Honda ST

Honda ST

Posted on by Sulthoni  

The Honda ST1300 Pan European is a comfortable cruiser designed with practicality in mind. Thanks to its versatile character the motorcycle can cope with a wide range of applications and its ergonomic design helps you ride hundreds of kilometers without any problem.

When it comes to power, the Honda ST1300 Pan European is equipped with a capable engine that puts out more than enough power to help you running at three digit speeds all day long.

The liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 16-valve, DOHC, 90º V-4 unit puts out a maximum torque of 117Nm at 6,500 rpm and 117 bhp at 8,000 rpm. All this power is kept in leash by a six speed transmission.

The motorcycle is also fitted with a capable Combined Antilock Brake System which optimizes the balance of front and rear braking control helping you stop safer on slippery roads.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda ST1300 Pan European.

Posted on by Sulthoni  

One of the most popular long distance tourers is the Honda ST1300A. Badged as a sport tourer, the ST1300A is especially appreciated for its perfect mix between speed and comfort, featuring a wide range of features that will make your ride as relaxed as possible.

Priced at $18,230, the ST1300 occupies the higher end of the sport touring segment. For this money you get high end technologies, numerous comfort features and a modern 1,261cc V-Four engine which sends its power to the ground via a 5-speed transmission with shaft drive. The engine is fed by a 7.7 gallon fuel tank which offers a range of around 270 miles.

The stopping power is assured by Honda’s Dual-Combined Braking System with ABS.

As far as practicality is concerned, the Honda ST1300A is fitted with weather-resistant hard saddlebags, an adjustable windshield and a supportive seat that can be easily adjusted according to your wishes.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda ST1300A.

Just like everything else, certain motorcycle models grow up and are bound to be replaced. That’s the case for the Honda ST1100, which ran for almost 12 years before its time clearly has come to pass. In the 12 years it’s been around, the ST1100 has earned a reputation as one of the best touring motorcycles around, but like we said, everything has an expiration date, and the ST1100’s date has already passed.

Now it’s time to give proper introduction to the eventual successor, the ST1300.

Just like every sports-touring bike on the market, the ST1300 plays double duty as a touring and sports bike. The bodywork, which was carefully built behind the science of wind-tunnel testing, sports all the characteristics of a long-distance hauler and a sports racer. The hard saddlebags on the rear, together with the removable saddlebag liner set, a scuff-pad set, and knee-pad set, comprise some of the ST1300’s touring characteristics. It also has a new fairing air-deflector set, a tank pad, and heated grips to round out the car’s exterior set-up.

As far as performance characteristics go, the ST1300 is powered by a 1,261 cc liquid-cooled longitudinally mounted 90° V-4 engine that’s complimented by a race-bred chassis and ABS technology. The new engine set-up produces 20% more power and 10% more torque than the ST1100, enough reason for this sports tourer to be considered a worthy successor.

Like most of Honda’s high-performance motorcycles, the new ST1300 features advanced aluminum composite cylinder sleeves that are not only lighter in weight, but also more resistant to wear and more effective at transferring heat than conventional iron sleeves.

Find out more about the Honda ST1300 after the jump

There are a few things in this world that make traffic violators squeamish more than the sight of a patrol officer in their rear view mirrors. Combining an imposing profile that draws attention to itself with police-ready performance and handling capabilities, the Honda ST1300P ABS will hold nothing in reserve as far as capturing bad guys are concerned.

The bike comes with a motor-driven adjustable windscreen that offers 7.4" and 13 degrees of adjustability for greater wind protection and touring comfort. It also has a new special patrol speedometer, an adjustable three-position dual-density solo seat, handlebars raised 25mm and width increased 13.5mm, specialized brackets for lights, sirens, antenna mount and radio/electronic equipment, rear component cover for electronics weather protection, left and right lower engine guards, right-handlebar-mounted multi-function switch controls, an on/off headlight switch, and 8mm side fairing air-deflector set.

As far as its performance and handling capabilities are concerned, the ST1300P ABS holds nothing back with its 1,261cc DOHC 90-degree V-4 longitudinal engine mounting that improves power flow and drivetrain efficiency. The engine is then mated to a cassette-type five-speed transmission with gear ratios that allow for quicker acceleration and excellent roll-on performance. In addition to the powerful engine, the ST1300P ABS also comes with a rigid aluminum upper triple-clamp and a 45mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) cartridge front fork that provide excellent suspension control in a wide range of riding conditions.

Similarly, the bike’s rear suspension features a single shock that has been incorporated and mounted directly onto the swingarm, offering 1.2" of spring preload adjustability. Large 310mm stainless-steel floating front brake discs and a 316mm rear disc brake offers ultimate stopping power while the bike’s ABS system combines with Combined Braking System (CBS) for a wide range of braking and steering control. The ABS features an electric-motor-driven modulator that gives quick, precise braking-pressure adjustments and smooth ABS operation, a critical system that allows patrol officers to have full control of their bikes at all conditions.

Find out the full specs behind the Honsa ST1300P ABS after the jump.

Law enforcement agencies are fixing to find a new ally in their crime-fighting ways with the introduction of the Honda ST1300PA . Tapping into Honda ’s newest technology while also enjoying the company’s renowned quality standards and reliability, the ST1300PA is expected to become a patrol officer’s best friend.

Among the features included in the ST1300PA include a motor-driven adjustable windscreen that offers 7.4" and 13 degrees of adjustability. There’s also a new special patrol speedometer, an adjustable 3-position dual-density solo seat, handlebars that have been raised 25mm and width increased 13.5mm for greater rider comfort, specialized brackets for lights, sirens, antenna mount, and radio/electronic equipment, a rear component cover for electronics weather protection, left and right lower engine-guards with built-in brackets for mounting accessories, and right-handlebar-mounted multi-function switch controls, among other things.

More than all the cop-friendly equipment, the ST1300PA is the picture of power and handling too. The bike is powered by a 1,261cc DOHC 90o V-4 engine that produces 125 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 85 lb/ft of torque at 6,000 rpm. Meanwhile, a rigid aluminum upper triple-clamp and a 45mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) cartridge front fork was fitted into the bike, providing excellent suspension control in a wide range of riding conditions. Likewise, the rear suspension incorporates a single shock that’s been mounted directly on the swingarm, providing 1.2" of spring preload adjustability. Large 310mm stainless steel floating front brake discs and 316mm rear disc are also part of the bike’s overall package, providing the kind of stopping power law enforcement officials need.

Find out the full specs behind the Honda ST13000PA after the jump.

Posted on by Maxx Biker

Wondering what that “P” in the model name is all about? Well, law enforcement officers certainly don’t as these bikes address specifically to them.

For 2009 Honda also produces Police models of the notorious ST1300/ABS. Easy to handle, a top performer and very reliable, the ST may not feature any upgrades, but it surely won’t pass unnoticed when the lights and sirens are turned on. Ouch, that never sounds good!

Posted on by Maxx Biker

Call them bikes that perfectly fill the gap between Honda’s flagship Gold Wing tourer and their CBR liter bike and you won’t be wrong as the ST1300 and ST1300 ABS are simply long haul motorcycles with sport bike expectations. With sleek, full-coverage bodyworks, an adjustable windscreen and removable luggage, these smooth and agile, V4-powered machines are also built to get the best out of that long way home.

Posted on by Maxx Biker

Ever wanted one of the motorcycle used by the Police force? Now is your chance. The United Kingdom Police is getting rid of their Honda ST1300 motorcycles.

There have been problems with these motorcycle in the past, due mostly to the heavy load carried by the cops. Communication gear, emergency gear, you name it added to much weight and made the Pan wobble at high speeds. After the death of one Police Officer, it was decided to take the Pan-European motorcycles off the Force, and sell them.

There are no problems for “normal” people riding them (honest). The center of gravity problem that made them unstable does not affect these bikes under normal circumstances.

Some of the motorcycles being sold are close to new, and have a low price, often 25% below list price.

The motorcycles are full Police spec: ABS, heated grips, electric screens, panniers and rear rack. The Police Service History is available for each bike.

They don’t mention if the coloring scheme has changed, but I think they will have. One thing is for sure, they will have removed the Police lights and sirens.

Interested? Access their sales site: http://www.forcemotorcycles.com/products.asp?show=0

Posted on by Anthony Kodack 3

Sport-touring is something of an abstraction. A motorcyclist taking off for a ride doesn’t think, "I believe I will go sport-touring today." Instead, it’s more like, "Today I’m riding long, and I’m riding hard. Let’s roll." And that’s what the Honda ST1300 is all about: Ride hard, ride long.

Think of the ST1300 as the best of both worlds: a touring machine born of Honda’s standard-setting Gold Wing with performance bred from our championship-winning sportbikes. From its smooth, longitudinally mounted V-4, plush suspension and wind-cheating bodywork to its motorized, adjustable windshield, removable luggage and an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), sport-touring just doesn’t get any better.

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