2015 GL1800 "review" - but it's true

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2015 GL1800 "review" - but it's true

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:14 pm

Article on the GL1800 as seen from an outsider. Not too complimentary.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/1 ... niversary/

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Re: 2015 GL1800 "review" - but it's true

Post by Wing--Man » Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:53 pm

This as far as I got then skim read the rest...
"Well, here’s the good news: you can walk into a Honda dealership tomorrow and buy a fifteen-year-old design with just the barest minimum of minor cosmetic updates to separate the “new” model from the one you could have gotten back in ’01."
This is so odd,...
You can walk into any automobile showroom and buy a 113 year old design with the barest of minimum of design upgrades to amenities.
An internal combustion engine is the same with few upgrades since 1903.
The manual transmission is barely changed in 113 years. Although automatic transmissions were ONE good invention in that time (like ABS is to touring bikes).
Brakes are brakes whether they're rotors, drums or leather belts on a pulley.
A radio, is a radio, is a radio. USB was a fine upgrade (same for touring bikes).

YAAaaa... you can go into any auto dealership and get the same basic design that has not changed since 1903. And that article by Jack Baruth (November 9, 2016) complains about the GoldWings MEEEEASLY 15 years. 8-)
In 13+15=28 years, GoldWings have been the epitome of Touring motorcycles. The other seven(?) touring bike builders dropped out since they could not compete. When you have the best bike ever made and there is no real competition but yourself, there is little to change.

It is like my scooter. Same old design with one measly upgrade. It does not need changing for several more decades.
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Re: 2015 GL1800 "review" - but it's true

Post by harvey01 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:15 pm

Very well said Wing-man!
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Re: 2015 GL1800 "review" - but it's true

Post by FM-USA » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:02 pm

wing-man's post tickled my innards.
That's like comparing apples with apples. Poignant! :lol:
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Re: 2015 GL1800 "review" - but it's true

Post by Fiberthree » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:46 pm

A totally unbiased review. :roll:
It reminds me of the 6'10", 250lb person that gets in the Smart car and complains that the leg room is lacking, roof height is too low, and the car is under powered compared to the Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

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Re: 2015 GL1800 "review" - but it's true

Post by Easy rider » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:12 pm

I am happy. He is talking about 2015 model and mine is 2013 !! :mrgreen:

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Re: 2015 GL1800 "review" - but it's true

Post by OldZX11Rider » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:54 pm

I like the 15 or 20 or 25 year old bikes, what's his problem? :roll:
Used to be cars had style. You could spot one from two blocks away (when my eyesight was better) and know the make, model and year.
Nowadays I want an older car. :lol:
Chevelle SS, Mustang GT, Barracuda Hemi, (Hemi Anything) Roadrunner 440,
Camaro SS 396...not to picky anymore. :lol:

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