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Reviewed on February 28, 2007

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5.0
I was looking for a long range touring bike. I first test rode a BMW R1100R and then tried the ST1100. The ST1100 seemed to be smoother and I like the brakes better. I have been on several rides including 1500 miles in 33 hours. It's perfect except for two things. First, it has a high seat and is... read more
I was looking for a long range touring bike. I first test rode a BMW R1100R and then tried the ST1100. The ST1100 seemed to be smoother and I like the brakes better. I have been on several rides including 1500 miles in 33 hours. It's perfect except for two things. First, it has a high seat and is a little top heavy. Second, it takes a conscious effort to keep it below 80 mph. It's comfort zone seems to be between 80 and 85. It's a great touring bike. I've put over 6,000 miles on it in nine months.
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Reviewed on April 5, 2005

RV reviewed 1999 Honda ST1100 view listing

4.0
I got mine, used as a '96 ST. It is my dream bike. The ride is smooth, the layout comfortable. The extra GIVI' bag on the back tail is a real joy on a longer ride. Shifting is smooth and easy. The windshield is effective, but still allows for some air to keep you cool on the hotter days. I also... read more
I got mine, used as a '96 ST. It is my dream bike. The ride is smooth, the layout comfortable. The extra GIVI' bag on the back tail is a real joy on a longer ride. Shifting is smooth and easy. The windshield is effective, but still allows for some air to keep you cool on the hotter days. I also have a Corbin seat which makes a difference to me. The large fuel tank, 7 plus gallons, means you can almost go on forever. I have taken it to PA 2 or 3 times with no issues up or down the mountains. Next, I'm trying to make it to the Honda Hoot with her. Keep riding, all!
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Reviewed on March 1, 2004

RV reviewed 2002 Honda ST1100 ABS II view listing

5.0
Everyone says their bike is the best and that's fine. Whatever floats your boat. This bike is the best for me because it has everything a rider can want. It has handling, comfort, power, reliability, good gas mileage, good brakes, plenty of storage space and good one up or two. Oh yeah and I think... read more
Everyone says their bike is the best and that's fine. Whatever floats your boat. This bike is the best for me because it has everything a rider can want. It has handling, comfort, power, reliability, good gas mileage, good brakes, plenty of storage space and good one up or two. Oh yeah and I think it looks great. My bike is a 1995, I've got 42,000 miles and it purrs like my buds 600RR, it doesn't burn a drop of oil and the paint is stellar red. My friend is amazed that I go through the corners faster than he does on his CBR which if he was a better rider he'd be able to go faster but I scrape the pegs and this thing is leaned WAY over and doesn't complain at all. I also have an SV650 and I don't think I ride that thing as fast as the ST because there is no wind protection, which I was really looking for, and a good bike to take my girl on. This bike is really fun, I don't have a problem with the weight at all and best of all it really makes me crave riding long distances. Can't wait to go out to Fredricksburg this year and ride the hill country.
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Reviewed on February 29, 2004

RV reviewed 1999 Honda ST1100 view listing

5.0
I have almost 50K on my candy apple red ST1100 and have not had any major problems with the bike. Positives are: huge gas tank (7.4 gal)+ good mileage = almost 300 mile range! Center stand, saddle bags that hold a full face helmet, Bags remove/install in a few seconds, good wind protection (body... read more
I have almost 50K on my candy apple red ST1100 and have not had any major problems with the bike. Positives are: huge gas tank (7.4 gal)+ good mileage = almost 300 mile range! Center stand, saddle bags that hold a full face helmet, Bags remove/install in a few seconds, good wind protection (body and legs), quiet, fast (130 easy), strong brakes, low maintence, doesn't look like a Harley, easy to keep clean, and hard to drag parts on twisties. Negatives are: heavy, does not like strong cross winds, hands are not well protected (cold weather), not many after market add on goodies, when you do need to service - much plastic to remove, and hard on rear tire (likes to smoke it).
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Reviewed on November 27, 2003

RV reviewed 2001 Honda ST1100 view listing

5.0
I do long haul rides from Singapore to Thailand couple of times a year for a few years now, and my bike has never let me down. Have a habit of carrying spares, tools and SOS equipment on board but these were used to help out other bikers in trouble rather than my... read more
I do long haul rides from Singapore to Thailand couple of times a year for a few years now, and my bike has never let me down. Have a habit of carrying spares, tools and SOS equipment on board but these were used to help out other bikers in trouble rather than my own.
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Reviewed on April 13, 2002

RV reviewed 1999 Honda ST1100 ABS II view listing

5.0
Been riding sportbikes since 1984(FJ1100)have had over 16 of them,the ST is truly the best of the bunch!!Having owned this bike for little over a year now,I can find no faults with it.Yes the ABS is worth the extra cash trust me on this!!Honda has allowed you to customize this bike to your personal... read more
Been riding sportbikes since 1984(FJ1100)have had over 16 of them,the ST is truly the best of the bunch!!Having owned this bike for little over a year now,I can find no faults with it.Yes the ABS is worth the extra cash trust me on this!!Honda has allowed you to customize this bike to your personal taste.I have equipped mine as follows:Givi 50 Litre Top Box Avon Tires Clearview Shield Dash Shelf Saddleman Gel Seat Throttle Rocker Chase Harper 1150 Tank Bag Garmin Color Streetpilot GPS Cobra Radar Detector This bike is as reliable as a Hooker during Fleet week,Would Definetly buy again!!!
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Reviewed on March 11, 2002

RV reviewed 2000 Honda ST1100 view listing

5.0
I got the ST Aug.2001 had 11000+ now has 18722 so 7500 ro so.went as far down as Natchez Miss. last year in to Louisana not a lick of trouble..40 MPG +. It,s a little hard on tires. Going to Denver this Aug. I know it will not handle like the 700. but sure can pack a lot of stuff..I need a lot of... read more
I got the ST Aug.2001 had 11000+ now has 18722 so 7500 ro so.went as far down as Natchez Miss. last year in to Louisana not a lick of trouble..40 MPG +. It,s a little hard on tires. Going to Denver this Aug. I know it will not handle like the 700. but sure can pack a lot of stuff..I need a lot of stuff..
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Reviewed on July 13, 2001

RV reviewed 2000 Honda ST1100 view listing

4.0
Good motor, more power would be much better. Very reliable, no problems since purchased. Windshield being replaced, not enough protection. Grips changed to grab on foam grips, amazing difference. Need to raise handlebars, too low and forward. Added Corbin seat, much better seating position for... read more
Good motor, more power would be much better. Very reliable, no problems since purchased. Windshield being replaced, not enough protection. Grips changed to grab on foam grips, amazing difference. Need to raise handlebars, too low and forward. Added Corbin seat, much better seating position for me, but hard foam. After a few hours you have a numb butt. I agree with another review, this bike is one fine machine, but horrible in a strong wind. Changing lanes on a highway when you don't want to because the wind pushed you over is very very frightening. It's been extremely windy the last three days and I don't ride. When Yamaha brings the FJR1300 to North America, it will get serious consideration. It appears to have the remaining goodies that the ST lacks.
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Reviewed on July 3, 2001

RV reviewed 2000 Honda ST1100 view listing

4.0
I recently bought a 1996 with ABS/TCS. After logging about 2,000 miles, here's what I think. Yes, everything you've heard is true. It's an EXCELLENT bike. I don't think it's too heavy--having previously ridden a Goldwing, it actually feels light. If you want to squawk about weight, get a CBR or... read more
I recently bought a 1996 with ABS/TCS. After logging about 2,000 miles, here's what I think. Yes, everything you've heard is true. It's an EXCELLENT bike. I don't think it's too heavy--having previously ridden a Goldwing, it actually feels light. If you want to squawk about weight, get a CBR or an R1 or somesuch --you can't expect a featherweight from a bike built for long-distance touring. One (and my only) complaint (but it's a biggie): The wind. If it weren't for it's sail-like qualities, this bike would be perfect. But it's more than a little hairy when you get into crosswinds--I've already been blown several feet across lanes more than once and shudder to think what will happen when it really starts blowing (I'll find out soon enough when I head to the West Coast for a two-week romp). A GIVI Maxia 50-liter top case (required for two-up touring) adds to this woe significantly. I removed the after-market windscreen and went back to the shorter factory version, which helped somewhat. But it's still awful--I wonder how much worse it would be if everyone who thinks it's too heavy got their wish and Honda shaved off 50 pounds or so. The wind factor alone causes me to give this a low four-star rating.
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Reviewed on June 29, 2001

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5.0
Year - 1997 Mileage - 85,000 miles Problems - none Wish Honda would come out with new ST1100 model. If not, will continue riding this one until I find a better... read more
Year - 1997 Mileage - 85,000 miles Problems - none Wish Honda would come out with new ST1100 model. If not, will continue riding this one until I find a better bike.
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