For anyone who has a 2012 and had a previous GL1800, do you notice any difference in the way the bike shifts, especially from 4th to 5th? Better? Worse? Or the same?
Could it be possible that the mechanism connecting the handlebars to the seat and the shifter is malfunctioning?Test road a pretty blue one today. Shifted almost as bad as my 2008. These have to be the worst shifting motorcycles currently manufactured. Very, very sad for Honda.
Fred, how about an "overall" post.Well, after putting over 1K miles on the 2012, I think I can honestly say it shifts better than my 2009 did...
I don't think I'd let the high speed issue stop me from getting one, simply because it was a one time event that happened to one bike under one circumstance. It impossible at this point to say if this is a problematic issue with the 2012, or was simply caused by a specific set of circumstances I encountered. While it is worrisome, Unless you hear other folks with 2012 bikes complain about it, I guess I wouldn't put too much weight on a single event just yet.Fred, how about an "overall" post.
You've posted some really good changes and a few that would, for me, almost be a deal breaker (high speed control).
Overall, would you rate the 2012 an improvement?
.. or should us poor folk wait a little longer..