Price $6750.00 Price is plus sales tax, state tire tax, Doc, Dmv and Inspection fee.
This is a must see bike in great condition with all the bells and whistles. The owner had spent thousands of dollars in accessories and up keep. Please feel free to call Bret or Erik at Powersports of Vallejo with any question you may have. Financing may be available OAC.
Basically unchanged since 2001, the Gold Wing--winner of countless CW10 Best awards since 1976--uses a sohc flat-Six engine that made 103.9 creamy-smooth horsepower and 111.5 ft.-lbs. of torque when we last dynoed it. It's bolted into a sporty twin-spar aluminum frame that puts 66.4 inches in between the axles. Linked brakes (ABS is optional) slow things down and air-adjustable rear suspension (with non-adjustable fork) holds everything up. For 2006, Honda added optional packages, like GPS and cold-weather comfort for select models, and for 2008, it offers four new colors, including the disco-fabulous Pearl White I tested.
First impressions are lasting ones, and the 'Wing doesn't disappoint. The seat is supportive and spacious (and it stays that way for a long time--I didn't get sore for 1500 miles). The reach to the ground is reasonable, even for my 5-foot-6 frame, and the pegs are low. It's like an Aeron chair with 110-mph casters. The motor spools up quickly and the controls, although having an aircraft-cockpit-like appearance, are intuitively designed and easy to figure out, even without reading the 272-page manual (the GPS manual is another 156 pages).
It's also easy-handling. The steering is pleasantly neutral, and the whole bike feels light until you're railing along in a turn and the bike starts to wallow. "What a pig!" was my first reaction, and then I looked down at the speedo and saw a number well beyond the legal limit. The bike's handling prowess is not surprising: Honda's goal was to build a giant sportbike. Judging by the way the bike handles turns, flicks from side to side--yes, flicks--and lunges out of turns in top gear, I'd say big H did it.
But Honda also wanted a supreme tourer with ultimate wind protection, comfort and storage capacity. The adjustable screen and jumbo fairing create a quiet pocket of air for a wide range of riders, while great ergonomics make 800-mile days less torturous. Add to this the fact that there is 33-plus gallons of storage space that lets you take all your stuff with you. The sound system is very good--six speakers boomed out my favorite podcasts, letting me listen to 40 hours of Neil Conan and Terry Gross distortion-free even through a full-face helmet and earplugs. I also made good use of the weather band to avoid some gnarly summer thunderstorms.
Honda, Gold Wing, Goldwing, GL1800, GL1500