Serious question here from a recently-returned-to-riding-after-25-years Honda VT750C24 Shadow Aero owner: what are your thoughts on the Honda ST1300 ABS, vice the bike you currently have?
I'm thinking of getting another bike next year (20 year-old daugther wants a sport bike). Need something to commute on (luggage, windshield a plus!) and want something with ABS. Like Honda's reputation for value.
My heart's desire is a 2006 Goldwing ABS with airbag! Yeah, I know its a couch on wheels!
posted on 11/25/2005 8:21:57 AM PST
(History books are written by winners.)
The goldwing is an excellent bike, lots of power and great to cruize. They also did some changes to the geometry on them so they handle much better than they used to. I just worked on one and got to take it for a test ride, it truly is an excellent all around scoot. Don't know about the whole airbag thing but have been told it actually works. They also have airbags built into jackets now too, a friend of mine in Austrailia has a jacket like this. I don't know who makes them but found that an intriguiging idea.
posted on 11/25/2005 8:32:00 AM PST
ST1300 is an outstanding choice. Doesn't have as much power as the FJR but is allot easier to get one. the FJR1300 has a 6 month wait. No dealers stock them. Did I mention the FJR was motorcycle of the year for 2004. The 2005 has even more power and standard ABS.
But the ST is definitely an outstanding sport tourer.
posted on 11/25/2005 10:59:52 AM PST
(Maybe in your house. Not in mine.)
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