2014 Valkyrie. That is all.

Honda has re-created the Valkyrie for 2014. She’s been out of production since 2003, so updates were inevitable…and desired.

Gold wing Chassis with tweaked rake and trail for handling, 1800-Fuel injected motor, upgraded brakes, couple hundred pounds lighter, no frame-fixed fairing/headlight. Etc…

This machine will kick ass…the current 1800 WING will out accelerate, out brake, gets better mileage, and will out handle the original Valk (the word is “spank”)…and to strip it down and rod it up a bit is exactly what they did with the 1500 and original Valk.

In my opinion (which is, as usual, controversial), the machine embodies the spirit of the Valkyrie. Bullet-proof reliability, amazing handling, and over the top power, smooth and torquey…ALL the way through the range. Can’t wait to ride one. Anybody got any contacts with Honda that can hook me up with an extended test ride? Surely a somewhat notorious Valk rider/author/adventurer preview/blog/review would be good for business?

I won’t buy in 2014…timing’s not right…but if I’m still working in 2015, I will have one. I already know what I want to do to tweak it…aftermarket or no.

But yes, for those wondering…my ’01 Dragon will remain in my hands.

So…2014 Valkyrie. Zoom fricken Zoom. That is all.

2014 Valkyrie

Zoom fricken zoom!

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4 Responses to 2014 Valkyrie. That is all.

  1. sevesteen says:

    That showed up on the company website and I was impressed–I’d rather see more of the mechanicals uncovered, but that’s minor, and probably not practical. Too bad they moved production back to Japan, otherwise I’d get to watch the engines being made.

  2. cruhnke says:

    That is one magniferous looking hunk of engineering. Almost enough to get a retired rider back on the road. I can just see you conquering the highway and defeating the cages with it.

  3. mustangjake says:

    I agree the new Valkyrie is very sexy but Wouldn’t the F6B be a better choice for the riding you do ?
    It has windshield and saddlebags all ready.

    • Daniel Meyer says:

      Hmmm….I like the F6B too…but the newer machine will have the tweaked rake and more upright rider position, as well as no frame-fixed fairing (I’m not a fan of “stationary” fairings.

      I also tend to like to pop off my bags and shield and roar around the backroads (and the freeways of the cities) so I’m really looking forward to a standard version of the wing/f6B.

      I kind of see it as
      Wing=Interstate
      F6B=Tourer
      F6C (Valk)=Standard.

      I like the standard platform as you can add and take away what you like much easier than the others.

      I’m looking forward to riding one…and then I’ll be able to firm up my opinion on ride/handling…I’m anticipating it to absolutely rock, as the wing and F6B do on their own.

      -dm

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