Although the reach to the ground is longer than the distance of some other big bikes, the Valkyrie is easy to handle at low speeds where you are barely balanced. In just a four seconds I was flying along at over 60 mph, feeling like the king of all I survey. Few cruisers can keep pace on a twisty road. Handlebars more than a yard across. That, combined with a low seat height of 28. The saddle is long and wide, and stays comfortable for many hours on the road. It's a great bike, but after 325 miles he felt like stopping.
All the motor tweaks on a basic motor design that has been proven on the Goldwing gives performance numbers that are miles above any other cruiser and actually enters the sport bike realm. The rear is suspended by a conventional twin shock setup, which is just plain stiff when riding solo. Call it sport-touring-cruiser or retro-styled-standard. The buttery-smooth motor combined with good driveline setup make the bike glide along with little vibration well beyond normal highway speeds. As a side note, my brother had been riding various motorcycles for decades. So the rider's legs are forced into one posture, that of the sit up straight tourer.
But, I have found a Valkyrie in Singapore. As for stopping power, the Honda F6C Valkyrie braking system includes Dual disc size at the front and size at the rear. The Tourer is the same machine with windshield and hard bags added, and the new Interstate gets more extensive mods in addition to its luggage, stereo and windshield. Perhaps the biggest surprise is how well this giant of a machine handles. Handlebars more than a yard across.
No weave, no wander, no terminal wobble even if you hit a big set of bumps mid-corner. My buddies gets 22 to 25 mph and has the same jet and pipes set up as you do. All the motor tweaks on a basic motor design that has been proven on the Goldwing gives performance numbers that are miles above any other cruiser and actually enters the sport bike realm. I hate to admit it since I wasn't too keen on the bike at first , but this behemoth has really grown on me over the past year. A New Valkyrie - And In My School Colors, Yet! Well, he ignored me and test rode one. Other bikes might weigh more or have a longer wheelbase, but from the wide handlebars to the fenders that stretch for what seems like yards in front of and behind you, this machine wins for the biggest feel.
On this web page, you'll find pictures of my own Valkyrie s , plus various tips and suggestions for maintenance, additions, and trailering. But even so, nobody can be prepared for just how substantial the plot was until they clamber aboard. With the bold styling and an eye-grabbing red and white paint scheme I had strangers approaching me every time I stopped questioning me about the bike. I tell them it is straight out of the box, no enhancements, and they don't believe me. Honda claims 101 horsepower and 101 foot pounds of torque measured at the rear wheel. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of 100. It came from several thousand feet above sea level and I am at sea level.
Unlike other big-bore cruisers of its genre the Valkyrie backs up its size with power to match. It feels like you're riding a 'Wing with huge bars and no fairing. The Valkyrie's puts it in the class according to some reviewers. Although it's included in this Power Cruiser section because of its musclebike status, the Valkyrie's all-around excellence has already distinguished it in other venues. Mother of All Cruisers by Lee Meyer Oh, boy! Bore x Stroke 71 x 64 mm Compression Ratio 9. The tank is fat, and you get a bit of hip cramping after a few hours.
Financing Nationwide Shipping and Warranties available to qualified buyers. In 1999, the Interstate model was added to the lineup, which included a fork-mounted fairing along with a larger capacity fuel tank and a trunk at the rear of the motorcycle. Based on the flat-six 1,832 cubic centimetres 111. What is most fun is to race Mustangs and fast Camaros. Overall rating: Details below 77. At every stoplight, the woman riding it would just zoom away when the light turned green. Beetle Bags complete the look, and make it more functional.
Some wondered if Honda was showing they had good sense of humor, but most people were enthusiastic about the idea of performance minded cruiser. But it also makes more room for rider and passenger. I turned onto the boulevard, straightened out the bike, and laid on the throttle. It was a major departure from the original Valkyrie in styling and purpose. The shield protected my ample frame with very little buffeting and would do wonders on a rainy day. !.
In fact, they are fun. It is amazing the number of people that stop to look at this bike… it is so highly unusual. Fortunately, with the blessings of my wife and a decent insurance payoff, I was able to purchase a 2000 model Valkyrie Interstate. I was expecting, if not a throbbing idle, at least some kind of seriously lumpy powerband. The time spent on this first ride was limited, so there was no chance to get performance figures in all of those gears. Related bikes List for comparison of specs. We also use the ratings to list the.
I just remove the right bag and attach the rack. The Valkyrie has big fat tires front and back. To break the magical 100 horsepower mark Honda applies some traditional hot-rod tricks to the venerable 1520cc Gold wing six-cylinder motor. You really have to see one of these beasts up close and in person to appreciate the size of the Valkyrie. Ask questions Join the group or the general group. Very close to mint condition with absolutely no scratches whatsoever since purchased! It even has generous cornering clearance. Now, I only have two complainants about the bike.