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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 14/06/2009 by ajl1
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 01/11/2008
Bought a blue '04 with 42k miles for $6,600. Replaced the battery and it's like a new bike with a few light scratches. Faster than a speeding 350z and actually more comfortable. I've had over a dozen bikes over the years....none did so much so well. Other than the heat in summertime it's close to flawless.....by the way, the new Concours has the same issue and the wind protection from the Kawi's stock screen isn't in the same league as the ST1300.....but oh that GTR-1400 engine is... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2008 by sandokwak (1 review written)
had a few big tourers and sport tourers in my time but the pan 1300 is the best in my opinion. Wife likes the comfort with very little wind buffeting, had Kawasaki GTR1400 previous and hated it, sold it after only 9mths. The only let down is the weave but in every other area it excels in what its supposed to do.....take you and pillion on a 50 or 1500 mile jaunt in comfort no fuss. Handling is good for this type of bike and a large tank coupled with good economy make it my ideal bike...... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2008 by jamie stanley
I ' ve had all the top sports bikes but there comes a time when you just need more than race every where, ride this bike well and it rewards in many ways without the neck, back, wrist aches, what can I say about the Honda st 1300 pan abs truly awesome you ' re missing out stunning, ps Honda make a lighter weight model soon and more power, better handling vfr v5 1000 or 1400. (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2008 by thomasryd
The Honda St1300 is so smooth you will not believe you're driving a 4 cyl. Coming from a BMW R1200RT, my first impression of the ST1300 was "no vibration", better seating comfort, and lastly much better reliability. Service intervels are double what the Beemer requires and half the price. If you're like me and have ridden BMWs for the past 15 years and have not ventured out to try one of these exceptional machines, you are missing a technology leap. (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2008
The ST1300 is the best bike Honda makes, it does everything well and is worth every penny. (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2008
Smooth, powerful, superb handling. So much smoother and quieter than cruisers that you really have to keep an eye on the speedometer to keep your license. (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2008 by wrex trollope
If you want a monster tourer with comfort and enough grunt on those pesky Ninjas, buy an ST 1300, mainly coz at 250km/h they are getting ripped off their bikes by the wind and the proud owner of the ST is still sitting straight up with a smile from ear to ear. I even embarased a BMW M3 with only 500 km on on my speedo! (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2008 by Robert Furrer (1 review written)
An Interstate Touring Missile like the Honda ST1300 Cannot Be Faulted. We done 800k, to 1000ks A day an cannot fault the bike. Its Still a Legend, Used to own a zzr1100 that was a top bike yeah for sprints up to 500ks or so but after that its like what am i doing here, the ST 1300 is bliss absolutely the best of both worlds, you click down a gear an overtake with breathtaking power you still got that sport bike feel yeah its cool, then click back into top an its back to the Grand Tourer The... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2008
The Honda ST1300 is good in town and good out of town, I have a trunk on mine and with the side luggage lots of storage even for 2 people. I had my 04 st for four years and it ' s a great bike all around. Good power even with 2 people, smooth ride, good in the cold weather, really protects the rider from the wind the rain and bugs. (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2008 by ucwxb
Ultra smooth and powerful yet very agile at slow speed with good balance. Ultimate build quality and reliability. Comfortable for those long rides and good standard equipment. A great all round tourer with long legs giving rewarding rides. (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2008 by temala (1 review written)
I bought my Honda St1300A when it had 10,000Km on the clock. The previous owner had fitted cruise control and heated handlebars as well as a top box, tank bag and sheepskin seatcovers.
It was beautiful. I am only a little fella (164cm) and I thought it might be a bit big for me - but once I was on it and going it proved to be so light and easy to handle.
My major trip has been an 8 week, 12,000km trip halfway around Australia. I carried everything I needed on the bike away from sight. I had... (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2007
The ST displays the virtues associated over the years with most Honda motorcycles: engineering excellence and attention to detail. The V-4 offers great low-end torgue, and handling is superb. The bike simply works, without fanfare or quirkiness. Of the thirteen bikes I have owned over nearly 40 years of riding, this is likely the bike I will stay with for the rest of my riding experience. As regards supposed "high-speed instability," I have not experienced anything but complete predictability. (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2007 by wedg1e (1 review written)
I'd been off bikes for ten years when I sold a Lotus Esprit to get back onto 2 wheels. I couldn't decide what to buy until I spotted an ST11 getting off a ferry in Dublin. So I bought one (GBP1800 for an 8 year old bike that had done 99000 miles)! I was so impressed that two months later I bought my ST13 without even riding one first (and sold the '11 for more than I paid for it!). A year on and I can say that the ST13 is not 'better' than the ST11, it's just different. Other reviewers have... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2007 by Sheepy (1 review written)
I bought this bike, an early 2002 non-ABS machine, at five years old as a workhorse - I don't run a car so it has to do everything from urban commuting to long A-road and motorway trips. It's got to start every day, get me where I'm going in comfort and safety, and put a grin on my face!
My previous bike was a V-Strom 650, which I loved (and still miss) - the ST1300 doesn't have the character of the Strom, but that's a small price to pay for such an all-rounder. The engine might be double... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2007 by kevin mark
I love riding my bike! It is very easy to handle and is very fast for it's size and weight. Honda does need to do something about the heat coming from the engine in warm weather. This summer I got a first degree burn from riding in 100 degree weather. Otherwise you can't beat this great machine! (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2007 by pwest (2 reviews written)
The Honda ST 1300 is stunningly good at what it's designed for. Touring.
Tyres and brake pads last for ages.
Fast and torquey. Charges down motorways like a rampant rhino, and then goes round hairpins very easily, feeling much lighter than it really is.
Great weather protection.
Good pillion comfort.
The tourer choice for shorter riders. The seat can be adjusted very low. I believe it to be not quite so for taller riders.
This is based on several tours around Europe. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2007 by rickyfrost (1 review written)
I've heard of the speed instability on this Honda but you probably need to be going ridiculously fast to start to feel it (I can only imagine because I've never felt it myself).
It gets well over 90 degrees Fahrenheit where I live and the heat on the legs is unbelievable. Wearing regular pants (jeans) makes you feel like you're too close to the BBQ grill (like on it!). The shins especially. It's a lot more bearable if I'm wearing my Aerostich suit because the material insulates my leg a... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2007 by carmelsteve (1 review written)
Bought the Honda ST 1300 after riding a Concourse for several years and several other bikes over the years. This bike has been excellent in every way. Bought it in St. Louis and rode it back to California in 3 days without any trouble whatsoever. Have done a lot of two-up touring and have been very happy. Really do not understand the high-speed wobble question. I've cruised it up in the low-100's without any problems at all, and I have top-box on. I've noticed almost every time it is from... (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2007 by cm526 (1 review written)
I purchased the ST1300 for my daily commuting and transportation needs. It is meeting my expectations admirably for year-round use near Atlanta, Georgia. Sub-zero temperatures with ice-free roads are no problem with good winter gloves. Engine heat on the legs is noticeable in hot summer riding, but is no more than mildly uncomfortable in my opinion. I have many years of riding experience, but on very few bikes. The 1300 is huge compared to my previous machines, but doesn't act like it. ... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2007 by tibnin (1 review written)
High speed weave at 115 mph and a death weave at 140 mph which lasted over a minute , throttled up to 145 to get out of it lucky it was on motorway in France and had loads of space, as bike was swaying from one side of road to other. I was lucky to survive, but made me think of never going over 100mph again. A great bike overall, and I'll be buying another one this year. (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2007 by Two wheels (2 reviews written)
Firstly, I've heard about the notorious problem of instability at high speed but that is something I have never encountered. I'd like to know under what circumstances it may happen but the Honda ST 1300 has always felt pretty stable to me. It IS affected by strong gusts of wind from the side but it has never been as dramatic as on my old BMW K1100LT. Weight of the bike is heavy but low down - again, unlike the BMW - so it feels more stable when wheeling it around or trickling along in slow... (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2006 by Bikemedic (1 review written)
Despite all the above, I love this Honda ST 1300. It devours miles, yet leaves you well relaxed when you get there. At speed there is a composure that I have not had on any of my previous machines. I have not had ANY weaving so far and have "fast toured" this bike, two-up, loaded to the brim with both topbox and panniers. It was totally planted throughout, and during the Winter was so confidence inspiring in blizzard conditions, that I actually enjoyed riding in driving snow!! Fuel... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2006 by Sam Symington (2 reviews written)
After paying well over £12,000 for what should be the best type of tourer in its class. I would have thought Honda would take on board the complaints, and sorted out the ST 1300 steering weave at speed. It seems they knew about this prior to the STX 1300 being released. Some U.K.Police forces, and Para Medics, have either taken the Pans off the road, or limited their fast pursuits to no more than 100mph. Now what I want to know is: Given I have bought one; Will Honda do the right thing, and... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2006 by dakota881 (1 review written)
The seat height on the Honda ST 1300 is adjustable. The saddle bags are big enough to put your full face helmet in. The rear seat is comfortable. The rear suspension is adjustable easily with a turn of a knob, and you can even do it while sitting at a stop light. The front storage pockets do get hot, especially the lockable one. The adjustable headlight is great. On the twisties it feels like a sports bike. On the highway with the windshield up it feels like a touring bike. It is the best... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2005 by Charles T R (1 review written)
The Honda ST 1300 must surely be the easiest big bike ever to ride. Vibrationless, smooth power delivery. Handling is like that of a much smaller bike. (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2005 by gmajr111 (1 review written)
The Honda ST 1300 is the best motorcycle I have owned ... it is lighting fast ... when in full excelleration it is difficult to keep the front tire on the ground ... handling is hard to believe, the weight is so low on this bike you would never think it is as heavy as they say it is ... when stopped at a stop light you hardly have to put your feet on the ground the weight is so low and balanced ... the moveable windshield is really nice ... it can feel like a crotch rocket ... or like a gold... (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2004 by Ken Dowden (1 review written)
Found the Honda ST 1300 Tourer to be nearly great but with flaws. It weaves very badly at speed with a top box fitted, in the summer it is almost unbearable to ride because of heat from the engine.The l/h fairing pocket can make keys too hot to touch and the digital dash is very difficult to read in sunshine. (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2004 by mcmcsim1 (1 review written)
The Honda ST 1300 Tourer is the best bike I have ever owned, can't say enough good things about it. The more I ride it the better it gets. Handles, is fun to ride, not fatiguing, spirited, good gas milage (34), looks striking, windscreen moves up and down, good storage, plentyful aftermarket parts. (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2004 by patentcad (1 review written)
Overall the Honda ST 1300 is the best motorcycle I've owned. Superb handling - it feels like it weighs 500lbs, not 700lbs, after you're going over 10mph. Very easy to throw around for a 1300cc motorcycle. The fairing lets you fine tune your riding environment perfectly. The fit and finish are about as good as it gets. Generally the magazine reviews (which have been overwhelmingly positive) are spot-on. I had to do something to counter the very negative review from a consumer who clearly got... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2003 by Ron.
Bought new 2003 Honda ST1300 from Westside Honda in Selkirk Manitoba Canada.
The oil pressure warning light came on during the first ride. Coincidentally there seemed to be a fair bit of metal in the oil during the first oil change.
The dealer changed the oil pressure sensor which was a big job.
After the repair the bike seriously lacked power, and idled rough.
As well the big frame bolts were scabbed up during the repair.
I expressed my displeasure to the dealer,at having to deal with this,... (read more)