1999 Honda GL1500C Valkyrie from United States of America
Last motorcycle I'll ever own, no complaints
Best motorcycle I've ever owned. After riding my friend's Suzuki M109, I was thoroughly convinced I needed a bike with more power. I had a 2001 Suzuki Intruder at the time. So I searched and waited until a bike with similar power became available. I didn't at the time knew anything about the Valkyrie. I bought it in 2013; my search and wait was over.
It can run with those big muscle cruisers produced today. Most have larger displacement engines, but my Valk has surprising power without fuss that makes them push their bikes to their limits to keep up. The Valkyrie is amazing on long stretches; the engine is smooth with a nice growl from the stock pipes.
This bike is a keeper; there are faster cruisers out there like the Vmax and the Rocket 3 and probably the Porsche engine VRod and a couple of others, but pound for pound, mile for mile, the Valkyrie can hold its own.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th January, 2020