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Honda ST 1300 ABS

2004 Honda ST 1300: Term Report

This is a on our experience so far with our 2004 ST1300 (non-ABS model). You may our extensive ride review of the ST1300 (part one here and two here ). Take a look at articles for a thorough analysis of the made by Honda to the venerable for the 2003 model year of which remains unchanged on our unit).

One notable change for is the availability of the electrically-adjustable windscreen on the model, which happens to be the we are testing. Our experience with the has been a very pleasant

Being more than with windscreens that buffeting for the rider — buffeting is often difficult to tune out a look at our efforts with our 2003 Suzuki V-Strom, for here ), we appreciate a windscreen, or not, that allows the to (a) find the ideal wind for the circumstances and (b) not beat upon the head and shoulders with wind buffeting. Frequently, a windscreen position creates problems than it solves buffeting). We are pleased to report the ST1300 transitions to a tall that leaves this (5’10″, with a long and short legs) in a virtually pocket of air with near wind buffeting.

Why so much attention on the wind Because it is a big part of rider on any touring bike. Riders of heights will experience levels of comfort behind any and we are sure that the ST1300 is no but the range of adjustment is large that most riders find a very comfortable behind this screen.

We chose the ST1300 as a long-term quite frankly, because we so impressed with the 2003 we previously rode. We wanted to see it was like to live with for an period of time. 2,600 into this review, the has been bullet-proof (as you might and returns relatively good gas (38 miles per gallon).

Coupled with the large gas capacity (7.7 gallons), we exceed 250 miles before the call of the low fuel warning on the very thorough instrumentation our original reviews).

The standard on the 2004 ST1300, consisting of D220s, show very wear for 2,600 miles. We are not as with their performance in respect, however. These tend to follow rain on the freeway here in Southern (a significant annoyance, given the of time an ST1300 will on the freeway), and, although provide decent grip, the feedback we have become with by riding the latest-and-greatest (something we have done a bit of, lately) wearing the latest-and-greatest Overall, not bad sport touring but we will try some competing shortly, and report back to

Honda ST 1300 ABS
Honda ST 1300 ABS

We like the blue color on the 2004 model, but must you that the 2005 ST1300 has been announced, with yet new color (Candy Dark pictured in this article. not, however, if you like the Dark Blue of our 2004 model, as this model not be replaced by the 2005 version February of next year, and is the only significant change for (other than a $200 increase).

We are still pleased with bike’s luggage capacity and the of the rear suspension. We are less completely satisfied, however, the performance of the front fork. we see what a change in tire does, we may try to modify the spring and/or damping of the fork.

As it the fork performs reasonably (Honda is known for its compromised on non-adjustable forks — such as of the ST1300), but rebound could a bit (such as, on choppy boulevards or

Overall, we are again enjoying our aboard the ST1300 — a comfortable, handling (particularly for its size and versatile motorcycle.

Take a at Honda’s web site for additional on both the 2004 and 2005 (both non-ABS models and ABS

Honda ST 1300 ABS
Honda ST 1300 ABS
Honda ST 1300 ABS
Honda ST 1300 ABS

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