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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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