The date below is when my page was Last page update
<<<< << < Check
out the other pages on the left side
STOC # 7235
Although the current Pan-European continues to provide excellent riding satisfaction, the primary goal in its redesign
was to completely surpass it with an entirely model that can provide even sportier performance, higher reliability and greater
care for the preservation of the world's fragile environment.
Early in the design stages of the Pan-European, the
development concept 'Vantage and Prestige' was formulated as a guide to achieving the most comfortable high-speed sports touring
with unrivalled power and handling for its class, and the longest touring range between fill-ups. In assessing what improvements
should be included in the machine, the Pan-European's development team singled-out its vehicle weight as being in need of
a slimming programme. Riders, especially recently, are looking for lighter weight that translates to more responsive acceleration
and overall handling. An advanced aluminium frame and swingarm were thus called for, as were lighter, more advanced components
such as the latest Dual Combined and Antilock Brake Systems, all of which add up to an astounding 15kg weight reduction, a
50mm shorter wheelbase, and more centralised mass for sportier handling.
Stronger power, a longer touring range and
greater concern for the environment were also desired changes, and these were achieved with a complete reworking of the Pan-European's
unique longitudinally mounted V4 engine, the addition of Honda's most advanced, high-efficiency PGM-FI fuel injection system
and, in a deluxe model, its ultra-clean HECS3 catalytic converter system, which combine to ensure the lowest emissions in
the Pan-European's class. And although the same basic V4 engine configuration as the original Pan-European was maintained,
extensive modifications were made to make it more compact, more efficient, more powerful and even more attractive when stripped
In regards to its touring range, to really live up to the Pan-European name in terms of 21st Century
performance, the team set as its goal the sort of fuel economy that would make possible a non-stop, high-speed cruise from
the German heartland capital of Frankfurt to the foothills of the pinnacled glory of the Alps-or approximately 380km-on a
single tankful of fuel. As the current Pan-European was only designed to make it as far as Munich, this sort of range would
indisputably reassert the Pan-European's claim to European touring pre-eminence.
More luxurious touring comfort and
better wind protection were also primary design objectives for the Pan-European, with the sports riding potential of the VFR
on winding roads and Gold Wing levels of comfort on the autobahns confirming that the Pan-European is not only a fantastic
tourer, but also delivers swift and exciting sports bike performance whenever the mood or situation calls for it.
all this and exciting features like its 3-position adjustable seat height and push-button adjustable windscreen providing
quick and easy response to changing riding conditions, the Pan-European is proudly positioned to zoom to the head of its touring
class with an easy twist of its throttle, and stay ahead from one end of the Continent to the other for many years to come.
Welcome to my web site!
This will be a site of the 2007 ST1300
||Liquid-cooled 90-degree V-four|
|Bore & Stroke
||78mm x 66mm|
||Chain-driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
||PGM-FI fuel injection|
||45mm HMAS cartridge fork; 117mm (4.6 inches) travel|
||HMAS gas-charged single shock with five-position spring preload adjustability; 122mm (4.8 inches) travel|
||120/70ZR - 18 radial front; 170/60ZR - 17 radial rear|
||Front 310mm discs with LBS three-piston calipers; rear single 316mm disc with LBS three-piston caliper.|
||1,491mm (58.7 inches)|
||295 kg (650 pounds)|
||Light Silver Metallic||