2001 Honda GL1500C Valkyrie from United States of America
I started riding in 1966 when I was 13. Had many scooters since, including Kawasaki 500s and a Kawasaki 750 H2 (scary), and three Harleys, among many others.
I bought my first 'wing in '79, then my second new in '82. I had the '82 for 27 years and put about 170,000 miles on her. Then it happened. I rode my first Dragon (Valkrie) in '05. Had to have her. I bought her from a dealer with about 20K miles on her. It was love at first ride!!! I love the way she handles and feels. Not quite as comfy as the Aspencade, but hey, she's a cruiser. Since '05 I have rode her 2,000 to 3,000 miles a summer.
I had my 'wing till '09 when I sold her pay the Valk off. Why? Because riding the Valk was more fun :) She is a beast with the heart of a kitten. Power, fantastic looks and a sure head turner. Wouldn't trade her for anything unless they made a Valk with the 1832cc engine with the same classic look of my '01.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th January, 2015