Honda has confirmed they will build the F6C Valkyrie and bring it to Canada in 2014.
Like the original Valkyrie, the new F6C is based on a Gold Wing motor and chassis. Little has changed with the powerplant – Honda developed a new exhaust, figured out a way to hang the rads on the side of the bike, and ditched the reverse gear (same as the F6B, there’s a five-speed gearbox).
The chassis, however, has been lowered. There’s a new aluminum subframe that lowers the back end of the bike, and front/rear weight bias has been changed to compensate for the bike’s lack of bodywork, and steering geometry has more rake than the other Wings. There’s 29° 50′ of rake, with 114 mm of trail. The bike has a 1,707 mm wheelbase. Honda also designed a new front wheel for the F6C, with a 130/60R19 tire (the rear 17-inch wheel has a 180/55R17 tire).
There’s dual 310 mm floating discs up front, with dual-channel ABS and opposed four-piston calipers. The rear brake has a three-piston caliper and 316 mm disc. It’ll be available in black and blue.
|Bike||2014 Honda F6C Valkyrie|
|Engine type||Flat six|
|Tank Capacity||23.2 litres|
|Tires, front||130/60R19M/C (63H)|
|Tires, rear||180/55R17M/C (73H)|
|Brakes, front||Dual floating discs with four-piston calipers, ABS|
|Brakes, rear||Single 316 disc with three-piston caliper,|
|Seat height||780 mm|
|Wet weight*||341 kg|