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SE vs Aspencade

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:24 am



Not really looking for one (well not much) but what is the real difference between the GL1500SE and the Aspencade? Niether come with heated grips, no heated seats, no ABS, etc..
I see a lot for sale out there. Even more that the SE's thus it makes me wonder why.



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Re: SE vs Aspencade

Postby redial » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:34 am

There are three degrees of finish on the GL1500.
Interstate = entry level;
Aspencade = intermediate with more furnishings; and,
SE = (Special Equipment, I think) which has the more complete set of equipment.

There are differences in some of the colour schemes, but the mechanical specs are all the same. However, 1988 and 1989 are the initial release and are more closer to the later SE models. In different years, they did some changes, such as alternator, transmission. They all have their good points, and they all ride comfortably.
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Re: SE vs Aspencade

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:42 am

That's right, I forgot the Interstate but I figured that is was an entry-level bike.

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Re: SE vs Aspencade

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:49 am

Either way be it a GL1500 Interstate, Aspencade, SE or the GL1800 (with ABS), when buying a used one they are good deals out there to be had.

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Re: SE vs Aspencade

Postby redial » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:51 am

And if you wait until a cold spell in Autumn/Fall, then they can become cheaper.
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Re: SE vs Aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:54 am

The Interstate is the basic model, with few features and NO reverse.

The Aspencade added reverse and cruise control, among other things. You could add accessories like CB if you wanted.

The SE (special edition) is the top of the line. It includes the CB, rear spoiler light option, stereo upgrades (rear speakers) etc.

What was included on each model also changed from year to year. Later SE models had lighted handgrip controls whereas that was not available earlier on.

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Re: SE vs Aspencade

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:57 am

Really? I kinda figured that they'd be cheaper in the summer. Summer are for cruisers (which are pricy right now). Kind of like a convertible vs a sedan. Sedan being the Goldwing. ;)

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Re: SE vs Aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:12 am

c5cruiser wrote:Really? I kinda figured that they'd be cheaper in the summer. Summer are for cruisers (which are pricy right now). Kind of like a convertible vs a sedan. Sedan being the Goldwing. ;)


All motorcycles are cheaper in the fall - people have spent the summer riding, now don't want to have to deal with them/store them over the winter. Conversely, prices spike in the springtime as soon as the weather gets nice.

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Re: SE vs Aspencade

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:27 am

Thanks to all of you (and Cruisers Garage) I'm going to become an expert on Goldwings soon. :lol:

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Re: SE vs Aspencade

Postby made2care » Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:27 pm

I just bought a 97 1500 SE at a real bargain, but each situation is different. Generally speaking, I agree with what wingadmin said and makes sense. I just got very lucky, but then again only time will tell.




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