2006 Honda ST1300 from United States of America

Summary:

The perfect motorcycle

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Outstanding every day, from short commutes to long-distance rides.

Exceptionally friendly, and easy to handle at high speed or in parking lots. Takes sweeping curves and tight bends with equal facility.

Accelerates like a sport bike, with comfort that approaches the Gold Wing. No wonder this is the choice of European highway police (known as the Pan European over there).

There is a sweet spot at 100mph that makes you think you can ride all day at this speed without fuss. As close to the perfect motorcycle as you can get.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2006

29th Dec 2007, 17:10

It's no wonder that you rated the ST1300 so high (all 10s) ; you owned a Harley before it.

The ST is a great bike.

Thanks for the review.

2004 Honda ST1300 from United States of America

Summary:

I love my top quality, long-distance touring mount!

Faults:

Factory recall for a wiring harness ground connector, and test for rear wheel linked brake operation. Connector replaced for free, no problem with the rear wheel linked brake.

General Comments:

Honda perfected the long-revered ST1100 with the ST1300. This is a top-quality long distance performance motorcycle. I've ridden mine as much as 3000 miles in a single trip, including Deal's Gap and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Handling is excellent at high or low speeds.

On a recent LA to Orlando ride, I had two 600+ mile days, never missing a beat. Ride, eat, sleep, repeat!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2006

2004 Honda ST1300 from United States of America

Summary:

The ST 1300 is the perfect bike for my riding style

Faults:

Mine had the well known coolant leak - very slow but annoying. It was leaking for about 6 to 8 months, but for some mysterious reason, seems to have stopped. I haven’t seen any coolant on the ground for the past 2 months.

General Comments:

The ST 1300 has plenty of power and torque. It handles like a sport bike when you need the quick acceleration, and is comfortable for long distance touring, except for the stock seat. An Airhawk cushion makes a huge difference.

When you roll on the throttle, there is a bit of jumpiness between first and second gear. I have heard of a fuel regulator to correct this, but it doesn’t annoy me that much.

I absolutely love the huge fuel tank. The 7.7 gallons means I can go 300+ miles on one tank. The average MPG for me is around 42. I find this to be satisfactory considering I have a 110 mile round trip ride for work. This ride is 95% highway where I average 70 – 75 MPH.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2006