Your wife; your situation, but I do like the 2018 Wing. I have a Valk but my father has the new Wing, DCT (Arthritis leading him to the automatic), and it is a beautiful bike to drive. He has had nearly every version of the Wing and subcategories over the past 20 years, and he claims this is the best. For the record, he also had a Valkyrie, a Rune, a F6b, and other versions of Goldwing. I like the vastly simplified dash (the F6b and older wings had way too much cluttered/ old looking dials), and the other quality of life (suspension) changes. Beautiful bike.