HONDA GOLD WING GL1800
1832cc | 116bhp | 740mm seat height (2001-10)
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.