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MCN overall verdict rating is 5

The Honda ST1300 Pan European  is as accomplished a machine as you can buy. It does everything you ask of it and more. Smooth, comfortable, fast, powerful and well-built – the Honda ST1300 Pan European should be near the top of anyone’s list whether they’re in the market for a mile-munching tourer or a classy commuter. Superb.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

The Honda ST1300 Pan European’s DOHC V4 is the last of the great Honda V4s – and with its trademark smooth, turbine-like power, there’s no mistaking it for anything else. Any gear, any time the Honda ST1300 Pan European is ready for action with no fuss, just effortless delivery. It’s not exactly exciting, but, boy, is the Honda ST1300 Pan European competent.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 3.5

With its low seat and easy manners the Honda ST1300 Pan European is a pleasure to steer, in fact you’ll wonder where all that ground clearance went the first time your pegs grind out. The seat is initially too firm, but after 6-7000 miles it begins to yield. A bit. The brakes are excellent, the balance is near-perfect and even two-up on the Honda ST1300 Pan European you’ll barely notice the difference.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

CBS (Combined Braking System) is standard fit on the Honda ST1300 Pan European, as are the panniers. You can add heated grips, a top box and soft luggage, too. ABS model Honda ST1300 Pan European available.

Honda ST1300 Pan European (2002-current)

Detail Value
New price £14,499
Dealer used prices
£5,130 (2002) - £14,000 (2014)
Private used prices
£4,040 (2002) - £12,600 (2014)
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Engine size 1261 cc
Power 125 bhp
Top speed 141 mph
Insurance group 14 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 5 rating is 4
Engine rating is 5 rating is 4.5
Ride & Handling rating is 4 rating is 3.5
Equipment rating is 4 rating is 4
Quality & Reliability rating is 5 rating is 4
Value rating is 5 rating is 3.5

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 4

Some early Honda ST1300 Pan Europeans experienced some corrosion problems, but these seem to have been sorted on post-’04 machines. Honda ST1300 Pan European owners are usually experienced, responsible types which, combined with the ultra-reliable V4 motor and its low-maintenance shaft drive, means they’re a very safe bet for trouble-free miles new or used.

Value

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 3.5

Honda ST1300 Pan Europeans depreciate very slowly, as there as so few secondhand examples on the market because owners hang onto their Pans. So although prices are high you will get more of your money back – and because of their reliability and desirability mileage is less of a factor on Honda ST1300 Pan Europeans, too. Find a Honda ST1300 Pan European for sale.

Insurance

Insurance group: 14 of 17

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Model History

2002: Honda ST1300 Pan European as replacement for Honda ST1100 Pan European.

2011: Honda refine range to ST1300A Pan European

Other Versions

Honda ST1300 Pan European ABS: Anti-lock braking system fitted as standard alongside CBS.


 

Specifications

Top speed 141 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 12.5 secs
Max power 125 bhp
Max torque 92 ft-lb
Weight 287 kg
Seat height 805 mm
Fuel capacity 29 litres
Average fuel consumption 45 mpg
Tank range 270 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 14 of 17
Engine size 1261 cc
Engine specification 16v, V4 6 gears
Frame Aluminium twin spar
Front suspension adjustment Preload
Rear suspension adjustment Preload, rebound
Front brakes Twin 310mm discs
Rear brake 316mm disc
Front tyre size 120/70 x 18
Rear tyre size 170/60 x 17

Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4(39 reviews)

  • Thanks for the info

    Rixter

    Average rating rating is 3.5

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    Was about to place an order for a new ST1300 at Honda Durban but with reviews like this I will stick with BMW. Thanks again for the heads up.

    15 March 2009

  • HONDA PAN EURO 08

    sportsboyuk

    Average rating rating is 1

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    BOUGHT THIS NEW PAID £11500 FOR IT AND IT HANDLED LIKE A DOG I WILL NEVER BUY A NOTHER HONDA AGAIN WHEN I COMPLAINED HONDA HID, AND THE DEARLER I ASKED FOR A NEW REPLACEMENT HONDA SAID NO. AFTER YEARS RIDING HONDA I WILL NO BUY ANOTHER HONDA PRODUCT EVER AND I AM NOW SENDING THE LETTER TO HONDA HQ WITH MY DISGUST MY BIKE WAS BRAND NEW I DID 650 MILES RUBBISH BIKE PERIOD AND HONDA ARE RUBBISH TOO NO CARE FOR THE CUSTOMER OR HIS RITES..BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK

    11 February 2009

  • tea trolley handling 08 Paneuro

    sportsboyuk

    Average rating rating is 2

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    THANK GOD THIS BIKE HAS NOW GONE FROM MY HANDS THE HANDLINGS DANGEROUS AND HONDA SAY ITS FINE SORRY HONDA BUT YOU HAVE JUST PUT A KNIFE IN YOUR OWN BACK WOULD I BUY AGAIN NO AND ILL TELL OTHERS NOT TO

    30 November 2008

  • Mixed feelings

    herringbone

    Average rating rating is 4

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    Have a 2004 A4. Engine is very flexible, performs when asked and returns reasonable economy, so happy with that. Quality...a little disappointed with the finish on one or two things...doesn't seem to be holding up as well as I'd like. There's just that ride and handling connundrum.. More nimble than it has a right to be, so long as you remain committed, otherwise it can get a little unsettled and will sit up in protest. Fairing does a good job of keeping the elements off, but it is big, so it's not too surprising that it gets pushed around by the wind a bit, especially in the turbulence around lorries. Does it weave? I can't honestly say it weaves, but it doesn't really feel quite right either. It always feels like it's 'squirming'. Oddly enough its much more stable two up, which compounds my thoughts about it squirming. I tend to run the rear spring at the 'statndard' setting, but with the damping backed off a little further than standard as this seems to give the rear wheel a better chance of staying in contact with the road....

    26 November 2008

  • scooter not pan euro

    sportsboyuk

    Average rating rating is 2.5

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    i have lost over 1500 in the deal but the pan euro bucket has gone thank god greta bike if you want to stay below 85mph max go over it and its crap pure and simple it moves around under you and gets worse the faster you go or in winds so baically its a bike honda should have put a warning on it buy at your own risk and loss i did never again thanks to chiswick honda for sorting things out

    19 November 2008

  • WOBBLE BUCKET

    sportsboyuk

    Average rating rating is 2.5

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    CRAP ITS HANDLES BADLY DANGEROUS

    07 November 2008

  • WOBBLE BUCKET

    sportsboyuk

    Average rating rating is 2.5

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    CRAP ITS HANDLES BADLY DANGEROUS

    07 November 2008

  • weaving new pan euro st1300

    sportsboyuk

    Average rating rating is 3

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    650 mles weves like a tea trolley which a bike of this value /cost should not weave wake up Honda this is your customers talking to you cash paying ones i want a re fund cos its handling badly again afte service stop denying you have a problem and do something about it. Listen to your customers real bike riders with many years experience wost handling bike ive had since my Yamaha XS1100 and Suzuki GT 750 Kettle

    23 October 2008

  • the best bike by a long way

    sportsboyuk

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    Now Honda have re set the bike up it Handles great remember this bike has steep head angle so hardening the rear preload makes it feel more nervious, Back it off put 42 psi in the tyres 43 rear and shes fine, screen down no handling issues. the engine has grunt any gear around twon easy, around country lanes fantastic, motorway very good. I wont tour on mine its here for a toy weekends so mega low miles and top condition its a 2008 4 weeks old. Had all the top sports bikes but fed up of wrist ache and back , neck ache after 100 miles. Plus to many bad car drivers, speed cameras, police in horse boxes, even a car towing a caravan parked up with cameras out the back, whatch out guys .not for mega sports bikes. set this bike up and shes awsome more than enough in the UK ps honda just need to make a V5 VFR 1000 or 1400 now light weight tourer. hint

    05 October 2008

  • Well happy

    julian kempson

    Stoke On Trent ,

    Average rating rating is 5

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    got it as a Taxi but beeing out of london not as buisy as it could be. just been from stoke to the lizard with the wife on the back(she dont do motorways) so that was fine by me 350miles of nice A/B roads down on sunday back on tuesday never missed a beat and handles well. As for this speed wobble not had any probs unless the screen is in its high possition then you do get a back draft over the top.

    04 October 2008

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