Motorcycle Types Cruiser 2014 Valkyrie: Honda's New Muscle Cruiser | Promo Video

2014 Valkyrie: Honda’s New Muscle Cruiser | Promo Video

2014 Honda Valkyrie
2014 Honda Valkyrie

2014 Honda Gold Wing Valkyrie Video

Once glance through Honda’s latest motorcycle brochures, and it’s easy to see the Japanese manufacturer has spent much energy developing entry-level and affordable motorcycles.

These bikes are highlighted by the CBR250R, and the current lineup of 500cc motorcycles – the CB500F, the CB500X and the CBR500R.

But on the big side of displacement, the only thing new to arrive lately out of Honda was the F6B. A slimmed down version of the Gold Wing, the F6B caters to the bagger market.

But all of this changed this week when Honda released its latest version of the Valkyrie, a bike that has been long gone from the lineup. The original Valkyrie (1996-2003) featured a 1520cc flat six, but things get bigger for 2014 – much bigger. Just like the F6B, the 2014 Honda Valkyrie is based on the Gold Wing, and features the 1832 horizontally-opposed flat six that pumps out over 100 horsepower.

Honda adds a single-sided swingarm, twin-spar aluminum frame, 310mm front discs, LED lighting, and muscular aesthetics, and keeps the weight to around 750 lb. – 150 lb. lighter than its starship Gold Wing.

This combination produces a new power cruiser, one that Honda says redefines the term “muscle cruiser.” And to keep things bold, the colors remain dark; the 2014 Valkyrie is offered in Black, Dark Red Metallic and Blue Metallic. Honda says the price should be around $17,000.

Attached above is Honda’s latest promotional video of the new Valkyrie. For a First Look, including full specs, click here.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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