Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Huntington, IN, USA
Re: Newbie Here
While an 1800 Gold Wing might not actually put you to sleep (it has a GREAT motor), there ARE other things to consider.....like comfort. We are all built just a little bit different and some things just fit an individual better than others. For me, the LT has good ergonomics that are similar to the H-D in one respect, the reach to the bars. Riding an 1800 Wing makes me feel like my hands are right above my knees and my elbows are at my side.....I REALLY appreciate being able to 'reach out' to the bars on the LT....feels more natural to me. Also, I think you may like having your feet below you rather than poking out in front per H-D doctrine. I always think of it as riding a thoroughbred.......ever seen a jockey, or even a cowboy, with his feet stuck out in front of him? Ergos are a very individual and subjective thing, the LT works lots better than either 1800 or 1500 Gold Wing for me and significantly better than an H-D bagger.
Individual results may vary.
'05 Dark Graphite LT - now
In the past......
Gold Wing, R100 GS P/D (I WILL get another GS!) FLHTCUI, ZX-10, CBX , Honda Turbo, Yamaha Venture , 2 Sportsters, Bultaco Astro, Bultaco Pursang , Montesa Capra, Maico 501, Sear Allstate 106
....and a bunch I have forgotten