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★★★★☆

“2003 ST1300 w/ ABS ......It's a Honda”

Written on: 05/10/2013 by madisonreid (2 reviews written)

Let's start with the biggest complaint. She's heavy. Enough said. I can understand why our local police chose this bike for their officers. She is as flickable as any bike out there and am certain there are few issues for the mechanics servicing them as well. This bike meets the standards for long distance comfort and protection and yet can be used (with effort) as a around town scoot. I have own many bikes over the past 2 decades. Having owned 2 PC800 and a ST1100, this is clearly a huge… Read Full Review

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“Cant find anything to beat it.”

Written on: 10/06/2012

It,s horses for courses I know but if covering big distances reliably and in as much comfort as practicle with the ability to get a move then this bike takes some beating. I,ve owned my ST1300 for six years now and have done several European tours with some long days in iffy weather thrown in. 200 miles to the Ferry, it,s dark and wet and you are on a time limit and this bike will earn your respect in bucket loads as it works so well. Bad points are it,s weight and it is heavy loaded with fuel… Read Full Review

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“HONDA Pan European - instability.”

Written on: 17/05/2012 by rolandpacteau (1 review written)

My 2002 model is very unstable..dangerously so, when on the motorway with topbox fitted. Without the topbox the bike is still very sensitive to cross winds and truck turbulence but not dangerously so. I have ridden/owned many bikes over 44 years of continuous biking and never have I ridden a bike with this high level of sensitivity to cross winds/truck turbulence. In my opinion this bike should NEVER be used with a topbox fitted. Period. I intend to destroy my topbox ( inherited when I bought… Read Full Review

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Terryff's Response to rolandpacteau's Review

Written on: 01/09/2012

I use mine with top box fitted all the time, ridden all my life and n ever a moments problem with stability, even at naughty speeds, one up and two up, long distance or short, do not know what the fuss is about...mine is a 2003 ST1300A

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★★★★★

“The Pan is with out a shred of doubt one of the best...”

Written on: 13/02/2011 by Ruzz1973 (1 review written)

The Pan is with out a shred of doubt one of the best bikes in the world.If your reading this review wondering whether to get one or not like i was 2 years ago,just get it.I'm selling mine because I'm getting a new one.I've done 36k miles in 2 years in all weathers and not a single problem.My wife and I went all over Europe - way overloaded - no problem. Brilliant bike!!… Read Full Review

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“Ive been riding bikes of all sorts for years,and never...”

Written on: 08/01/2011

Ive been riding bikes of all sorts for years,and never have i realized how enjoyable it can truly be till i got this machine! Its a jewell. Smoothest engine on the planet, quiet, great low end,what gear doesnt matter. Linked brakes,along with abs, is fantastic. I was ify about them going into it,first time on the windies,loved not having to unwrap hand from grip to use front brake. The percentages front to rear are perfect. And range? You can go over passes that you never could before,well… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Best tourer i have had. Not the fastest, not the best...”

Written on: 20/07/2010

Best tourer i have had. Not the fastest, not the best looking. hasnt got all the gizmos the new bikes have BUT RELIABLE, SMOOTH AS SILK, GREAT WIND PROTECTION HANDLES VERY WELL, GOOD BRAKES, Very forgiving bike if i make a mistake jUST A FUN BIKE TO RIDE… Read Full Review

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“honda what a great bike the built quality of the bike...”

Written on: 17/07/2010 by petetrucker (1 review written)

honda what a great bike the built quality of the bike is great 4000 miles between services approx $200 at shop at 16000 $750 at shop not cheap but compared to bmw great deal low end torque on this bike is great no high speed weave to report i have had this bike over 140mph only two minnor complaints needs a 6th gear and seat needs to be softer my ass gets numb at times but overall HONDA WHAT A GREAT BIKE!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Awesome Bike. Smooth as glass; quiet as a sewing...”

Written on: 08/06/2010

Awesome Bike. Smooth as glass; quiet as a sewing machine; flawless acceleration; perfect fit and finish.

It's a work of art. Traded in my VTX 1300T and there is no comparison. The ST is a whole 'nother bike. Remarkable. Put 600 km on it this weekend. It is a work of art.

I can't think of anything I don't like so far. This is a serious motorcycle. Same size engine at the VTX but feels like it has twice the power. Get one. RR… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“current machine is my 3rd pan european. ”

Written on: 28/02/2010

current machine is my 3rd pan european.
started my motor-career at the age of 38 on a st1100. now my 2nd st1300. great machine. with my 2.05 meter length (6foot7) good position behind screen. sufficient space for my legs.
I drive 16.000km (10.000 miles) p/yr including winters. machine never let me down. Only negative is breaks. often feels as if machine does not run "free" but that clamps break continiously. will turn in my current machine this summer, most prob. for a ... st1300… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“totally underated dont believe the hype its a tourer...”

Written on: 26/01/2010

totally underated dont believe the hype its a tourer not a GSXR, and tour ing it isperfect at. well done honda… Read Full Review

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“I've been flying and driving dragsters for most of my...”

Written on: 26/12/2009

I've been flying and driving dragsters for most of my adult life, (I'm 51 now) and have substantial high speed (300mph+) experience on four wheels. So the first thing I tested when I bought my ST1300 was the 100mph+ envelope seeking evidence of the legendary and alleged high speed killer weave. At maximum velocity, solo with the screen in the middle setting and no topbox fitted she was as stable as can be. Wind was zero for these tests. After fitting the topbox its presence made the machine… Read Full Review

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Daveyp90's Comment

Written on: 15/08/2010

I found this review very helpful because...I was frightened off buying a Pan for a couple of years because of the speed wobble rumour, after reading this review I revisited the issue, my local dealer loaned me one, and a week later purchased.

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Bunbun's Comment

Written on: 07/07/2012

My 7th Pan and 3 were the ST1100 not made from 2002 so onto my 4th ST1300, I use a top box and its fine at any speed but with all bikes the crosswinds can make your say rubbish so in reality this is a fine machine and built to last.
You do get silly things said by folks who simply spend the time saying "you cant change the clutch slave without removing the engine"....Er you can as i have done this a few times and it is true it gets a bit hot due to its location.
This is a fine machine but with any bike you can find a fault but you are hard pushed to do so and i have also owned BMW RT 1200, RT1100,RT1150 and they are nice but over engineered and very expensive when they go wrong ...so all in all as the other poster said "A good all rounder" but depenable ,its you in the dark miles from anywere and your pan 1300 will get you to your destination...fact.
Thinking of buing one with high miles ? not a problem with the Honda Pan 1300 or the old st1100 as the engines are solid...I know a chap who does his own servicing and he has 230,000 ON the clock and still going strong but he says its down to decent oil and plugs...so done let high miles put you off as long as the bike looks and feels ok and the brakes etc are in good order...snap it up

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★★★★★

“I upgraded to a 2009 Pan from a 10 year old 1100 Pan....”

Written on: 31/10/2009

I upgraded to a 2009 Pan from a 10 year old 1100 Pan. I did a fair amount of thinking before the upgrade as I wasn't committed to Honda despite the excellence of the earlier model. I looked at the FJR1300, the GTR1400 and several BMW's including the 1200GSA. Ultimately what made me choose the Pan was the engine. The V4 is awesomely smooth. I'm not a knee down scratcher - I wanted a smooth, comfortable tourer that will allow me to get around with little fuss.
I was concerned about the stability… Read Full Review

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“set up with dunlop tyres 42 psi fronm and rear, seat...”

Written on: 16/10/2009

set up with dunlop tyres 42 psi fronm and rear, seat position two and rear fully out one click back rebound and the dial omne out from standard and i have not weaves all the way to 130 100 with the screen fully up no weaves i have been riding for some time, many different bikes this bike is to tour and cruise if you want speed get a GSXR 1000 etc been there done that. The Honda ST1300 is simply awsome… Read Full Review

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“The Honda ST 1300 is an exceptionally competent sports...”

Written on: 10/07/2009 by xofyor (2 reviews written)

The Honda ST 1300 is an exceptionally competent sports tourer, more than capable of keeping up with many sports bikes especially on the twisties. I use mine daily for commuting and advanced rider training. Covered 26000 miles last year trouble free, picked up a new 2009 model 3 months ago and have already done 7000 trouble free miles.
Put helli bar handlebar risers on both bikes which makes a massive diferance to overall comfort… Read Full Review

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Oaksmere's Response to xofyor's Review

Written on: 20/09/2009

I found this review very helpful because...I'm about to buy a Pan, to read this gives me confidence to buy a machine that a first glance is heavy and possibly unwieldy.
<br/>I ride a CB1300 which is a fabulous bike, but my wife requires a little more comfort.
<br/>I hope the Pan European will give the comfort required.
<br/>Thanks

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★★★★★

“I owned the Honda ST-1100 and I'm sure this new 1300...”

Written on: 14/06/2009 by ajl1 (1 review written)

I owned the Honda ST-1100 and I'm sure this new 1300 is the best it can be for the price and reliability… Read Full Review

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“The Honda ST 1300 is a great stable bike, especially 2...”

Written on: 11/02/2009 by xofyor (2 reviews written)

The Honda ST 1300 is a great stable bike, especially 2 up, well capable of 130mph 2 up. Excellent handling, great touring bike. Works really well on the new Bridgestone BT021 tyres… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Flawless operation, fantastic range and more than...”

Written on: 02/01/2009

Flawless operation, fantastic range and more than adequate power. The perfect bike if you can only have one. Functions great as a tourer and pretty darn good as a sportbike… Read Full Review

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“Flawless performance, fantastic range and more than...”

Written on: 01/01/2009 by actuaryslm (2 reviews written)

Flawless performance, fantastic range and more than adequate power.
Great value for the money. A perfect compromise between a touring and sportbike if you can only have one… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“The bike has got good space for luggage, its easy to...”

Written on: 14/12/2008 by steve fjr (1 review written)

The bike has got good space for luggage, its easy to put on centre stand, very smooth within speed limits. Pillion space very good so I'm told.
For me I found it poor, others enjoy it but all I know who own them have issues at high speeds… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Outstanding bike. I have an '07 and love the speed and...”

Written on: 01/12/2008 by IamaVisitor (1 review written)

Outstanding bike. I have an '07 and love the speed and handling. It is worth every penny. I think the myth about high speed instability is wrong. Never experienced any instability or wobble. Those who claim they have must have the windshield all the way up or something. I have to lean down, hugging the tank at those speeds. At any rate, I am very glad I chose mine… Read Full Review

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