My 2010 GL1800 Honda Goldwing

2010 GL1800 Honda Goldwing, photo taken in rural Illinois in 2018

I purchased my GL1800 second hand in 2013 with 8227 miles on it. At the end of 2018, the odometer has 29,500 miles. This is the 8th (of 9) motorcycles I have owned.

Honda Goldwing, 1972-2019
Honda Goldwing, 1972-2019

At the time I purchased this bike, it was as a second bike. I already owned a 2010 BMW R1200RT that I purchased new from GoAZ. This Goldwing was intended to be a second bike that I would use for my wife and I to ride pillion. In 2014, I replaced the BMW with a newer year of the R1200RT, a 2012. And finally, in 2019, I sold the R1200RT. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my RTs. That machine is one sweet ride. But time and time again, on long rides, I would kick myself for not riding the Goldwing. I was always in turmoil when it came to doing solo runs. Should I ride the RT or the GL? So I had to decide upon one and I just couldn’t let the Goldwing go. And at age 55, I am more than qualified to it.