Trev (Mr Fix It) picked his up on a Thursday afternoon and clocked up over 3,000k by the following Monday, he grinned from ear to ear as he covered most of New Zealand in just three days!
It’s powered by a 1,261cc V-Four engine mated to a 5-speed transmission that powers the rear wheel with a shaft drive. A massive 7.7 gallon fuel tank feeds the engine, and combined with Honda’s EPA estimate of 35 mpg, produces a theoretical cruising range of well over 400km, not bad for a rental motorcycle.
Standard touring-friendly features include integrated, lockable and removable saddlebags, anti-lock brakes, and an electrically operated windshield. The front suspension offers 4.6 inches of travel, while the rear preload can be set using a dial just behind the engine.
Adjustable seat height, comfortable riding position, positive handling all help make this a true dream machine. So whether you’re riding two up on a three week tour or just want to have a couple of days fun the ST1300 is a great choice.
Did someone ask about torque? Yep, it’s got heaps, bucket loads in fact.
|Engine Type||90-degree V-4 1,261cc|
|Valve Configuration||Chain-driven DOHC, 4 valver per cylinder|
|Power||117 hp (87kw) @ 8,000rpm|
|Torque||117 N·m (86 lb·ft) @ 6,500 rpm|
|Number Of Speeds||5|
|Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)||Shaft Dive|
|Front Tire (Full Spec)||120/70ZR – 18 radial front|
|Rear Tire (Full Spec)||170/60ZR – 17 radial rear|
|Front Brake Type||dual 310 mm discs with triple-piston calipers|
|Rear Brakee Type||316 mm disc with triple-piston caliper|
|Wheelbase (in/mm)||1,490 mm (58.7 in.)|
|Fuel Capacity (litre)||29 litres|
|Weight||331 kg – ready to ride|
|Seat Height||790 mm (31 in) ± 15 mm (0.59 in)|