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Reviewed on May 6, 2023

RV reviewed 1997 Honda GL1500C Valkyrie Tourer view listing

5.0
Awesome motorcycle! Steering handles very well. Very responsive. Tires 40/40 psi Avon Vipers. Getting 38 mpg. Great for such a beast! Lots of power. Throttle is immediately responsive. All of this chrome really turns heads. Love this... read more
Awesome motorcycle! Steering handles very well. Very responsive. Tires 40/40 psi Avon Vipers. Getting 38 mpg. Great for such a beast! Lots of power. Throttle is immediately responsive. All of this chrome really turns heads. Love this bike!
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Reviewed on April 18, 2008

RV reviewed 1999 Honda Valkyrie Tourer view listing

5.0
I was 17 when I bought my first used bike (2001 Yamaha R-6). I was 19 when I bought my first new bike (2004 Yamaha R-1). Man that R-1 could move! I sold that bike after I turned 21 and thought about getting out of riding the sport bikes, but I knew that I would always have a need for that sport... read more
I was 17 when I bought my first used bike (2001 Yamaha R-6). I was 19 when I bought my first new bike (2004 Yamaha R-1). Man that R-1 could move! I sold that bike after I turned 21 and thought about getting out of riding the sport bikes, but I knew that I would always have a need for that sport bike power. I stumbled on to a 1999 Honda Valkyrie. Wow, was I swept off my feet when I laid eyes on this beautiful, yet beastly dragon. I had to have it. I was 22 years old in my town riding with kids my age that would laugh at me when I pulled my bike into the group for a Friday night ride. But when I got to the front of the line and was waiting at the next stop light for them to catch up, they didn't laugh much after that. I'm glad I made the switch to the Valkyrie. I've had more guys tell me that if I ever want a good bike that I should never sell my Valkyrie. I listened to them and I plan to ride this bike for a very long time.
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Reviewed on February 18, 2003

RV reviewed 2000 Honda Valkyrie Tourer view listing

5.0
I've had 21 bikes in my riding career. Bought a new 99 Tourer in 99 and put 42,000 miles absolutely trouble free miles on it. Recently I bought a 2001 Valkyrie. They didn't make a 2001 Tourer. NOW THERE IS ONE. I transfered the Tourer package over to the new bike. It's great. The only... read more
I've had 21 bikes in my riding career. Bought a new 99 Tourer in 99 and put 42,000 miles absolutely trouble free miles on it. Recently I bought a 2001 Valkyrie. They didn't make a 2001 Tourer. NOW THERE IS ONE. I transfered the Tourer package over to the new bike. It's great. The only inconveniences of a Valkyrie are Stiff Suspension on bumpy roads, Too small a gas range, and for the life of me I can't understand why Honda would make a gas tank that you can't put gas in without it splashing out all over the paint job. I can live with the inconveniences to have the awesome crank on power of the Valkyrie.
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Reviewed on April 24, 2002

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5.0
Purchased a used Valkyrie Tourer in March of this year and have finally had the chance to take it through all of it's "paces" multiple times. If there is a smoother, more powerful, more intimidating bike that handles like a damn sport bike, then I sure as hell can't find it! This bike handles like... read more
Purchased a used Valkyrie Tourer in March of this year and have finally had the chance to take it through all of it's "paces" multiple times. If there is a smoother, more powerful, more intimidating bike that handles like a damn sport bike, then I sure as hell can't find it! This bike handles like a dream and will pop a weelie if that's your thing! The comfort is amazing on long rides and windshield provides all the protesction you could need. Only complaint? On hot days, she sure can put out some serious heat on you! That gorgeous, flat six starts pumping out all that torque and you can just feel the heat eminating from the engine. Other than that, this bike is the closest thing I've ever seen to motorcycle perfection. Harley this! Yamaha can't touch her, and she can go toe to toe with any of the new power cruisers on the highway.
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Reviewed on September 25, 2001

RV reviewed 1997 Honda GL1500C Valkyrie Tourer view listing

4.0
After years of wanting a Valkyrie, I finally bought a used one with 10,000 miles on it. So far it has been an excellent bike, plenty of power and comfort. Although a little heavy, it handles like a dream. Gets plenty of stares too. I think I'll keep this one for a long... read more
After years of wanting a Valkyrie, I finally bought a used one with 10,000 miles on it. So far it has been an excellent bike, plenty of power and comfort. Although a little heavy, it handles like a dream. Gets plenty of stares too. I think I'll keep this one for a long time.
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Reviewed on September 2, 2001

RV reviewed 1997 Honda GL1500C Valkyrie Tourer view listing

2.0
Right off I've got over 30 yrs riding and I've owned 3 Harleys, 1 BSA, 2 Hondas and believe it or not 1 BMW. So I somewhat know what I'm talking about. The Valk has great power, nice and smooth. that's because it spends most of the time riding on a trailer back to some dealer to get repaired.... read more
Right off I've got over 30 yrs riding and I've owned 3 Harleys, 1 BSA, 2 Hondas and believe it or not 1 BMW. So I somewhat know what I'm talking about. The Valk has great power, nice and smooth. that's because it spends most of the time riding on a trailer back to some dealer to get repaired. Before it had 30 miles on it, it had been at the dealer getting fixed twice. It's now 2001 and I've only got 17,682 miles on it and I normally ride about 20 to 30,000 miles a year on the other bikes I've had. And Oh! By the way I'm here typing this because yes it's in the shop again. This time because it only seems to want to run on 5 spark plugs and smells of raw gas all the time, bad enough to make your eyes burn going down the road. None of the dealers I've been to are very helpful either. It wouldn't start after I rode it home from the dealer the day I got it. So! 30 mins after I got it, It was on it's way back to get repaired. All in all Honda has replaced 2 Carbs at 3000 miles, 1 starter at 3500 miles, 5th gear at 5100 miles and 1 complete wiring harness at 12003 miles. Countless nickel and dime problems too. It gets serviced by a dealer everytime it's due. This repair I've been told, no matter what it is, is on me. This will be my last Honda. Not because of the Valkyrie junk that it is, but because of the Crappy dealers I've had to deal with. One in Mi refused to work on it at all because it had a history of problems. WOW! A dealer that doesn't want to repair a bike.
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Reviewed on May 11, 2001

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5.0
The best bike I have ever owned. Just watch out on low speed turns, this bike is... read more
The best bike I have ever owned. Just watch out on low speed turns, this bike is HEAVY!
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Reviewed on April 15, 2001

RV reviewed 1997 Honda GL1500C Valkyrie Tourer view listing

5.0
Smooth, comfortable, reliable and full of power. Upgraded from a Magna 750 and while I miss the style of the Magna, I am captivated by the comfort and power of the... read more
Smooth, comfortable, reliable and full of power. Upgraded from a Magna 750 and while I miss the style of the Magna, I am captivated by the comfort and power of the Valkyrie.
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Reviewed on April 11, 2001

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5.0
Valkyrie is the state of the art cruiser. Lots of power and torque at any rpm, no vibration at all. As good at the long rides as over the city. She draws attention at every stop. I have 32000 km at the clock and no single problem or malfunction (knock on the wood). Aftermarket suggests bunch of... read more
Valkyrie is the state of the art cruiser. Lots of power and torque at any rpm, no vibration at all. As good at the long rides as over the city. She draws attention at every stop. I have 32000 km at the clock and no single problem or malfunction (knock on the wood). Aftermarket suggests bunch of accessories to customize the bike. Drawbacks: I'd like bigger tank (but Interstate has one), fuel gauge, better backlights, more comfortable seat, hmm... not much to add. Make a test-drive and you won't be back to any other bike.
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Reviewed on April 3, 2001

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4.0
Just got my hands on a new 1999 Model. got a sweet deal on it.I talked to the Service Manager about that winening noise that starts at 35, and goes away at about 55. Said its the way the gears are machined.I would give it 5-stars, if it wasn't for that.My Friend has one, and he said its just the... read more
Just got my hands on a new 1999 Model. got a sweet deal on it.I talked to the Service Manager about that winening noise that starts at 35, and goes away at about 55. Said its the way the gears are machined.I would give it 5-stars, if it wasn't for that.My Friend has one, and he said its just the Fat Lady singing to you.Well, if you have never ridden on one of theses Fat Lady's,you better hang on, cause she wants to do nothing but burn the road up!And with that big Six, theres no Vibration!So do yourself a favor, and go Test Ride one. You won't want to get off it! Ride Safe.
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