1987 Honda GL1200 Aspencade
Bought it as parts. Put it back together, and found bad wiring from the stator and primary fuse. That was it!
I am now 61 and a short guy; 5ft 7in tall. The bike is well balanced, and even with my short legs, I have no issues with stops.
Have owned and been on many bikes, but never a Wing. As it stands now... I will never be on any bike but a Wing!
The Aspencade has an on board air compressor for the air suspension system, and a handy valve attachment for an air hose to refill the tires... very nice feature if you have to plug a tire on the road!
As heavy as this bike is, it is really a sleeper at 1200cc, and with the overdrive, cruise control, nice radio with Jensen speakers, intercom and CB... It has it all. For a 1987 bike to perform this well and be this comfortable was a big surprise.
If you're a crotch rocket guy... well you just may be surprised... if you're a Harley guy... well just keep wearing the ear plugs and keep thinking you're macho!! Me, I am a convert to the Wing!
Went with the Shinko 230 tires. Great rubber for the money and V rated @ 149 mph.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th August, 2012