Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

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When you first jump on the GL1800 you’ll likely do what I did and just giggle into your helmet while forcing it to do things it really shouldn’t be able to do. But the more you live with the bike the more you’ll understand it’s much more than just a machine to delight with its ability to be excellent.

It’s the boring stuff too that it just seems to nail every time. Those really mundane, crappy rides, where the weather is against you, and the traffic wants to kill you that this thing begins to come into its own.

Sure, there are some areas for improvement, fuel capacity being one, but even with some minor blips on the radar, it's still the most entertaining, comfortable and well-equipped motorcycles you will ever be likely to ride.