2018 Honda Gold Wing
Totally agree...my son's has a ST1300 and my wing weights 90lbs more...the ST has a shorter wheel base and more ground clearance when leaned over and he can walk off and leave me on any twisty road...but the ST1300 is far more top heavy and my wing feels lighter with the parking lot maneuvers and the wing and has far better riding ergonomics for touring...although my 30 year old son is plenty comfortable on the ST...but not me..those Sport Touring bikes make you lean forward and your legs are too bent for my taste...like the last model , the current Gold Wing is all touring machine that just handles very well for what it is....but its nowhere near a Sport Touring machine with the handling or power.Every time someone brings up the ST1800 thing, it sounds more ridiculous. The 18+ wings have about 200lbs on the FJR, probably the ST1300 as well, are Way bigger and don't handle anything remotely alike. They are completely different classes of bikes, and no matter how "sport touring" an older wing rider thinks they are, there is nothing sport touring about the new wings. I just came from 10 years on a FJR, and the '21 DCT is so much more touring capable and less sporting capable than the Yammie was they're not even remotely comparable. The Wing got a little smaller, life goes on, but if you want to be taken seriously quit with the ST nonsense. That sounds just as ignorant as it does saying everyone who likes them must have all came from riding smaller bikes. I've ridden the big Wings, and I will take the new one over any of the past generations all day long. It's a smaller, but superior bike. Well, that is once you fix Honda's screwups with the seat, bars, wind protection, lighting, etc...