Chinese S2000 GL "Goldwing"


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Chinese S2000 GL "Goldwing"

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When I first saw this a few months ago, I thought it was a joke. It's not.

Great Wall Motor (GWM) is releasing a new motorcycle under its "Souo" brand, named the S2000 GL. It is a 2000 cc, eight-cylinder boxer touring bike which clearly has stolen a great deal of its design from Honda's Goldwing. It has an eight-speed dual clutch transmission, and like the Goldwing, a cast aluminum frame. Features include an electrically adjustable windscreen, heated grips and seats, electronic parking brake, and a stereo system with color LCD screen as standard. Infotainment and safety features are similar to automobile systems, including voice-recognition, cell connectivity and blind spot monitoring.

S2000 GL "Goldwing"
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S2000 GL "Goldwing"
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With all the quality China can bring. :o
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It will be interesting to see if the bike stands the test of time and miles.
My concern would be service and parts.
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I don't know about the quality? But it's a good looking bike,,,,lol.
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To be honest, I am not loving the styling of the bike, which in black and gold just seems too retro for me. I love my gl1500 but at over a hundred K miles wish it were engineered more from a maintenance standpoint....so I hope this bike has significant ease of use built in. I am keeping an open mind and will be watching the roll out reviews closely. I do question the displacement....and feel like this genre of motorcycle is starting to get a bit boss hossy. Quality, fitment, engineering and style are why I went to the Goldwing. My hope is this bike is at or exceeds the previous gold standard, but if you have seen other Chinese knock off cruisers, don't hold your breathe.
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Sassy wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 9:54 am It will be interesting to see if the bike stands the test of time and miles.
My concern would be service and parts.
Yeah, you buy one first. Ten years from now, we'll see how it stood up mileage and repair wise.
Then I'll decide if I want one.
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I am not a fan of all the blacked out features.

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The owner of a Goldwing is not only the owner of a motorcycle, the Goldwing is a legend, it is recognition, it is a personality, it is a career, it is trust, it is 50 years of evolution. All this cannot be supplanted by a nice screen and a bigger engine.
At night and at 100 it is not noticeable.
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landisr wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 1:20 pm I am not a fan of all the blacked out features.
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Me either!
I want a bright colored bike.
The best looking Goldwings, to me, were the bright yellow ones they made for only a few years.
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When I had seen it, I thought to myself it looks like an overweight GL1800 and in reading the article it stated the headlights were designed to look like a lion and I thought it looked more like an owl.
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Don't see any side guards. I guess they copied some of the bad of the new GL1800. I would like to see if it can be picked up without a crane.
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I would not trust that Chinese copycat bike on a high milage road trip. My GL1800 has never let me down and has 5 decades of evolution backing it up. Parts availability is no issue plus a Goldwing has proven itself amongst long distance riders, its just a great motorcycle. Additionally the aftermarket support is unmatched. Just think about being 1500 miles from home trying to get this copycat repaired a mechanic will look at you and ask "are you kidding"? No thanks.
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BazGL1800 wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 8:17 pm Just think about being 1500 miles from home trying to get this copycat repaired a mechanic will look at you and ask "are you kidding"?
The same thing they will say if you roll up with a GoldWing over 10 years old, these days.
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Ok, so here in Australia we do have the Great Wall brand of cab/utes. They are basically Chinese body with well known brand engines, gearbox, diff and suspension in them. Can’t comment on the reliability of them as I have never had one. I see several people mention Honda’s 50 years of refinement in the Goldwing, and as much as I loved my Goldwing, that 50 years amounted to about 2 major version changes because they just turned out the same old design year after year. They never listened to what riders really wanted on the bike and it would take 20 years before they did something new.
So don’t be too quick to close your mind to the Chinese version, at least they have given us something to work with because Honda is not going to build them anymore. It will be interesting to see how this thing works out. As Scott stated, this manufacturer is a massive company bigger than most well known companies, and their vehicles look and sound really solid.
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At 79 I thought my current 2015 Wing would be my last bike....
Having looked at the photos of this beast I could feel a spark down deep inside !!!
Could it be love????
As to the Chinese part, I can live with that!
Hey, I am living with my Chinese better half quite well!
I wonder what this is going to cost me...
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weight?????
it looks like a porky pig
can a normal person hold it up
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No thanks. Not what I want as I'll keep going with my 08 that only has 172,000 proven miles on it, and which should far outlast me.
More importantly, why would I place my trust in a Chinese knock off even if their company is large enough to do it(properly???), and how are they going to supply enough parts to have ready access across the country here in case of breakdowns in a country that has resoundingly proven they aren't willing to plunk down the huge costs to do the building up of fresh start dealerships with good tech support in the sparsely populated areas where we like to ride that even Honda hasn't filled that slot in to the dealers(many dealers in the sparsely populated areas focus on off road utility vehicles and not on goldwing support).
I haven't met any young adults willing to plunk down the outlay to get a 2018-2024 wing as they don't have the funds to be able to get away for long trips let alone having a wing to commute to work on. Are the young riders even interested in moto touring on a big bike? I haven't met any yet.
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The way I see it, the Goldwing is a motorcycle concept. A comfortable, large cruiser, designed for long journeys to be made in comfort, with ample load capacity.
I like imposing bikes, and this is the reason why I have a GW MY 2016, those produced after 2018 (in my opinion) do not express the Goldwing concept, but are hypertrophic PanEuropeans.

However, the Goldwing concept also provides long-term assistance, easy maintenance and the possibility of customization. All things given by the availability of space, which on the pre 2018 Goldwing was considerable.

This bike has an aesthetic that I like, then everything else is to be evaluated. What I hope is that it will have a good commercial response, which will lead Honda to reconsider the choice it made in reducing the size of the Goldwing, leading it to propose a model suited to the standard of a few years ago.

However, don't think that Chinese products are always of low quality. Even in China they know how to make quality products, obviously with higher costs than we are used to for Chinese products.

In any case, before we can understand whether it could be an alternative to the Goldwing, at least 2-3 years will be needed to organize the sales and assistance networks, sell a good number of bikes and evaluate the quality of the motorbike and the network of assistance.
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Rambozo wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 7:53 pm Don't see any side guards. I guess they copied some of the bad of the new GL1800. I would like to see if it can be picked up without a crane.
Exactly one of my first thoughts. Does it have a center stand and can you put it up on it by yourself. I was not aware that China made much that was good. :? Needs different colors too.
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Tim 1956 wrote: Mon Jul 01, 2024 5:52 am
Rambozo wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 7:53 pm Don't see any side guards. I guess they copied some of the bad of the new GL1800. I would like to see if it can be picked up without a crane.
Exactly one of my first thoughts. Does it have a center stand and can you put it up on it by yourself. I was not aware that China made much that was good. :? Needs different colors too.
The video shows a white one.....
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Almost 200 pounds more bike fully decked? Going to have to make a new tire to run on. I do like the look but in the last few years I’ve been cussing the hell out of Chinese steel, ( nuts, bolts, etc. ).
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Rambozo wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 7:53 pm ...I would like to see if it can be picked up without a crane.
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Well as you recall they made a HELIX copy a few years back and that one held up just as well as the Honda. This however is a whole different animal, so we'll see. As for me, I "evolved" into a 2009 Venture Hannigan trike which we love, in addition to my 2015 HD FLHTP which I still ride occasionally, so no need for anything, actually. It DOES look intriging tho. Maybe there will be a trike kit eventually? I COULD become interested in a flat eight trike!


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I will not be the first to buy one, Not because its Chinese but because I dont buy NEW Motorcycles or Auto's. I had a Russian Ural sidecar for 10 years with a small dealer network (for parts only as I worked on it myself) but it was a great rig and a hoot to ride. China makes a LOT of motors for Japanese motorcycles and scooters. Its only a matter of time and these China brands will be more common in the states. I would have to find a used GW S2000 before I bought one and my 29k mile GL1500 would have to be worn out and or wrecked. As a cheap-skate the lower price for these China bikes is appealing.
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I like it however I think trying to pick it up would be tough.i have the solution just remove the front wheel add a pair of wheels and there you have it a easy to ride sport trike


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