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wizeguy

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I have been contemplating giving the Busa a stable mate. I kind of want something bigger and more comfortable for two up with the Mrs. I have been looking at the Honda ST1300. I was wondering if anybody here has any experience with it. I know it won't be as quick or nimble as the Busa but was looking for some riding impressions all the same.
 

wizeguy

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(IG. @ Sep. 15 2006,12:28) Then why not the new FJR?
I considered it but the exclusivity keeps their price really high. I have found leftover 05 ST1300's for 10,300 OTD. I do really like the FJR and if I was to get rid of the Busa I would get the FJR but I think the ST1300 is also more comfortable from what I have read in reviews.
 

blue83camaro

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I had a ST1100 before i bought the busa. It was very reliable, comfortable, and low maint. The negatives were heavy and slow. The 1300 is faster and marginally lighter although not a busa. If I had a second bike I would get the st1300.
 

DaCol.

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Awwwwww, the ST1300 is a GREAT Bike if it's what fits your needs. 7.5 gal tank getting 45 mpg (that's 300 miles per tank on a trip --- more than my blatter can handle
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) , and electrical system only others wish they had because you can ADD ANYTHING and not overload it (as in 740 watts  
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, only the GW 1800 has more with 1,100 watts) . All day or Coast to Coast comfort (although a Myers saddle would be a mighty tastey addition) , and all the options anyone could ask for. And yea, it's not as fast as a FJ1300 (we're talking 1/10's of sec.) nor as flickable and then we're talking minor areas here. Construction, durability, ridability in any weather (has ABS) , and a service network second to none makes it a World Level Bike in  my opinion. And I have alot of Long Distance Rally friends who agree  
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. Ya, just can't go wrong with it, IF, and that's a big IF, it's the type of bike you want and will use. If not, you'll be miserable with it  
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CorrodedAlien

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had an ST1100 as well, put almost 100k on it, cali to Fl and back average 700+ per day on that one, up and down cali over mountains, never had any real troubles either. 45+ on stock pipes and 40~ with the 2bros's I put on it. The guy who bought it is still riding it daily...
 

yamahor

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I'd LOVE to get a ST1100 or 1300. I do alot of long distance trips to my dads (4 hours-ish), and the busa just isn't comfortable enough for that. Okay, I also like to keep as much of a "v" shape to my tires for the twisties... Anyway, I just read in a european mag where they tested one. They LOVE it, and the cops over there use them, so they MUST be well worth it.
 

blackcurtains

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i rode an st1100 on a 1200 mile trip a couple of yrs ago and it performed like it should and i liked it very much......in the role it was intended. otherwise, i found it a boring motorcycle to ride. only honda knows how to engineer the fun out of a bike. i would suggest you ride the st1300 for awhile before you decide and hopefully it is a little more fun at least. from what i heard the yam fjr is more of what a motorcycle is supposed to be.
 




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