Are you sure you want a Goldwing? They are a great bike but they are very heavy. When I bought my 400, I kept my 750 pound touring bike for traveling. However, the scooter spoiled me and I found that when I rode it, it was more like work when compared to my scooter. When I replaced the 400 with a 650, I found the 650 (with the proper accessories) to be a great touring bike with more than adequate power and comfort (It's the Goldwing of scooters). I sold the big heavy touring bike. I didn't realize how difficult and unhandy a heavy bike can be until I got a scooter. There is a reason they put reverse on the Goldwing.We love our 400 scooter for short runabouts, but for long distance we will need more storage space and bit more power. Nothing bad to say about the scooter at all, except that the 400 really is a scooter, not so much a touring bike. Looking to purchasing a Goldwing 2009 + , and would consider scooter as part payment.
Have you considered the new Indian Chieftain? I am taking a friend to test ride on October 4th. Like the Victory, they are made by Polaris and I am not aware of any bad products they make. http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcycles/2014models/2014-Indian-Chieftain.htmSat on a 2013 victory vision today for me more comfortable than the goldwing more leg room . Going to test ride soon might buy one they have good reviews.
Bad transmission at 5 mo and 990 miles, very unusual, can you give us the details?have owned 07 09 11 models burgman 650's . sold the 11 model 650 @ 5 months old and 990 miles/ bad transmission.. I will not spend another $ for one again.. the Honda gl 1800 handles like a dream @ 5 m.p.h or @ 140 m.p.h. it has NO equal owned 05 08 and 10 models over a hundred thousand combined miles on the three. GET the wing you will be very happy you did.... replaced the 650 burgman with 2011 burgman 400, better bike then the 650's..
I live in NC closest Indian dealer 6hrs away SC. What do you do if you break down on trip not enough dealers out there.Have you considered the new Indian Chieftain? I am taking a friend to test ride on October 4th. Like the Victory, they are made by Polaris and I am not aware of any bad products they make. http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcycles/2014models/2014-Indian-Chieftain.htm
We're going to the Indian/Victory dealer near Charlotte (http://www.indianmotorcyclecharlotte.com/) for our test ride. The Indian Demo truck is going go be there on the 4th and 5th. I will ask about the lack of dealerships on trips. They are trying really hard to get Indians sold and I suspect their solution might be to have Victory dealers work on them in emergency situations.I live in NC closest Indian dealer 6hrs away SC. What do you do if you break down on trip not enough dealers out there.