Beyond the power and effortless acceleration, there’s just something special about the feel of a Honda V4 engine. With perfect primary balance, 90 degree V4s are inherently smooth, but Honda...Read more
Beyond the power and effortless acceleration, there’s just something special about the feel of a Honda V4 engine. With perfect primary balance, 90 degree V4s are inherently smooth, but Honda went a step further with twin counter-rotating balance shafts that leave the engine almost vibration free. It’s also eerily quiet with only a characteristic mechanical whir to let you know it's going efficiently about its business.Collapse
The chassis takes full advantage of the handling benefits that derive from the V4s low centre of gravity, letting you glide along the highway when you want to, but immediately responsive when you leave the highway and turn up the pace. Fitted with an advanced dual-combined ABS braking system, the chassis helps provide a secure feeling no matter where you’re riding.
A strong engine and balanced chassis may be the most important attributes of a sport tourer, but creature comforts rank close behind and the ST1300A delivers here too. A broad, plush saddle provides long distance comfort for both rider and passenger; the rider’s portion is even adjustable for height as well as for reach to help ensure a perfect fit. And speaking of a perfect fit the full coverage fairing is topped with an electrically adjustable windscreen that can take you from still air, to wind in your face at the touch of a button.
ST1300A - performance and comfort.