HONDA GOLD WING GL1800

1832cc | 116bhp | 740mm seat height (2001-10)

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Buying Bikes -

Dealer £7000-£13,000 Pri­vate £5000-£9000 This one 2003, 61,000 miles on mc­n­bikesfor­sale.com

This model was a rev­o­lu­tion com­pared to the ear­lier 1500, due to a new chas­sis that means you can use the en­gine hard. It’s an ut­terly bril­liant tour­ing bike with a splen­did en­gine, su­perb drive­abil­ity, match­less com­fort and de­cent fuel range (at last). Build qual­ity is su­perb and prices are rea­son­able, es­pe­cially af­ter Honda brought in some sur­plus US mar­ket bikes and sold them for eight grand.

Buyer be­ware It’s re­li­able, but cor­ro­sion can strike all the bits you can’t see. There’s no Blue­tooth, ABS only on later mod­els and cruise con­trol some­times de­lays be­fore cut­ting in. There can be prob­lems with elec­tron­i­cally ad­justable preload not ad­just­ing prop­erly. Post-2006 ma­chines got a sat­nav and a higher out­put al­ter­na­tor.

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