5 hours with no issues. I’m looking for a new aftermarket seat presently. More $$, needlessly. 2021 Colors SUCK! Clearly Honda Goldwing Designers don’t know their customers who spend more than most cars buying their product! That is sad!

estoma

01.05.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

2021 Gold Wing
The new model features nice improvements but not nearly enough to convince me to trade my 2014 GW in on one. The proverbial elephant(s)-in-the-room remain the meagre luggage space and fuel capacity. Increasing the trunk capacity simply will not cut it. I am not a fan of the new front end and do NOT appreciate Honda doing away with the external tip-over engine/bag protection bars. And do not get me started on the smaller 'wind-jammer' (fairing). If I needed to put up with any or all of these nags, the K1600 Grand America would be my preference. I am in the process of revitalising my '14 instead, changing its colour in the process. It will be as good as new, with numerous subtle Wing Stuff improvements, when completed and streets ahead (in my opinion of course), compared to that on offer at present.

Christopher

01.05.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

2021 gold wing
I have a 2018. Love the bike its a DCT. I do agree the larger trunk will serve them well. I would like to hear the new sound system, that could be a good thing as well. I would like them to make a retro fit for the new trunk for the existing bikes if people want that. I would get it if they would factory paint them to match color.

Karen

01.05.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

2021 wing
Since 1993 2 1500's and 2 1800s...not sure what Honda is doing...New gen is not a full on tourer like my 2008 And and won't run with the current sport tourers, like my FJR and it's 30k? Really?

--------------

01.05.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

Just a new ST1800
For most people that have traveled 2 up on the 2001 thru 2017, the new style is just too small. The 2018 and up is just a ST1800. In cold or cooler weather, the wind protection is not there. The seat is smaller and very uncomfortable. I love the DCT and the brakes are an improvement. Not so the unproven new engine with lots more maintenance and shorter intervals. Just hoping my '13 will last until I am finished riding. Most of the people singing the praises for the new Wing have never owned the previous models. No comparison when riding long days, big miles. It is faster and has more electronic features, but not a selling point for me.

Orangeman

01.05.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

2021 Goldwing
First let me say that I love the Honda Goldwing's. I had a GW1500 for 17 years and then moved to the 2018+ because we retired and were going to travel and did not want to travel on an older bike even though it would of been fine. I would have to agree with the above comments, however, in my opinion the bike looks more like a BMW than a Goldwing. The trunk is too small for long trips for 2-uppers. I wonder if Honda will retro the new trunk and add Android Auto at no cost or reasonable cost? The improved backrest on the 2021 does not look comfortable because of the cavity between the seat and the backrest, there is a concaved space there that would not fit a persons back very well. I already had to replace the rider and passenger to make it more comfortable for long rides. I will keep my 2018+ and hope that Honda makes retro improvements available.

denstl

01.05.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

2021 thoughts
I like everything they are doing. Not enough to motivate me to trade in my 2018. But, if I was looking for a new bike, the DCT Tour would be what I would go with.

- No Alias -

01.05.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

It's about time!
I have the 2019 DCT - love the bike, but was miffed that Honda A) made the trunk so small (relatively speaking) and then had the audacity (or stupidity?) to have only one helmet lock on the bike and B)made the pillion grips such that you couldn't wrap tie-downs to them, forcing me to get an after market add-on that gives me the eyelets through which I can put a Rock trap or the straps for my Kuryakin bag. So in 2020 they fixed the grips - making them normal and useful. And now - hurrah! - they increased the trunk - yay! Too late for me, but maybe they listened to owners of the '19 and '20 models. Now, if only they would make the GPS less terrible... And for that matter, since the USB connection is only 5V I don't think it can be used to keep a Garmin or other real GPS unit going...so perhaps do something about that. PS - oh, and @Rich - I think you meant crotch rocket

Hawaii Biker

01.05.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

2021 Goldwing Thoughts
I have had an F6b and now ride a 1998 1500 trike. The increase in trunk space is a great move on Honda's part. I have two wishes for Goldwing: more chrome and a factory-made trike. At age 78, I am in the trike season of my life. Still, I love Goldwings!

max

01.05.2021

New 2021 Gold Wings Officially Announced

2021 Goldwing
I have checked out the 2020 Gold wings while visiting in Florida. I have owned 4 1500 Gold wings and 2 1800 Gold wings the one I ride now is a 2006 silver trike with now 35,000 miles on it. I have been in 45 states, some more than twice and twice in Canada. I am stuck on Gold wings. The new Gold wings are revolutionized for certain. However, the problem I have personally is the size of the bike. I wish Honda would have made this bike larger. It seems more like a crotch rocket than a touring bike and don't sit comfortable like the Gold wings i am accustomed to. I'm keeping the one I have until Gold wings fit my fancy.

Wingdude

01.05.2021

Is Honda Coming Out With A 2021 Gold Wing?

A Change is Needed
Given the feedback I received the last two years from owners of the new style - I think its time to bring back the luggage space and forget chasing BMW's K1600GT. But please feel free to go to 2500cc, please!

denstl

01.05.2021

Is Honda Coming Out With A 2021 Gold Wing?

I'm OK with that.
Since I bought a new 2018 just 4 months ago I am happy to hear that. Told my wife this was the last bike I would need to buy (said that with the one before that, too) so don't want a new bike to come out that I just have to have. Not even sure what they could change that would entice me to even consider an update. Maybe in another couple of years she'll forget that last bike comment...

G Man

01.05.2021

Cardo Packtalk Bold vs. Sena 50S Bluetooth Communication Systems

Help me to decide!!!
I am looking to go Bluetooth on my 2012 1800 Honda Goldwing. This really help me to decide. I think that I'm going to go with the Cardo unit, but I'm going to wait about a few months, before I purchase. I want to wait and see if any changes will be made to the Cardo unit. Thank you very much for helping me in making my decision.

Carol

12.03.2020

Road Trip Mistakes - 5 Errors You Might Make On Your Next Trip

Good Points
These are all good points. I flew to Italy to rent a motorcycle and ride the Italian and Swiss Alps for 13 days.... other than my motorcycle riding gear I had a very small book backpack with all my clothes and toiletries. Used stuff sacks and only non-cotton under garments and clothes that I could wash in a sink and roll dry/hang to re-wear. It was some what liberating to jump on the motorcycle exploring new areas every day and staying in different hotels every night with just small panniers on a Ducati Scrambler. I had everything I needed on that adventure.

Carol

12.03.2020

Ride America: Alaska

Wish List
I've rode many states and even the Italian and Swiss Alps but have not rode Alaska yet... on the wish list.

Carol

12.03.2020

Cardo Packtalk Bold vs. Sena 50S Bluetooth Communication Systems

Helped me understand Cardo
I currently have a Sena SMH10 and looking to upgrade but did not know about the Cardo unit. This helped me understand Cardo's strengths and weaknesses. I think I'm going with the Sena 50S but this did help me with that decision.

denstl

11.17.2020

Cardo Packtalk Bold vs. Sena 50S Bluetooth Communication Systems

Agree with Cardo AppleCar Play comment
Agree with Fred with regards to connecting the Cardo to the bike. 75% of the time it works perfect. The other 25%, not so much and you have to do the repairing dance. And don't walk away as you have to start all over. Wish I saw this video and understood the implications before I bought my Cardo. Love it when it works, but frustrated when it does not. Should be seamless.

Skygod

11.17.2020

Cardo Packtalk Bold vs. Sena 50S Bluetooth Communication Systems

Reviews Sean 50s to Cardio pack talk bold
I wish you would of talk more in the comparisons on the following. The boom mics. Picking up voice etc. Driver to passenger clarity, feed back. The set I have now is crappy when we talk driver to passenger. Lots of feed back echoing. We have to be 30 feet away from one another to stop the feed back. Phone functionality comparison. I use my head set mainly for music, passenger intercom, phone. Can you point out pro cons on each system for that. I have a2015 wing

denstl

11.11.2020

Unboxing, Set-Up & Review: Sena 50S Bluetooth Communication System

Apple CarPlay
Have you tested using the Sena with your iPhone and the Goldwing Apple CarPlay? I still struggle getting consistent connections between my iPhone, headset and the Goldwing. Might just be the sequence of connections. Even when not using Apple CarPlay but still connecting the iPhone, Goldwing and headset can be a hassle. Other times it works like a charm. And when working, if I get a call or text, all bets are off getting music to continue streaming. Maybe just me...

Honda and Harley

11.05.2020

Advice for First Time Riders

Rushing to ride...
Good article. Rushing to ride is also not just about fuel but also about properly checking your bike, tire pressures, fluids, controls, etc, and taking the time to properly gear up. It also means ensuring your mind is in the game as riding requires focus.

Kickstart

10.28.2020

Ride America: Alaska


Alaska can be as dangerous as it is beautiful so be a Boy Scout, plan your trip well in advance and be prepared. Service your bike before starting your adventure including a new set of tires. The larger towns have motorcycle service/repair dealers and can change tires If need be, but call in advance to schedule an appointment. Carry extra fuel and always ride on the top half of your fuel tank. I’ve ridden into small communities where the town generator was out of service and fuel was unavailable. Make sleeping arrangements well in advance, take extra bug dope and try not to smile to much mosquitoes 🦟 don’t taste yucky

Grub

10.22.2020

Advice for First Time Riders

Group Rides/Practice
You can not practice to much as long as you are practicing correctly. Also, I recommend to students to stay away from group rides until they get some saddle time and if they do join in a group ride to get as close to the front as possible so that they can stay at a more steady speed and not constantly accelerating and braking as the group does the accordion affect down the road.

Gringgo

10.18.2020

Advice for First Time Riders

Riding Course
I always encourage anyone that asks about riding or buying a motorcycle to attend a riding course. I've personally taken several myself and took one to get my motorcycle endorsement before purchasing my first motorcycle. It is certainly money well spent.

Carol

10.14.2020

Advice for First Time Riders

Ride Your Own Ride
Good article. Just wanted to add a couple things... Many times new riders want to ride with friends. But that can be dangerous too if you have to push yourself to keep up. Always Ride Your Own Ride which means ride at your speed and level of competence. Practice, practice, practice! Keep developing your skills no matter if you are a newbie or very competent rider. And, especially practice emergency braking and avoidance maneuvering because you do not want to be in an emergency situation where you have to do this and you have never practiced it and understand how your bike will respond.

Carol

10.14.2020

Rick's Reviews Ep. 19: Goldstrike 3-Way Adjustable Highway Pegs

What is over 40 positions?
The description says with over 40 positions... but not sure what that means. I watched the video but still did not explain this. I have the new Gold Wing and I am a small female rider with only my toes touching the ground. I need to make sure that I can comfortably reach and rest my legs on the highway pegs.

Carol

10.14.2020

7 Budget-Friendly Gold Wing Accessories You Gotta Have

Air Horn... is it really necessary?
My 2019 Gold Wing already has a very loud horn. I could not imagine a horn 3 times louder... it would scare me to use it, lol. I could use this horn on some of my other motorcycles but do not need on my new Gold Wing.

Honda and Harley

09.30.2020

Ride America: Alaska

Inspiring!
Living on the East Coast, the thought of riding to Alaska is a bit daunting. But this article inspires me to add this to my bucket list!

Steve

09.29.2020

Rick's Reviews Ep. 19: Goldstrike 3-Way Adjustable Highway Pegs

Goldstrike™ 3-Way Adjustable Highway Peg
I had purchased Rivco's foot pegs at Wing Ding 2018 for my then brand new DCT. Since I am only 5'6 I found that even with them in the full back position my legs were fully extended and the boots would still slip off. I am sure they would be satisfactory for someone taller than 5'9 or so. So last month I bought Ciro Goldstrike's adjustable highway pegs. Installed them in about an hour and a half and left for a 12,000 mile Four Corners of America Tour. What a difference! My legs are comfortably relaxed and slightly bent, the foot pads (not pegs) are rubber and boots do not slip off and they are slightly bent backward making a more comfortable placement. They easily fold up out of the way when parked close to my 2005 Gold Wing in my garage. What else can I say.....Love them!

Honda and Harley

09.29.2020

Rick's Reviews Ep. 18: Corbin Heated Saddle for 2018+ Gold Wing

To each his own
I have had Mustang seats in the past and did the Wingsoft update on my stock 2018 GW Tour seat. This review inspired me to order the Corbin from Wingstuff. I find that the Corbin seat gives me just the right amount of support and padding that makes me smile, mile after mile. So to each his own. Not everyone likes a Corbin but Corbin was the right choice for me!

Carole

09.14.2020

Ride America: Alaska

Trip of a lifetime
My hubby rode his 2012 goldwing to Alaska several years ago and said he could do the trip every year. He drove up the Alaskan Highway to Dawson City. Drove the Top of the World Highway (around 150 miles of gravel) overlooking the treetops into Chicken. Traveled every road in Alaska, including the Dalton all the way to Purdue Bay. What a fun time and great adventure he had. It's a bucket list must for everyone.

THE PUNISHER

08.16.2020

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Agile, nimble & quick!
I live in southern California and have some of the best weather and mountain roads (twisties) that any sport bike rider would dream of. I purchase the 2019 Goldwing DCT (Not the Touring model) and learned this bike is a 6 cylinder behemoth that eats up the twisties to my amazement seeing though it is a 800+ bike. Agile, nimble & quick = Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

Frank & Carlene

08.09.2020

Rick's Reviews Ep. 18: Corbin Heated Saddle for 2018+ Gold Wing

Russell Day Long Saddle is the way to go!
When I ordered my new 2012 Goldwing, the very first thing I did was bring it home, remove the seat and ship it out to Russell Day Long Saddles in CA. But prior to removing the seat, Russell requested pics of my wife & I seated on the bike. So our son snapped away. They also requested our height, weight, body measurements, and to list any ailments. For me I have two artificial hips, two artificial knees, and severe back pain issues. I’m also very tall so my knees were pressed into the fairing. There was no way I was going to be able to ride comfortably, that’s for sure! About 3 weeks later we got our seat back. All I can say is WOW! Russell hit the nail on the head! The seat moved me back and up, so no more knees into the fairing. It also gave my wife more room. BUT the best part of it all, it literally feels like you’re sitting in a recliner going down the highway! On average, we used to ride 100 miles or less because of the pain I’d be in. Now with the Russell seat we can do & have done 500 + miles a day! My wife has actually fallen asleep on some rides, YES ITS THAT COMFORTABLE! It was by far the BEST investment we made on our bike. We’ve had other bikers inquire about the seat on some of our excursions, and as soon as they would sit on it, their reaction was wow, I’m getting myself one of these! The difference is the seat is custom built to fit YOU,AND YOUR WIFE! It’s not a generic one size fits all. They do allow you to return the seat for I believe three adjustments, but I never had to return mine. It was PERFECT! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND RUSSELL DAY LONG SADDLES!

michael

07.22.2020

Rick's Reviews Ep. 18: Corbin Heated Saddle for 2018+ Gold Wing

corbin seat
have one on my 2014, seat has never worked, Corbin said it's my bike not putting enough amps out, but my factory seat,passanger back rest, grips all work fine, Corbin has never worked, $1300.00 bucks, and they want fix it. Backrest i hate it, never stays in place. I do like the seat though, rides great. wish everything else worked.. will never buy a Corbin again.. Mike at Corbin said I needed to have Honda look at my bike.. and stopped answering any more questions..

John

07.21.2020

Rick's Reviews Ep. 18: Corbin Heated Saddle for 2018+ Gold Wing

$1500 down the drain
I put a Corbin seat on my 95 GL 1500. It looked fantastic but I could never get that seat to ‘break in’ in 10 years. It remained as stiff as a board. I ended up buying an air soft pad to place on the seat. I should have looked elsewhere.

RANDY

07.19.2020

Road Trip Mistakes - 5 Errors You Might Make On Your Next Trip

Too much focus on the destination
As the kids were growing up, my wife and I never took overnight trips on the motorcycle. I had taken some buddy trips during this time. Our first big trip together was out on Route 6 in Pennsylvania to “the Pocanos”. When we were stopped at the Kinzua Trestle Bridge, we spoke to other bikers who were at this destination. My wife kept nudging me and looking at me with that “it’s time to go” look on her face. We picked up a lot of valuable local touring information from them. We saw quite a few things that we would have missed had we not stopped to talk with this group. When we got home, she really realized that the journey is equally as (or more) important than the destination.

RANDY

07.19.2020

Road Trip Mistakes - 5 Errors You Might Make On Your Next Trip

Traveling with a group
Great comments in this section of article. When we used to ride with our GWRRA Chapter, you knew how everyone rode, what their idiosyncrasies were. No problem for a 3 /4 day trip. We committed to a trip with another group of 14 bikes. Very nice people, but not much on safety or group riding experience. I knew we were in trouble when the leader tried to start ride with all 14 bikes at once onto a freeway in major city suburb at 4pm on Friday afternoon. After we all got back together in a parking lot 10 miles down the freeway, we split into two groups with our closest friends leading one group and us tail gunning. The rest of the trip didn’t go well. Two bikes down in separate accidents. Both cases were people riding way above their skill levels. Thankfully nobody died, but they were pretty bad one bike accidents. Two main takeaways; - ride your own ride at YOUR skill level - keep the group in front of you where you can keep an eye on every one. Hope this helps!!

RANDY

07.19.2020

Road Trip Mistakes - 5 Errors You Might Make On Your Next Trip

Too Much Stuff
We’ve gone from a 2002 with a pull behind trailer, to a 2014 Ultra Limited to a 2018 Goldwing Tour and taken cross country jaunts on all three. What works best for us is; Wife gets trunk, I get trunk bag, rain gear, extra pair of jeans and half cover in one saddle and miscellaneous for other. We keep downsizing storage, but always seem to have enough room. It takes a while to convince yourself that you DO have enough room, but you do.

Indadman

07.18.2020

Road Trip Mistakes - 5 Errors You Might Make On Your Next Trip

Great Article
I would comment on two things: 1. Leave any destination deadlines behind. Live in the moment! 2. Good summer gear can be washed in a sink, rolled up and squeezed in a towel, and then hung up over night...and be ready to wear in the morning. This technique really helps to limit the packing issue.

CARL

07.17.2020

Road Trip Mistakes - 5 Errors You Might Make On Your Next Trip

Stuff Bags
I have found stuff bags, the kind that back packers use to be a great tool for packing in compact places, like your Wing, especially if you have a 2018+ that Honda forgot to put storage on. I can fit 3 days worth of everything that I need except for Levis in a small stuff bag. Give them a whirl and let me know how it works for you.

GgrizzlyBare

07.17.2020

Road Trip Mistakes - 5 Errors You Might Make On Your Next Trip

The Great Grand Canyon!!!
First of June 2018, Oh what a trip this is going to be. Two week trip clear around the Grand Canyon. Start in Boise Idaho on my new 2018 Wing. Packed to the hilt. Everything stuffed to the brim, Including the huge bag on the trunk and the back pack that my wife had stuffed with more clothes between us. You know its going to be cold??? Full riding gear for both of us. And it was pretty chilly the first couple days. from Boise down to Salt Lake, Bryce canyon, Grand staircase, North rim grand Canyon, Lake Powell. Already getting to hot. Mail a box of clothing home.$50 Then we started heading South. Why did we bring all this cold weather gear? And where are we going to put all the nicknacks? Another package going home at least another $50. By the time we stopped at the West Rim of the grand Canyon we were over full again. but we decided we were just not going to buy any more stuff. Still to many clothes. Making it over and through Vegas the weather changed from really warm to oh my its 115 out here. Good thing we have a thing about riding geared up. Cuz there was no place to put it. It was a great trip though. Around 2000 miles and 2 weeks. Guys if she says I need, Be prepared to over pack!!!!!

Paul

07.17.2020

Road Trip Mistakes - 5 Errors You Might Make On Your Next Trip

Negative packing
I never throw away any article of clothing when it starts getting ratty, I always put it away and save it for my next road trip. I pack all the old clothes and wear then on the trip and then discard them at the end of the day. By the time I get home, I will have no clothes in my bags, maybe a souvenir or two but no dirty clothes. Your load gets a little bit light each day.

Eric

07.17.2020

Road Trip Mistakes - 5 Errors You Might Make On Your Next Trip

Duffle bag
I've found that if I stuff a duffle bag full of softer stuff, I can strap it on to the rear seat, mainly so I have something to lean against on that long trip, like the 8,200 mile trip from L.A. to North Carolina last September. It also frees up trunk space. I had enough room for a tent, sleeping bag, and a gallon of gas, just in case. Luckily, I didn't need any of those 3. When stopping at a restaurant, I can keep an eye on that bag, or take it in with me. Another important one, especially through hot areas is a cup holder. I can't tell you how many times I filled it with McDonald's ice coffee. BTW, I had a perfect trip there and back.

Russell

07.03.2020

How-To Do An Oil Change On The 2018+ Gold Wing DCT

Change your own oil
Why take your bike to a dealer with the money you pay the dealer you could buy Fred’s videos and still be paying less then you would pay your dealer to change it.. Fred’s videos have taught me so much and have saved me hundreds if not thousands of $$

Russell

07.03.2020

How To Install Muth Signal Mirrors on the 2018+ Gold Wing

Installed
I installed the Muth Mirrors using Fred’s video. Fred once again made it so easy. Fred has saved me so much $$ with his videos and has made working on my bike so much easier and fun. And I have learned so much with his videos. Thanks Fred,

- No Alias -

06.30.2020

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

No problems ar all
After not riding for several years I' ve followed mg dreams and bought a 2005 Goldwing. It' s an easy to ride machine. The only struggle there can be is riding and turning at slow speed. This will learn quickly I enjoy my Goldwing every time again.

Gary

06.24.2020

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

Stop the whining
My 2018 has enough storage for a week long trip. 3 days for each of us in the saddle bags. Electronics and such in the trunk and a dry bag with rain jackets and a rotopak 1 gal can on a hitch rack. Have made 2 long trips this way and no problems. Still avg around 44-45 mpg depending on winds and hills that could reduce it some but expected. Would love a bigger trunk but only for 2 modular helmets to fit in when around town F4 windshield was a great addition for last 1300 mile trek as we hit snow rain and hail and it worked lime a champ. 2020 would be out just based on color availability. A better “glovebox” button would be nice to see along with the preinstalled sat radio antenna which was a bitch to install. Newer isnt always better but this bike from 2018 does its job just fine as im sure the 2020 will.

- No Alias -

06.20.2020

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

2018 dct tour
Just added a Russell Day long saddle and a larger windshield and the bike is perfect.I have 50 years on motorcycles and this bike is as nice as any I have ever riden.The best streetbike by a country mile.The saddle and the new mini floorboards make the bike so much better,Honda is a few steps from perfection.

Carole

05.16.2020

How To Install Homelink on the 2018+ Gold Wing

Way easier than Honda instructions
These instructions are way easier than the instructions Honda has. I'm sure the dealer knew all these shortcuts but still charge people the full installation labor.

Thunderbolt

05.13.2020

Introducing WingCast - A Podcast About All Things Gold Wing & More

My First Bike
Hi Rick, Just listened to the Wing cast and enjoyed it. I have a great story of getting my first motorcycle back in 1974. It's too much to write but I'd share it with you on a short call if you'd like (just a few minutes) and if you invite guests on the cast I'd love to share it. Everyone I tell gets a big laugh out of it. I thank you for your site and order from it as often as my wife lets me ( she gets jealous when I buy stuff for Bluebell). Best regards, Peter Costen aka Thunderbolt

Jeff

05.06.2020

Two Brothers Comp-S Dual Slip-Ons Install Highlight + Sound Clips

Sounds Aggressive
From the video clip, it sounds pretty aggressive for a Gold Wing. This may be just the ticket for those that want a little more bite from the exhaust note. However, most GW riders already think the 2018+ models are a bit loud already for a refined touring model. Two Bros keeps all the chrome covers intact, smart move.

Securitybob

05.06.2020

Two Brothers Comp-S Dual Slip-Ons Install Highlight + Sound Clips

Why New Muffler?
Other than the sound and a thousand dollars, plus install labor, what are the performance benefits for changing out the exhaust. I see nothing in the videos or description about the performance benefits other than trying to sound like a Harley. I would think on WingStuff and the manufacturers web site all would be proud to display some dynamometer performance specifications on any power improvement, if any, or are they just ascetics, (Harley sound) and that is ok, but not for thousand plus install labor. Just asking? Thanks R B Orlando, Fl

- No Alias -

04.17.2020

Honda's 2020 Gold Wing Updates 8 Months Later

CB Radio - changes between 18/19/20?
Have there been any changes to the CB radio (hardware or firmware) for the 2020 model year? I have a specific problem with receive volume on my 2019 Tour/manual that wasn't affected by the 2019 audio system update. Haven't been able to apply the 2020 update yet. Sometimes I wonder if I was the only one who bought the CB...

Doug

03.31.2020

Rollin' with Rick - Season 1 Episode 4 - Bruce Baker of Baker Built

ROLLIN WITH Rick - BAKER BUILT EPISODE
Awesome! Just watched Mr Bakers story... my wife and I did Blue Ridge Parkway vacation! Didn’t know she’d like it. We’ve now take 4 Parkway trips.... Auto-train from Fla to Virginia and ride Skyline Drive and BR Parkway back to Florida! Also I had “wind wings” on my previous Goldwing and now Miss having them! In Feb. I saw my old Goldwing (a friend has it) and I took a pic of the wings to get the same ones! They are “AIR WINGS”!! Thank you Mr Baker!!! Great story.... Great wings... keep riding!!! I am going to try out you NAPPING” program next!!!!!

dj

02.29.2020

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

riding goldwing since 2003
I am 5'7 weighted 175 lbs or less when I bought my 2003. I never thought I could handle Goldwing till I test road it in 2003. It really is easier to handle than it looks 2nd one 2012, now 2019. I am very happy and comfortable with Goldwing. I change my own rear tire and putting it down or getting it back up is not a problem.

DJ

02.01.2020

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Riding a Wing
I currently owned 6 Wings and I find that my GL1000 is the easiest to ride and my GL1500 is the most difficult to ride. I know weight has a lot to do with slow-speed manuevering.

shapemaster

01.30.2020

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

Just ordered my new 2020 Gold Wing Matte Black
I purchased a 1999 Gold Wing in 2012, realized after 3 weeks I was not a Gold Wing kind of guy. Went back to a standard cruiser. Have owned many bikes before and since then. After test riding the new Gold Wing platform a 2018 at our local dealership, having just sold a 2018 BMW R1200 GS Adventure premium and many other bikes in 2019 I decided the new Wing was made for me. The lighter bike, no tour pack, the matte black and red highlights and motor components looks tougher, meaner, cooler and hotter than any Harley's or Indians and rides so much better. I ordered my new bike yesterday. The Harley and a nearly new Suzuki DR650 will be traded in. I'm keeping my brand new 2020 DR650 for dual sport hooligan work. The Wing will take me on some long distance tours and that's just fine by me. I'll feel like I'm on the baddest looking bike around too. Honda...….great job!

Road Rhino

01.05.2020

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Oversized sport bike
It handles like a dream, falls into curves like a sport bike, i can ride for 12 to 14 hours without thinking about it, Honda made the balance of this bike like no other bike I have been on before, doesn't take a lot of strength to stand up from side stand, when riding in the mountains, you forget it ways 900 pounds until you stop for the night, has been easy to ride from day one and can't imagine riding anything else.

- No Alias -

12.20.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

Interested in the updated DCT software
I purchased my 2018 DCT Touring 2 month ago and I'm in love with this bike. I also got a pretty good discount for it. I'm interested in that updated DCT software update the 2020 has. The only minor complaint I have with the DCT is the herky jerky downshifts comming to stop, only happens when I'm hard on the brakes. I hope this software update can be added to my 2018, but will see when theses 2020 hit the stores.

James C

11.15.2019

Horizon SST Helibars for 2018+ Gold Wing Installation Video

Instruction need to be clearer
How did you decide where the line on the left grip goes? How long should it be to get the grip in the correct place??? I hope that the instructions that come with the bar kit is a little more explicit. But it was all in all a good video. and will make a good reference video once you start the install.

Arch

11.07.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

Nice lookin', but not thanks
Agree with other comments about down-sized storage starting in 2018. Bought my 2004 (1st 'wing) and 2010 (2nd 'wing) because of the storage capability. Just had a CSC Viper conversion installed and even though the 2018/19/20 look nice, have some good features (Apple Play) and also look good with a trike kit, still like the look of the 2001 - 2017 better. Will be sticking with my 1st Gen for the foreseeable future.

Coffeehound

10.29.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

Keeping my '15...
I just don't like the look, the smaller windshield or the reduced storage. If this were the option when I bought my '15, I'd probably have gone with the Beemer... While the electronic controls have improved substantially, the rest of the bike just doesn't appeal to this aging anachronism. Of course, Honda had someone else in mind when they downgraded to this model.

Angelo

10.29.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

Buy a new one its amazing!!
Okay boys and girls pay attention please. Have you ridden a 2018 wing or 19?? If not you don't know what your missing! For me that first ride was all it took. Traded in my 2013 in 3 days for a 2018 tour 6 speed. This bike is absolutely the nicest most comfortable bike on the road. I don't give a hoot about cargo space . Buy a rack for the trunk and bag it up , you fool's!! I have ridden so many bikes in my 58 years and none ever this sweet!! The new ones look awesome and I love the flat black! Black wheels too ? Hell ya!! Anyways you owe your self a ride on the new ones . The suspension is amazing and so is the mpg. I have had so many people compliment me on this bike and even those dumb idiot HD folks. What are they thinking??? Can those terds take their hands off the bars at 130 mph with the cruise on ?? I can!! I have spanked many HD's with this wing and my 2013 but hey that's easy. It's time for all of you lookers to become a owner! You won't be sorry!!

James C

10.29.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

THE 2020 GOLDWING
Well looks as if they might be heading in the right direction, But what about a touch screen on the GPS take hours to find a location with the way they have been doing it. Why in the world would you ever reduce the size of the bags and top case??? It is a TOURING bike right. I ride for weeks and months at a time and would like to not have to do laundry every other day, I am here to ride not wash clothes. I had a 2004 put over 200 thousand miles on her and loved every minute, always had enough room for everything I needed including a second pair of size 14 shoes. I now have a 2017 Like it a lot but much preferred the 04, no real reason just the way it fit. Will not consider an other wing until they come to their senses and increase the bags and top case. Also why dose it take so many different colors of paint to paint a wing. My 17 is red but has black on the rear fender, saddle bags front forks etc. Don't forget the three of four different colors of silver as well. Reminds me of the Element when it first came out. I hope they will make it android friendly at some point, why do I need an I phone to use all the things available on the wing?? Keep trying guys you might get back to a real tour yet. thanks for reading... James

Ellary

10.29.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

Android Auto
Waiting for Android Auto support. Won't buy until that's available. My 2001 GL1800A has 240,000 miles and still running.

Doug

10.29.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

No red and black, please
I think the white is beautiful but the red and black is way too busy. The upgrades are good.

- No Alias -

10.29.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

Rear Seat Grab Rails
Anyone know when the new grabs rails will be available to purchase? The wife loves the 2018 Tour we just purchased but hates the grab rails.

Michael

10.29.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

I'll wait to see what the next upgrade brings - Fairing and Luggage capacity maybe?
Not sure if Max McAllister is going to be chuckling to himself today or cursing given that it looks like Honda have begun to address many of the shortcomings that Max has identified on the 2018 and manufactured upgrades for. Also, can't wait for Cruiseman's Garage Vlog on how great the new model is when he gets one compared to the 2018 he's been banging on about for the last 18 months. That's going to be hilarious. I'm still keeping my 2004. 3,000 miles around Italy last year and 2500 around France, Spain and Portugal this year, with full fairing protection and an luggage capacity, HyperPro upgrade front and rear, fork brace, 0-25 rear preload, TomTom satnav on my phone and AutoCom wired connectivity which always picks up from where it left off. Just can't justify shelling out over $20,000 to swap my 2004 in for a 2018/2020 and it's interesting over here in the UK how 2016/2017 models are holding there values even more than normal.

Phillip

10.29.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

2020 updates
I agree with other posts, Honda needs to come out with a touring package with bigger bags and trunk! We all buy the Goldwing to be able to pack everything and go. The new bike is not as comfortable as my 2007, the seat for driver nor passenger is as comfortable as mine. If this is the future of the Goldwing I will be looking elsewhere for my next bike!

Bowman

10.28.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

Performance
Have they bumped up the speed limiter or is it still limited to 112 mph? It's a good looking bike but as long as its slower than my 2016 I'll have to stick with the older one.

- No Alias -

10.28.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

2020 goldwing
Why can't you get rid of the black strips on the wind shield that work the automatic up&down? Could they be made out of the same thing as the windshield so they don't stand out in rider's view or put them lower and on the side ? I would like to see less black pipes. Is all the blacked out stuff what you think all the young riders want? At least offer it both ways on each color. I would also like to see a larger trunk and saddle bags. I am sure I am not the first to ask for this. I have a 2015 with 100,000 miles and I love it. I plan to keep to 200'000 mi. Maybe there will be some up grades by then. Thanks for listening.

Christopher

10.28.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

2020 wing
I think they made some improvements and did somethings they should have done from the start. The colors while not all that different is an improvement. The air bag looks good. Not sure how much I like the white with the black out effects and pin strips the black GW looks good with red accents. Fog lights should have been standard as well as the usb homelink and passengers armrest extensions for the price of the bike. But overall it’s a great bike they are headed in the riding direction.

Smitty

10.28.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

2020 Tour
Love the Metallic/Gray & the new grab handles but for that price my 2018 will be with me for some time. Looks like they still haven't upgraded the windshield yet so the buffering is probably still there.

Hicks

10.28.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

Stunning
Wife was disappointed in lack of colors, but I reminded her I know a spray painter, loving the connectivity on the new units, but love my 2002 model at the moment.

- No Alias -

10.28.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

3rd Gen
They need to offer a Tour Max (or something) option and bring back the 150 liters of storage. Cutting the storage on a touring bike by 30% was just stupid. I'll keep my '12.

Robfree52

10.28.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

Beautiful bike
I test rode the 2018. Loved the DCT, and new control features. Don’t like the wind hitting me due to smaller cowling or lack of luggage space. Can’t carry necessary baggage for trips. If 2020 is same, I’ll stick with my ‘06.

Marc

10.28.2019

New 2020 Gold Wings Announced

2020 Models
Good information; clear and concise, sounds like Honda has responded and corrected or improved issues. Beautiful bike, just not interested in replacing my 2004...just like a Timex, she takes a licken and keeps on ticken...215,000. Plus, pretty soon I can get those historic plates.

TOM

10.28.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

2018 Goldwing First wing and its a dct
i have had this GW for just over a year this week, had and HD , just was not my ride. i have been riding sport bikes all my life, and had been drag racing motorcycles also the new gw with the dct as got me . it will handle what ever i want to do twisties , strait line, now the top end could be more but maybe its time for me to slow down and see the sights hoping to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway this spring , see YA down the road

AV

10.14.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Im happy, as a kid with a new toy!!
This is my third GW, the first one was a 94, 1200cc special edition, the second one a 97, 1500 cc, then i left the wings for a while, my last motorcycle was an st 1300, i was little afraid to take again the GW, cause the st maniouvers and feels like a bicicle with testosterone and i remembered the wing as a heavy and wide motorcycle, this goldwing is the best, its not heavy is more maneuverable as i remembered more storage area, more confortable my wife is happy and let me say im too!!, its like a bicicle with a mix of testosterone, red bull and weed!!!!

mepa76

10.12.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Great Bike
I agree with starting on a small bike and also attending a motorcycle safety course . Slow speeds can be a bit of a problem but once your up to speed it handles great and the ride is comfortable

?

10.05.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Press the button!
Easy answer...Get on, press the starter and ride it like you stole it....I'm not kidding. These modern bikes practically won't let you do anything really stupid because the 'computer' won't allow it......

- No Alias -

10.04.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

I almost forget what I'm riding.
I have ridden motorcycles off and on for 20 years. I had 3 previous bikes. I've not ridden much in the past 15 years or so, just too busy with raising 7 kids. Most are grown or about grown now, so I bought a 2006 Goldwing this summer. I still can't justify a new one that costs more than the cars I own, and honestly, I'm sad they shrunk them down. They tried to convert them from a luxury tourer into a sport tourer. If I wanted a sport tourer I'd go for a Yamaha FJ1300. At 140HP, it's a real sport tourer. At any rate, my main concern was that I'm only 5'8. I was worried about the seat height. After sitting on it, I found I can flat foot it if I'm standing up. Sitting down and back on seat I can only get balls of feet down. I had a friend ride it home from the previous owners house (about 3 hours away) because I drove the car there AND I was intimidated to get on it right away. It's 400lbs and 1200cc bigger than any bike I ever owned or rode! After just a couple of short rides, I began to feel comfortable after I was moving. Slow speed still scared me a bit. Mostly nervous about dropping while stopping. (The bike only had 24,000 miles and not a single mark on it!) I started to have a new problem, on the twisty roads, I wanted to start pushing it harder. I felt like I was on my sporty, zippy old 600cc naked Radian, which was only around 400+ pounds. Many times, I have to remember I'm on a VERY big bike that I don't want to wreck because it's the nicest bike by far I've ever owned. I have dragged a peg or two since, but maintain a healthy respect for this machine. I'm honest with myself and am a safe rider, with not desire to ride above my level. In the right hands, I can imagine this bike could be really impressive performance wise.

Joaquin

10.03.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Alaska trip
I logged a 7000 mile Alaska trip on a 2010 GL1800, while pulling a trailer.. At the time I barely had 1000 miles worth of riding experience on a Goldwing and 30 years since i last rode a bike.,. I learned a lot about the bike, how it handles, the caveat spots, and what not to do.. I considered my self fairly seasoned now on the Goldwing.. I forgot to mention we also rode in the rain for two days; white knuckle nail biting experience.. One of the key things to take into account on a goldwing is try to look ahead on how to react in situations.. Try not to back out, don't take tight turns or lean at low speed, use your front brake more than your rear one, give yourself plenty of room to turn from a stop.. Always wear a helmet Try not to creep at low speeds, specially with a passenger on the back, you can lose your balance and tip the bike.. After handling the nearly 1K lbs 2010 goldwing, the new 2019 100 lbs lighter model should be a breeze.. Looking forward to owning one

KC

10.03.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

2018 Goldwing, fun to ride...
I've ridden since I was 14, dirt bikes till I was old enough to buy a car. After a 25 year break I had a Honda 750 Sprit, nice bike to start out on. Then I had a 2008 Goldwing, what a great bike, road it over a 100,000 miles and what a great touring bike. Then the 2018 Goldwing DCT Tour, best bike ever, it's fun, fast and easy to handle, almost like a toy compared to the last generation Wing. After ridding the DCT 25,000 the first year I know it is by far the easiest bike you'll ever ride. Safe Journeys, KC.

patrick

10.03.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Not as easy as it sounds.
Easy to forget how most of us started with the Goldwing. I stopped riding for 15 years then bought a Goldwing and went back ridding. My first test ride before I bought a 1500 was very scary and both feet all way along. I couldn't ride it back home, I went back with a trailer and took it home. I practiced around the block for a few days and yet again almost gave up. My only thought was people over 70 can ride it, sure I can. My first small trip out of the block was even scarier, I couldn't manage to turn around until I found a roundabout big enough to make the turn. I got back home wondering if I bought the right thing. But after a while, it becomes better, took me about three months to conquer my ride. I am now riding for 3 years, bought an 1800 and love it, but I never forget how I started, I am glad I didn't give up. Love the Gold

Ted

10.02.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Great balance and low center of gravity make the difference
The Gold Wing is not for beginners but if you have some time in the saddle it is a great bike. I have had a number of motorcycles throughout the years and my most recent one was a Harley Road Glide CVO. I find what makes the Gold Wing great is the liquid cooled motor and a much lower center of gravity than the Harley. That is why so many of the comments relate to the bike as a sport bike, with the lower center of gravity it handles like a dream in the turns. I was recently in the North Carolina mountains with some fellow bikers on their Harley's. They could not keep up with the Gold Wing on the mountain roads and after a day of riding I was still ready to go. With all the features on the 2018 GW, it surpasses the top of the line Harley's at every level, for a much lower price. After 7 years of owning the Harley and over $14,000 in warranty work on the bike, I am very happy to be the owner of a low maintenance motorcycle. I believe this to be the best overall motorcycle in the touring class.

Ray

10.02.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

New Gold Wing, How to ride....
The 2018 Honda Gold Wing is the easiest Gold Wing to ride. However, if you didn't ride a heavy MC before (1000 cc +) don't start with a Gold Wing. Its big engine and huge momentum is something, a new Tour-MC Biker will be surprised of. Especially the Sport Automatik-Mode is something, which you shouldn't touch. It's difficult to anticipate the gear, the electronic decides to choose and out of a sudden the bike jumps forward. Even for experienced GW-Bikers this mode is, sorry to say, crab. But in general, for me the new GW is the best Tour-Bike ever on the market.

wingrider12

10.02.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Just Wing It
Love my 2012 wing. you will ride longer and more often when you get one. Our short weekend rides are between 400 and 600 miles. The great thing is the bike will not beat you up on the ride. Just remember, always watch for cars and other dangers, wet grass and leaves, etc. RIDE LONG AND SAFE.

- No Alias -

10.02.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

My first Goldwing
I have the 2018 Goldwing DCT. My first Wing. I love it!! I hate manual shifting so for the last 15 years I have ridden scooters. My last was a 650 Susukie Burgman , a fantastic scooter with CVT. I am amazed how few motorcyclists have never ridden an automatic transmission!. You are so missing out on the advantage of AT. Check out the reviews of the Goldwing DCT which may help you decide which is best for you. I prefer the Suzuki Continuous Variable Transmission. The Goldwing dual clutch 7 speed is really good but not as good the CVT. Why? Because you never felt the shift. The DC is rather clunky. The good thing is that you have paddle shifters to adjust the gears. I use this all the time. This was never needed on the CVT.

Jimjnase

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Riding a Goldwing
The goldwing has been my fantasy since working in high school for a retired guy that had one, when I bought my first one I had been through many different bikes I was 50 when I bought my first Wing the same week the wife and I rode from South Carolina to Americade in upstate NY loved the trip the handling was superb tracks like a sport bike, once you get one you won't want to ride anything else

- No Alias -

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Proper technique
The bike is too big to be sloppy with your technique. All that stuff they teach in rider training about counter steering, braking before the corner, power out of the apex, where to put your eyes really comes to life on a big bike. Regardless of how big or strong you are, you're not going to be able to butt clench or throw your shoulders or balance around with this bike like you can on smaller ones. However, you apply proper technique and you will be well rewarded and soon find out why they call this a 900 lb sport bike.

Monty Python

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

GL1800 Trike option
When I was younger I road small bikes up to 175 cc. I have polio, but found these bikes somewhat easy to ride even with the disability. Got married in 1973, had my 175 Honda, but quickly found it too small for both of us. Sold the bike in 1976 due to lack of use. Fast forward a few years of not owning a bike, Purchased a 2003 GL1800 Trike with a 2014 California Side Car conversion in October of 2018. We had a Pingle electric shifter added to offset the polio. Didn't ride much over the winter (we live in Minnesota), but started riding a lot when the weather warmed up. We really like the Trike. It is easy to ride and won't tip over at a stop sign. If you are able bodied and want to ride on 2 wheels, I would say to go for it, but if you have any doubts about keeping a GL1800 upright, test ride a Trike and see for yourself how fun it is not needing to fight gravity at a stop sign.

Filterman

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Our Two-Wheeled Convertible
We started in 1991 on a Yamaha 750 Shriners bike. A great friend made the 'mistake' of trading bikes on a Saturday ride and we got to ride his '84 1200. It was all over but the crying so to speak. My wife, who broke her tailbone in HS gymnastics, told me if I wanted her to ride with me, I'd find one of these! Considered it done, and rode that machine until 2017 when I bought our 2005 30th Anniversary Edition 1800. We also decided after a recent 10-day ride that we needed to add long trip storage capacity, so enter a 2004 Bushtec trailer we're excited to try out this weekend! Next year - out west! Just remember, riding a motorcycle is the ultimate test in defensive driving. If you fail the test, you'll probably pay with your life. Never drink and ride, take safety classes, dress for the slide (and hope it never happens) and most of all enjoy the roads less traveled. The low center of gravity of this bike always makes it want to right itself, although the 1200 was a little more nimble probably due to less weight. Excellent power, design, comfort and engineering!

Lee

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Goldwing Confidence
Don’t let yourself become intimidated by all the Switches and buttons. You’re going to be enjoying the road, the ride, AND the Scenery more than you’ll have time to even think about them!!

Doug

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

How to ride a Goldwing
With respect. The most enjoyable motorcycle you will ride if you remember that. It handles much smaller than it looks which makes it easy to push your limit. Ride safe.

Murph

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Easier Than Some May Think
I purchased a new Gold Wing last Spring. I am one of those returning riders. I hadn't ridden a bike in 40 years when I rode a small Honda as my primary transportation back in the '70s. So, I took the MSF course and got my motorcycle endorsement. I then started riding all over my county. Later I added my wife on the back and we took several weekend trips to surrounding states. The bike is much easier to handle than you might expect for a 840 lb. bike. This is due to the very low center of gravity; the result of the 6 cylinder boxer type engine and the location of the fuel tank under the seat. Also, the Gold Wing has several throttle modes, so you can start in the ECON mode and you'll find the throttle response very smooth to help the learning curve if you need. I now have almost 8,000 miles on the bike this summer and I feel very comfortable on the bike. While I haven't had the need to pick up the bike, I don't think it would be a problem because of the before mentioned low center of gravity.

AAA

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Riding a Goldwing
It is very important that pilots have prior experiencies driving bikes before experimenting driving a Goldwing, eventough it is a very comfortable, powerfull and very soft to drive vehicle some experience it Will be needed mainly due to its weight when it is Park.

James C

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

It's the most incrediable bike you'll ever ride.
I am on my second Wing the first was a 2004 which I rode 197,000 miles and loved every one of them. The second one is a 2017 which I purchased a few months before the new one came out ( not really sorry about that). I have near 40,000 mile on this one and again I can not get enough of the ride. I go on a vacation and end up putting 6 or 7 thousand miles on just because I can not wait to ride again. I always plan on slowing down and taking more time to see the sights but the wing just wants to go and go. I think it might be possessed. I would recommend this bike to anyone that wants the very best touring bike ever built. They do seem very large when you stand back and look at them but just throw your leg over it and all of the sudden it is much smaller, start it up and go for a ride and you will feel like you just got a hold or a very fast comfortable sport bike. Once you start riding you will always wonder what the problem was with size. It is a little difficult to pick up if you drop it but it is not as bad as it might sound. Get one and just start riding it will be hard to stop. Be safe and have a great ride

gto man

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Goldwings
I’ve riden several motorcycles in my life 5 in fact 350 to a 900 then bought a 1500 wing what I ride. Then my life changed bought 2008 1800 what a difference without a doubt the best bike on the planet no other bike compares to it Honda keep up the great work

Seth

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Not so bad with experience
When I ride with friends on smaller bikes they always mention how I seem to throw my Wing around. I don't really think much of it, as I've built up motorcycle size over the years and have grown used to it after starting on a 400 some 25 years ago. The low-mounted motor and awesome suspension surely help, and as the comment above me says, it definitely rides smaller than it looks. I don't think it should be intimidating to someone considering it, but it should definitely be something taken very seriously IF that person is considering buying one.

Gary

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Easiest Bike I've ever ridden
When I first started to ride on highways my first street bike was a Virago 535 Yamaha which lasted a few months until I took my first long road trip of at that time about 200 miles. That was the end of the virago which I sold back to the Honda dealer who was a friend as well with the bike being in better shape than when I had purchased from him. I then purchased a 1994 Honda magna and went on to owning 4 of them. I manged to put 58,000.00 on the last one and then I purchased my first GL 1800 Goldwing. We drove over to Fayetville, Georgia where I picked it up from the original owner and rolled it out of his garage and fired it up and rode off that first time. That machine rolling at 2 Miles per hour turned into the lightest, nimblest bike I had ever ridden. I have owned 2 of them now and will purchase my 3rd in the near future while avoiding the 2018 models and up. 2017 models down to about 2002 models are the most comfortable and powerful touring bikes ever built and it's not even close with anything else out there. 2018-2020 models are big crotch rockets with saddle bags and a tiny trunk. Keep the Goldwing centered up between your legs until your rolling at 2 miles an hour or more and you'll find exactly what I found........ one of the easiest motorcycles to ride on the planet. I look forward to seeing you on one of me travels, Gary

Nigel

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Beware Of Cars
Always ride your Goldwing defensively. As large as it is, as bright as it may be, car drivers simply don't look out for bikes so keep that thought in your mind always whilst moving or approaching junctions.

DaveFromDenver

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

All other motorcycles seem trivial after you ride a Gold Wing
When you move up from any other motorcycle you will wonder why you didn't do it sooner. With all the criticisms of every bike, the Gold Wing is the king of touring motorcycling, the hall of fame of successful engineering and the absolute doormat of the marketing league. Seriously, try and find a Gold Wing T-shirt or hat... it is only here at Wingstuff!!!

Leonard

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Winging it
If your a motorcycle novice The goldwing is easier to ride than it looks. I'm 58 years old and have ridden My whole life. Starting out with a Mini bike and working my way up to the goldwing. I have had my 2010 Wing for 9 years I will never own another motorcycle besides a goldwing.

T

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Tom
I agree with starting out with a smaller bike and learning the proper way to ride then growing into the best bike on the road for touring, I started with a Suzuki 400, then a Honda 750 and then a V65 Magna, then a 1983 Goldwing, 07 Heritage Softail, now have been riding an 06 Wing for years [love it], my wife and I ride all over going to BLUE KNIGHT. LEMC gatherings. Ride With Pride

Ian

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Its easier than a lot of people think.
I have the latest generation Wing with DCT. I am proof that small people can ride a Wing with no trouble at all. I am 5' 6.5 tall and weigh in at about 150lbs. Riding one is really just a question of confidence and technique, not strength. I've had no problems at all with mine, even on the smaller roads and more confined spaces we have over here in the UK. It rolls on and off the main stand easily (on a level surface) and the walking modes pretty much negate the need for any reall manhandling. I actually find the Wing easier to handle than some of the big socalled adventure tourers. The Wing isn't a bike for beginners but anyone who is competent with any bike from medium sized upwards should have no problems riding one.

Brian

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

would rather have the capacity
Given the Wing is sold as a touring bike, I would rather have the extra gas, storage, and horse power of previous models: 2019 VS 2005 Spec 2019 2005 ------------------------------------------ gas tank(gal) 5.5 6.6 length (in) 101.4 103.7 seat height (in) 29.3 29.1 height (in) 61.2 57.3 width 36.4 37.2 wheelbase 66.7 66.6 horse power 97.85 118 LBS 833 792 Storage(Litres) 110 147 carry capacity 423 417

RANDY

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

I’ve had ‘em all (and they keep getting better)
Starting with a GL1100 Aspencade (how could it ever get better than this!) to an ‘18 Goldwing, this bike keeps getting better and better. The latest offering is amazing. I jumped off of a ‘14 HD Ultra Limited and into this bike. The low center of gravity and 150 less pounds then the Harley makes it a breeze in slow speed maneuvering....and let’s face it, when pulling up to a light and putting a foot down can be one life’s little surprises when on uneven ground. The bike basically rides itself thru the twisties and sweepers. With the 5 riding modes, it helps the non-familiar when in “economy or rain” mode with detuned acceleration. Note: better hold on in “sport” mode. All this while having the ability to chris-cross the country 2-up with 500 mile days when required.

Jerry

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Easy to Ride
I'm 5'7 and I have no problem riding the Wing, I've owned Yamaha, Harley's and Honda's and personally think the Gold Wing is the easiest and most comfortable ride out there...my wife agrees. To me balance is the key to everything. I own a 2018 touring and love it.

Miles

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Short rider
Haven’t sat on the new goldwing but previous versions are too tall for a 5’6” driver.. I’ve looked at the new one and it seems that it too is too tall..

Christopher

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Pleasantly surprising
I’ve been riding for awhile. Nothing like this mostly sport naked standard and cruisers. When I saw the 2018 wing I thought Now’s the time. This bike handle very well I don’t notice the weight, handles and feels more like a sport touring bike to me. I often have to remind myself I’m on a gold wing. If you ride now and don’t have one but are thinking about it. I can recommend you at less try it.

BIG NICK

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

GOLDWING B EASY TO RIDE
IM 63 RIDING SINCE 14. IVE OWNED 15 HARLEYS SINCE 1988. GOT A 2018 GW 2 MONTHS AGO. GOLDWING B 787 POUNDS AND LIGHT AS A FEATHER! IVE GOTTEN USED TO HEAVIER MCYS... SO... VERY EASY TO RIDE IN COMPARISON TO THE ROAD GLIDE AND ELECTRA GLIDES IVE OWNED IN THE PAST . STILL OWN 2017 FLTRU AND 1988 HERITAGE.. WING IS FAST AS CAN BE AND I CANT STAY OFF THIS MCY... A FUN AND EASY MCY RIDE IMO ...

kmesr9

10.01.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Bigger is Better!
I started out on dirt bikes, trials and enduro's as a kid. As an adult my fist street bike was a 650 Nighthawk. My second was a GL1200 and I rode that bike everywhere. I wanted something a little heavier and smoother so I tried a 1500 and 1800 but ultimately ended up getting a GL1800. The bottom line for me was I wanted more weight. To each his own but to me for longer trips the extra weight smooths out the ride. The only drawback as far as I'm concerned is it isn't as easy to handle on the gravel and dirt roads as my GL1200 was. I can live with that... :)

Larry

09.30.2019

How Difficult Is It To Ride A Gold Wing?

Rides Smaller Than It Looks
The GoldWing platform can be intimidating at first from behind the handlebars, but it rides smaller than it looks. It's very nimble for a 900-pound bike and is very spirited. It is also very much at home poking around the back roads of the country sides.

DKB

08.13.2019

Goldstrike 2018 Gold Wing Makeover Video

Where's The List!?
I agree with Tony & Morgoon- where is the list of products added? This is obviously a promotional video to show the cool products actually on a Gold Wing and hopefully sell more products- please make it easier for us to buy your products. Pictures of the items on the bike with the list would be even better (noticed while shopping not all the items have pictures of the product on the bike). I'm pretty sure your increase in sales will more then compensate for a little extra time showing and describing the items installed on the new Gold Wing.

Nicholas

08.13.2019

Rollin' with Rick - Lewis Preston of Electrical Connection - Season 1 Episode 1

2 Great Guys
Fantastic video of 2 Guys dedicated to the motorcycle community. I've met them both , and have done business with their companies. They're all about service to the customer. I ride a 2012 Goldwng and it is tricked out from nose to tail in Wingstuff stuff, and Electrical Connection Lighting. I have converted to LED everything on my wing. WHAT A HUGE IMPROVEMENT! Keep up doing what you guyz do. And Rick.... You need to make the trip to Americade next year and hang with the boyz!! that's it for now

D-Loe

08.09.2019

Introducing the New WingRewards Loyalty Program

Earn Wingstuff Money
Wingstuff is AMAZING! As a new customer and now part of the Wingstuff Family, I have earned over 6,000 points which allows me $20.00 of my next online purchase! Thanks Wingstuff you guys ROCK!!