The five-speed 2015 Honda Gold Wing Valkyrie has Honda's largest motorcycle engine, a horizontally opposed, 1,832-cubic-centimeter, six-cylinder engine with computer-controlled digital ignition. The low-slung, power-cruiser-style motorcycle has a lot of torque, Honda says.
The gasoline tank holds 6 gallons, and the bike gets an estimated 41 miles per gallon for a riding range of about 240 miles. Honda says its fuel economy varies by individual depending on road conditions, load, and how people ride and maintain their motorcycles.
The Valkyrie's bore and stroke is 74 by 71 millimeters, and its valve train has a single-overhead cam with two valves per cylinder. The compression ratio is 9.8:1, and the engine is cooled by liquid. The bike's wheelbase is 67.1 inches, its seat height is 28.9 inches, and its rake is 29.9 degrees. The trail is 4.5 inches.
The unloaded weight, which includes a full tank of fuel, all liquids and standard equipment, is 752 pounds. The only color available on the 2015 model is candy red. The bike meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board emissions standards.
Accessories that can be added for a price include a 12-volt accessory socket, a backrest with pad, a boulevard screen and three styles of chrome license-plate frames.