A fondness for rat bikes and rat rods inspires one man to turn an old Gold Wing into a new “old ratty” machine. Since its birth in the mid-1970s, the Gold Wing has been the go-to for comfortable long range cruising. With thousands of custom aftermarket parts and performance bolt-ons available, it’s hard to… Read more »
I was driving north on Arizona Interstate 17 in my new-to-me two-wheeler cruiser. It was early afternoon and traffic was light for Phoenix. Vehicles were coming down the ramp from Interstate 10 into the acceleration lane. Suddenly a large, black dual pickup was sliding left into the next lane – where was riding! I looked right and… Read more »
It is said that it takes a big man to own up to his dark past, so this is my shot at greatness. Though it pains me to admit this, I confess … it took a long time to get used to riding a Gold Wing. Yes, it’s true! Some – maybe even a… Read more »
Closing Ceremony Winners Honda Gold Wing motorcycle – Keith Kocher, Claremont, IL Roadsmith Trike conversion kit – Karen Hunter, Markleville, IN J&M Helmets with Elite 787 Integrated headsets – Armond Prosperini, Springfield, IL Hannigan Motorsports trailer – David Cooley, Highridge, MO Bridgestone tires – Laurel Kuehl, Valparaiso, IN WINGERS-N-WAVES seven day cruise for two –… Read more »
The wait is over! The Wing World team was in Santa Barbara Tuesday, Oct. 24 for the unveiling of the 2018 Honda Gold Wing. Not since 2001 with the debut of the GL1800 have Wingers been able to own an all-new Gold Wing GL. Look for details in the January 2018 issue of Wing World… Read more »
90 and still flying Most people are in awe watching President Bush (#41) parachuting from a plane at the age of 90 plus with a smile on his face. That’s cool. Recently I spoke with a near 90-year-old who enjoys “flying” down a road on a 2007 Gold Wing motorcycle with a Motor Trike conversion… Read more »
My dream to build a truly unique, big-wheel bagger was more of a challenge than I expected.
The words hit with the force of a hammer. The effect was a numbing shock so intense my wife had to tearfully repeat the phone message she had just taken from my brother-in-law.
A lot of my favorite, and more secluded, camping spots were often a few miles off the paved road.
The marketing folks at Honda began to envision the real possibility that the Gold Wing was and should be thought of as a touring motorcycle.
The enjoyment and rush of our motorcycle trip shared in the thrill and sense of adventure experienced by Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. Our trek on two wheels and paved roads would prove almost effortless compared to the challenges they had to overcome.