Honda brings back the Valkyrie in 2014, a missed cruiser with few rivals...
by Mark DT
From 1996 to 2003 the Honda Valkyrie was Big Red’s most impressive and unique cruiser. Instead of making a copy cat v-twin they did something totally different. They built a chopped down cruiser using the horizontally opposed six cylinder from the Gold Wing model. The result was a lighter than the competition power cruiser with gobs of low and high end power. The styling proved very popular as well. While always a subjective issue, most would agree that the Valkyrie looked great, and as a result it has gained a strong reputation as a collectors bike. I’ve met several owners with Valkyries and the Rune model and none would consider trading up. Perhaps Honda’s latest announcement may change that.
Making a return after a ten year absence is an all new 2014 Honda Gold Wing Valkyrie. Pricing has yet to be announced. What we do know is that it will have the latest 1832cc motor from the Gold Wing, weigh in around 750 pounds, and have a seat height under 29 inches. Until we get more details here are some photos of the new and old Valkyrie, as well as a teaser video from Honda. Be sure to check it out at the bike shows this winter, and please share your comments here or on our Facebook page.