Friday, October 31, 2014

Rider Magazine - September 2005

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Valkyries, an ocean breeze and fresh seafood
   Setting out to do it right, the four of us--two on Harleys and two on Honda Valkyries-- rode the full length of Oregon's Highway 101, which parallels the Pacific Coast. Our starting point was the four-mile-long Astoria Bridge, which spans the Columbia River's entry into the Pacific, separating Oregon from Washington state. We descended down the span exiting Washington state and skimmed across the water only a few feet above the waves. Nearing the entry point into Oregon we opened the throttle , and climbed 200 feet, rising over the peak of the bridge and descending into the town of Astoria, the beginning of a beautiful 400-mile ride...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CycleWorld Magazine - June 1997

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   What's got two fat tires, six straight-pipes, 100 horsepower and is more outlandish than the Kiss Reunion Tour? Cobra's Super Six, that's what.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine - June 2001

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   Motorcycling is about the trip--not the destination. I still find it amazing how many people (including spouses) do not understand this basic tenent.
   This year our loose riding group completed it's seventh trip to attend the annual Valkyrie Owners Association (VOA) meeting in Crawford, Colorado. On the way, we had a chance to tour Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks in Utah....

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Richard Hammond Reviews The Honda F6C Valkyrie


Richard Hammond reviews the 2000 model of the Honda F6C Valkyrie, checking out how the extremely wide frame effects it's performance and handling, as well as seeing how practical it is.

Cycle Magazine's BLVD - Premier Issue - Oct 1996

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Honda's Big Six Valkyrie: Style With Steam...
  Honda unleashes the behemoth of the boulevard.
  The new Honda Valkyrie--six cylinders of steaming horsepower and torque dressed in size XXL classic clothes. Honda has created a motorcycle of mythic proportions. With a gargantuan tank, seat, fenders, tires, headlight and muscle-bulging motor, it's deserving of a Wagnerian opera....

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Rider Magazine - March 1997

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The Heavyweight Ideabike Showdown
New Cool
   As anyone who has been riding around with his eyes open knows, the market for custom Harleys has been soaring higher than the space shuttle of late....
   But close on H-D's taillight, an "overnight" success after about 15 model years, cruiser bikes from the Japanese manufacturers, such as these idea bikes, are becoming The New Cool....

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rider Magazine - July 2003

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Riding The Lewis and Clark Trail
Honda Valkyrie Tourer and BMW K100 
   Rain falling constantly? Even in 1806 Oregon was developing a reputation as a wet place. However, in the summer months it's a great place to ride, and now you can stop at restuarants instead of shooting elk for your meal as you retrace part of the route of Lewis and Clark.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

northern Biker Magazine - October 1996

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The Super-Cruiser Challenge
Honda's Valkyrie vs Yamaha's Royal Star
   Meet the Super-Cruisers. Suddenly the Japanesse have hired The Dukes of Hazard and Burt Reynolds as bike designers. They have seen the light and started making the biggest, craziest, two-wheeled mothers of invention you can shake a Rockola Jukebox at.... Direct from the USA, Praise the Lord and pass me that custom chrome catalog Buford!

Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine - February 2001

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What Might Have Been -
the 1800 valkyrie
   NOW THAT THE 1800CC GOLDWING--an entirely new rendition of Honda's league-leading full-dress tourer--has started humming around American roads, the industry is abuzz with rumors and speculation about the Valkyrie that is likely to spring from the same platform. Our best guesstimation based on all this scuttlebutt distills down to the following....

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Honda Valkyrie Rider

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   The Honda Valkyrie Rider is easily recognized by a physical condition known among Valkyrie Riders as, "The Grin." Just mention Motorcycles and wait for the tell-tale Grin to appear. "The Grin", it's always there, lurking just beneath his cool public persona. The mere thought of "riding" is enough to bring it to the surface. Talk of motorcycles invariably, almost involuntarily, induces "The Grin", coupled with a twinkle in the eyes that hints of memories of adventures past and dreams of rides yet future.
   While this condition is not fatal, with current technology, it does appear to be incurable.
   To learn more about this unusual malady, and it's treatment, visit the...

                                                                    Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

1999 Honda Valkyrie - "King of the Cruisers"

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   Cruiser Magazine's "King of the Cruisers" features incredible power, classic styling, and all day confort.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bike Magazine - October 1997

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Honda Valkyrie Trike
    Think your good at posing? Think your Ducati 916 with carbon-fiber race goodies and colour-matched leathers gets you noticed? Think again.
    If you want to pose, and I mean really pose. there's only one choice....

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine - December 2003

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Valkyries, Volcanoes and Valhalla
   Saturday, June 21: The Summer Solstice. The first day of summer and it was a typical Oregon June day: rainy. Ordinarily the inclement weather would be an excuse to avoid my mounting list of homeowner projects and perhaps just stretch out on the couch to watch sports reruns on ESPN. However, for some reason it sounded good to take a ride today despite the on-and-off-again rain. When my buddy Eric called me that morning with the same idea and wanted to know if I was interested in joining him for a spin, I seized the opportunity. Little did either of us know what a strange trip lay ahead....