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.
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Specifications Honda NRX1800 Valkyrie Rune:
|Model||Honda Valkyrie Rune|
|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, 2 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||PGM-FI injector, 6x 32 mm|
|Ignition type||digital transistor|
|Maximum power||118 hp (87 kW) at 5600 rpm (97.4 hp - at the rear wheel)|
|Maximum torque||167 Nm (16.8 kg * m) at 4400 rpm (152 Nm - at the rear wheel)|
|Front tire size||150 / 60R18M / C 67V|
|Rear tire size||180 / 55R17M / C 73V|
|Front brakes||2 discs 330 mm, 3-piston calipers (combined CBS)|
|Rear brakes||1 disc 336 mm, 2-piston caliper (combined CBS)|
|Front suspension||Lever (non-adjustable), stroke - 100 mm|
|Rear suspension||pendulum progressive (Pro-Link) with monoshock, stroke - 100 mm|
|Height||1090 mm - DA, EA, BA|
1070 mm - DB, EB, BB
|Saddle height||690 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||135 mm|
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||3.77 sec|
|Maximum speed||198 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||23.0 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
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.