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« on: June 30, 2018, 02:00:02 pm »

 Comfortable or sporty enough?
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 02:13:10 pm »

I like  Thumbsup

You Girl would have to be a bit sporty though  Thumbsup
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 05:41:22 pm »

st2sam needs to drop his opinion but I think the valkyrie is an excellent choice but I am not sure about available luggage.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 06:46:42 pm »

It is getting old

Beautiful machine and I have seen folks ride them Hard
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 04:44:10 pm »

A friend of mine rode one for about 10 years. Did a lot of LD riding on it. He only sold it because he had his heart set on a Road King. He loved the Valkyrie, though. His only complaint was that his had carburetors, and it would lose power at altitude.

Not sure if he did two up touring, but that thing is so huge I am sure whoever is on the pillion will be comfortable.
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 08:52:28 pm »


 Comfortable or sporty enough?
 Discuss.


Yes, comfortable & sporty!
However, two up?
I never ride two up, I removed rear seat and installed a rack for luggage.

Handles like a heavy sport bike, more torque than horsepower, 250mi. tank range on regular grade gas, buy a new leftover for 1/2 of new cost, three year unlimited mileage warranty, 28,000 trouble free miles on mine, 200,000mi. Goldwing motor, ALL LED lights, single sided swing arm, shaft drive, I can go on for hours.

I can't believe Honda didn't sell more of these. (I blame Marketing.)


We are talking about the second generation I hope?
The first generation is a completely different motorcycle.

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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 09:43:46 pm »

First gen. Tiny fuel tank and low fuel mileage could be an issue. Some guys claim they are plenty sporty, some say not so much. I need two up. My Guzzi V11 Lemans and Buell X1 are the solo bikes.
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2018, 10:32:02 am »

The F6B is more 'toury'.   Mini fairing and saddle bags.  Can add a rack for more storage.
My brother loves his.
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2018, 11:22:44 am »


Yes, comfortable & sporty!
However, two up?
I never ride two up, I removed rear seat and installed a rack for luggage.

Handles like a heavy sport bike, more torque than horsepower, 250mi. tank range on regular grade gas, buy a new leftover for 1/2 of new cost, three year unlimited mileage warranty, 28,000 trouble free miles on mine, 200,000mi. Goldwing motor, ALL LED lights, single sided swing arm, shaft drive, I can go on for hours.

I can't believe Honda didn't sell more of these. (I blame Marketing.)



Love that bike.  It had only a few things I woulda changed.  A big round headlight or more like the new Guzzi Eldo.  Some kinda hard bags, kinda like the Corbin Beetle Bags.  I still think about getting one!
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2018, 06:19:22 pm »

I think I'd rather have a used Goldwing and do it properly.

Then, you'd have proper luggage and a proper passenger seat. I'm sure there are pipes that growl a bit more available for them. Maybe the 3rd model year of the then-new 1800s?

That said, I DO like the look of the first-gen ones, and they sound FANTASTIC with more open pipes. I've seen 6 into 6, must've been straight pipes. OMG, sounds better than a CBX.
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 09:56:23 pm »

Definitely do NOT want a Goldwing. I have an 1100...that's boring enough! Lol. No seriously, I don't want that much tupperware. I want a bike with a clear windshield and that's it.
 The Valkyrie seems interesting...and opportunity knocked.
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2018, 09:18:25 am »


I think I'd rather have a used Goldwing and do it properly.

Then, you'd have proper luggage and a proper passenger seat.

Not me, my K1200 is way too much plastic.  The Valk needs to loose the pillion & grab rails.  Maybe a Day Long saddle if needed.

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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2018, 03:56:27 pm »

The 2014s are on sale and brand new out of the crate for $9K at mutliple Honda dealers across the US.
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2018, 04:18:31 pm »


The 2014s are on sale and brand new out of the crate for $9K at mutliple Honda dealers across the US.


Buy one, for that kinda money, you won't regret it. It's got a three year unlimited mileage warranty for cry'in out loud! EEK!



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