2010 Honda GL1800S Gold Wing Reviews

2010 Honda GL1800S Gold Wing from United States of America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance23569 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VTX1300R

Summary:

Barko Lounger on two very fast wheels

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the bike as far as the manufacturer is concerned. Even the factory recall went without a manufacturer hitch. The mechanics however broke the front tire rear cowling, and refused to replace, it saying it came in broken.

General Comments:

The bike is fast, comfortable, and easy to maneuver. No muscle involved unless you trike it around. The performance is superior to any other bike in its class, and that includes many R Class sport bikes.

As for the transmission however, it really needs, no it screams for, a sixth gear. Gas mileage would drop to a respectable level, and the cylinders might stop producing micro dust particles from the rings (hold a magnet to the used oil the next time you change it) if it was being treated better at higher speeds.

It pulls a trailer with ease as well.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2012

2010 Honda GL1800S Gold Wing from United States of America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance8760 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki ZZR 1200

Summary:

Try it, you'll love it

Faults:

High cost rear tire replacement, Less than 8,000 miles with 90% highway riding.

Front brake light switch failed under 2,000 miles (replaced by dealer under warranty).

General Comments:

Perfect machine for the man over 50. Major transition from a sport bike. I must say it did take some getting used to sitting in a much different position, approaching and handling high speed turns. This bike does it all with comfort.

Must point out the fuel capacity should be larger; seems with all the comfort, you have to refuel before getting tired on long trips. Heated seat, grips, and foot vents, make my evening commute a nice ride, (60/50 degrees). I did spend the extra for a rear spoiler with LED brake light, wind deflectors, ergo cruise pegs, and LED fog lights for added comfort and appearance. I just hope I can last as long as this bike will. No regrets.

Update:

I'd give a lower number on handling, due to control at very low speeds.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2012

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews