1984 Honda GL1200 Aspencade from United States of America
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