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mrblanche
05-03-2007, 08:08 AM
can be seen in this Japanese motorcycle!

The Honda Valkyrie Rune

http://powersports.honda.com/assets/images/model/model_hero_shot/motorcycles/2005/large/Rune_large_01.jpg

And yes, you can buy it.

Dave Brand
05-03-2007, 08:43 AM
Apiece of trivia......

In Europe the Valkyrie is sold as the F6C.

The reason for this? 'Valkyrie' is associated with the music of Wagner; Wagner was Hitler's favourite composer; some people may therefore find the name 'Valkyrie' offensive. ::)

mrblanche
05-03-2007, 01:38 PM
That very thought occurred to me, actually.

I've seen these things in person; they are...striking, I guess is the word you could use. They clearly make a statement. It may be, "I have more money than I know what to do with, and the salesman saw me coming."

Jim Rose
05-03-2007, 03:31 PM
>>I've seen these things in person; they are...striking, I guess is the word you could use. They clearly make a statement. It may be, "I have more money than I know what to do with, and the salesman saw me coming."<<

On our recent trip, we stopped for a break in Kingman AZ and there were a couple of real machines there-- no pics, but a bike with a 250 cu. in V-8 was the one that caught my attention.

TC
05-03-2007, 05:39 PM
can be seen in this Japanese motorcycle!

The Honda Valkyrie Rune

http://powersports.honda.com/assets/images/model/model_hero_shot/motorcycles/2005/large/Rune_large_01.jpg

And yes, you can buy it.


How comfortable would this bike be compared to those Harleys on which you have to ride with your arms extended up-wards in front of you?

Eric
05-03-2007, 08:42 PM
I am not a fan of this thing.... it's obese, garish... and probably handles like a pig.

The back fender and pipes are especially ugly. The fender reminds me of a fat old sow waddling down the street in lycra stretch pants....

chiph
05-03-2007, 09:54 PM
Beautiful, it's not.
"Striking" is a better word.

And yes, with it's weight it probably doesn't well. But for it's target audience, who cares?
I expect the same people to buy this as would have bought a Plymouth Prowler, another vehicle with eye-catching styling and so-so performance.

Chip H.

Eric
05-04-2007, 07:38 AM
Beautiful, it's not.
"Striking" is a better word.

And yes, with it's weight it probably doesn't well. But for it's target audience, who cares?
I expect the same people to buy this as would have bought a Plymouth Prowler, another vehicle with eye-catching styling and so-so performance.

Chip H.



In other words, posuers!

I was not a fan of the Prowler either. Not because I thought it didn't look neat (it did) but because the concept of a mass-produced, fully-warranted "hot rod" makes me slightly ill.

chiph
05-04-2007, 10:24 AM
In other words, posuers!

I was being gracious, but basically, yes. Also known as the gold-chain & hair-gel set.

Chip H.

mrblanche
05-04-2007, 04:06 PM
Here's Boss Hoss Motorcycles.

More motor than anyone ever needed.

http://www.bosshoss.net/products.asp

http://www.bosshoss.net/images/BIKES_TRIKES/BHC3ZZ4SS/BHC3ZZ4SS_9.jpg

Eric
05-04-2007, 04:36 PM
"Here's Boss Hoss Motorcycles.

More motor than anyone ever needed."

Indeed!

A Japo liter bike of less than a fourth the displacement is quicker (9-10 second 1/4 mile ETs) faster (175-plus on top) and far better handling! Also gets 45 mpg... vs... 15?

That thing's got zero appeal to me...

mrblanche
05-04-2007, 07:29 PM
That thing's got zero appeal to me...




Same here.

I've seen several of them being ridden, and they didn't look like fun to me. Even if you used an aluminum block, you'd have an engine weighing close to what the whole motorcycle should weigh. And my T has enough trouble putting the power to the ground; I can't imagine cranking this up full bore.

A quick video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd5BDPB48zM