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Old 11-06-2006, 06:04 AM   #11
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Default Re: Valkyrie 1800! Who Wants One?

There are plenty of things that Honda should "get off its ass" and do, like introduce a 1000cc VTEC-free VFR, but few of us are willing to wait around for something to happen. We've moved on to other brands and could care less what Honda does now.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:14 AM   #12
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I have a Valk sitting in my garage as we speak. My brother bought it new in 97 and it's a nice enough bike. I had a 96 Wing and couldn't understand why someone would buy a Valk over a Wing. It wasn't much cheaper, and by the time you added bags and a windshield, the price was a wash. I don't think there is a market for an updated Valk. I don't think the first one went over all that well.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:23 AM   #13
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My bro averaged about 33 mpg with his Valk. Run it hard and it would get about 27 mpg. That sucks.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:24 AM   #14
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Hona oughtta' do a lot of things, but I'm thinking an 1800 Valk. is not a top priority.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:25 AM   #15
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Honda oughtta' do a lot of things, but I'm thinking an 1800 Valk. is not a top priority.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:25 AM   #16
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Let's take it out and thrash it.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:27 AM   #17
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GL1800s get closer to 40. Fuel injection is a lot more efficient than six carbs.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:34 AM   #18
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I'll probably take it to work tomorrow. I figure I can check the top speed at least once or twice.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:48 AM   #19
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Except when she looks like Skeletor from He-man.
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Old 11-06-2006, 07:03 AM   #20
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I currently ride an '03 Valk which I bought new after it was public that Honda would no longer manufacture such a fine machine. I was hoping that a "regular" Valk, perhaps based on one of the other concept bikes shown when the Rune was announced, would emerge as it's successor.



It is indeed a phenominal machine. In fact, I refer to it as my Honda FBCR 1500 (Fat Boy's Crotch Rocket).



I doubt that Honda is willing to invest the tooling and expense of a non-vtwin cruiser for such a small market niche, as for some reason, the general public is hung up on the v-twin.



What a shame.
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