1520 cm3, 100 hp, 180 km / h, since 1996 - present. time, 00-13000
Since its debut in 1996, the bike received a lot of flattering comments. According to leading experts, this is the most easy-to-control unit of heavy Cruiser. And, besides the most dynamic. Believe me, in 3.6 seconds to 100 km / h - an outstanding figure for a motorcycle, curb weight of approximately 350 kg. Vivid Dignity is not marred by even minor minuses, only the high price that matches the quality, could be a reason for not buying. The trend, alas, is that the price of a Valkyrie in the coming season will grow. The concept of the motorcycle lays in a high reliability. Everything is designed for many years and tens of thousands of kilometers of operation. But in the servicing this bike is complex and, consequently, expensive.
Power unit - nothing other than a modified motor from the Gold Wing. Its main difference - six carburetors instead of two. Because of this motor is not as sensitive to desync carburetors. Given the young age of most copies of Valkyrie, dirt carburetors are not yet understood. And it is good, because to deal with and manage such a complex battery of instruments - the pleasure of not only questionable, but also demanding. Better they do not touch. However, Honda recommends that verification of synchronization with the same frequency, which replaced the engine oil and replace spark plugs - every 12,000 km.
Check valve clearances are recommended every 19,000 km. Belts are extremely reliable, they are encouraged to change after mileage 160000 km. Drive on a motorcycle as problematic, but if you suspect that sold the unit «ran» so much, the straps for better fidelity replace - break any of them will provoke an unwanted meeting with piston valves, capable of penetrating a significant gap in the budget. When you fall on your left side may break the shaft gearshift - repair entails full bulkhead engine, which, believe me, laborious operation. The motorcycle is equipped with a sensor drop, stop the ignition if the unit was on its side. It happens that after a new operation. In such cases, the sensor must be a little shaken.
Strength is very reliable, but not easy to change it drives, it had to remove the engine. Replacing oil in the primary transfer is recommended every 38,000 km.
Frame and false weight.
The steel frame is very strong: bend, much less break, it is not easy. With slight fall mostly affects only the arc of the cylinder block envelopes.
Reliable as all of this motorcycle. An interesting feature of the front forks, inverted type: it just serves as a pen as a guide only, and a small quantity of oil in it - to lubricate sliding surfaces. For the damping with the stylus left. In operation it is quite imperceptible.
It teaches no problems - change every 19,000 km and the fluid will be OK. Drives wear out very slowly.