Honda Valkyrie 1800 (Honda GL1800C 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|
|Engine type||6-cylinder, 4-stroke, boxer|
|Working volume||1832 cm³|
|Bore / stroke||74.0 x 71.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||9.8: 1|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.