I owned a 1998 Valkyrie standard and rode it longer and more miles than any of the bikes I owned before or since. I just liked everything about it. Itís massive size and length, that it was a power cruiser and decidedly not H-D. Super fun to ride aggressively with feet below you rather than feet foreward.
I had a lot of old Valk rider friends who went to the new 2000cc Wing when it was introduced but I just wasnít ready to go to a full-on touring rig. When the FB came out, I was interested but in the end, a low slung cruiser wasnít in my wheelhouse to buy.
Since, I just bought my second K1600GT (had a Ď12 back in 2013-14) and both set up with emphasis on sport rather than touring. The GT is the right K16 iteration for me. The new Wings look very good but they still donít have a sport machine in the same segment with the sporting GT.
2016 R1200GS Triple Black
2016 K1600GT Black Storm