those are air intakes.What's the thing at the front of the Star VMax that almost looks like another exhaust pipe? It certainly looks comfortable to sit on. It also looks like it might give a bit more protection from the wind, but that is an easy thing to fix on the Honda Valkyrie.
I think a lot of people will agree with that, maybe even people who like the VMAX more overall.I think that I like the design of the Valkyrie better than the VMAX. Both look very aggressive, but the Valkyrie looks a bit more streamlined to me. I don't dislike the VMAX, but I could see how someone would think it looks overworked.
I might change out the F6C's exhaust pipe in favor of something more like the VMAX's.
Well to be honest I currently have and ride both of this bikes. I love them both. The VMax is the faster of the two and when the fully adjustable suspension is setup right for the rider it will handle the curves a little better too. But the new Valk is definitely more comfortable and when handled aggressively comes in close on the curves. The new Valk is very different bike from the VMax in so many ways that it is hard to compare them. I actually feel that the new Valk is very similar to the Rocket III that I also have, the are very similar in speed up to the Valk limiter and they handle curves similar but giving the Valk the edge in handling and breaking when both are in stock condition. The Valk is definitely smoother than the Rocket III but I would say they both ride equal on long rides. This is just my opinion on these bikes but I have over 66k miles on the Rocket and 22k miles on the VMax and 5k miles on my new Valk. Been riding since 1964 and have had about 31 bikes and I use to race a few my younger days.