1999 Honda Valkyrie F6C Interstate
- Make: Honda
- Model: Valkyrie F6c Interstate
- Price: Not Defined
- Year: 1999
- Engine: 1520
- Colour: Black/Red
- Mileage: 22000
- Current Location: UK.
UK Registration S395 LEP
Part of a private collection, I was offered all 3 bikes shown in the first image by the owner, this is the last to be offered.
Rare & extremely well sought after Interstate.
Beautify Red/Black color combination.
Expensive Leather Corbin seat, riders backrest.
Standard plus wide show chrome windshield with sale.
You will not find a cleaner Interstate in the UK.
Available now to ride away!
Fully registered, serviced and MOT’d
Independent review below.
Every conversation about the Valkyrie starts with its engine. Absolutely unique in cruising, that mammoth flat six is imposing, intriguing, eye-catching and exciting. Its almost-automotive design springs from its original duty of powering the Gold Wing touring bike. It was something of a shocker when transmogrified for cruising duty. With a brief wave of the hot-rodder’s wand, Honda also made its cruiser a musclebike.
To make the transition from dresser, the single-overhead-cam engine got six carbs instead of four, slightly steamier camshafts, screw-type tappets in place of hydraulics, and closer transmission ratios. It also got a large serving of chrome. Powerful, smooth, and reliable, the Valkyrie invited you to go traveling, even before Honda started equipping it for that purpose. The Valkyrie Tourer, introduced for ’97, broadened the invitation with a windshield and saddlebags added to an otherwise standard Valkyrie. This year Honda went even further, making major changes to create the Valkyrie Interstate, which takes the flat six almost back to its Gold Wing form. We expect to test the newest Valkyrie in time for the next issue.
The basic Valkyrie garnered top marks in the flagships comparison in our August ’98 issue. Power, handling, comfort, great brakes and a singular, self-confident style helped it to best seven other brands’ top cruisers in the eyes and the seats of the pants of our testers. The conversion from basic Valkyrie to Valkyrie Tourer involves nothing more than the addition of a windshield and hard saddlebags. No other parts need to be altered, beefed up or reconfigured to handle the additional equipment and load. Aside from brackets and colors, the bikes are identical.
No one mistakes the Valkyrie for a Harley. That long, flat, liquid-cooled engine with its polished-chrome covers over the single overhead cams on the sides and cam-drive belts in front doesn’t make the least pretense of being another air-cooled V-twin. Then there are the carbs with their manifolds curving down into the engine. And the smooth, quick-revving sound speaks more of a highly tuned race car than a lumbering V-twin. Not everyone loves the looks, but at least there is nothing me-too about the engine choice.
Honda took it own course elsewhere too. The gracefully curving lines of the headlight’s eyebrow, the fat upside-down fork legs and the squared-off fishtail-style of the removable muffler tips are all originals. You can see much of the motorcycle’s design philosophy in the instruments. Instead of setting them in the trendy but hard-to-see site atop the fuel tank, Honda put the gauges up above the headlight. There is also a tachometer, a rarity among cruisers. It tells you Honda regards performance as more than just a visual component of the Valkyrie’s character.