Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bossier City, LA, USA
Test Ride Today
I had some extra time and took a test ride on an Honda Gold Wing today. I have to say I was very surprised. Although it felt like I was riding a toy motorcycle, it was very smooth and nimble. The throttle was a lot easier to turn and the lower center of gravity was very noticeable. Of course, it didnít have the power at the higher speeds that my LT has, but it was quieter, and my girlfriend said she liked the back seat much better. But, to me it just seamed like a smaller bike; maybe a shorter wheelbase. I felt a bit cramped (Iím 6í and about 220 lbs.) and felt like I was sitting to low.
I guess thatís why thereís Chocolate and Vanilla, everyone has different tastes. But, it would be nice to have some of the features of the Wing on the LT.
What are your thoughts?
2000 Canyon Red K1200LT (new to me)
1980 Susuki 850GL (given to my brother)