I bought a 98 Honda Valkyrie a couple years ago. Out of the 4 bikes I owned previously, this one beats them all. It will probably be my last bike. I might by an additional bike, but this one will stay. I love the color scheme and it rides and performs incredibly. To me it feels like it could stand up by itself, it's that easy to handle. https://youtu.be/5SfsunzfC70
There is value in cheap miles! Almost like a bank account that grows with travel. Good engineering practice dictates how much service can be obtained for how little cost? Looks like you have a winner here!
Ah, the venerable Gold Wing. I went to the first service school in the US for the wing, held in Phoenix, AZ, in the Fall of 1975. The people running the school let me ride one of the two bikes they had there up the street. Wanting to see how it compared to the CB750 (of which I had owned several) I wound it up in first gear, shifted hard into second, promptly causing the front wheel to lift about a foot of the ground. When I turned around and rode back to the parking lot, the two Honda guys were just about to have a stroke. I couldn’t see what the big deal was until they informed me that they only had those two bikes to do all the service schools with.
I thought it was a pretty cool bike, although awfully heavy. It would be some years before wings started coming with fairings, saddlebags, etc. Most people don’t remember the plain Jane wing came first.
I bought a '83 Aspencade just like the one pictured, brand new in '83! If I recall correctly, I paid $6200. for it. It replaced my '75 Wing (the yellow banana)! I enjoyed several years of touring New England and Canada. Sold it in '92 for $5000 to buy a new Harley Softail. I caught a live one when I sold it as the local Honda dealer still had a couple of "new" 1983s still in the crate!!