1990 Honda GL1500 SE Gold Wing from Canada


The best tourer on the road..


I have had a few light bulbs that have needed replacing.

Other than the normal recommended servicing requirements, I haven't had to spend a dime. It's been 100% perfect.

General Comments:

If you're looking for a reliable, smooth, powerful and comfortable bike, look no further than the GL1500.

It's a little hard to handle in parking lots until you get used to it, but out on the highway there's nothing that comes close to these machines. Great weather protection, a fantastic seat, good sound system, and no matter how you ride, you'll always know that the Gold Wing will get you home again.

I can't say enough good things about these bikes. Buy one, you'll be glad you did.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2005

15th Jun 2005, 07:07

Most people only notice two things on the road.

A Rolls-Royce and a Goldwing!!!

17th Nov 2005, 17:35

I was a little crazy when I bought my 88, the first year of the 1500. I was used to sport bikes, my last bike being a Kawi Concourse, but for an 810 pound dry weight bike, I was able to sling it through corners I wouldn't have believed a bike this big would take. I always told friends, rides like a Caddy and handles like a Ferrari.

Killer fuel economy, 28+mpg, driving it very hard, and when it fell over from hot asphalt melting at a friend's house, I never could find a scratch. I don't know how that is, but I crawled underneath and had friends look underneath, and we never found a darn scratch. I'm looking for another one.

20th Dec 2005, 12:17

I've owned two 1500s...a 1988 and the one I have now, a 1999. Great machines! I found the fit and finish on the 88 a little better than the 99. Never have had any problems beyond normal wear and tear. Now, if I could only talk my wife into stepping up to an 1800...

7th Mar 2008, 13:46

Extremely reliable and comfortable.

25th Oct 2008, 14:16

For its intended purpose of covering huge distances in comfort, it accomplishes its objective with 10 out of 10. It is heavy and I don't particularly enjoy it in heavy traffic but then heavy traffic was never its intended domain.

It is a fine and beautifully finished bike that remains the envy of many and has few peers, and will serve careful owners many thousands of kilometers of hassle free biking.

If you are thinking of getting a 1500 Wing, then your thinking is good. Go ahead and "just do it"

28th Dec 2010, 21:46

I would say, get the Honda Goldwing for the long highways rides, and get the Honda Elite for the heavy traffic... can't go wrong!