Most people who are looking for a Honda Valkyrie have either had the privilege and pleasure of owning one or saw one which created an image imprint in their mind that they just can't get rid of. IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE. But for those who have just randomly managed to end up on this page, let me give you some of the specs on this fantastic motorcycle.
Built around a pumped up Gold Wing engine, this 2002 Honda Valkyrie certainly carries it's own special character. I call it a Gold Wing engine "ON STEROIDS". The large displacement engine is fed by six separate 28mm CV carbs, the cam timing is more radical, redline is higher, and the cruiser uses a more free flowing six-into-six exhaust system which produces an exhaust note all its own....Quiet But Strong. Valve adjustment is by screw and lock-nut adjusters, camshafts are belt driven and the alternator pumps out a whopping 546 watts. This beautiful bike has been enhanced by the installation of a windshield to keep the elements and bugs off of your body and face and it has amazingly nice Hard Leather LOCKING Luggage Bags for convenience on a long trip or for a quick stop at the store. It also has foward highway pegs for extending your legs along with the standard footpegs. The tires are brand new Dunlop Elite 3's with less than 500 miles on them. This is the new compound that Dunlop created to extend tire life on heavier motorcycles.
Although this beauty packs some weight, it is suprisingly nimble for such a large machine. It is not a crotch rocket but it will handle nimbly in the parking lot and be totally competent and stable at highway and above highway speeds and with enough comfort so that you actually feel good after a long cruise. And the gas mileage is very acceptable considering the size and power of this machine. She will average between 30 to 40 miles per gallon depending on your driving style.
For many riders, the Honda Valkyrie is the ULTIMATE EXPRESSION of riding pleasure. Strong...totally reliable...awesome looking...and reasonable handling for a bike of such large size. Do you agree? Do you love your Honda Valkyrie or do you have other feelings? Do you have a story to tell about your ownership or interaction with a Honda Valkyrie? It can be funny, sad, factual....Was it a love relationship...hate??...America and the world is wanting to know. If you have a cool picture involving a Honda Valkyrie please post it for us to see.