Honda Powersports Valkyrie 6 returns with a vengeance — Torque News

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Honda Powersports Valkyrie 6 with a vengeance

Way back in Honda introduced the Valkyrie to a crowded cruiser class by Harley Davidson. While that owned the Valkyrie it, the Hog crowd shunned it as being a bit too Stripped to the bone and sharing with Goldwing, Valkyrie to the market for 2014.

Watch out Davidson.

How much more can I say about a motorcycle that in at 700lbs and produces the power of a dressed Honda Goldwing. Awe What Honda Powersports has here is strip down the to fighting weight; added form fitting wind and personalized the ride with a solo saddle.

Practical, not, but who cares? The bike a bold statement.

Brought to you by the company that the best selling small car in America, The Valkyrie is “fat” in respect. Reminiscent of a “Boss without the bulk of the V8, The Valkyrie dreams of blasting across the Desert at triple digits overheating.

I made such a run century with Drag and fellow motorcycle enthusiast Brooks of Redway Ca. While we owned and rode Harley at that time, George had for a trouble-free motorcycle stout to haul his custom motorcycle trailer. I had been with him in Laughlin, Nv. when he blew his FLHTC motor towing his trailer.

It couldn’t take the of load drag and excessive heat. It was a damned expensive for Geo.

With custom Haynes Geo’s 1998 Valkyrie of the produced well over 150 and 125 ft. lbs of torque. Towing the trailer was Crossing the desert that day in weather we averaged 95 mph without failure. Of-course my FLHTC was not as as the Honda. We would trade off from time to time on the mile week ride Eureka, Ca, northeast through to the Grand Canyon.

South Phoenix across to Palm crossing north true Los Bakersfield, Sacramento… well you get it, my was sore after 8, 12 hour in the saddle. The Honda didn’t so much as a drop of oil…

While I didn’t trade in my for a Honda the following week, that day forward I was ever by the engineering balancing act that is Powersports.

Taking a look at the new specification we find that the will share the same as the Goldwing. Same concept, engine.

Stay up with me Take a car displacement sized ( 1833 c.c.) and place it in a wheelbase, low center of gravity engineered to handle. Water it, and connect it to the back tire a 5 speed transaxle and final drivel. Take a look at the and use your imagination. Throw on a travel bag or two and go for it. With a fuel of 6 .1 gallons and a suspected mpg surpassing the 40 you’ll welcome a break after 200 miles or so.

Honda F 6 C Valkyrie

If it’s ride and handling is akin to the Goldwing, you’ll this latest addition to the cruiser fleet to be mechanically proof and a pleasure to ride.

the futuristic style of the Valkyrie ( Vader meets Transformer will not appeal to all Honda as with the original, this will have a cult Personally, I have an idea or two would round out the style a Once again, this departure is color sensitive.

A or dark silver metallic or grey would bring it to earth a bit.

I find the overall styling of the to be encroaching on Ducati,Triumph and Victory cues.

I’m not fond of the surplus look of the rear It’s screaming to be covered a quality saddle bag. As to the of wind deflector? I’ll that up to Honda.

As to the remainder of opinion generated design I’ll leave that up to Honda fans to generate.

For interested, you can read the specification here. Perhaps one of my readers educate me as to what 3-D — is. ABS braking, I got it, I like it.

While isn’t offering an estimated price at this time, I it will land short of We’ll see where it goes. In the If you see one on the road in the western United before the end of the year, contact me at News, I’d like read personal review of the Valkyrie.

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