Honda Valkyrie F6 1500 Tourer Review

1997 Honda Valkyrie F6 1500 Tourer from United States of America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 4 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles


Large, loud, reliable, quick, impressive, limited


No mechanical issues ever.

General Comments:

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

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 1 review