Honda Valkyrie

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Honda Valkyrie
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Manufacturer Honda
Also called GL1500C, F6C
Production 1996–2003
Engine 1,520 cc (93 cu in) liquid-cooled SOHC flat-6
Bore / stroke 71 mm × 64 mm
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Top speed 131 mph (211 km/h)[1]
Power 100.0 hp (74.6 kW) (rear wheel)[1]
Torque 102.3 lb⋅ft (138.7 N⋅m) (rear wheel)[1]
Ignition type CDI
Transmission Five-speed manual, shaft drive
Suspension Front: 45 mm inverted fork, 130 mm travel
Rear: Dual shock, preload adjustable, 120 mm travel
Brakes Front: Dual 296 mm floating discs, 2-piston calipers
Rear: Single 316 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Tires Front: 150/80R-17
Rear: 180/70R-16
Wheelbase 1,690 mm (67 in)
Seat height 735 mm (28.9 in)
Weight 300 kg (660 lb) (dry)
721 lb (327 kg)[1] (wet)
Fuel capacity 20 L (4.4 imp gal; 5.3 US gal)

The Honda Valkyrie is a motorcycle that was manufactured by Honda from 1996 to 2003. It was designated GL1500C in the US market and F6C (“Flat Six Custom“) in other markets.

The Valkyrie engine is a 1,520 cubic centimetres (93 cu in) liquid-cooled, horizontally opposed flat-six engine transplanted from Honda’s Gold Wing model, unlike the V-twin engine commonly found on “cruiser” style motorcycles. In its transplant from the Goldwing, the most notable engine changes were the camshaft and the change to six individual 28 mm carburetors, one for each cylinder, changes which increased power and torque.

The Valkyrie was offered with a reverse gear in Japan. The Valkyrie was made in the United States at the Honda motorcycle plant in Marysville, Ohio.