2011 Honda Stateline Review


The 2011 Honda Stateline is an attractive bike produced with intention of comfortable and impressive cruising. The design elements are largely retro in aspect with a low swooping body design that sits close to the ground for easy control and a confident ride. The chrome accenting brings to mind first-class materials, and as such, nothing is short of high quality on the 2011 Honda Stateline. The V-Twin engine that it comes equipped with provides plenty of throaty torque. It is a 1312-cc engine with a single overhead camshaft, liquid cooling, and an electric ignition. The transmission is a five-speed manual that produces smooth gearshifts.

The seat rests at 26.8 inches, which may make taller riders feel a bit crunched to the ground. However, the low saddle allows for shorter riders to drive with confidence, and the fenders are tight on the tires to produce a clean look. The Stateline can be equipped with anti-lock brakes for additional control over the vehicle, and the long list of accessories makes it easy to add style and storage throughout the bike. The forward controls and shifter are simple to use and comfortable for the driver to reach. The displays and controls are simple, and they include a large-sized speedometer with a turn signal indicator, a check engine light, temperature and oil pressure gauges, and a low fuel indicator.

Fuel injection means that the 2011 Honda Stateline has no choke issues and starts rather easily even when it is cold. The fuel capacity is 4.4 gallons, and the estimated fuel economy is a bit lackluster at 46 mpg. The acceleration could use some improvements, and the bike will struggle compared to some of the competitors. Despite the large engine size, the bike feels underwhelming. Turning and handling curves is not a problem, however, but the low positioning and ride of the bike make it easy to bottom out. The suspension will not absorb bumps very well, making this bike uncomfortable on rough roads. Overall, the Stateline is extremely attractive, and it appears to mean well, but it doesn't quite deliver as well as it should.

New For 2011

  • Other than new coloring options, the Honda Stateline remains virtually unchanged for 2011. Additional coloring options include silver metallic paint.

2011 Honda Stateline Specs

  • Model: Stateline
  • Engine Type: 1312-cc, V-Twin, two-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.53 inches and 4.11 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: Single overhead camshaft
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.4 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 46 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic, 13.2-inch disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic, 11.7-inch disc
  • Suspension (Front): 1.6-inch telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 70.3 inches
  • Rake: 33 degrees
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 26.8 inches
  • Curb Weight: 672 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 140/80 R17
  • Tires (Rear): 170/80 R15


  • A backrest is available for additional comfort and support. The backrest is available as either a tall and narrow unit or a low unit.
  • Windshield options include a Boulevard screen and custom height windscreens
  • Chrome, Billet master cylinder cap is available in fluted and retro styles, which helps improve styling
  • Other chrome accents include an engine guard for extra protection, a chrome lightbar, a chrome rear carrier, and a chrome side cover
  • A motorcycle cover can be added to give additional protection from dust, dirt, debris, and other things that may affect the bike while stored indoors or outdoors.
  • The 2011 Honda Stateline can have an advanced, digital audio system installed for high-quality sound.
  • Storage options include a leather saddlebag with optional studding and a leather front pouch either plan or studded. Also available is a touring bag available as fringed, plain, or studded designs. Synthetic leather saddlebags are also available as either plain or studded designs. The mounting hardware must also be purchased for these bags.
  • Footpegs can be added for both the rider and the passenger, as can custom grips and a passenger floorboard

Key Competitors For The 2011 Honda Stateline

  • Suzuki Boulevard C50T
  • Victory Vegas 8-Ball
  • Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic
  • Triumph Thunderbird SE
  • Yamaha V Star 1300