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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