Honda's incredibly sophisticated Rune offers a completely different engine feel and sound. Valkyrie riders won't be surprised by the futuristic whir and surreal smoothness of the inline six, but all new pilots will be blown away. If you're looking for something beyond different, the Rune is it. Collectively, we still love it, adore it even, but some efficiency factors do come up in such a comparison. For the Honda it is the suspension that shines a little less when ridden back to back with other bikes in the super cruiser category. Steering is light and accurate, but the rear suspension is tight, and combined with a shaft effect, it can cause the back end to skip over irregularities, especially in fast corners. One rider caught about six inches of sideways air after hitting a bump on a freeway offramp. The huge bike landed like a train on tracks, however, not at all ruffled by the flight. Not only is the Rune by far the most expensive bike here, with a start price of $24,500, it is also the only bike without a shred of carrying capacity, which severely limits its usefulness. Still, if you want what everything else isn't, and you can afford it, we all agree the Rune is the way to go. Even hard-to-impress Elvidge is vying to own one.