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Started by Stonewolf, 22/09/07 - 16:37:01

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Get out and ride!


Honda done similar before with the Rune.

After the Valkyrie was discontinued when they stopped making the 1520cc Goldwing, Honda made a concept bike called the Rune (pictured below) which was tipped to be the next big cc engined cruiser in the Honda stable to replace the Valkyrie. It used the same 1800cc 6 cylinder engine of the new Goldwing. They ultimately decided to go down the safe route of an 1800cc V-Twin which they felt had a wider appeal and was more marketable than a 1800cc 6 cylinder cruiser.

BUT,... there was such interest expressed in the Rune concept bike, that Mr Honda San's heart decided that pasion would prevail, and they built a few hundred in a limited production run. These were available in the good ole US of A only, but you can buy and ship one into the UK for about ?17,000 new. Interestingly though, there were very few changes from the concept to the profduction bike. So engineers dreams do get brought to life occasionally.

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