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They call me the "Million-Mile Man" around these parts because I love to ride - anywhere, anytime - but, believe it or not, in all that saddle time I've never cruised on Honda's seminal tourer, the Goldwing. When the opportunity for MO to test one arose, I quickly took delivery of a bright yellow, 30th Anniversary Edition Wing with pure, visceral excitement in my heart and mind. Thus equipt, I set sail for points north of MO with all haste. I must admit, I approached this king of long distance with some trepidation regarding its overall dimensions. Thoughts like "how am I going to handle this behemoth?" come to mind. Once aboard, my fears quickly diminished - everything just seems to fall into place once moving, bringing the bike back down to size, so to speak.

Under power, the motorcycle becomes less of a threat to your bike handling skills than you would think, thanks to easy-to-reach bars that give plenty of steering leverage, six cylinders offering torque-o-plenty and a chassis with unexpected agility. Once I convinced myself to ride this two-wheeled car like a motorcycle and not the Millennium Falcon, it proved to be effortless at times.

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just wondering if you actually rode this bike? because you wrote that the bike must be NOT RUNNING to use the reverse,my 05 must be running for the reverse to work,you also write that OD is what some people would call 6th gear,there is only 5 gears????
 

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This post was made March 13, 2008, on an 05 Gold Wing. Something is wrong. It took this guy 3 years to do a report on an outdated Gold Wing. There were numerous changes made to the 06 and up models.
 

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maybe he should have read the 20th anneversery goldwing book then he would have some history on the bike
 

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Well, better late than never I guess.
 

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Maybe he has an 05 he wants to sell and first he wants to built it up!~ :D
 
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