This new to the USA conversion comes to us all the way from The Netherlands. Here is what the company has to say about their product:
When we started to develop the R18 our goal was to develop a vehicle that is not only fun to drive, but is as durable and safe as a standard GL 1800. Selecting only the best materials and by using the latest techniques we managed to build a vehicle with outstanding driving characteristics, safety, and most important a tremendous fun factor. With our complete conversion kit, any GL 1800 can be converted to become an R18. All welding, bodywork and materials are created at our factory in The Netherlands. This way we can guarantee our high quality standards are met every single time we deliver an R18.
The R18 provides a completely different driving experience than a normal motorcycle, but without the lack of the dynamic. The fact that there is no lean when cornering detracts in no way from the fun factor. In addition, the R18 is an eyecatcher because the new front end is seemlessly combined with the original GoldWing fairing. Our designers have managed to forge a unique unity between the two components: the Honda GL 1800 and the R18 conversion kit.
Driving the R18 is all about fun. We had more fun during our extensive testing sessions. We crossed The Netherlands in all sorts of weather conditions, driving an incredible 20,000 test miles over a period of 7 months. The R18 is fitted with normal car tires making them inexpensive and durable. The R18 can be fitted with much of the aftermarket accessories, and painted in the color desired to match your bike.
Width: 62 1/4''
Length: 104 3/8''
Ground clearance: 3 15/16''
Wheelbase: 66 15/16''
Total weight: 1158 lbs
Brakes: front are original Honda, rear is original Honda w/ optional mechanical parking brake
Suspension: front is independent suspension w/ hydraulic shock absorbers, adjustable spring and damping, rear is original Honda
Wheels & Tires: front are aluminum sport rims with 185/65/16 or optional 225/45/17, rear is original Honda
Retains functional ABS and Airbag
Warranty: 2 years
Conversion starts at $18,495 painted and installed on your bike