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I’ve hit 126 mph twice. That is fastest I’ve ever been on any machine and it was like nothing. Makes me wonder just how fast it would really go.

I’m not a risk taker and this speed was not planned and do not plan to make it a habit. I’m fascinated by this engine.

Do you guys have any info on its limits?
 

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I’m stupidly impressed with this Valkyrie and keep finding reasons it was perf bike at the right time for me.

I’m itching to put lots of miles on it and go places I never thought I’d get to go to.
 

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It is quite the machine. I never get tired of riding it. I have hit triple digits several times with very little effort. This thing just pulls and pulls and pulls.
 

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Mine quits around 120-125.. Not that it lacks power but the 5th gear isn't as long legged as it could be. But since it's an 800lbs cruiser I'm not complaining. >:D
 

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Quits?

Mine quits around 120-125.. Not that it lacks power but the 5th gear isn't as long legged as it could be. But since it's an 800lbs cruiser I'm not complaining. >:D

Rich, what do mean when you say it "quits?"
Do you mean the rev limiter activates and disengages the throttle?? (I think Gold Wings have a rev limiter)??
Or, do you mean that around 120-125, although you're still on the throttle, your bike will not accelerate any more?
Certainly, it would not be red-lined at that velocity?
Can you please explain what you mean?
Thanks.
 

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Rich, what do mean when you say it "quits?"
Do you mean the rev limiter activates and disengages the throttle?? (I think Gold Wings have a rev limiter)??
Or, do you mean that around 120-125, although you're still on the throttle, your bike will not accelerate any more?
Certainly, it would not be red-lined at that velocity?
Can you please explain what you mean?
Thanks.
Is's definitely not redlined, but it is electronically speed-limited to somewhere around 200 kph. Honda has been quietly doing this on several models for a few years now, including the new Gold Wing. Haven't heard definitively if it's safety related, insurance related, or a combination of both.
 

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the enjoyment / addiction of acceleration and speed is why i sold my Hayabusa .
now i tend to do less stupid stuff while enjoying the finest ride i have ever had on a very powerful machine
 
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the enjoyment / addiction of acceleration and speed is why i sold my Hayabusa .
now i tend to do less stupid stuff while enjoying the finest ride i have ever had on a very powerful machine

The Valk's are broken trucks compared to sports bikes and use2b's reasons for selling his 'busa was the same as mine. The Valk' is no 'busa but in saying that the 'busa in no Valk. The most fun I have ever had has been on my Valkyrie. It is superb in a different way and while the 'busa was never fun at anything below double the limit the Valk' is always fun at and below for me... and well obviously use2b as well :D
 

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Is's definitely not redlined, but it is electronically speed-limited to somewhere around 200 kph. Honda has been quietly doing this on several models for a few years now, including the new Gold Wing. Haven't heard definitively if it's safety related, insurance related, or a combination of both.

About 205 kph if I remember correctly. I have hit it a couple of times out of curiosity but the reason was the tires. The OEM's were/are rated to 210 and that is all you could get initially. Not the bike I would be recommending anyway if those speeds were of frequent interest.
 

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I feel certain this machine could run all day at 126 mph. That's not cruising!

It does this in 5th gear and does so as if no effort. I'm glad to know that I can go there if I want but this is my easy rider. It is already a thrill just getting on and riding.
 

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200 kph = 124.274 mph
Seems right that if the rev limiter on the Honda 1832 is set to activate at 200 kph, one would notice that somewhere around 125 mph.
 

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Hit the brick wall (aka speed limiter) @ 127 mph tonight....I was minding my own business cruising along @ 55 mph on a two lane lake shore boulevard (speed limit of 45) and just as I saw a flicker of something in my left mirror a car BLEW by me going at least 85-90mph!!! I quickly down-shifted twice into third and twisted the adrenaline tube, I short shifted into 4th @ 78 mph like an idiot (85mph is the sweet spot) and as soon as I shifted into 5th @ 105 mph I could tell he wasn't pulling away from me anymore (he had me gapped by about 1.5 football fields). I slowly began to reel him in (here fishy fishy lol) I was about 80 ft off his rear bumper when I hit the speed limiter. If I had to guess, he was probably going 118-120mph when I hit the limiter & got out of the throttle.

FYI: my Valkyrie is bone stock performance wise
 

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woods on either side. even the littlest creature venturing an evening stroll across the road sniffing for some stranger sex.. ever hit a turtle? they make great speed bumps and rocket launchers.. there would not be even any good spare parts left to sell on the health market. nothing but a bag of mush to hose off the pavement.
 

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topic left turn. Respect. what is it? and why do you think you should get it? others in the road way giving you ample clearance and right of way?
often those on less than 4 wheels, whether it be m/c or more so bicycles think there choice of transport somehow is MORE Noble than the common commuter? not! right there is a lesson in reality. just try to enforce your superior position in the fray and you will be squashed like a bug on a rock. the only thing that separates us from the dumbshit bicyclist on a motorway is that we can often outrun that impending foot/bug thing.


I made mistake yesterday riding my lil ***** downtown for a playdate with the grands. I thought the bike would be easier to park and maneuver in thick traffic. it is, but my big 1 ton truck at a slow roll says "go ahead hit me, you will lose". so leaving mid afternoon, I jump in the ditch, that's lingo for riding the expressway and take an easy ride out of town. cruising steady at 60 in traffic, some lady in a big black suburban pulls from behind me up along side me and decides to occupy my lane. I hit the horn but she just keeps coming. I don't have time to switch lanes, so I brake and fall behind her never letting up on the horn. I drop a gear and race around the now empty lane she just left horn still blaring and pull up close to her driver windwow. WTF! was that bicht? she makes some motion like she didn't see me. No she didn't give a schitt about anybody beside herself. the roadways are full of nihilistic drivers in 2 ton crushers.. good thing I don't commute to work,, anymore. been 12yrs since.
 

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woods on either side. even the littlest creature venturing an evening stroll across the road sniffing for some stranger sex..
The crazy thing is that like a mile before that I had to come to almost a complete stop because "Bambi" was standing in the middle of the road.... it's for the same reason I twisted the throttle that people are overweight.....the mind tells you that you should eat smaller portions but your hand keeps shoveling it in. The mind tells you that speeding is dangerous yet the right hand continues to twist the throttle....
 
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