27 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on HONDA VALKYRIE RUNE NRX 1800. eBay
Honda Zodia

I`m selling my t op of the range Double Clearcoat B lack ‘Chrome Edition’ Honda Rune NRX 1800 with only 1466 miles on the clock, which is basically new and comes with the added benefit of its “SN08 ***” registration number. This Rune was only released from the Honda factory in April 2008,so unlike most of the Rune`s for sale,it hasn`t been sitting in a U.S. showroom somewhere getting pawed or been registered and used in the States,which makes it difficult to know its true history and to verify its mileage.

Registered New in the U.K. for the first time on the 20th August 2008,it has only been out the garage and ridden less than 10 times,so she is in perfect condition as you would expect with this very low mileage. The bike is also listed for sale by my local Triumph dealer MCS who have also listed her on Ebay at £17995,I have started the auction at £17250 with no reserve and would welcome any offers or enquires for more details or pictures.

It cost Honda a reputed $100,000 to build each of the 1500 Rune`s it made,pictures don`t really do the bike justice but when you see one in the flesh you know why it cost Honda so much to produce. If your looking for a very low mileage,immaculate Rune then don`t miss this one.

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A dream. An icon. A legend. A machine that will change the definition of cruiser. Forever. Introducing the Rune, It’ll only take a second to know it’s different, but you’ll appreciate it for a lifetime

Nothing turns heads or strikes more interest than a Rune NRX1800. This is the most radical bike on the street. The Rune is not only the most powerful cruiser Honda has ever produced, it is also arguably the most extravagant demonstration of styling, engineering and production prowess ever to set two wheels on paved roads. The Rune carries the aura of a one-off custom special, but it’s stylish form has also infused with the elegance of engineering that could only be created by Honda.

This bike is all about ego. She draws a crowd no matter where you are and everyone wants to talk about it. Either you love the look or hate it but one thing is for sure – it makes an indelible impression.

This powerful bike will run away from any cruiser out there, and is an engineering work of art.

There’s a tangible sense of validation around American Honda now that the Rune is off the line and running. On the street, people might stare slack-jawed at the factory custom and say, I can’t believe Honda built this bike, but back at Honda, the men and women who created it are just as much in awe. Of course it would take a successful mega-manufacturer like Honda to mass-produce a motorcycle of this caliber, but such immense entities rarely see the style for the trees.

Convincing the dubious conglomerate that it was in its best interest to do a cartwheel on a tightrope was the first, and perhaps most formidable, task.

The Japanese parent company’s question, of course, was, Why? It wasn’t so much that Honda was reluctant to take a chance. This is a company with a long history of risk taking, though the trailblazing advancements are commonly made in the name of performance — of technological superiority and increased efficiency.

Flying in the face of proven technology for the sake of style alone? Find that in the manual of Asian business philosophy.

Honda Zodia

Inspired by the Zodia, the Rune’s trick-looking trailing-link front-end works as well as — and feels like — a well-damped telescopic fork.

Ray Blank, vice president of the Motorcycle Division at American Honda, admits that historically it’s been a feat of determination to deliver options to Americans who want more from their cruisers than efficiency. Making Shadows in different colors? he laughs. That was hard.

And yet he endured with the Rune. We were looking to take the original Valkyrie to the next level, he explains.

When it was first introduced [it] had a significant impact on the motorcycle market. We wanted to set the bar higher than ever, erecting standards that no one else had yet imagined, while also exploding old limitations on what an original manufacturer could mass-produce.

Why use the Valkyrie as a platform? Why not the more trendy V-twin-driven 1800cc VTX? After all, the Rune has roots in Honda’s 1995 concept, the Zodia, which featured a V-configuration. The [flat-six] motor is traditional to Honda — it’s our DNA and no one else’s, he explains.

Unless we share it with Porsche, which isn’t so bad. The Rune is an honest bike, he continues. There isn’t anything on it that’s lifted. All the shapes, all the bits and pieces are Honda’s.

But the winning formula for those original parts was pure people’s choice.

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