Honda Valkyrie Reviews

1999 Honda Valkyrie from United States of America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2014
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance17800 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki LTD 700

Summary:

I have no complaints

Faults:

Nothing except for some minor repair work.

General Comments:

I have always liked my Valk. I bought it brand new in 2001 (1999 model) and have owned it ever since. It rides better than most Harley's I have driven for far less cost. It is quick, handles well (considering what it is) and has been very dependable.

My only complaint is the fuel economy, but if you keep your hand out off the throttle it does reasonably well.

The seat is OK for stock, but an aftermarket one is probably a better bet. I have the 2 Brothers 6 - 6 draggers for it, but they are a bit loud so I removed them.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2014

2001 Honda Valkyrie from United States of America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki ZZR 1200

Summary:

Smooth, fast and comfortable

Faults:

1 leaking front seal.

General Comments:

I currently own a Kawasaki Concours 14, along with the Valkyrie. Every time I start loading the Kawi for week long trip, I look at the Valkyrie and put the Concours back on the trickle charge. The Valkyrie is a long distance dream.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2013

1999 Honda Valkyrie from United States of America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles

Summary:

The most reliable motorcycle I have ever owned

Faults:

A couple of blown out headlight/turn signal bulbs and a battery.

General Comments:

I have owned my Valkyrie for 14 years, and it has never let me down.

The only thing to go wrong on my bike was two burnt out headlight bulbs, a left/right turn signal bulb and a battery. How's that for reliability?

I have never enjoyed a bike so much in my life. Good power, great handling, good brakes and awesome reliability.

I don't understand people that say they get horrible gas mileage. I average 36 MPG, but it's difficult because the Valkyrie beckons you to get on it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2013

2001 Honda Valkyrie from United States of America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.9 / 10
Distance when acquired4000 miles
Most recent distance6000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki DR650SE

Summary:

Amazingly beautiful classic monster of a bike!

Faults:

Nothing!

General Comments:

The quality build of this motorcycle is unsurpassed. I have never seen anything as well and overbuilt as a Valkyrie. Solid billet aluminum everywhere; the bike was made in a "money is no object" environment. I will never sell it!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2012

1999 Honda Valkyrie from United States of America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance16000 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki VN800B Classic

Summary:

It's the cruiser King. Long live the King

Faults:

Cold blooded in spring and fall.

General Comments:

The nicest bike I've ever owned!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2011

1998 Honda Valkyrie from United States of America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance11600 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GS850

Summary:

Best bike ever built

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This motorcycle will go down in history as a legendary bike. They eventually wear out and disappear since they are no longer made.

What can I say but I have been riding since 1967, and this is as close to perfection as it gets. Over eight foot long and it handles like a much smaller bike. Can carve canyons if need be, and the roll on power is unreal. Butter smooth.

Those that own these just don't want another bike; it is that good.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2010

1999 Honda Valkyrie from United States of America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.1 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance79850 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB750

Summary:

It's the best motorcycle I've owned

Faults:

At 35,000 miles the left rear wheel bearing failed.

General Comments:

The Valkyrie is the best motorcycle I have ever owned. I've ridden bikes since 1965.

The Valkyrie is smooth, powerful, and handles well in spite of its size. The front disc brakes stop the Valkyrie very well. The rear disc brake is somewhat dull and is only useful in conjunction with the front disc unless at low speeds.

I get 43mpg and hit reserve at 165-170 miles. Reserve tank will get me at least another 40 miles. I have accidentally run out of gas and a fuel gauge would be a good improvement. A turn signal reminder would also help.

During the daytime, the idiot lights are not well seen.

The stock seat is comfortable and I have replaced it with a custom with little improvement. Adding a riser has helped with handlebar reach, but I don't see that as a weakness of the bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2008

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 7 reviews