2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels


Anything goes - doesn't fit any other category!
  • Sponsored Links
User avatar
thunderwing
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:05 pm
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A Aspencade
Contact:

2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby thunderwing » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:43 pm



http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2014 ... -112166242

Believe it or not, here it is the Gl1800 Quad, 4 wheel drivetrain, no doors or roof to keep within the spirit of a motorcycle and all that for $63K, a bag of shells!!!

Not my taste, and nowhere near what I budget for a goldwing 4wd. Get an escalade and put a Gl1800 badge on it and you'd have the same thing only an a/c compressor. LOL!

Seriously, this would work for somebody that needs the stability of such a bike and has the pockets to afford it.

God bless.

Scott


Scott & Laura
Ride, Ride, Ride!
1983 Aspencade Wineberry/Current Ride
1989 Gl1500 Wineberry/Former Ride-God I miss that machine.....
1983 GL650
1987 Yamaha Radian
Professional Videographer
[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/115373397

User avatar
khspe2
Posts: 23
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:08 pm
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ
Motorcycle: 1991 Gold Wing GL1500SE

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby khspe2 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:48 pm

Wow! Now let's make a stretch "limo" GL1800!

User avatar
themainviking
Posts: 2575
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:59 pm
Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2009 GL1800 AD

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby themainviking » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:50 am

Now, that would be impossible to drop, now wouldn't it. That is it's only saving grace, aside from it having a lot more pretty paint than a two wheel model, :lol:
It ain't about the destination - it's all about the journey

ImageImage

User avatar
Wingsconsin
Posts: 785
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:47 pm
Location: Sussex, Wisconsin (West of Milwaukee)
Motorcycle: 2002 GL1800 - Pearl Orange
1996 GL1500 Aspencade - Pearl Blue
1992 GL1500 Aspencade -Candy Red
1983 Suzuki GS850GL - Blue & Black
Contact:

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:29 am

I wonder if it has to be titled as a car ? or still as a motorcycle...
Three wheels is still a motorcycle as far as I know..but four ? :?
Postings are my opinions based on experience and acquired knowledge.
Your results may vary. Universal disclaimers apply.


Motorcycle Adventure Storys writen by me
http://neverlost-justexploring.blogspot.com/

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17045
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:32 pm

I think you would have difficulty getting it titled in some states as a motorcycle...or anything. Can't be a car, because it has no airbags and seatbelts. Can't be a motorcycle because it has more than three wheels.






User avatar
flogger
Posts: 370
Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:45 pm
Location: Indiana
Motorcycle: 1996 GL1500SE GoldWing
1983 GL650i SilverWing
1981 CB750C Custom
1981 CM400 (Newest Project)

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby flogger » Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:48 pm

Not that I would want one, but it does look kinda cool...
1996 GL1500SE GoldWing
1983 GL650i SilverWing
1981 CB750C Custom
1981 CM400 (project)

Image Image Image Image

User avatar
brettchallenger
Posts: 457
Joined: Sat May 29, 2010 11:03 am
Location: Driffield, the East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Motorcycle: 1978 Triumph Tiger TR7 (sold)
2000 Honda GL1500 SE
1985 MZ ETZ250 (a cold war special).

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby brettchallenger » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:05 pm

Why, on God's good earth, would someone do this to a motorcycle? From the back it looks like the dreadful fruit of a diseased mind, let loose on a VW Beetle. From the front, it is just monstrous - I can't find the words to describe this abomination. Who would spend $60k on this? Perhaps I am just getting very old.
The game's afoot;
Follow your spirit: and upon this charge,
Cry — God for Harry! England and Saint George!

User avatar
thunderwing
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:05 pm
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A Aspencade
Contact:

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby thunderwing » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:14 pm

You're not getting old.....people will do anything to enjoy a motorcycle, including doing this frankenstein treatment....it's just the way people are these days, willing to butcher beauty to fit their needs. For somebody that is handicapped and/or has problems with their leg and backs and has access to $$$ this works for them. I can't stand it, it's insanity at best to do this to a wing.
Scott & Laura
Ride, Ride, Ride!
1983 Aspencade Wineberry/Current Ride
1989 Gl1500 Wineberry/Former Ride-God I miss that machine.....
1983 GL650
1987 Yamaha Radian
Professional Videographer
[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/115373397

User avatar
brettchallenger
Posts: 457
Joined: Sat May 29, 2010 11:03 am
Location: Driffield, the East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Motorcycle: 1978 Triumph Tiger TR7 (sold)
2000 Honda GL1500 SE
1985 MZ ETZ250 (a cold war special).

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby brettchallenger » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:19 pm

The solution already exists for such people.

http://www.piaggioape.co.uk/
The game's afoot;
Follow your spirit: and upon this charge,
Cry — God for Harry! England and Saint George!

User avatar
thunderwing
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:05 pm
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A Aspencade
Contact:

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby thunderwing » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:24 pm

Yes you're right, but the MP3 500 would do it along the lines of the quad wing, less a wheel.....
http://www.piaggiousa.com/mp3/index.html#main
Scott & Laura
Ride, Ride, Ride!
1983 Aspencade Wineberry/Current Ride
1989 Gl1500 Wineberry/Former Ride-God I miss that machine.....
1983 GL650
1987 Yamaha Radian
Professional Videographer
[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/115373397

User avatar
brettchallenger
Posts: 457
Joined: Sat May 29, 2010 11:03 am
Location: Driffield, the East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Motorcycle: 1978 Triumph Tiger TR7 (sold)
2000 Honda GL1500 SE
1985 MZ ETZ250 (a cold war special).

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby brettchallenger » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:40 pm

Yes, very true. The featured "bike" is indeed a four wheeler. I suppose the Goldwing thing is a luxury sort of Ariel Atom. I suppose we need to be careful here, as many motorcyclists regard the Honda Goldwing as a sort of car and deride it. Though not as much as they deride my old East German MZ.
The game's afoot;
Follow your spirit: and upon this charge,
Cry — God for Harry! England and Saint George!

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17045
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:07 pm

thunderwing wrote:Yes you're right, but the MP3 500 would do it along the lines of the quad wing, less a wheel.....
http://www.piaggiousa.com/mp3/index.html#main


Several manufacturers (including Honda) are coming out with (or already have) similar "leaning trikes" this year.

User avatar
thunderwing
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:05 pm
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A Aspencade
Contact:

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby thunderwing » Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:24 pm

You're right:

Yamaha
http://www.gizmag.com/yamahas-850cc-spo ... t-9/40092/

I knew about the Neo-wing:

http://www.gizmag.com/honda-neowing-lea ... cle/39654/

but Harley....yes even a Harley:

https://www.tiltingmotorworks.com

and to top it off here's a cross between a motorcycle and a car with an aircraft type canopy:

http://www.gizmag.com/terracraft-tiltin ... cle/28453/

Looks like 2016 will bring more innovation.
Attachments
Scott & Laura
Ride, Ride, Ride!
1983 Aspencade Wineberry/Current Ride
1989 Gl1500 Wineberry/Former Ride-God I miss that machine.....
1983 GL650
1987 Yamaha Radian
Professional Videographer
[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/115373397

User avatar
brettchallenger
Posts: 457
Joined: Sat May 29, 2010 11:03 am
Location: Driffield, the East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Motorcycle: 1978 Triumph Tiger TR7 (sold)
2000 Honda GL1500 SE
1985 MZ ETZ250 (a cold war special).

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby brettchallenger » Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:54 pm

looks like we have come full circle. I know this one doesn't lean, but my goodness, I wish I had one.

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/cars- ... jyoj7y.jpg
The game's afoot;
Follow your spirit: and upon this charge,
Cry — God for Harry! England and Saint George!

User avatar
thunderwing
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:05 pm
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A Aspencade
Contact:

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby thunderwing » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:00 pm

That's fine piece of engineering.....with the lean treatment on it like the others, it would be an instant techno retro classic!!!
Scott & Laura
Ride, Ride, Ride!
1983 Aspencade Wineberry/Current Ride
1989 Gl1500 Wineberry/Former Ride-God I miss that machine.....
1983 GL650
1987 Yamaha Radian
Professional Videographer
[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/115373397

User avatar
roadwanderer2
Posts: 4103
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:03 am
Location: sweetwater, Tennessee
Motorcycle: 83 GL1100A aspencade, previously owned, 1981 honda GL500i silverwing interstate, 1974 yamaha xs400, 1974 Honda cb450 twin cam, 1983 honda vt30, 1982 honda 700 shadow, 1972 cb750four, and my first bike, a brand new 1982 honda CM400e. and a new to me 1986 GL1200 aspencade SEi
Contact:

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:32 pm

khspe2 wrote:Wow! Now let's make a stretch "limo" GL1800!


here ya go, try this on for size.............or the next pic down.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY :D MAY YOU ALL HAVE MANY A HAPPY AND SAFE JOURNEY NO MATTER WHERE IT IS.

STUART.
Attachments

User avatar
thunderwing
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:05 pm
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A Aspencade
Contact:

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby thunderwing » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:38 pm

Never thought I would see the day that a "Stretch" wing existed. It truly is going to be 2016 and the world has turned upside down!!! LOL.
Scott & Laura
Ride, Ride, Ride!
1983 Aspencade Wineberry/Current Ride
1989 Gl1500 Wineberry/Former Ride-God I miss that machine.....
1983 GL650
1987 Yamaha Radian
Professional Videographer
[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/115373397

User avatar
roadwanderer2
Posts: 4103
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:03 am
Location: sweetwater, Tennessee
Motorcycle: 83 GL1100A aspencade, previously owned, 1981 honda GL500i silverwing interstate, 1974 yamaha xs400, 1974 Honda cb450 twin cam, 1983 honda vt30, 1982 honda 700 shadow, 1972 cb750four, and my first bike, a brand new 1982 honda CM400e. and a new to me 1986 GL1200 aspencade SEi
Contact:

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:40 pm

personally, i like the one in the top photo. that is so neat, although the stretched wing is nice too.

stuart.

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17045
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:59 pm

I don't know, that "Stretch GL1500" looks like a little Photoshop magic to me. :)

User avatar
roadwanderer2
Posts: 4103
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:03 am
Location: sweetwater, Tennessee
Motorcycle: 83 GL1100A aspencade, previously owned, 1981 honda GL500i silverwing interstate, 1974 yamaha xs400, 1974 Honda cb450 twin cam, 1983 honda vt30, 1982 honda 700 shadow, 1972 cb750four, and my first bike, a brand new 1982 honda CM400e. and a new to me 1986 GL1200 aspencade SEi
Contact:

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:19 pm

ok, then what about this one..........i know its not a goldwing, but it's still "unique".

stuart.
Attachments

User avatar
FM-USA
Posts: 1990
Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 8:40 am
Location: USA-ILL-60085
Motorcycle: .
'91 GL1500-I (Dbl-Darkside)
Acquired:__51K_Jun_??/2007
MADE_IT!_200K_Oct_17/2016
iRide 24/365 99% SmileMiles
================
"You don't buy yourself a
HD to be SATISFIED,...
you buy it to keep your
HD friends PACIFIED."
================
|
ANTAGONISTS need not post.
|
==================

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby FM-USA » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:49 am

brettchallenger wrote:Why, on God's good earth, would someone do this to a motorcycle? From the back it looks like the dreadful fruit of a diseased mind, let loose on a VW Beetle. From the front, it is just monstrous - I can't find the words to describe this abomination. Who would spend $60k on this? Perhaps I am just getting very old.

I'll second that, your getting old.... as am I.
But it's different and fits others needs.
It's not a bike, may as well buy a convertible.

I might have JUST realized why motorcycles and convertibles don't give the same feel.
A car you're stretched out and near totally relaxed, a bike your POISED, at the ready, alert, etc..

.
"OIL CHANGE?" _FM 07-2009
Know its new taste and be loyal, you'll know when to change that oil.
Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

GLRT
Posts: 52
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:35 pm
Location: New prague, Mn
Motorcycle: Many diverse types and brands - mostly reverse trikes right now
Contact:

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby GLRT » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:10 am

There are many opinions on what is the most stable, best looking, best fit. And many theories on what works the best when it comes to multi wheel configurations.
A Quad is not a trike, this is not an opinion but a fact, under classification it is a ATV or automobile as a trike (motorcycle) by DOT definition must be less than 4 wheels. Not that it really makes a difference as a quad is probable fun and easy to drive but I wonder about the legalities and license.
A leaning trike is something of a novelty as traction is not improved and you have an extra MC tire to contend with now. Stability is also a wash as it acts very much like a standard 2 wheeler although the yawl rates are much slower so handling is a bit more sluggish. I have personally looked into the design and scrapped the idea as the limits are many and real advantages few to none.
A conventional wheels back trike is very stable, offers good ride and is fairly maintenance free. However steering is a problem as 30 degrees of caster is hard to deal with. At 30 degrees of non-adjustable caster the trail is in the 5-1/2 - 6" range while the rake (caster) can not be changed without cutting the frame the trail can be reduced by adding offset triple trees which will knock the trail down to 3" or so. Steering is still and issue along with hard front end performance due to increased tube angle.
A Wheels forward conversion offers the most stable and best handling trike as the wide foot print is extremely stable in cornering and the steering is specifically designed around ease of turning and precise straight line control. The geometry is the same as all other multi wheel vehicles from dune buggies to dump trucks. It is proven and reliable engineering.
CanAm brought this best idea to the forefront with there spyder designs and it is truly a remarkable well handling vehicle. Unfortunately they added VSS which is a unneeded and problematic addition which at the very least needs a off switch.
There is only one wheels forward conversion company in the US (mn) right now that focuses on just this type of engineering but I am sure in the near future that will change as the wheels forward design is probably going to become the dominant design of the present and future.

When it comes down to simple facts it's really a matter of engineering, physics and common mechanical sense.
Last edited by GLRT on Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:51 am, edited 1 time in total.

Auggie
Posts: 31
Joined: Mon May 19, 2014 10:35 am
Location: Wadena, MN
Motorcycle: 2013 Goldwing Honda

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby Auggie » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:18 am

There is a manufacture that produces very stable motorcycles and that's called Can-Am. I think Polaris makes something that is called a motorcycle and should be considered a car. Why spend the resources and money on something like you are talking when very stable units are available?? I wish Goldwing or Honda would spend more money redesigning the out of date current Goldwing. I think if there was a updated unit with better electronics and styling they could gain more market in that sector. Honda has quads for the off road, leave them there and try to compete with BMW and Harley.

Tinshield
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:45 am
Location: Pasadena Maryland
Motorcycle: 2012 Honda 1800 ht

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby Tinshield » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:45 am

I have to admit I love my Goldwing Trike made by Roadsmith, at 65 with two total knee replacements I did not want to give up riding so I switched and love every minute of it. My wife has a Spyder and she loves hers so I guess it is to each his own and long as you are riding and keeping a smile on your face that is all that matters.

johnwd98
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:18 am
Location: Minnesota
Motorcycle: 2001 Yamaha Road Star

Re: 2001-2015 Gl1800 Quad, yes Quad, as in 4 wheels

Postby johnwd98 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:48 am

$60k+ for a quad! I thought $40k+ for a trike was more than ridiculous. I know someone somewhere would buy one of these "quads". I will just look and shake my head and try to admire the paint job. To each his own though. I wouldn't criticize someone who actually buys one.




Return to “Goldwing Chat”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest