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2012 Honda ST 1300 ABS | Preview

2012 Honda Motorcycle

With technology from the long-distance touring Gold Wing and the race-track proven CBR, the ST 1300 ABS returns for 2012 without change.

The ST1300 is designed for the rider who wants comfortable adventure with plenty of performance on tap.

The 2012 ST1300 ABS arrives standard with a powerful 1261cc V-4 engine and Honda’s sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection.

Regarding amenities for the long-hauler, the 2012 ST 1300 has full-coverage bodywork, a three-way-adjustable rider’s seat, a motor-driven adjustable windscreen, dual saddlebags and more.

And with the 2012 Honda ST1300P (police edition) with ABS, “law enforcement agencies can now experience what other Honda riders have known all along: nothing matches Honda’s legendary performance, quality and reliability.”

Many Honda Genuine Accessories are also available for the 2012 ST1300, including Removable Saddlebag Liner Set, Saddlebag Scuff-Pad Set, Knee-Pad Set, Fairing Air-Deflector Set, Tank Pad and Heated Grips. Additional Accessories include a 12-Volt DC Accessory Socket Set, Cycle Cover.

Following are the specs, color option and MSRP for the 2012 Honda ST1300.

2012 Honda ST 1300 Specs:

  • Model: ST1300 ABS
  • Engine Type: 1261cc liquid-cooled longitudinally mounted 90° V-4
  • Bore and Stroke: 78mm x 66mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.8:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
  • Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enricher circuit, four 36mm throttle bodies, eight holes per injector
  • Ignition: Computer-controlled digital with 3-D mapping and electronic advance
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Suspension Front: 45mm HMAS cartridge fork; 4.3 inches travel
  • Rear: HMAS gas-charged single shock with five-position spring preload adjustability; 4.8 inches travel
  • Brakes Front: Dual full-floating 310mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers with ABS
  • Rear: Single 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper with ABS
  • Tires Front: 120/70ZR-18
  • Rear: 170/60ZR-17
  • Wheelbase: 58.7 inches
  • Rake (Caster Angle): 26.0°
  • Trail: 98.0mm (3.9 inches)
  • Seat Height: 31.1 inches (+/- 0.6 inch)
  • Fuel Capacity: 7.7 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 35 mpg
  • Curb Weight: 730 pounds (743, ST1300P)

2012 Honda ST 1300 Color Options/MSRP:

  • Black / TBD
  • Black/White (ST1300P) / TBD
  • White (ST1300P) / TBD

Availability: December

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Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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