2014 Honda Valkyrie — First Official Photos and Specs RideApart

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2014 Honda Valkyrie — Official Photos and Specs

To the 2014 Honda Valkyrie. pulled the fairing and luggage off the Wing, replacing that with minimalist, futuristic In the process, the Valkyrie sheds 154 lbs of massively increasing performance its 1,832 cc, flat-six engine.

No have been made to the engine, but a minor growth in length increases rake 29.15 to 29.50 degrees, trail from 4.3 to 4.5 inches and the wheelbase from 66.5 to inches.

As a result, the Valkyrie may sound it differs from the Gold only cosmetically. But, cosmetic changes are so significant, reap physical benefits.

The Honda Valkyrie is a large, motorcycle to sit on.

By dropping all that the Valkyrie’s power-to-weight ratio is improved. It has the same engine as the Wing, developing 117 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 123 of torque at just 4,000 Where the 904 lbs Gold Wing .129 bhp-to-lbs, the Valkyrie .156. Obviously, the same occurs with torque; lb.-ft./lb on the ‘Wing.

164 on the Valkyrie.

To put those numbers in the Valkyrie will out-accelerate own VFR1200F with its .171 torque-to-weight ratio, but still slightly behind the heavier Rocket III thanks to its superior lb.-ft./lbs ratio. At “around the Valkyrie will cost a more than the Rocket $14,999 MSRP.

The other big differences over the Wing are in foot rest and brake disc diameter. the Gold Wing, the the pegs sit a 1.3 inches higher, providing a but as-yet-unreleased increase in available angle. Brake discs 296 mm at the front to 310 mm, clamped by the same calipers.

2014 Honda Valkyrie

the rest is cosmetic. The pillion and grab rails will revealing a fender untainted by holes or black plastic. signals, taillight and headlight all go

A new, minimal cowl the radiator while diverting hot air from the rider. Bars in diameter to a full inch.

the limited changes between and Gold Wing, it’d be if you’re a bit nonplussed by the new model. We the same way when the F6B was unveiled, but a bike that differed totally over the Gold when we rode it. Will Valkyrie do the same?

We’ll bring you a review in the new year. Look for sales to in the Spring of 2014.

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