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Old 09-07-2001, 05:58 PM   #11
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Default Re: Is this the new Honda ST1300?

The valve cover looks like instead of being a V4 that the engine is a large V2 like a Moto Guzzi.



Remember the Honda Silver Wing 500/650 cc touring bike?



Hmmmm.



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Old 09-07-2001, 06:51 PM   #12
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No! It can't be true - '02 Euro release only?



If that's accurate I think Honda's making a huge marketing blunder.



First, they're missing an opportunity to get leg up on Yamaha.



Second, the sport-touring market is primed for real growth.



Imagine a legion of arthritic squids realizing they can actually enjoy riding a motorcycle more than 3 blocks? Add in a few trillion X HD riders - you know the ones, they're filling up the Sunday classifieds lately.



There's a huge new sport-touring market.



Tell me it ain't so. '03's too far off!
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Old 09-07-2001, 07:47 PM   #13
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Default Re: Is this the new Honda ST1300?

If this IS the new ST1300, it's a pretty damned good tribute to the original. It's a little more "Star Trek" than the '90 design, but I think the original looks better, even today. Fashion fades. It will be fun to read the old VS. new comparisons though...ad infinitummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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Old 09-07-2001, 08:27 PM   #14
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Default Tire sizes

Did anyone else notice that the front tire is an 18"er?
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Old 09-07-2001, 08:37 PM   #15
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The head on the prev gen. isn't much different in size. It does look a bit narrower, like they changed something about the cam drive.



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Old 09-07-2001, 11:17 PM   #16
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Default Re: Is this the new Honda ST1300?

I am sure that this will be a great bike however, I sure wish Honda would have made their "Sport Touring" bike look a little less like a Gold Wing and more like a sport bike (ala, Triumph sprint st, BMW R1100s, Concourse). That boulbus cartoonish look would steer me away as a possible coustomer.
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Old 09-08-2001, 01:14 AM   #17
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Default Re: Is this the new Honda ST1300?

I'll simply service and polish my '94 ST1100 for another 1-3 years and await another MO sport-tourer multi-bike shootout.



Besides:

Members of the US ST1100 maillist already have started questioning graphical flaws in the picture.



Ill believe it when I see it, but this design looks very good indeed. My first impressions are a bit

suspicious:



1. Bags look smaller than present ST (big No-No)

2. Cylinder head looks too small for a 4-cyl bike

(and where is the oil filler cap?)

3. This may be a mock-up picture; see in front of

the Honda-wing logo at tank; discoloration

4. Rear end of pictured motorcycle looks very much

like the X-Wing mock-up.

5. I love the present ST1100 28 litre fuel capacity,

while this mootersickle has a conventional top-

mounted tank not looking that big - big No-No!



regards & STill sceptical until I see one for real
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Old 09-08-2001, 06:07 AM   #18
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Default It's BEAUTIFUL!

Though I'm not into anything with "tourer" in the name for myself, I hope that this is real for those who are. It looks great.
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Old 09-08-2001, 07:09 AM   #19
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You looking more for something like a VFR with bags?
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Old 09-08-2001, 07:11 AM   #20
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Default Re: Is this the new Honda ST1300?

Trust me, this ain't no mock-up. The gas tank discoloration is from the lighting angle - creating the shadowing effect.



If you look at the rest of the bodywork, the same effect can be seen at certain angles. Mock-up photos don't produce the same effect unless they're done in house at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic - famous for creating CGI for Hollywood blockbusters).
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