I own a 2005 Harley Ultra, and rode Harleys for 20+ yrs. I'm thinking about getting something different, something more suited for longer distance touring. My Harley is a fine bike, but seems just a little to top heavy for me when I have a passanger on the back. I took a test ride on the bmw 1600 gtl last week, and I think it would be a fun bike, but it's not exactly what I think I'm looking for. I've never rode a Goldwing, but hope to demo one soon. I'm wondering if it will be less tippy with a passanger than my Ultra, and I'm also wondering about getting a leftover 2010 verses a new model 2012. I can get the navigation 2010 for about the same price as the base model 2012. Thanks for any help you can give me.