Don't get me wrong. There's nothing wrong with the first generation line of Valkyries. If there is I must be a glutton for punishment having owned probably 40 of them overall. A wonderful machine for sure.
The new Valkyrie starts with a different look...and it's AWESOME. I Love it. It has this smooth Techno look but retains a look of strength. You can look at this bike and know right away you're talking about some serious muscle.
The frame is super light and strong...it's an aluminum frame..usually reserved for high tech sports bikes. It has a single sided swing arm as well with a single Honda Pro Link setup that you would usually find on a high tech sports bike. And it handles as well as you could ask for a big heavy bike....it belies its size and weight. Tracks like it's on rails and weaves through the twisties like a true sports bike. The whole time providing you a comfortable primarily sitting up straight position with just a little bit of forward lean. The bike is very comfortable.
Handling is the biggest difference to me between the old style and new Valkyries. The new Valkyrie has handling that is much more confidence inspiring..more like a sporting bike. And it's quicker too, although the older valks were certainly not slouches in the performance dept.
The bike has 2 available seats. The one shown is the sleek line flowing Corbin which has a sexy look that's hard to believe...but it can be a bit hard on the butt for some riders. I also have the stock seat setup which I occasionally put on for longer rides to make myself (and passenger) more comfortable.
Power is AMAZING with about 115 bhp and about the same amount of torque available at the rear wheel. When you twist the throttle on this baby YOU BETTER BE HOLDING ON. The bike has the exact engine as the 2014 Goldwing but weighs about 180 lbs less. And you better warn your passenger if you have one you're going to nail it or it could be really embarrassing to have to go back and pick them up off the pavement. A passenger backrest would be a really good idea for this bike if you tend to ride two up much of the time.
OH, AND THE GAS MILEAGE IS WAY BETTER ON THE NEW ONE EVEN THOUGH IT'S AN 1832CC INSTEAD OF THE 1500CC. THE BEAUTY OF NEWER TECHNOLOGY. FUEL INJECTION ON THE NEW ONES VS 6 CARBURETORS ON THE OLDER VERSIONS. The first generation Valkyries averaged between 25-31mpg usually. The New Generation Valkyries are easily averaging over 40mpg. Sometimes new technology is an actual improvement.
And it's amazingly strong and fast with its dialed in 1832cc 6 cylinder engine. It weighs in at about 180 lbs lighter than a gold wing. So it appropriately feels much stronger and faster and it is.
The color on my bike is a heavy Dark Red Metallic...gorgeous.
And my bike has a great (and expensive) Corbin Riding Seat with nice leather side bags and a great height adjustable windshield. If you bought my bike new as it's set up you're probably looking at about $20500.
Tires are new as well. The bike has been impeccably maintained and it shows.
And there are only 7483 original miles on this beauty. Barely broken in for the legendary Honda F6 motor.
HERE'S ARE 2 LINKS TO THE PROS OPINION OF THE AMAZING 2014 HONDA VALKYRIE POWER SPORT CRUISER. ENJOY.
The bike has never been dropped or down. It has never been abused. You are basically buying a brand new bike for about half the cost. The bike is located in El Paso, TX.
THE BIKE IS NO LONGER FOR SALE. ENJOY THE VIEW. THANKS.
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.