2009 Honda ST1300/ST1300 ABS motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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For those long-distance comfort along exemplary engine performance and handling, Honda presents the Sport Touring motorcycles earn high marks riders all around the globe.

the ST1300 bikes don’t any changes or upgrades for 2009, production models are almost as as future ones as they the needed feedback for later


In 2000, during the show season, Honda to test the public with a prototype featuring a 1500cc V6 single-sided front and rear and an automatic transmission. The project, the X-Wing was rumored that replace the Honda ST1100 Sport Touring machine since 1990) and it partially did in 2002, Europe and Australia saw the ST1300 Pan-European.

For the U.S. the new bike would be imported in numbers starting in 2003 as the The approximately 500 units per year quite an entry as they many of the X-Wing’s sleek but none of its running gears.

was provided by a lower-slung 1261cc V4 placed on a stressed member in a aluminum frame. What differenced the new bike from the was the use of balance shafts delivering and allowing the engine to be bolted to the frame. The all-new engine a revised layout orientated the downward, resulting into a top-heavy ST1300 than its

Great amounts of power the rear wheel through a five-speed transmission and shaft requiring low maintenance but ready to many miles.

Owners of the model claimed that machine wobbled at speeds 100mph, a very important that determined Honda to production of 2003 bikes. was solved but some of the 2002 were recalled for replacement of chassis parts, a fix that was to the early 2003 models on the line.

Another problem caused the recalling of the 2002 which had a redesigned engine pan as some bikes had experienced oil after grounding on road such as speed bumps.

Bikes recalled for the first two also got rid of the wire that against the frame and blew a preventing the engine from

After all the problems were and the top quality product was more than ever, it was ready to hit the market in style so it used its lines and carefully selected in order to stand out.

In its year of production (2003 for the market), the Honda ST1300 a beautiful Silver paintjob was replaced with Blue in and Red the next year.

The bike’s year of production was marked by a paintjob, but 2007 soon and changed it into Light Metallic.

New for 2008 was the Candy Red color which also on to 2009 on both the simple and the ABS


Yamaha also for supersport touring perfection as the FJR1300A is built around a and reliable 1,298cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve engine is used as a stressed member of the and versatile chassis. New for 2009, the features an updated clutch, frame, adjustable ergonomics and adjustable windscreen.

Also, packed with an advanced air system and adjustable bodywork, the ABS-equipped Yamaha FJR is synonymous comfort. But not with affordability as the in this category do cost a bit, the 2009 Yamaha meeting a base MSRP of

A strong competitor both for the and Yamaha is, logically, Kawasaki. In case, the 2009 Concours 14 for a cheaper alternative (MSRP: but one that definitely presents no as the 1,352cc inline-four, DOHC Variable Valve Timing engine is the biggest in its class. Kawasaki likes doing big so the bike features generous


Being a touring the Honda ST1300 features bodywork, three-way adjustable seat and two large 35-liter saddlebags. Everything encountered on motorcycle says touring but a motor-driven windscreen that to alter height and angle is than I can take. It simply a luxury note and significantly riding comfort and feel.

In to protect that gorgeous the body-protector remains extend in of the bike happens to tip-over. The rear-view mirrors also the damage on an eventual tip-over but a owner will surely good care and provide the with ingenious alarm designed to protect the bike unwanted viewers and especially who can cause a tip-over.

Smooth design is provided by the aerodynamic providing smoothness and a joy to watch. blends in perfectly, starting the headlights, through the gas tank, and with the beautifully designed

2009 model year is in Candy Dark Red paintjob the design features to really out, just like in

Test Drive

The levels of encountered on the Honda ST1300, known as the Pan European, move the experience to the highest point on any while comfort and control top priority when designing touring machine.

Being one of the few of art in the touring world, Honda’s ST1300 covers great while still providing the combination of exhilarating performance, behavior and limousine-worthy comfort.

stylish, aerodynamic bodywork integrating loads of carrying while its unique three-step rider seat and push-button windscreen are present to make that any kind of rider can be in complete comfort and satisfaction by the proper wind protection

Completing the definition of sport the ST1300 with its exceptional features, carries its rider and with their full while still managing to rider confidence and positive mile after mile.

As the miles gather up and confidence great levels, the rider can use the fuel-injected V4 engine, advanced twin-spar frame, high-performance suspension and the linked braking in order to really extract and quickly pump adrenaline his motorcyclist body.

The ST1300 is a confidence provider and lets the impression of an extremely capable bike, providing exceptional and sharp handling. The Pan European is all from its unique engine to its strong chassis, bodywork and panniers, everything on this is designed to function like a without the waking up part reliability is one of its best qualities.

made sure that new creation would be a real producer while still like a sport bike by the 1261cc V4 and positioning it in line the frame. The frame itself is and twin-spar construction while the swingarm completes the overall and offers plush ride.

is obtained through the ideal and windscreen combination. With the of a button, you can raise or lower the and adjust the degree of tilt 13 degrees. The comfy, supportive features three height as well as three fore-and-aft

I really enjoyed the protection by the roomy cockpit given by the full-coverage which protected my from the elements so once I got off the I found myself looking for a next ride with wonderful machine that made me feel like an and two wheels.


It is said luxury comes with a but with the new Honda ST1300, will be riding in complete and overwhelming satisfaction as this is being offered for a retail of only $14,599.

By paying the you are guaranteed to enjoy Honda’s and experience gained by producing the ST1100. You won’t be riding a sport touring machine, but a legend.


Overall, the package by Honda is absolutely outstanding. I encountered a strong developed featuring impressive exterior matched only by comfort, and performance.

I haven’t been like I did on the Honda for a pretty time and I have to say that my was completely justified and the reward was than even I was expecting. The touring machine and the definition of have now a new name: Honda


Engine and Transmission


Engine Type: longitudinally mounted 90o V-4

Bore and 78mm x 66mm

Compression 10.8:1

Valve Train: four valves per cylinder

PGM-FI with automatic circuit, four 36mm bodies, eight holes per

Chassis and Dimensions


Unique Features

Powerful, 1261cc longitudinally mounted V-4 delivers effortless acceleration and power.

Aluminum frame optimal rigidity and tuned to produce excellent handling, riding comfort and wonderful feel.

Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) model available.

Honda ST 1300 ABS

features include full-coverage three-way adjustable rider’s and two large 35-liter detachable Both models feature a motor-driven windscreen that to alter height and angle.

Compact, powerful 1261cc 90-degree V-4 engine with an bore and … of 78mm x and longitudinal engine mounting power flow and drivetrain

The ST1300’s low center of gravity to enhanced low-speed handling. The crank contributes to a very powerband. Two engine counterbalancers eliminate primary and secondary Both gear-driven counterbalancer are installed in the lower crankcase to the side of the crankshaft. The first is driven directly by the crankshaft at a 2:1

The second shaft is positioned the first and is driven in the opposite by the first balancer shaft’s gear. The combination of these two ensures a supremely comfortable for long-distance touring.

Direct shim-under-bucket valve system ensures high-rpm and allows 16,000-mile valve-maintenance

Programmed Fuel Injection

Electronic Control Unit closed-loop emissions system two oxygen sensors to constantly a precise air/fuel mixture, two exhaust catalyzers further emissions.

Four-into-two stainless-steel system features a pair of triangular- section 5.4-liter with stainless-steel heat

High-output, air-cooled, 660-watt is located between the cylinder contributing to a shorter and more engine design.

U-shaped radiator has excellent cooling and a ring-type fan draws air through the at low speeds to ensure stable temperatures for consistent performance and engine life.

Quiet and shaft-drive system is virtually


Aluminum frame a massive steering head and triple-box-section spars. The V-4 engine as a tuned, stressed frame The solid engine-mounting system specially designed hangers and matched mounting bolts to both excellent road and minimal engine vibration.

aluminum swingarm is carefully to the frame to provide an ideal of rigidity and tuned flex for handling.

Rigid, aluminum triple clamp and a 45mm Multi-Action System (HMAS) front fork provide suspension control in a wide of riding conditions.

The rear incorporates a single shock, mounts directly on the swingarm. The offers 1.2 inches of spring adjustability.

Linked Braking (LBS).

ABS model combines LBS for a wide range of braking and control.

The ST1300’s 310mm floating front-brake discs lightweight seven-spoke inner and a 316mm rear rotor another 10.5 ounces, reducing unsprung weight.

wheels are three-spoke U-section aluminum. The 5.0-inch-wide rear a large, low-profile 170/60ZR-17 tire. The 3.5-inch-wide front carries a 120/70ZR-18 radial

Additional Features

Three-position seat provides an adjustment of 1.2 inches vertically and 1.0 inch From the forward and lowest the seat can be moved up 0.6 inch and approximately 0.5 inch to the middle and again by the same amount to the rear position.

A motor-driven windscreen offers 7.4 inches and 13 of adjustability for greater wind and touring comfort. A thumb-operated on the left handlebar operates the motor. An additional 2.3 inches of adjustment is possible by repositioning the on the mounting brackets.

Integrated and detachable saddlebags hold 35 each (large enough for a helmet). The saddlebags contain to limit bag opening to 90 degrees to secure the contents. The straps are unbuckled when the bags are permitting full access.

plastic-covered body-protector stays outward to protect the bodywork in of a tip-over.

Dual-section fuel carries 5.5 gallons of fuel in the tank location with an 2.2 gallons located in a sub-tank low in the This results in exceptional capacity with a low center of

Headlight features dual with twin-filament H4 low/high-beam and multireflectors.

A convenient knob on the left side of the fairing adjusts the headlight height a 2.5-degree range.


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