1997 Honda Valkyrie F6 1500 Tourer
Large, loud, reliable, quick, impressive, limited
No mechanical issues ever.
This bike was outfitted with glass pack mufflers and 4" slash cut truck stacks for the exhaust. It had a different ignition trigger wheel and jetting. All in all, this was an impressive motorcycle, physically and mechanically. The sound of 6 cylinders through those stacks was awesome. Everyone loved the looks too; lots of chrome.
The seating position was good, the handling was fair and the performance was good in a straight line. The downside to these is no fuel gauge, it's thirsty, it's hard to move your feet because of the cylinders, and no 6th gear.
Overall I would buy another Honda, but not another 96-03 Valkyrie.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th February, 2013