I've owned my Valkyrie Tourer for a couple of years now, and it's already taken me on some nice rides, including to the N. Dakota / Minnesota border, a weekend ride to Great Falls, MT, as well as to Missoula, MT, not to mention through parts of the Canadian Rockies and some trips around Alberta. I am having a hard time believing how much I LIKE this bike. tONS of power, and a smooth shifting 5-speed transmission add to the pleasure. The previous owner changed out the stock exhaust for a set of truck stacks that add a very nice "growl". He also added Cobra rider and passenger floorboards - I prefer the OEM rider pegs; fortunately, they came with the bike, so they are now back where they belong. The stock windshield provides an amazing amount of protection and calm air. Better than the batwing I put on a previous bike. I’ve also added a vented Clearview windshield to replace the original, as it was starting to delaminate. The Clearview gives the same protection as the stock shield.
this is a bike that will get looks, and comments, almost every time you ride it. People who know motorcycles appreciate the beauty of the exposed engine and the history of the Valkyrie; people who don't know anything about bikes just think its very "cool". Both of my daughters think it’s “badass”especially when compared to the Goldwing I replaced.
On the downside? The stock seat had to go; Honda made some of the least comfortable cruiser seats in the world, but that would be my only complaint. I’ve replaced it with a Mustang seat, and couldn’t be happier.
Chrome trim additions, truck stack exhaust, Show Chrome driving lights, heated grips, Hondaline luggage rack. Clearview vented windshield. Mustang seat to rectify the one shortfall of this bike