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New Goldwing vs Old

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Hey guys. I'm going to buy a Goldwing. I am looking at getting a 2023, I also have looked into a used 2021 or 2022 but people are asking as
much for there used Goldwing as I can buy a new one for.
Wouldn't I just be better off to go for a new one?
Also should I wait to see what the 2024 will be like ?


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I always buy the newest model I can for the money. either wait for a used one to come along at the price you want, or go with the new one if you can't.
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With he crazy prices used are going for, a new one is almost a better deal.
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Welcome to the forum.

Have you tried using the classified tab at the top of the page?

Be aware that dealers often advertise new bike prices that DO NOT include delivery and setup charges and their infamous documentation fees. Review the advertisements carefully and understand what they plan to add on to that price. Obviously, the state charges for sales tax and title transfer are outside your direct control and apply to either purchase.

Also to consider. Many buyers finance these and a used seller is trying to pay off a loan. That limits how low they are willing to sell. It affects how you go about paying, especially with out of state finance companies, and limits how long it will take to get the title in your name and get it on the road. Dealers can fill out the title transfer and often will provide a temporary registration to ride it home (for a fee).

I have recently seen some lower priced used 2018 to 2022 models. Could be market is slowing or winter prices.
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After going used I went new. New is better and cheaper in the long run.
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I think there's value in paying a little more for a newer model as often you make it up in the resale.
I've never had an issue with a Gold Wing but I've been burnt buying used ATVs and snowmobiles before.
The best option for me is to buy a new leftover especially if the preceding season had low sales and the dealer is motivated to get the machine off the floor.
I think after the past 2 to 3 years of more demand than supply, dealers starting to become in a position where a lot of people have newer equipment and they are stuck with more inventory than they're used to.
I take meticulous care of all my stuff so buying new and maintaining it perfectly is the most cost-effective route for me
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I'll stick with my 1500 'til either it or I can't run anymore.
I take really good care of it 'cause I have to!
Ya see, my best friend GAVE it to me when he bought a new one back in 2017.
Ya can't beat free, and he'd be very upset if I didn't take care of it.
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Personally I don't have any interest in the newer wings. One, I can't afford it, two I'm not impressed with the smaller body style wing. If I were ever to ride one, I would probably enjoy the improvements made to the wing, and just like I was warned about the 1800, I was told don't ride it unless I'm ready to by one. Yup, it took less than a year and I was shopping for my 06...but a part of me wishes I had kept my 1500...

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Big Bob wrote: Tue Apr 11, 2023 2:59 pm , I was told don't ride it unless I'm ready to by one. Yup, it took less than a year and I was shopping for my 06...

Bob
I only had to sit on a 2022 to know I 'need' one. Only problem is, I can't afford one!

Guess I'll be sticking with my 1500 for a while then, although I'd want to keep both.
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I now have 7K miles on my '21 DCT. Every time I get on it a sh*# eating grin forms on my mouth because I know what I'm in for. My 21 mile ride to work usually tops 40 due to scouting out more back roads. My '94 1500 was traded in on a '16 1800 that was left over and they wanted to sell it rather than store it for the winter. Due to 7 operations I only got 8,000 miles on it as of July of '21 (5 years) and then a neighbor of a friend who is a sales manager for a motorsports shop brought home a use '18 DCT for me to take a test ride. I was gone 45 minutes but it only took a half mile to get sold. DCT, double wishbone front end were the selling items. The bluetooth and other electronics were just frosting on the cake. So for a present to myself for finishing radiation treatments I traded in the '16 for a '21. They gave me top dollar for my '16 and as much as I loved that bike I don't miss it. My business will be sold the end of June so I will then install all the SoCalMotoGear lights I bought for the other drivers and move to Florida in September (Tampa-North).

My advice is to skip the pre-18 1800 and get a 18+ model as soon as you can afford it. You will not be sorry and besides, routine maintenance is a lot easier on a newer bike.
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Thanks for the info, I did end up buying a new 2023 DCT Tour and we absolutely love it. It’s amazing how smooth it is and how much power it has.
I also bought a Bushtec trailer and hitch.
Can wait for a big trip!

raven41951 wrote: Sun May 21, 2023 6:36 pm I now have 7K miles on my '21 DCT. Every time I get on it a sh*# eating grin forms on my mouth because I know what I'm in for. My 21 mile ride to work usually tops 40 due to scouting out more back roads. My '94 1500 was traded in on a '16 1800 that was left over and they wanted to sell it rather than store it for the winter. Due to 7 operations I only got 8,000 miles on it as of July of '21 (5 years) and then a neighbor of a friend who is a sales manager for a motorsports shop brought home a use '18 DCT for me to take a test ride. I was gone 45 minutes but it only took a half mile to get sold. DCT, double wishbone front end were the selling items. The bluetooth and other electronics were just frosting on the cake. So for a present to myself for finishing radiation treatments I traded in the '16 for a '21. They gave me top dollar for my '16 and as much as I loved that bike I don't miss it. My business will be sold the end of June so I will then install all the SoCalMotoGear lights I bought for the other drivers and move to Florida in September (Tampa-North).

My advice is to skip the pre-18 1800 and get a 18+ model as soon as you can afford it. You will not be sorry and besides, routine maintenance is a lot easier on a newer bike.


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