Well Guys I reckon its time to come clean. I picked up a Goldwing for a weeks free trial and went for my first four hour ride. I have to say I'm impressed.
Nigel did say "have you ever seen a Goldwing go round a roundabout"?
I have to tell you that it goes round one like it was made for roundabouts - very smooth as long as you accelerate - and fast.Slow speed will take some getting used to - but it goes like the wind and in total comfort.
If I have any doubts then it is not like riding the Pan - or any other motorcycle - which is a little worrying because my riding skills will depreciate to the point of being so laid back as to make me fall over!!!
Anyway - one week of trials - then i'll let you know.