Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Sellersville PA
Welcome from southeast Pennsylvania!
Since you didn't say you had any prior motorcycle riding experience - like riding a buddy's or relative's motorcycle, the first place I would go is to a basic riding course. They provide the motorcycle (usually a 250cc) and start you off with riding "theory" and then for some motorcycle riding "practical" experience.
Like said - the 1500 is a lot of bike for a first time. I have seen it said the 1500 was the biggest Gold Wing produced. I know it is larger than my 1800.
That said you can enjoy your 1500, just take your time, find a friend (might find some on here that are close to you) who has a motorcycle and it doesn't have to be a Gold Wing, and an empty parking lot to practice starting out/stopping/braking (including hard braking) and turns right and left, and how to pick up the Wing. :Hint: look where you want to GO not DOWN.
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2004 Black GL1800A Gold Wing
1997 Black/Silver Kawasaki Vulcan 750