2004 Honda ST1300
PerfectBy (I am an Owner) on Aug 29, 2018
After few years on HD, FZ1, FJ1200, XJR1300 at last I'm happy. Brilliant bike for people without mental issues or small ball syndrome
Best of both worldsBy (I am an Owner) on Oct 18, 2011
I have the st1300a.I had many other bikes in my life time, but this bike takes care of my younger side and the older side of me.What I mean is, if you like that quick get up and go you have it.The other part is you can take long nice ride and enjoy the mellow side of life.Great bike.
Best Passenger Seat Going!By (I am an Owner) on Nov 13, 2008
My husband and I ride the ST1300 (2003 model, you did not have the year to reveiw).
Dan has changed the seat twice and looking to try another seat. We go on those long trips to see how many miles in a day we can cover. My passenger seat is the best I have ever had and over the ... past 25 years we had 4 bikes and numerous seat styles (including those that you sit on while being constructed).
When Dan has changed his section of the seat, I have only the cover changed to match the rider's seat.
Thank you Honda for coming up with a seat that is comfortable no matter how many hours or how long between stops my husband wants to ride.
Honda ST 1300By (I am an Owner) on Oct 09, 2008
One of the best sport touring bikes on the market is the ST 1300. It may not have the power of some of the others such as the FJR or Connie 1400, but it isn't that far behind the FJR. It provides much more wind protection and riding comfort than any of the other sport touring units with the exception ... of perhaps the BMW GT. I do wish that Honda offered it with cruise, and you may want to upgrade the seat and windshield. Other than those small issues, there isn't much wrong with the ST 1300. Some might fight it a bit on the heavy side, and those with inseams less than 30" might find themselves looking for boots with tall soles on them. I have ridden this bike 9,500 miles over 22 days, and it never gave me the first bit of trouble. It is an easy bike to do 600 to 1,000 mile days on, and you can go 300 miles between fill ups. It averages 45 mpg and a bit better at slower speeds or worse if you are gunning on it hard a lot. Still, even dogging the bike will very rarely yield less than 35 mpg. Once under way, you never really notice the bikes extra weight, and it does help you feel nice and planted when you are forced to ride in windy conditions. Making nearly 120 hp to the rear tire, it is far from a 1,000+ class sport bike, but it will get you there plenty fast with plenty of comfort. If you feel the need to shame a few crotch rockets, you can still leave the most of the 600's in the dust. The bike has a nice up-right riding position, and offers great overall ergonomics. Until they come out with the ST 1400 of ST 1500, I'll be on my 1300, as it's been all smiles over 50,000 miles. :-)
My Review of the 2004 ST1300By (I am an Owner) on Sep 13, 2008
I bought this bike in June of 04. It has 40k miles on it and this is my report on the bike. It had the two recalls and i replaced the head light last week. It still has the original battery and has always been reliable and fun to ride. I install a K-N air filter and two brothers exhaust when it ... had 16k miles on it. The seat could be better , the gas mileage calulator good be better, and the weight could be reduced to make this bike as perfect as one should be. I would sell my st when i find a bike that i can move up to. I love the FJR and the New concours 14 just dont do it for me. I have a friend that has a FJR and i have swapped bikes with him and I still love my ST more. Here is some mileages on brakes and tires for those who care.
Front tire replacement 15k Metzlers
Rear Tire 10 k Metzlers
Front Brake still original
Back brakes 15k
Valves been checked and still in tolerance
spark plugs changed at 16 k but looked like new
I have this bike for 4 years now and i could trade it but nothing right now has my eye and i was really looking the Concours over but the bags are way too wide on it. Like it was a after thought on them. This is the best bike i have ever owned power is awesome and yes i have locked horns with my buddies and the ST can run with a FJR never giving a inch.
My thing is that Honda has not changed this bike since 2003 and it is 5 years old now and they need to either improve or make some changes for the people like me that has one that would buy another one but since no change has happen there is no reason for me to buy a new one. I noticed they change certain models and 5 years on anything should be tweaked unless thats the best they can do.