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1998 Honda Valkyrie


1998 Honda Valkyrie Pictures
The seven-foot-long motorcycle delivered a smooth, stable ride with power to spare.
The seven-foot-long motorcycle delivered a smooth, stable ride with power to spare.

Drawing on the big, powerful, smooth-running flat-six from Honda's Gold Wing tourer, the 1998 Honda Valkyrie motorcycle pulled ahead of competing cruisers of the day.

On the Gold Wing, the flat six was hidden by bodywork. On the Valkyrie it was exposed in all its chromed glory.
On the Gold Wing, the flat six was hidden by bodywork. On the Valkyrie it was exposed in all its chromed glory.
Forks, handlebars, bullet-shaped instruments, and headlight were slathered in chrome.
Forks, handlebars, bullet-shaped instruments, and headlight were slathered in chrome.
Unlike rival models, the 1998 Honda Valkyrie's instruments were mounted above the headlight.
Unlike rival models, the 1998 Honda Valkyrie's instruments were mounted above the headlight.

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