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Up for sale, 2014 Honda Valkyrie in showroom condition. I bought this Valkyrie brand new in 2014 from Honda of Melbourne, FL. It has been meticulously maintained and garaged since day one. It has 9,955 miles on it.

No scratches in paint or chrome – anywhere. Looks like it just came off the showroom floor.

Take a look at the attached pictures … and you’ll see it is in excellent condition with a long list of accessories including:

• Honda Original Equipment Windshield
• Honda Original Equipment Leather Saddle Bags and Mounts
• Corbin Seat with Driver and Passenger Backrests
• Kuryakin Switchblade Driver’s Pegs
• Brakeaway Cruise Control
• Kuryakin Low Profile Mirrors
• Custom LED Brake Flasher
• Custom GPS Center Mount – Can Be Used on Almost Any GPS
• Kuryakin Lower Road Lights
• Brand New Front and Rear Tires

I am selling the Valkyrie because I am switching to a Goldwing Trike.

Asking $9,000
 

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It's a fair price, glws. I bought a blue one from them, they cheated me a little bit but I accept that it's kinda my fault being a bit naive and not knowing what to look for. Wish I'd held out for a red anyway, my first bike was a blue one and now this one so I''ve gotten a bit bored of the color.
 

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Up for sale, 2014 Honda Valkyrie in showroom condition. I bought this Valkyrie brand new in 2014 from Honda of Melbourne, FL. It has been meticulously maintained and garaged since day one. It has 9,955 miles on it.

No scratches in paint or chrome – anywhere. Looks like it just came off the showroom floor.

Take a look at the attached pictures … and you’ll see it is in excellent condition with a long list of accessories including:

• Honda Original Equipment Windshield
• Honda Original Equipment Leather Saddle Bags and Mounts
• Corbin Seat with Driver and Passenger Backrests
• Kuryakin Switchblade Driver’s Pegs
• Brakeaway Cruise Control
• Kuryakin Low Profile Mirrors
• Custom LED Brake Flasher
• Custom GPS Center Mount – Can Be Used on Almost Any GPS
• Kuryakin Lower Road Lights
• Brand New Front and Rear Tires

I am selling the Valkyrie because I am switching to a Goldwing Trike.

Asking $9,000


Is this still for sale by any chance ?
 

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Well, since the thread is alive again. I did a quick search on cycletrader.com for '14 - '15 Valks. Found maybe 25 for sale across the US. Funny thing, 90% had less than 10K miles, 50% less than 5K miles.

Any thoughts as to why so many of these wonderful bikes were purchased but hardly ridden?

Are the roughly 3,000 Valks out there being saved, collected, forgotten, ridden?
 

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It's a mystery to me. I bought mine a year and a half ago with 108 miles on it - practically showroom except for a small scratch in the grab rail. Some Asian guy owned it for a few years after buying it new and apparently parked it in his garage. I suspect the sheer power of the thing scared him. The bike can be very daunting for those not used to having a jet propelled tank between their legs. I wouldn't think most people would be buying the Valk as a first bike and would have worked their way up to it by the time they're considering one, so the first-time buyer theory is probably not common except in my case. But hey - for those looking for a nice used one, it sure is nice to be able to get a good one with low mileage! Whatever the reason, I was thrilled to find mine.

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It's a mystery to me. I bought mine a year and a half ago with 108 miles on it - practically showroom except for a small scratch in the grab rail. Some Asian guy owned it for a few years after buying it new and apparently parked it in his garage. I suspect the sheer power of the thing scared him. The bike can be very daunting for those not used to having a jet propelled tank between their legs. I wouldn't think most people would be buying the Valk as a first bike and would have worked their way up to it by the time they're considering one, so the first-time buyer theory is probably not common except in my case. But hey - for those looking for a nice used one, it sure is nice to be able to get a good one with low mileage! Whatever the reason, I was thrilled to find mine.

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I would agree, it seems people are buying these and realize it's gonna take some gym time to be able to ride them! ? Or there is something wrong with the bikes, but I find that nowhere?
 

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I would agree, it seems people are buying these and realize it's gonna take some gym time to be able to ride them! ? Or there is something wrong with the bikes, but I find that nowhere?
The Valk certainly isn't perfect. The seats are uncomfortable, accessories and tires can be hard to find, everyone wishes it had a 6th gear, the lock for the gas cap flap is down below on the radiator shroud and is attached to a cable that has broken on some guys' bikes, the chrome on some models can be blinding in direct sunlight, the battery is a PITA to access, the seats are a PITA to remove, the air cleaner is a mechanic's nightmare to replace, and the list goes on of what I consider to all be very picky complaints about these awesome bikes. What's RIGHT is just about everything else!

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That is a really good description Richmonder. It takes a unique person to love the uniqueness of the Valk.
 

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Well, since the thread is alive again. I did a quick search on cycletrader.com for '14 - '15 Valks. Found maybe 25 for sale across the US. Funny thing, 90% had less than 10K miles, 50% less than 5K miles.

Any thoughts as to why so many of these wonderful bikes were purchased but hardly ridden?

Are the roughly 3,000 Valks out there being saved, collected, forgotten, ridden?
I don't think that is unique to Valkyries, as there are plenty of Goldwings, Hardleys and other bikes, and boats for that matter, for sale with very little use. I think people buy the dream of using them all the time, and then the realities of weather, family, other recreations competing for their time, etc. become the reality, and THOSE are the ones found for sale rather than getting high mileage. I've commented before, extended warranties seem to be priced with the expectation that the average rider is only going to log a few thousand miles a year.
 

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I don't think that is unique to Valkyries, as there are plenty of Goldwings, Hardleys and other bikes, and boats for that matter, for sale with very little use. I think people buy the dream of using them all the time, and then the realities of weather, family, other recreations competing for their time, etc. become the reality, and THOSE are the ones found for sale rather than getting high mileage. I've commented before, extended warranties seem to be priced with the expectation that the average rider is only going to log a few thousand miles a year.
Good point. Generally speaking, most 7 year old bikes I think would have 10-20K miles on them. The majority of 14/15 Valks have less than 5K and most all less than 10K. Almost as if people bought them for their unique style versus intended function.
 

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Well, since the thread is alive again. I did a quick search on cycletrader.com for '14 - '15 Valks. Found maybe 25 for sale across the US. Funny thing, 90% had less than 10K miles, 50% less than 5K miles.

Any thoughts as to why so many of these wonderful bikes were purchased but hardly ridden?

Are the roughly 3,000 Valks out there being saved, collected, forgotten, ridden?
My guess is that Valks are like Corvettes. The average age of a Corvette buyer is about 65. They are thus second or third cars for people of a certain age with disposable income (at least a couple of months ago). I do not see a lot of 25-35 years olds zipping by with their chests pressed against the tank of their Valkyrie. Harley Softails fit in the same category, IMO.
 

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My guess is that Valks are like Corvettes. The average age of a Corvette buyer is about 65. They are thus second or third cars for people of a certain age with disposable income (at least a couple of months ago). I do not see a lot of 25-35 years olds zipping by with their chests pressed against the tank of their Valkyrie. Harley Softails fit in the same category, IMO.
Good comparison on the Corvettes. IMO, most of the H-D Softails get the do-do ridden out of them.
 
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