2009 Honda ST1300 Review


The sport-touring Honda ST1300 lineup was first introduced in 2003. The base MSRP for the 2009 Honda ST1300 sport-touring motorbikes is around $15,000. The engines for these sport-touring motorbikes are liquid-cooled and have four valves in each cylinder, producing around 125 horsepower at 8,000 RPM and 85 lb-ft of torque at 6,000 RPM.

The suspension, wheels, and frames of these sport-touring motorbikes are all made of aluminum. These motorcycles come equipped with a two-piece vinyl seat that is designed to hold two riders, a grab rail, and foot pegs for both riders. The 2009 Honda ST1300 also comes equipped with an exhaust guard, exterior covers, front and rear fenders, upper and lower fairings, and a spoiler.

The driver’s center dash on these motorcycles comes equipped with standard digital instrumentation, fuel level warning and temperature warning gauges, a speedometer, a trip computer and odometer, a tachometer, and a clock. These motorcycles also come equipped with a tinted windshield that is adjustable. The 2009 Honda ST1300 touring motorcycles provide riders with two vinyl hard cases for storage, located on the left and right side of the rear, along with dash storage, helmet storage, under-seat storage, and a side storage mount.

Most riders get around 45 miles per gallon when riding the 2009 Honda ST1300 ABS at 75 to 80 miles per hour. Bikers say that these sport-touring motorbikes can travel about 300 miles before needing to refuel. Many bikers enjoy the comfortable ride, the convenient features and amenities, powerful engine performance, and smooth powertrain. However, some riders complain about the positioning of the stock handlebars and mechanical noises.

There are also come complaints that the stock seat can become uncomfortable over long-distance rides, and that the exhaust isn’t loud enough in comparison to other sport-touring motorbikes. Overall, most riders are very pleased with the 2009 Honda ST1300, particularly with their sufficient ground clearance and great handling on winding country roads. Riders typically only have to make minor modifications or minor investments in aftermarket products on these sport-touring bikes.

New For 2009

  • Both models of the Honda ST1300 were carryovers for 2009.

2009 Honda ST1300 Specs

  • 2009 Honda ST1300 Base, ST1300 ABS
  • Engine Type: 1261 cc four-stroke four-cylinder V4
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.07 x 2.6 inches
  • Compression ratio: 10:8:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Fuel Injected
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 7.7 gallons and 2.2 gallon reserve
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Dual Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 58.7 inches
  • Rake: 26°
  • Trail: 3.9 inches
  • Seat Height: 31.1 inches
  • Curb Weight: 719 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 ZR18
  • Tires (Rear): 200/50 ZR17


  • The 2009 Honda ST1300 lineup is available in Candy Dark Red/Metallic SilverM
  • Knee Pad Set
  • Mirror Air Deflector Set
  • Saddlebag Liner Set
  • Tank Pad
  • 12V DC Accessory Socket
  • Accessory Wire Harness
  • Cycle Cover
  • Fairing Air Deflector Set
  • Heated Grips With Thermostat

Key Competitors For The 2009 Honda ST1300

  • The 2009 BMW R 1200 RT
  • The 2009 Yamaha FJR 1300 AE
  • The 2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT
  • The 2009 Triumph Sprint ST
  • The 2009 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS
  • The 2009 Triumph Tiger 1050