2018 Honda Goldwing Tour DCT Airbag
Well Sir,Unless your other bikes are also cruisers, I feel like all my other bikes felt so raw when I ride on them after my experiences with the Goldwing.
Things just don't feel right for me in all of my other bikes anymore.
I may end up selling all my other bikes and get another GW later when the new design is released; probably, in 2024 or 2025. If I sell them all, I need a backup bike, just in case, the GW is waiting for parts or something.
If anyone have some recommendations for a substitute as a smaller Goldwing, I'm all ears.
Recommending a smaller bike for your application is almost impossible. There are soooooo many choices when you say "smaller". Smaller by what, 100 cc's, 200, 300 what? I've got a 6'4" buddy that weighs right around 240 (same as me) and he's had Harleys and Africa Twins etc. Due to his health and knee conditions, he's downplayed to TWO, Honda Monkeys. One is a '19 and the other is a 2022. He loved the '19 and had a ball on it. But, since he's got the '22, he's REALLY HAPPY now. Honda added another gear, changed the oil filter location and tweaked the rear suspension.
I rode his '19 Monkey and I was flabbergasted as to the power that that 125cc fuel injected little motor has. We live in Lake Havasu AZ and our entire town is UPHILL. I jumped on that little, EXTRA COMFORTABLE bike and took off uphill and that little machine didn't even hesitate.
Anyway, again, there are a zillion choices out there for a run-a-round, all about fun bike. It all depends on your plans for what type of riding you're intending for it.