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Honda Valkyrie Rune

Honda Valkyrie Rune

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In 1995, shocked motorcycle enthusiasts by a radical new concept bike at the Motor Show. Named the it was the first major indicator something new was underway at Honda Phrases like “a blend of and modern styling” are commonly but Honda took this to an extreme. The Zodia looked intergalactic.

Fast forward a few shows and another radical concept debuts: The T2. It borrowed from Zodia engineering but it in a more earthly context. The V-twin was also swapped out in of a Goldwing-derived flat-six. The combination hit all the chords with the buying

In fact, response was so strong in 2003, the T2 hit the streets, virtually as the Valkyrie Rune. If you missed first chance to buy a Rune, pristine 1,900-mile example may be what your garage is

The Rune is one of those rare bikes that shows a full custom. As one of a very number produced, you could even pretend it’s without getting your blown by another one pulling up you. The bike rides on five-spoke wheels wrapped in and 180/55/17 Dunlop tires,

Fat fenders, complete with pinstripes, tuck those making the bike look than it actually is. The long and low is further aided by a seamless 6.2 tank that also recessed glare-resistant digital while a solid Trimtab helps reduce drag. All pieces, including the unique radiator housing, are painted in a coat of black.

For contrast, brought in tons of chrome and surfaces including the clutch cylinder, brake master headlight, and radiator cover. A carbon vinyl gunfighter-style provides rider comfort vertical LED taillights flush-mounted the rear fender finish off the look.

Honda Valkyrie Rune

With such dramatic it’s easy to overlook the of engineering at play on this Under the mass of black an aluminum diamond-shaped frame a 68.9-inch wheelbase. To put that in Honda’s Goldwing is only inches. As far as production bikes go, one is big.

A unique trailing front suspension redirects load through two upper One houses the main spring the other holds a sub-spring and system. A race-bred rear places the upper shock within the swingarm instead of the offering unparalleled rigidity and

Braking is handled by dual front and single 336mm discs. With the Rune’s Linked Brake System, is progressive and easily controllable. The piston of the three-piston front is only activated when the brakes are applied, saving stopping power for when totally necessary.

Without a fairly stout that sort of braking would be pure overkill. that’s not the case here. The features a liquid-cooled, horizontally-opposed, 1832cc flat-six-cylinder engine 97.4hp and 112.1 lb. ft. of torque at the Not only does the flat-six enough power to push the all the way to 123mph, it does so with one of the stock exhaust notes a has ever produced.

Power is fed to the wheel via a smooth-shifting five-speed and an impressively quiet shaft-drive. and function rarely cohabitate but engine is an exception. Chrome covers and a unique six-into-two system offer a tasteful of muscle car flair. The best

All of this is backed by Honda and dependability. Though it may look an intimidating bike, you can rest that nothing leaves a plant without being and … nuts reliable.

the motorcycle world is chock-full of looking eye-catching bikes, it be difficult to find one as magnetic and as the Rune. A full nine after its introduction, the design is fresh and appealing, making it much more difficult to it was ever a production bike. If you the idea of a limited-production bike will snap necks and years of trouble-free cruising, this one a second look.

Honda Valkyrie Rune
Honda Valkyrie Rune
Honda Valkyrie Rune

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