Harley rider here
I know, I know. Not here to troll, I swear!
I've been riding Harley's for years, both work and play. I've been giving consideration lately of purchasing a Goldwing. I took one for a ride at a dealer last week and was quite impressed. It was the first time I had been on one and always found them somewhat intimidating on the showroom floor, as I'm a fairly short guy and it just looked, well, big! Once we pulled out of the dealership it felt like handling a moped. Very smooth, very good performance, and pretty comfortable, although it was a short ride.
The minimal research I've done so far has me looking at an offer of $24,014.01 out the door price on the 2018 manual model with an MSRP of $27,200. I signed up here to look over the forum, get some opinions on the bike, and decide if I want to take it from an idea, to a purchase.
The reason in part for the consideration is I typically buy a new Harley every 2 years or so (once thanks to a deer strike, and another one thanks to a co-worker parking lot strike). The dealerships seem to be less and less focused on the customer than they were in years past. While the bikes are okay, they seem to drop behind in technology and performance. My current bike is a 2018 Road Glide Special, with the trunk and front lowers added.
Looking forward to checking out the site and finding out more information.