This monster bike thunders in with all the power and fury of its legendary namesake. Honda’s Valkyrie captures the low-down, heavy-duty hot rod look of the 1950s and brings it bang up to date in a bike that genuinely turns heads wherever it goes. This is definitely not a bike to ride if you want to blend in with the crowd. It’s showy, it’s big, and it’s magnificent. The Honda Valkyrie has a low, long stance, and fitted to that sweeping chassis is a powerful engine that produces an incredible amount of torque for long-distance touring. The outcome is an exciting ride unlike any other.
The Valkyrie 1800 is much bigger than most rival models in its class, and displays a confident posture to match its vigorous performance. The frame, tank and bodywork have all been arranged to flow from front to back in a sweeping profile, and the engine at the centre is a standout feature. The polished metal exhaust and ten-spoke aluminium wheels look great, complementing the overall look of the bike while performing flawlessly, thanks to micron-perfect engineering.
You can ride alone or carry a pillion passenger to share the excitement. The customisable seat splits in two, and if you’re travelling solo then you can remove the rear section for a more refined profile. The low rider’s seat enables you to plant both feet firmly on the floor, giving you more confidence and greater control over the bike when stationary. The laid-back seating helps you to relax in comfort when you’re moving, making long journeys effortless.
Honda has packed in a wealth of advanced features throughout the Valkyrie for the benefit of you and your passenger. Whoever rides pillion can hold on to the aluminium grab handles securely and enjoy every mile in comfort. The slightly raised pillion seat also means your passenger gets a view of the road ahead, and not just the back of your safety helmet.
Both rider and pillion can also enjoy the satisfying growl of the three-into-one exhaust with slash-cut muffler and an exhaust note that gives the bike real road presence. LED lights have been added to the front, rear, and sides to illuminate your surroundings and make sure other road users can always see you.
Performance is where the Honda Valkyrie 1800 really shines. It is fitted with a muscular six-cylinder 1832cc engine that produces masses of power and torque to surge forward confidently. The smallest twist of the throttle brings the unit to life, and with PGM-FI fuel injection, its power is always readily available and delivered by a five-speed transmission with no interruption and improved efficiency. A smooth transmission system delivers the power evenly, giving you complete control of that massive engine.
Pace is complemented by control on the Valkyrie, as it has been fitted with a sophisticated suspension set-up, making the bike far nimbler than its bulk suggests.
A Pro-Link single-side swing arm and Pro-Link single shock with spring pre-load adjustment enhances the bike’s manoeuvrability and stability. Strong 310mm front and 316mm rear disc brakes stand up to heavy use and slow the bike safely and with complete control, even in wet conditions.
The superb 1800 Valkyrie promises a unique and thrilling riding experience from start to finish on every trip.
Find out more about the model by speaking to your nearest Al-Futtaim Honda dealership today.