I bought my first Goldwing on the 24th June 1983 at the age of 20. I turned 21 on the 26th June 1983.
Since then I have owned the following Goldwings:
1998 GL1500 - Red
2005 GL1800 30th Anniversary model - Silver
1998 GL1500 Lehman Trike conversion - Yellow
1996 GL1500 - Magenta
Now I own a 2008 GL1800 - Black - Airbag, Navigation, Premium Audio and ABS.
I was 48 too when I got my GL1800 in 2008. Before that my dad bought a new Aspencade back in 1985 and I rode it home from the dealer when it was new when I was 25 or so and put a lot of miles on that bike. What a huge progress Honda made from GL1200 to GL1800.
28 when I bought my 1978 in Dec of 1977 & brought it home. Had all winter to comtemplate what it would be like to ride it in the spring. On my fifth wing now & probably my last one. The two wheeled cars just don't wear out.