which one looks friendlier to cruising...
I'd bet dollars to donuts that Honda will have some kind of line of accessories for the Valk, and that would have to include at least one windshield. And I'm also sure I read somewhere that among the factory accessories for the CTX1300 will include a taller windshield as well.Regardless of riding position, the absence of a windscreen would make the Valkyrie less comfort. If I had a Valkyrie I would have to buy an aftermarket wind screen. Even the CTX 1300 doesn't have much of a windscreen, though it is better than the Valkyrie.
It's just kind of the ultimate bare-bones performance cruiser. The old Valkyrie guys loved it for that, and it really was the only bike of its kind. I don't think they're expecting it's going to be a top seller, but there's definitely a small but loud group of riders who have been itching for its return since the first gen was discontinued. And I think you'd be surprised how tame that big flat 6 can be when you don't need to be pulling your arms out of their sockets.I don't really get the point of the new Valkyrie anyway. It is basically a stripped-down Wing like the F6B, but they took the "stripping" to an extreme. The instrumentation is SO minimal, with no real creature comforts that I could see. That 1800cc engine wouldn't do me much good around town, and without the other stuff it wouldn't be good for touring, either. I guess I won't be buying of of those!