Honda has some magic it works on big motorcycles, though, and by the time you are going about 5 mph, that mass just seems to melt away. You are still aware of the length (the wheelbase is 68.9 inches), but the bike no longer feels unwieldy. Something has happened to the 770 pounds the Valkyrie is purported to pack (before fluids). Steering is light and precise, and you can make direction changes with impressive speed. Snap a lane change or swerve around an errant chunk of tire tumbling down the highway, and the Valkyrie Rune responds like a much smaller bike yet feels completely settled while doing it. If the pavement is smooth, the Rune corners impressively. It is steady, tracks where you want it to go and sits up little if you get on the brakes. Cornering clearance is about average or slightly better than a typical big cruiser, with the "curb feelers" in the footpegs touching down well before anything solid. A big bump will unsettle it slightly and maybe cause it to drag, but it regains its composure quickly.