Honda GL1500C Valkyrie: history, specs, pictures

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Honda GL1500C
Manufacturer
Also called Valkyrie
Production `97-03
Class Tourer
Engine
1500cc
Top Speed 131 mph
Air Filter K&N HA-1596 `97-03[1]
Spark Plug NGK DPR7EA-9 `97-03
Battery YUASA YTX14-BS `97-03
Final Drive Shaft
Front Tire 150/80-17 `97-03
Rear Tire 180/70-16 `97-03
Weight
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Manuals Service Manual

The Honda Valkyrie (designated GL1500C) was introduced in 1997 in an attempt to be the ultimate cruiser. While other motorcycles boasted two or four cylinders, the Valkyrie engine was a special tuned horizontally opposed six cylinder displacing 1520cc and had 6 carburetors. The engine is similar to Honda's Gold Wing (GL1500).

The Interstate version of the Valkyrie was introduced in 2001 featuring rear saddlebags and trunk box. As a touring bike, the Interstate increased its fuel capacity by six liters.

The 1500cc Valkyrie was replaced in 2004 by the Valkyrie Rune (NRX 1800).


1997[edit]

GL1500C[edit]

1997 Honda Valkyrie



The GL1500C'97 Valkyrie was sold in 1997 in one of four color schemes: Black, American Red with Pearl Glacier White, Pearl Majestic Purple with Pearl Glacier White, or Black with Pearl Hot Rod Yellow. The engine was a special tuned horizontally opposed six cylinder displacing 1520cc and had 6 carburetors. The serial number began 1HFSC340*VA000001.

GL1500CT[edit]

1997 Honda Valkyrie Tourer



The GL1500CT'97 Valkyrie Tourer was sold in 1997 in one of three color schemes: Black, American Red with Pearl Glacier White, or Pearl Sonoma Green with Pearl Ivory Cream. The windshield and hard saddle bags were standard equipment. The serial number began 1HFSC343*VA000001.

1998[edit]

GL1500C[edit]

1998 Honda Valkyrie
1998 Honda GL1500C in Black
1998 Honda GL1500C in Black
1998 Honda GL1500C in Black
1998 Honda GL1500C in Black
1998 Honda GL1500C in Black
1998 Honda GL1500C in Yellow/White
1998 Honda GL1500C in Yellow/White



The GL1500C'98 Valkyrie was sold in 1998 in one of four color schemes: Black, Pearl Coronado Blue with Pearl Ivory Cream, Blaze Yellow with Pearl Ivory Cream, or Pearl Sedona Red with Pearl Ivory Cream. The serial number began 1HFSC340*WA100001.

GL1500CT[edit]

1998 Honda Valkyrie Tourer



The GL1500CT'98 Valkyrie Tourer was sold in 1998 in one of three color schemes: Black, Black with Pearl Jade Green, or Pearl Sedona Red with Pearl Ivory Cream. The serial number began 1HFSC343*WA100001.

1999[edit]

GL1500C[edit]

1999 Honda Valkyrie in Black/Silver
1999 Honda Valkyrie in Black/Silver


GL1500CF[edit]

1999 Honda Valkyrie Interstate in Green
1999 Honda Valkyrie Interstate in Green
1999 Honda Valkyrie Interstate in Green
1999 Honda Valkyrie Interstate in Green
1999 Honda Valkyrie Interstate in Green
1999 Honda Valkyrie Interstate in Black
1999 Honda Valkyrie Interstate in Black
1999 Honda Valkyrie Interstate(GL1500CF) in Black
1999 Honda Valkyrie Interstate(GL1500CF) in Black
1999 Honda GL1500CF in Black
1999 Honda GL1500CF in Black
1999 Honda GL1500CF in Black
1999 Honda GL1500CF in Black
1999 Honda GL1500CF in Black
1999 Honda GL1500CF in Black


2000[edit]

GL1500CF[edit]

2000 Honda Valkyrie Interstate in Blue
2000 Honda Valkyrie Interstate in Blue


GL1500C[edit]

2000 Honda Valkyrie Tourer in Black/Red
2000 Honda Valkyrie Tourer in Black/Red


2001[edit]

2001 Honda Valkyrie Interstate
2001 Honda Valkyrie Interstate
2001 Honda Valkyrie
2001 Honda GL1500C in Blue/White
2001 Honda GL1500C in Blue/White
2001 Honda GL1500C in Blue/White



The GL1500CF'01 Valkyrie and Valkyrie Interstate was sold in 2001.

2003[edit]

2003 Honda Valkyrie
2003 Honda Valkyrie in Black
2003 Honda Valkyrie in Black
2003 Honda Valkyrie in Black




  • GL1500C'03 comes in one color: Black
  • Engine: 1520cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
  • Compression ratio: 9.8:1
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Driveline: Shaft
  • Front tire 150/80R-17
  • Rear tire: 180/70R-16
  • Seat height: 735mm (28.9 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1690mm (66.5 in.)
  • Dry weight: 309 kg (681 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 20 liters

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
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