Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:53 pm
Are Valkyrie`s built on 1800 chassis`s?
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There are advantages and disadvantages to everything, of course. I miss being able to do a high-speed start and winding it up to that huge torque at 8,000 RPM like my GL1100. On the other hand, while the GL1500 doesn't have the revs the GL1100 has, it has huge torque almost right from idle.goldminerusa wrote:Thank you. Again. You own a 1500, overall are you satisfied with the design,, engineering and construction? and do you think certain model years are better than others? I`m having alot of fun riding my 82 1100 as i continue to find and repair areas that have been neglected for DECADES from PO`s, but, i am looking forward to a newer model from a single owner who performed regular maintenance. Thanks again to all who are helping in this journey, what a great bunch of people.
Yes ... but it depends on the year. For 2014 and 2015, Honda made a 5th gen Valkyrie. It is defiantly GL1800 with no storage. It's by far the fastest of the 3-GL1800 models that Honda made. At Wingding in 2014 I road one and could not believe haw fast it was compared to all others. If I recall, it's 170lbs lighter than their standard touring model. It was basically totally stripped with no reverse, cruise control, heated comfort, audio, and no windscreen. It might have had front pockets. They were not a popular seller and have heard if you can find a NOS, you might be able to buy one for around $8,000.