Honda Valkyrie 1800 (Honda GL1800C F6C Valkyrie)

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Honda GL1800 F6C Valkyrie

The cruiser model Honda GL1800 F6C Valkyrie was first unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, and official sales began in the spring of 2014.

The model is a reincarnation of the old version Honda GL1500C F6C Valkyrie in a new, more modern design. And if the old Honda Valkyrie 1500 had a lot of differences from the original Gold Wing 1500 (new frame, engine settings, gear ratios, gearbox, cylinder head), then the new generation Honda GL1800 F6C Valkyrie differs from Gold Wing 1800 not so much - engine, frame and swingarm remain unchanged. The main differences are in appearance, wheels, braking system, seat, steering wheel and some parameters such as the angle of the front fork, the exhaust setting, etc.

The Honda GL1800 F6C Valkyrie engine is a 6-cylinder boxer engine with a displacement of 1832 cc. see, giving out 117 hp. power and 167 Nm of torque. The maximum characteristics of the motor are at 4000-5000 rpm. Cooling - liquid. The power system is an injector.

The frame is an aluminum diamond design with a Pro-Arm cantilever rear swingarm. This node is borrowed unchanged from Gold Wing 1800.

Wheels - cast, 19 'and 17'. The braking system is combined, ABS is available. Front 2 x 310 mm discs with 4-piston calipers, rear 1 disc, 316 mm with 3-piston caliper.

The fuel tank has been reduced to 23 liters compared to the Honda GL1800 Gold Wing.

All of the above changes made it possible to make a motorcycle as close as possible to the class of cruisers, having a classic low seating position, a lower center of gravity, more stable on a straight line and with a lower (70 kg less than the original GL1800 Gold Wing) curb weight without the introduction of radical alterations in the design of the basic version. In fact, the slight differences between the Honda GL1800 F6C Valkyrie and the Honda GL1800 Gold Wing allow us to consider the modern Valkyrie F6C as one of the trim levels Gold Wing 1800, and not as a separate motorcycle.



Specifications Honda GL1800 F6C Valkyrie:

Model Honda GL1800 F6C Valkyrie
Motorcycle type cruiser
Release year 2014-2017
Frame aluminum
Engine type 6-cylinder, 4-stroke, boxer
Working volume 1832 cm³
Bore / stroke 74.0 x 71.0 mm
Compression ratio 9.8: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder SOHC chain drive, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system injector, PGM-FI
Ignition type fully transistor
Maximum power 117.0 h.p. (86.0 kW) at 5500 rpm
Maximum torque 168.0 Nm (17.1 kg * m) at 4000 rpm
Gearbox 5-speed
Drive type cardan
Front tire size 130 / 60R19 M / C (61H)
Rear tire size 180 / 55R17 M / C (73H)
Front brakes 2 discs, 310mm, 4-piston calipers (CBS + ABS)
Rear brakes 1 disc, 316 mm, 3-piston calipers (CBS + ABS)
Front suspension 45mm telescopic fork (with anti-dive), 122mm travel
Rear suspension linkage (Pro-Arm, Pro-link) with monoshock (adjustable preload), stroke - 105 mm
Motorcycle length 2470 mm
Motorcycle width 940 mm
Motorcycle height 1150 mm
Wheelbase 1705 mm
Saddle height 735 mm
Minimum ground clearance 145 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 3.41 sec
Maximum speed 204 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 23.0 l
Motorcycle weight (curb) 342 kg

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption of the Honda GL1800 F6C Valkyrie is 6.03 liters per 100 kilometers. The exact value depends on the riding style.