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.