1984 Honda GL1200 Aspencade
Excellence, surrounded with problems
What hasn't? Got this bike and knew it needed head gaskets. Done this, and lots of other work. A little while later, the rotor for the charging system came loose, engine for repair. Get it all back together and less that 50 miles later, the starter clutch won't engage. I have put lots of time and effort into this bike and have enjoyed riding it, but it's the Edsel of tourers.
Nice riding and handling for a bike in the touring class. Comfortable, and plenty of power. Gearing in the transmission has some to be desired, could use a taller gear for overdrive.
I came into the bike loving it, and now I wish I'd never gotten involved with it.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th May, 2017