|Also called||ST1300 Pan-European|
|Engine||1,261 cc longitudinal V4
DOHC 4 valves per cylinder
|Bore / stroke||78 × 66 mm (3.1 × 2.6 in)|
|Power||117 hp (87 kW) @ 8,000 rpm|
|Torque||117 N·m (86 lb·ft) @ 6,500 rpm|
|Transmission||5 speed, shaft drive|
|Frame type||Aluminum-alloy triple-box-section pressure cast dual-spar with cast aluminum-alloy swingarm|
|Suspension||Telescopic front, 117 mm (4.6 in) travel; adjustable rear shock, 122 mm (4.8 in) travel
18 inch front wheel, 17 inch rear
|Brakes||Linked; dual hydraulic 310 mm 3-piston disk front; hydraulic 316 mm 3-piston disk rear
ABS optional prior to 2004
|Rake, trail||26.0 degrees / 98 mm (3.9 in)|
|Wheelbase||1,491 mm (58.7 in)|
|Dimensions||L 2,282 mm (89.8 in)
W 935 mm (36.8 in) (including panniers)
H 1,332 mm (52.4 in)
|Seat height||790 mm (31 in) ± 15 mm (0.59 in)|
|Weight||Standard 286 kg (631 lb)
ABS 289 kg (637 lb) (dry)
Standard 294 kg (648 lb)
ABS 299 kg (659 lb) (wet)
|Fuel capacity||29 L (6.4 imp gal; 7.7 US gal)|
The Honda ST1300, also known as the Pan-European, is a sport touring motorcycle manufactured by Honda and introduced to Europe in 2002. The following year, it was released in North America as the ST1300.
During the 2000 bike show season, Honda began showing a prototype sport tourer called the X-Wing, which featured a 1,500 cc V6 engine, single-sided front and rear suspension and an automatic transmission. Speculation in the press that the X-Wing was the ST1100's replacement was partially confirmed when Honda introduced an all-new ST1300 Pan-European in Europe and Australia for the 2002 model year. For the U.S. market, the new bike would be imported in limited numbers (about 2,200 per year) starting in 2003 as the ST1300.
The ST1300 incorporates many of the X-Wing's lines but none of its running gear. Power comes from a lower-slung 1,261 cc V4 engine mounted as a stressed member in a lighter aluminum frame. A major difference from the ST1100 is the use of balance shafts for smoothness, allowing the engine to be directly mounted to the frame. The revised engine layout and a split fuel tank shift some of the weight downward, making the ST1300 less top-heavy than its predecessor. The rear wheel is driven through a cassette-type five-speed transmission and shaft drive.
Honda's ABS and linked brake package is an option for all years on the ST1300 in the United States, but became standard on the European ST1300 Pan-European 2004 (A4 models). Unlike the ST1100, the ST1300 does not include a traction control system. In 2002 and 2003, models with ABS included an electrically adjustable windscreen. The electrically adjustable windscreen became standard equipment on all bikes in 2004. A long list of minor differences improved upon the ST1100's comfort, handling and performance.
The ST1300 Pan-European has been recalled for a number of problems:
- Bikes built in 2002 were recalled to have a redesigned engine pan fitted as some bikes had experience oil loss after grounding on road obstacles such as speed bumps.
- Bikes built in 2002–2004 were recalled for a wire which chafed against the frame and blew a fuse, preventing the engine from running.
- Bikes built in 2002 were recalled for a potentially leaky brake proportioning control valve.
Evidence indicates the ST1300 can exhibit a weave instability mode at high speed — known in the case of the ST1300 as Pan Weave.
In April 2007, subsequent to the death of a police motorcyclist riding a single seat ST1300, the emergency service version of the ST1300, a British coroner announced he would warn all Chief Constables in England and Wales of the "serious threat" to riders' lives posed by the ST1300 and the "catastrophic result" of the high speed weave. Later safety checks resulted in one examiner sustaining several broken bones in a similar incident. UK police forces subsequently withdrew the ST1300 from police service; Freewheelers EVS and London Ambulance Service continue to operate the ST1300.
RiDE Magazine reported in October 2007 that a team replicated weave instability mode with a civilian Honda ST1300 — reproducing the instability at a speed of 110 miles per hour (180 km/h) under certain loading conditions. The rider noticed a rear wheel maximum yaw of 11 degrees per second, described as "a consistent and alarming sideways movement." The editors named the behavior "Pan weave". The intent of the testing was not to determine the cause of the weave, but to confirm its existence. Also, the article reported that 43% of surveyed ST1300 owners had experienced the weave.
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- "NHTSA recall defect and noncompliance letter". North American Honda. Retrieved 2009-05-12.
- "Recall details - Potential leakage of engine oil". Vehicle & Operator Services Agency recall website. 4 November 2005. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
- "Recall details - Engine may cut out". Vehicle & Operator Services Agency recall website. 11 July 2005. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
- "Recall details - Brake fluid may leak". Vehicle & Operator Services Agency recall website. 11 July 2005. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
- "Police bike is 'serious threat'". BBC News. 27 April 2007. Retrieved 27 April 2007.
- "Police withdraw Pan over safety concerns". Motorcycle News. 14 May 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2007.
- "LONDON AMBULANCE SERVICE CHOOSES HONDA'S ST1300 PAN EUROPEAN". Honda UK. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
- "Motorcycle responder". London Ambulance Service. 17 November 2008. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
- Wilkins, Ben (October 2007). "Investigation Pan-Weave". RiDE Magazine (Bauer Consumer Media Ltd). ISSN 1941-2665.
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