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Old 10-12-2009, 04:17 AM   #1
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Hi there everyone..Im new to this..
Yeah.im plannin to buy the latest honda ST1300. I currently own a honda shadow 600vlx 98 model. Im quite confident in honda models as the can last really long and are easy to maintain.
Im hoping to get some input from St1300 owners. Im actually looking for a sport-touring with ST1300, Yamaha fjr1300 and Kawasaki 1400 among the options
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:07 AM   #2
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Take a good look at the VFR 1200 before you decide. The ST1300 is very dated at this point.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:32 AM   #3
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And, take a look at the SPORT-Touring bikes, like the Sprint ST, the Ducati whatever-they-call-it, Yamaha FZ-1, Suzuki Bandit, the Norge, etc.

The bikes you mention are all fairly big machines, with really big engines.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:01 AM   #4
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You should consider what really designates a sport tourer. Those names are given to the ST1300, ZX-14 Concours, etc., but those bikes are really big and quite heavy. For example the ST1300 is the heaviest of the bunch at over 700 pounds, which is more than an old 4 cylinder Goldwing weighs. You can put luggage on a Bandit or for more sporty riding consider the Triumph Sprint ST.

As far as reliability goes Honda is no better than any of the others. Those quality difference went away decades ago. I've had bikes from every manufacturer and today it it difficult to find a poorly built bike.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:31 AM   #5
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In other words: Dude, your choice sucks. Go back and try again.
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