2015 Honda Gold Wing® Valkyrie®

Gold Wing® Valkyrie® (GL1800C)

Ride The Legend What do people think of when asked to define America? Leadership. Independence. Freedom. A big country. And relaxed, friendly people. Next to hot dogs and apple pie, is there anything closer to that image than the hot rod? You know the formula: a big engine with tons of torque, the more cylinders the better; a low-slung chassis; and a long stretch of highway or boulevard to let it stretch its legs. That’s the Honda Valkyrie formula. And it’s what makes this bike unlike anything else on the road. Is it for everyone? Hardly. But then, that’s the whole point of a bike like this, isn’t it?

10-Spoke Cast-Aluminum Wheels

  • Strong, lightweight (thanks to the hollow-spoke design) and super stylish, the Valkyrie’s wheels make a big statement and are an integral part of this bike’s great handling.

1832cc Engine

  • There’s no denying it—the Valkyrie is all about its engine. And with an engine this big, you’ve got smooth power everywhere. Stoplight-to-stoplight acceleration? Passing power? Loads of torque? The Valkyrie has it all and then some.

Aluminum Grab Rails

  • Sure they’re functional, but just as importantly, they look great, too. The Valkyrie offers lots of nice, progressive styling touches like these everywhere you look.

Customizable Seat

  • The Valkyrie’s two-piece seat allows you to customize your look if you’re riding solo. The stylish tail section incorporates removable rear seat and aluminum passenger grab rails for a streamlined look.

Emissions

  • Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.

LED Lighting

  • The LED headlight, tail light and turn signals give the Valkyrie a modern, super-clean look and provide fantastic illumination as well. Style and function—that’s what the Valkyrie is all about. (Previous model year shown)

Low Center Of Gravity

  • How low can you go? The Valkyrie’s engine is mounted low into its aluminum twin-spar frame, which makes this a dream machine to ride; its low seat height makes it one of our most comfortable bikes, too.

Pro Arm Rear Swingarm

  • A high-performance motorcycle like this one requires a technologically advanced suspension. The Valkyrie features a rear Pro Arm single-side swingarm with an adjustable Pro-Link single shock.

Shaft Final Drive

  • The concept of shaft drive was proven in the very first Gold Wing over 40 years ago, and it’s still the best solution today. Shaft drive means you never have to worry about adjusting, lubricating or repairing your chain, and Honda engineering means the lightest, best performing shaft drives on the road.

Slash-Cut Muffler

  • The Valkyrie’s dual three-into-one exhausts with slash-cut mufflers look great, but they sound even better.

Unique Cruiser Style

  • The Valkyrie outperforms all other cruisers and it looks the part. The six-cylinder engine itself is a major styling point, and the frame tank and bodywork flow from front to back. Polished-metal highlights and a low, aggressive stance complete the standout styling.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2015
Model Gold Wing® Valkyrie®
Model Code GL1800C
Stock Number 100020
Color Candy Red

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes Front Brakes: Dual 310mm discs Rear Brake: 316mm rear disc
Tires Front Tire: 130/60R-19 Rear Tire: 180/55R-17

Dimensions

Weight 752 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
Wheelbase 67.1 inches
Seat Height 28.9 inches

Drivetrain

Transmission Five-speed
Final Drive Shaft

Engine

Engine 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
Displacement 1832 cc
Bore x Stroke 74.0mm x 71.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Carburetion PGM-FI
Fuel Capacity 6 gallons
MPG Rating 41 MPG - Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
Ignition Computer-controlled digital with 3-D mapping
Cooling Liquid-Cooled

Operational

Suspension Front Suspension: 45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system, 4.8 inches travel Rear Suspension: Pro Arm® single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock with remote-controlled spring preload adjustment, 4.1 inches travel
Rake 29.9°
Trail 114mm (4.5 inches)