2003 Honda GL1800S Gold Wing Review from United States of America

2003 Honda GL1800S Gold Wing

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired3600 miles
Most recent distance34000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda GL1500 SE Gold Wing


Just one great bike!


I never had a problem with the "Wing" in the 30,000 miles I owned it. I put brakes and tires on it, and that's all.

General Comments:

This was my third Goldwing, I owned a 1200, 1500 & the 1800. The 1800 is the best of all, but they were all wonderful bikes. The 1200 didn't seem to care about curves too much, and the 1500 had to much of a "Buick" ride. The 1800 has the best handling and performance of all. The last leg of a trip, I put on almost 700 miles in one day, and did it in comfort.

The bike maybe a bit heavy, but that's what gives it the comfort. It excels on the open road, and may not be the best for short errands.

It's the number one touring bike in the world, year after year, for good reason.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2010

Average review marks: 9.4 / 10, based on 1 review