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Old 05-05-2004, 08:43 PM   #1
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Got my hands on a ST1100P

Picked up a new(for US market) Honda ST1100P today from Honda North America. Pulled the bike out with 186 virgin miles. So far the bike is great. It's very stable at high speeds and the motor is smoooooth compaired to the trusty KZ. Seems a little sluggish off the line(compaired to the KZ), but it builds speed pretty quick as it winds out.
It Goes to the cone canyons tommorow, then more road testing until next week. I'll try to get some pics up tommorow.
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Old 05-06-2004, 11:42 AM   #2
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They don't have a ST1300P version yet? Have you ridden an RT1150P? Compared to your trusty KZ (without ABS) are you ready for some better brakes?
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Old 05-06-2004, 03:05 PM   #3
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Nice. I really loved my ST, mostly because of the V4, and would get another in a flash if the chance arose.
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Old 05-06-2004, 03:29 PM   #4
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They don't have a ST1300P version yet? Have you ridden an RT1150P? Compared to your trusty KZ (without ABS) are you ready for some better brakes?
The ST1300 is not available in the US and may or may not be available in about 2 years(or whenever they run out of the stockpile of new ST1100s) according to Honda. I have also heard the ST1300 has a high speed stability problem...so who knows what will happen.
I have spent some time on the RTP, and it has waaaay better brakes than the KZ. In fact, the RTP is my bike of choice. I don't know if the department is willing to spend the extra money for the RTP. We are looking at testing the BMW next, so wish me luck.
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Old 05-06-2004, 03:31 PM   #5
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Nice. I really loved my ST, mostly because of the V4, and would get another in a flash if the chance arose.
I like the bike, and if I could buy a new one...I would concider it myself. The motor is super smooth.
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Old 05-06-2004, 05:07 PM   #6
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The ST1300 is not available in the US and may or may not be available in about 2 years(or whenever they run out of the stockpile of new ST1100s) according to Honda. I have also heard the ST1300 has a high speed stability problem...so who knows what will happen.
I have spent some time on the RTP, and it has waaaay better brakes than the KZ. In fact, the RTP is my bike of choice. I don't know if the department is willing to spend the extra money for the RTP. We are looking at testing the BMW next, so wish me luck.
ST1300's for the Victoria Police here in Canada. No police accessories yet.
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Old 05-06-2004, 05:40 PM   #7
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ST1300's for the Victoria Police here in Canada. No police accessories yet.
They look good, and they are very quick. Several departments in the UK have them, but I'm not holding my breath on them being in the US.
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Old 05-07-2004, 12:21 PM   #8
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ST1300's for the Victoria Police here in Canada. No police accessories yet.
Damn, that's the best-looking police bike I've ever seen!

motor, I'm looking forward to your review. I'm especially interested in what you think of the ST compared to your experience on the RT.
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Old 05-07-2004, 12:33 PM   #9
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pics, we need pics
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Old 05-07-2004, 05:38 PM   #10
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Here is the ST with M50.5
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Old 05-07-2004, 05:48 PM   #11
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Damn, that's the best-looking police bike I've ever seen!

motor, I'm looking forward to your review. I'm especially interested in what you think of the ST compared to your experience on the RT.
My review so far(Opinion). It is alot different from the RTP. It seems to be a little slower to accelerate than the RTP, but once you reach triple digit speeds....the ST seems alot faster. I was able to reach an indicated 135mph with it at a test site before running out of roadway(and it was still pulling). I believe this bike could do about 140mph....which is more than fast enough for me.
The bike does not turn as sharp as a KZ or RTP for that matter. In fact, it turns about as tight as a HD, although I have not measured how sharp yet. The bike is very stable at all speeds, but does not change directions as easy as a KZ or RTP. The slower steering response means you have to be more physical than on a RTP. The suspension is good, but nothing like a BMW. It shifts well......like a Honda(read very smooth). I will finish my testing up next week, and will try to get some test photos.
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Old 05-08-2004, 12:58 AM   #12
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Unless you have some special cop calibrated speedo, the stock one is high by 9~10 mph at 125 or so. It's off by 5 even at 55, gets worse as you speed up.
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Old 05-08-2004, 08:19 AM   #13
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Unless you have some special cop calibrated speedo, the stock one is high by 9~10 mph at 125 or so. It's off by 5 even at 55, gets worse as you speed up.
It should be calibrated, but I'll check on that. We are looking for a better "test spot", this week. If we find it, we will have radars in hand for the next fly by.
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Old 05-08-2004, 09:33 AM   #14
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Cool, I'd be interested to know what it tops out at. I've had mine to an indicated 135 too, but I think it was more like 125 on the GPS. I believe when they first came out the mags radared them at around 127 or so.
Not sure if the suspension is that same as the regular ones, but Progressive fork springs, 10 wt oil, and a new rear shock (Koni, no longer made) really transformed the handling on mine.
If you just want to hop on and GO somewhere without worrying about a lot of maintenance the ST11 is a great bike I've only got a mere 55,000 miles on mine, too many other bikes to share the miles. I'm thinkin it should last me another 10 years at least.
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