Honda NRX1800 Valkyrie Rune

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Honda NRX1800 Valkyrie Rune

The cruiser model Honda NRX1800 Valkyrie Rune was produced from 2004 to 2005. in a limited edition of 1500 pieces, intended for the American market, of which only 20 pieces. were officially sold in Europe. The concept of the model was quite simple - to make an exclusive motorcycle based on Honda GL1800 Gold Wing with a unique design and with all the advanced Honda technologies. So, two versions of the Honda NRX1800 Valkyrie Rune motorcycle appeared on the market:

  • version A - "exclusive" (standard) version of the motorcycle.
  • version B - the "luxury" (top) version of the motorcycle - differs in the presence of chrome, steering wheel and other cosmetic changes.

Throughout the entire production period, the Honda NRX1800 Valkyrie Rune had 3 color schemes:

  • Double Clearcoat Black - black
  • Illusion Blue - blue
  • Candy Black Cherry - burgundy

The model may also be referred to as - Honda Valkyrie Rune.

The main feature of the Honda NRX1800 Valkyrie Rune is the 6-cylinder engine taken from the Honda GL1800 Gold Wing, but with different camshafts (valves, unlike the Gold Wing, are manually adjusted), a retuned injection system (6 throttle valves , instead of 2 on Gold Wing) fuel and ignition. The engine produces 118 hp. power and 167 Nm of torque, showing maximum performance already at 4500-5500 rpm.

Other features of the Honda NRX1800 Valkyrie Rune include an aluminum frame, a cantilever rear swingarm, a front fork with a lower arm, combined brakes, a cardan drive, an electronic immobilizer with electric steering lock, and a dashboard with automatic backlight adjustment depending on the lighting conditions.

The main competitors of the Honda NRX1800 Valkyrie Rune in the class:


Honda Valkyrie Rune
Honda Valkyrie Rune
Honda Valkyrie Rune


Specifications Honda NRX1800 Valkyrie Rune:

ModelHonda Valkyrie Rune
Motorcycle typecruiser
Release year2004-2005
Engine type6-cylinder, 4-stroke, boxer
Working volume1832 cm³
Bore / stroke74.0 x 71.0 mm
Compression ratio9.8: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemPGM-FI injector, 6x 32 mm
Ignition typedigital transistor
Maximum power118 hp (87 kW) at 5600 rpm (97.4 hp - at the rear wheel)
Maximum torque167 Nm (16.8 kg * m) at 4400 rpm (152 Nm - at the rear wheel)
Drive typecardan
Front tire size150 / 60R18M / C 67V
Rear tire size180 / 55R17M / C 73V
Front brakes2 discs 330 mm, 3-piston calipers (combined CBS)
Rear brakes1 disc 336 mm, 2-piston caliper (combined CBS)
Front suspensionLever (non-adjustable), stroke - 100 mm
Rear suspensionpendulum progressive (Pro-Link) with monoshock, stroke - 100 mm
Length2560 mm
Width920 mm
Height1090 mm - DA, EA, BA

1070 mm - DB, EB, BB

Wheelbase1750 mm
Saddle height690 mm
Minimum ground clearance135 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h3.77 sec
Maximum speed198 km / h
Fuel tank capacity23.0 l
Motorcycle weight (dry)368 kg - US (excluding California) and Canada versions

369 kg - California version

Motorcycle weight (curb)398 kg - US (excluding California) and Canada versions

399 kg - California versions

Fuel consumption

The official fuel consumption of the Honda NRX1800 Valkyrie Rune is 6.29 liters per 100 kilometers. The real value of consumption, according to the owners, is 10-12 liters per 100 km.