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  The Honda Valkyrie

 

STORY OF THE VALKYRIE AS TOLD BY A FRIEND OF JOE BOYD

The Honda Valkyrie is a motorcycle that was manufactured by Honda, from model years 1997-2003.

The Valkyrie engine is a 1520cc horizontally-opposed six cylinder liquid cooled boxer engine transplanted from Honda's Goldwing modell. In its transplant from the Goldwing, the most notable engine changes were the camshaft and the change to 6 individual 28mm carburetors, one for each cylinder. These changes were made to increase power and torque. These changes also gave the engine a little more character by giving it a unique sound.

                                                 

 

 

On introduction in 1997, a naked `Standard` and a `Tourer` model were offered. The Tourer included a windshield and lockable hard saddlebags.

 

In 1999, the `Interstate` model was added to the lineup that included a fork mounted fairing along with a trunk at the rear of the motorcycle.

 

As sales eventually dwindled, the `Tourer` and `Interstate` models were dropped in 2001, leaving only the `Standard` model remaining.

 

2003 saw the standard offered only in black and was the last year of the original Valkyrie.

 

 

Honda introduced a limited edition model in 2004 named the `Valkyrie Rune` with an 1800cc engine.

It was a major departure from the original Valkyrie in styling.

 

The Valkyrie went by the name F6C in non-U.S. markets and was even offered with a reverse gear in Japan. Honda Valkyrie  with reversing system 

 

The Valkyrie was made in the U.S.A. at the Honda motorcycle plant in Marysville, Ohio.

 

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500C 1997

The GL1500C'97 Valkyrie was sold in 1997 in one of four color schemes: Black, American Red with Pearl Glacier White, Pearl Majestic Purple with Pearl Glacier White, or Black with Pearl Hot Rod Yellow.  

 

 

Black

 

American Red with Pearl Glacier White

Pearl Majestic Purple with Pearl Glacier White

Black with Pearl Hot Rod Yellow.

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500C 1998

The GL1500C'98 Valkyrie was sold in 1998 in one of four color schemes: Black, Pearl Coronado Blue with Pearl Ivory Cream, Blaze Yellow with Pearl Ivory Cream, Black with Copper or Pearl Sedona Blue with Pearl Ivory Cream.  

 

 

Black

Blaze Yellow with Pearl Ivory Cream

 

Black and Copper

 

Pearl Coronado Blue with Pearl Ivory Cream

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500C 1999

The GL1500C'99 Valkyrie was sold in 1999 in one of four color schemes: Black,  Black with Pearl Twilight Silver, Black with Pearl Phoenix Orange or Blaze Yellow with Pearl Ivory Cream. 

 

 

 

Black with Pearl Phoenix Orange

Blaze Yellow with Pearl Ivory Cream

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500C 2000

The GL1500C'00 Valkyrie was sold in 2000 in one of three color schemes: Black, Black with Blaze Yellow or

Balck with American Red.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500C 2001

The GL1500C Valkyrie was sold in 2001 in one of three color schemes: Black, Black with Silver or Pearl Dark Blue with Silver

 

 

 

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500C 2002

The GL1500C Valkyrie was sold in 2002 in one of three color schemes: Black, Pearl Dark Blue with Pearl White or

Balck with American Red.

 

Pearl Dark Blue with Pearl White 

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500C 2003

GL1500C'03 comes in one color: Black

 

 

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500CT 1997 Tourer

 

The GL1500CT'97 Valkyrie Tourer was sold in 1997 in one of three color schemes: Black, American Red with Pearl Glacier White, or Pearl Sonoma Green with Pearl Ivory Cream. The windshield and hard saddle bags were standard equipment.   

 

 

 

 

American Red with Pearl Glacier White

Pearl Sonoma Green with Pearl Ivory Cream

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500CT 1998 Tourer

The GL1500CT'98 Valkyrie Tourer was sold in 1998 in one of three color schemes: Black, Black with Pearl Jade Green, or Pearl Sedona Red with Pearl Ivory Cream.  

 

 

 

 

Gloss Black

Black with Pearl Jade Green

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500CT 1999 Tourer

The GL1500CT'99 Valkyrie Tourer was sold in 1999 in one of three color schemes: Black, Black with Pearl Twilight Silver or Pearl Sedona Red with Pearl Ivory Cream.

 

 

 

Black with Pearl Twilight Silver

Pearl Sedona Red with Pearl Ivory Cream

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500CT 2000 Tourer

The GL1500CT'00 Valkyrie Tourer was sold in 2000 in one of two color schemes: Black or Black with American Red.

 

 

 

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500CT 2001 Tourer

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500CF 1999 Interstate

 

The GL1500CF'99 Valkyrie Interstate was sold in 1999 in one of three color schemes: Black, Black with American Red or Pearl Sonoma Green with Ocean Gray Metallic.

 

 

 

Gloss Black

Black with American Red

Pearl Sonoma Green with Ocean Gray Metallic

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500CF 2000 Interstate

The GL1500CF'00 Valkyrie Interstate was sold in 2000 in one of three color schemes: Black, Black with American Red or Pearl Twilight Silver with Pearl Coronado Blue.

 

 

 

Gloss Black

Black with American Red

Pearl Twilight Silver with Pearl Coronado Blue

HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500CF 2001 Interstate

The GL1500CF'01 Valkyrie Interstate was sold in 2001 in one of three color schemes: Pearl Cheyenne Red with Gloss Black, Black with Pearl Beige or Gloss Black

 

 

 

 

Pearl Cheyenne Red with Gloss Black

Black with Pearl Beige

Photo of Santa's "Summer Sleigh"

Pearl Cheyenne Red with Gloss Black

2001 Valkyrie Interstate.

PA Whitebeard, aka "Santa"
Charter Member of AORBS

(Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas)

Location: North Pole (PA)


 

 

HONDA VALKYRIE RUNE

 

The NRX 1800'04/05 Valkyrie Rune was sold in 2004 and 2005 in one of three color schemes: Black, Pearl Chromium Purple or Candy Black Cherry

 

 

 

 

Gloss Black

Pearl Chromium Purple

 

Candy Black Cherry

 

 

 

 

I NEED PHOTOS OF VALKYRIES WITH ALL COLOR COMBINATIONS

YOU CAN SEE WHAT`s MISSING

 

 

 

 

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