Gold Wing Crashes with No Damage
A couple weeks ago my wife and I went on a three day ride with the Local Minnesota Wings club to the southwest corner of WI. We were the only non-wing and well excepted by the group. I guess this could be a story worth telling by itself, but not why I'm posting this.
On the second day - 10 am, the ride leader collided with a four point buck. The details were quite astonishing, but most amazing is that the Gold Wind slide on it's side for a good 30 feet, then uprighted on it's own and continued to drive riderless into the ditch and up a small weedy embankment before falling over on it's side.
The women rushed over to the downed rider, while the men went to retrieve the bike. We got it back to the road and after inspecting it carefully, there was NO visible damage at all! The well placed crash bars had some scrapes on the bottom side that you could feel with you fingers, that's it.
I'm not about to trade in my LT, however I've got to say - way to go Honda. If this had been my bike, the tip over wing upfront hopefully would have offered some protection, but undoubtedly would have needed replacement. However the side case probably would have been mangled pretty bad, if not look like Willie Nelson's guitar.
By the way, although the rider couldn't finish the trip, he's alright.
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