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The Mercury Cars Guide : October 24th 2009
10--- Classifieds 62 300 400 carsguide.com.au Saturday, October 24, 2009 small torque Honda GL1800 (Goldwing) Price: $43,990 plus on-roads Engine: 1832cc boxer six-cylinder Power: 87kW at 5500 revs Torque: 167Nm at 4000 revs Transmission: Five-speed, electric reverse, shaft drive Fuel tank: 25 litres (incl. four litre reserve) Seat height: 740mm Brakes: Front: Twin 296mm disc with three-piston calipers. Rear: 316mm disc three-piston caliper. Warranty: Two years/unlimited km Mega-tourer Goldwing a car on two wheels COMFORTABLE: The Honda Gl1800 Goldwing Luxury, which is fitted with an airbag. FEW bikes command respect like Hon- da's Goldwing. The mega-tourer is an imposing machine on the road and on its stand. Leave it to its own devices and it will soon pull a fair crowd keen to take a close-up look at what one onlooker described as ''a car on two wheels''. That assessment is a bit harsh, given the bike handles ridiculously well for it size, though the price and the list of features is far more car-like than any bike this side of its natural rival, BMW's K1300 GT. The Luxury model is fitted with an airbag, anti-skid brakes, cruise-control, sat-nav with a colour display, CB controls, computer- adjustable air suspension, heated grips and seats, a six-stacker CD system and separate speakers and volume controls for the front and rear. The build quality is great even by Honda standards, but so it should be for $43,990. That about the price of a Honda Civic Type R, but more than 100 Goldwings roll out of Honda dealerships each year, probably because the bike is just as comfortable and beats the Type R off the lights. The multitude of buttons that operate the gizmos are placed on either side of the fairing ends, just above your knees. They're big enough to easily press with gloves on and it's not a huge stretch to reach them. The cruise-control buttons are fitted to the right switchblock, along with the button to engage reverse. Few people can push the Goldwing up more than the slightest incline and most won't bother trying when the 1100-watt starter motor doubles as an electric reverse. On long inclines or really steep slopes starting the bike and flicking it into neutral avoids putting undue strain on the battery. If the starter motor's a monster, the engine more than matches it. We're talking an 1832cc horizontally-opposed six-cylinder with a reality- altering 167Nm. Honda doesn't give a weight figure for the Goldwing, but it feels as substantial as it looks and probably nudges 400kg. Give it any lean angle at standstill or walking speed and you feel that mass low down, but with any pace the Honda handles with far more assurance than a bike this big has any right to. And it needs to handle. The engine is a silky powerhouse that boosts the bike to the legal limit at a jaw-droppingly quick rate. It won't match a sportsbike, but it is a shock the first time you roll it on. Honda's linked anti-skid brakes do a great job of slowing that momentum down. Repeated hammering down Mt Pleasant --- consistently reproduced a precise, progressive retardation. Grab a real handful with a pillion snuggled into that rear armchair and you get a warning chirp as the anti-skid system comes into play. It's a reassuring feature on any bike, but you can truly appreciate its value on a machine that, ridden two-up with the 147litres of side and top pannier storage loaded, could tip 650kg. And long-distance touring is just what the Goldwing excels at. It dispatched the trip to Phillip Island with disdain, purring along at the limit on 2500 revs with the radio (with speed- sensitive volume adjustment) clearly audible. The windscreen punches a hole through the air and leaves you in a bubble of still air, though the occasional gust can buffet the rear of your helmet and shoulders. I found myself looking over it in the rain though, as spray from the cars ahead formed dirty droplets with enough wind pressure at 60km/h to keep them fixed. The problem went away at 100km/h, when they obligingly streamed off the perspex surface. Trucks, Commercial Vehicles MACK TRIDENT 2000 alum tray, 2006 Hamelex 48t spec, super dog trailer, intro to work, $125,000. 0428 458 124 0 WANTED TO BUY Pig, Dog trailers and bins for Hook trucks. Ph 0408 726 699. 0 MORE VEHICLES! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today's classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY 1 13912Jono Sales Service Parts Hobart 9a Lampton Ave Ph 6272 3822 frmtoyota.com.au Trucks Forklifts Excavators Skid Steers Motor Cycles Southern Kart Centre Go-Karts, Parts & Supplies 59-61 Albert Road, Moonah Ph: 6228 6200 firstname.lastname@example.org PROPOSAL-26 Southern Kart Centre Authorised Arrow Kart dealer PARK YOUR MOTORBIKE HERE AND WATCH IT GO For only $29.95, park your wheels in Tasmania's highest profile vehicle market, the CARSguide classifieds. With a colour photo and 4 lines (extra lines $2) you're much more likely to attract the right buyer. ...it's that easy! 275 Main Road, Glenorchy Phone: 6213 3315 Brian Anning 0418 531 853 Chris Wakefield 0400 635 446 Allan Gebel 0428 729 659 Good cars at cheap prices! 99 Ford AU Falcon -- 4.0 litre automatic ......................$4,990 01 Nissan Pulsar LX Sedan -- 1.6 litre manual ...$6,990 00 Holden Barina 5 Door -- 52,000km ................... $7,990 01 Laser LXi Sedan -- 1.6 manual .................................$8,250 99 Mitsubishi Lancer GLi Coupé -- auto, alloys .$8,990 05 Hyundai Getz GL -- low kilometres .........................$8,990 98 Toyota Corolla Conquest -- 1.8 manual ..........$8,990 01 Kia Sportage -- 4WD ......................................................$9,490 01 Nissan Pulsar ST Hatch -- Auto, 1.8 litre .........$9,990 03 Toyota Echo Hatch -- 55,000km .............................$9,990 04 Mitsubishi TL Magna Sedan -- 3.5 litre.........$9,990 04 Nissan Pulsar ST Hatch -- 64,000km .............. $10,990 06 Mitsubishi 380 -- new car warranty.......................$13,990 98 Delica Exceed -- 4WD, people mover ......................$15,990 SPECIAL OF THE WEEK 01 Ford Falcon 1 Tonner Alloy wheels $9,490 Trucks, Commercial VehiclesTIPPER Mitsubishi FM557 Turbo, 10/1992, 15,000 gvm, 6 mths rego, 220hp, 10 spd, tubeless tyres (80%), towbar, 4.2m tray (600 high sides), 2-way tailgate, low kms, good service history. Ideal for bobcat or excavator. $52,000. Phone 0418 871 645. 1 To Advertise Your Business Here Call 62 300 500 or email email@example.com 2 Toyota Hiace Van '92, gc, $5,200. 0429 981 689 1 TRANSIT VAN 2003 High roof, LWB $13,000 ono Ph 6266 4567. 0 Motor Cycles ATTENTION All Off Road Bike Users 4000 pound ATV / BOAT tiger winches, with remote control, full kit $240 inc gst. S & G Distributors 6273 9055 1a/ 481 Main Rd, Glenorchy 0 SOUTHERN DIRTBIKES 505 Main Rd Montrose Ph 6273 2871 Easy finance interest free or deferred payment available TAA 2044776-32 Motor Cycles BANDANA DAY RIDE AC/DC ticket winner D Hanson. Money raised $3,620. Thanks to all participants. 0 CR 250 F 2006 dual exhausts, very very little work, regretful sale, $5,000. 0404 529 073 0 Draggin Jeans Rossi and Thomas Cook boots, leather jackets, jeans, vests, gloves, - ladies and mens. W/proof jean polar fleece lined. Oilskin jeans, jackets. Country Leather 108 Elizabeth St, Hbt 62315082 1 GAS GAS 450 '06 Full rebuild, new chain, tyre, battery, over $4,000 spent, rego, fuel inj Enduro bike, $6,200 ono. 0458 838 781 1 GSXR750 1997 37,000ks, fuel inj, vgc, 6 mths reg $5,500 Ph 0408 389786. 0 Harley Davidson '74 Custom Shovel, excellent condition. Sell or swap for later model Harley. $19,500 ono. Ph 0448 855 386 or 0437 535 647 1 Harley Davidson 2000 Heritage soft-tail, 10,500 kms, 1 owner now committed to new HD bike, all serious offers considered. Ph 0418 126 129. 0 HIGHLIGHTER ADS Make your ad stand out from the rest! Ask the operator for a price when next placing your car ad for Saturday. Ph 62 300 400. 1 HONDA CRF250 (05), exc cond, full rebuild with receipts. FMF pipe, tapered bar, $4,900 ono. 0416 626 499 1HONDA CX500 (1981), good going order, $1,600. Ph 0418 374 305 0 Honda Scoopy Scooter 50cc, low 300 kms, as new, grey, $2,000. 0407 057 173 0HONDA Supercub 50, every- thing goes and works $200. Ph 6267 9594. 0 HYOSUNG GT650 2007, black, 5,150 ks, LAMES approv, 6 mth reg, $6,990 ono. Ph Sunday only 0427577 549. 0 KLF300 QUAD $1,200 ono. Ph 0418 124 104 0 KX250F 2009 Exc cond, $6,750 ono Ph 0406 247 378 1 KX450F 2006 Exc orig cond $5,200 ono. Ph 0417 494 404. 1 Motorbike Trailer suit 3 bikes or quad, as new $1,500 Ph 0439 389 378. 1POCKET ROCKET 49cc, great motor, needs minor work, genuine sale, $200 ono. Ph 0458 837 379 0 POSTIE no rego .... $650. Ph 0407 564 464 0SUZUKI DRZ400 Supermotard 2005, LAMS approv, $6,500 ono. S/Bay 0407 564 464. 0 SUZUKI RMZ 450 '06 gold excel rims, Motul GFX, exc cond, $6,000. 0407 480583 0 Sym VS125 Scooter Black 2008, brand new. 53 ks, Hobart $2,850. 0409 362 555 1 PARK YOUR MOTORBIKE HERE AND WATCH IT GO For only $29.95, park your wheels in Tasmania's highest profile vehicle market, the CARSguide classifieds. With a colour photo and 4 lines (extra lines $2) you're much more likely to attract the right buyer. ...it's that easy! To Advertise Your Business Here Call 62 300 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 2 YAMAHA RX125 1979 07/10 reg, low ks, pannier bags, good cond, $1,200 ono. Also powered pushbike kit (new), $280 with bike. Ph 6278 9849. 0 YAMAHA R1 2002 Low kms, serviced, new tyre, Ventura rack and bag, genuine reasonforsale . . . . . .$8,300 Ph 6261 3359 or 0439 495 486. 0 YAMAHA TY250B 1974 Trials bike, reas cond, good eng, $850 ono. 0405 344 911. 0Yamaha YZ250F '08 exc cond, thousands $$ in new spares incl DRD exhaust, swing arm, tank, plastics, throttle tube, levers, guards, header pipe and much more, $7,200 ono. Ph 0427 810 817. 1 ATTENTION! THERE MAY BE MORE LIST- INGS IN CARSGUIDE EXTRA. PLEASE REFER INDEX SATURDAY'S CLASSIFIEDS. Cars Under $3,000 AAAAA $ CASH PAID $ for complete cars, Hobart and suburbs, free pick up most other areas. Ph 0439 082 611 2 AA SCRAP THAT AA ALL CARS AND BODIES vans, white goods and scrap removed free. Ph 0439 354 918 0AUTO 93 CAMRY Wide body, s/wagon, 6 mths reg, p/s, roadworthy cert, goes well $2,250. Ph 0418 579 866. 0BMW 1980 318i 2 door with flair kit, no rego $1,000 ono. Ph 6264 2316 or 0408 860 047. 0CAMRY WAGON 1988 5 spd, mechanically exc, body fair, good reg and tyres $1,000. Ph 6223 4007. 0CAMRY 92 wagon, auto, p/s, a/c, c/l, 10/2010 months reg, $2,350 ono. 6265 1327 or 0419 515 861. 0C'DORE VN Berlina auto, elec windows, mirrors, sports susp, sports exh, police motor, rego, $1,500. Ph 0408 305 296 0CHEAP 95 Barina City, 3 dr 5spd hatch, 11/09 reg, g/tyres, 127k's, $2,450. 0407 873 484 0CHEAP 96 FALCON EF Olympic classic, auto sed, 3/10 reg, p/s, a/c, alloys, a/bag, $2,250. 0407 873 484 0COMMODORE 1993 s/wagon, vg cond, 6 seater, auto, all new brakes, good tyres, reg 3/10, $2,400 ono. Ph 6229 6617 0COMMODORE VN station wagon, low mileage, auto, towbar, reg'd $1,800. Ph 0409 862 228. 0COMMODORE VR exh extrac- tors, 2010 rego, p/s, a/c, auto, CD, custom interior, $1,700 Ph 0409 519 579. 0COMMODORE VN, Nov 09 reg, goes well, mags, alarm system, very good cond, $1,500 ono. Ph 0437 336 992. 0COMMODORE VL 87, manual. Extreme racing clutch, all new suspension, chrome wheels, $2,500 ph 0439 389 378. 0
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