I also rode the Yamaha Venture and while it was comfortable it seemed underpowered. Of course at the time I was comparing it to my Stratoliner. I do like both bikes but always take the Goldwing when riding long distance or when the weather isn't real "nice".I think this video proves something.
Yep, sure did felt that way when I went from Heritage, to 06 ultra, really felt that way when i went to my 08 1800 took my first trip to Tampa from IL. wife and i love it road further,love the power,gps,cd player. road my old ultra 2 months ago and can't believe how we road it all over the US
You have touched a soft spot here with many of the motorcycle community. It's not about riding for others, it's about riding for ourselves. The nice aspect about riding a Goldwing is that you remove yourself from the poise and noise of the rabble. Do we have personal pride and exhibit that in our bikes in our own way ? Sure! But on a long stretch of road on a lonely highway can we look between our legs and say " I'm sitting on top of the world as I know it ? ". Sure. And that has made all the difference. P.S. If you fell like your on two wheels, you might be on the wrong type of motorcycle.I sold my 01 E-Glide in Oct. after riding it for 106,000 trouble free miles with the intent of buying my first Wing. I'm waiting for a couple of bike shows in Jan. up here in the Northeast to hopefully get a good deal. I rented a Wing this past July for a 24 hr. period and put 600 miles on it. I liked the way I sat on my Glide but loved everything else about the Wing. I know with a backrest and highway pegs I will be as comfortable on the wing as I was on my Glide. I'll miss my Glide but not the Harley image that seems to go with owning a Harley. Half of them are image riders and not what I would call true riders. Can't wait to make a deal and bring my first Wing home and set it up for some long enjoyable rides.
I did just what you did.. went from HD (07 Street Glide) to the 2010 Goldwing and I can honestly say I never once felt unsure of the choice I just made. NO REGRETS here
nice video, except you can't read most of it because the lettering is too light and is covered by pictures and emblems!!!!!I think this video proves something.