2007 Honda ST1300
Great sport tourer, you will be in heaven if you like a toasty bum though..:)
Strong quick motor.
Some what decent fuel mpg in the low 40s.
Has a good ride seating position with risers for me.
The elec shield is what every bike should have.
Handles really well for being porky, first bike I actually feel comfortable scraping pegs on.
Engine is smooth, powerful and pleasant with Staintunes installed.
It's a heavy bike, but is manageable.
For me, it's tall... I am 5'5 I can barely flat-foot one foot with the other either hanging or on the right peg. With the seat in the lowest position, I find my legs to be cramped, with a peg lowering kit it is OK.
Sitting lower puts the gas tank pushing into some not-so-nice places on my body.
HEAT, HEAT, HEAT. The gas tank boils and gets so hot! The seat gets so uncomfortable, not so much because it sucks, but because the seat gets so hot it causes heat rashes when riding in warm weather for more than an hour.
I have wrapped the headers and have not had a chance to see if that helps.
I do find my right throttle hand getting numb and some very small vibration in the right handle bars.
Aside from that the bike could be the perfect bike. But I just can't get past the heat and I am possibly looking into selling her already. I just don't think one should spend so much money to dial a bike in after spending 13k to buy it..:)
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th August, 2008
7th Nov 2010, 01:31
I also own a ST1300. It's a 2006, and at first I thought I was the only person to have this problem, but there are people out there who do feel like you and me. BUT with the right riding gear and a firstlook gas tank cover, along with fairing deflectors, the problem is solved mostly.
Now to tell you about the high speed wobble these bikes have; you don't really notice it, but in certain wind conditions, the bike wobbles at higher speeds. Now not everybody says they've felt it, but a lot of people have, so the problem is there at times.
I'm not selling my bike, because I love it too much, so I just adjust to whatever problems come along, one at a time. This is a great bike.
8th Aug 2011, 14:20
Check your steering head bearings, they might be a little loose. This will cause a deceleration wobble at 45mph on most any bike, and stability issues at speed.