The Honda Gold Wing models of motorcycles tend to be rated highly, with review websites such as Cycle World describing them as smooth and luxurious rides. Cycle World gives the bike other high praises for its collection of features, stating that it is one of the best used bikes available.
Other reasons the Honda Gold Wing models are rated so highly include its durability and reliability. This model of bike is known to go hundreds of thousands of miles without breaking down, when properly maintained. However, Gold Wing models tend to be much heavier than other models, making them a poor choice for beginners and more difficult to maneuver overall.
The Gold Wing model began production in the 1970s with the early GL1000 models hitting the market. New Gold Wing models have been developed and sold since, with most used models being the GL1500 series of Gold Wings. The GL1800 series is the most current, still being manufactured and sold as the Honda Gold Wing, as of March 2015. GL1800 models are heavier than some earlier models, following the trend these heavyweight motorcycles have followed since the Gold Wing models were first introduced. The most recent models have features such as iPod and MP3 connectivity and other modern considerations.