Honda CB1300 (2008 - ) expert review
||01 August 2008|
Pure, naked muscle, powered by a stunning DOHC inline-4 powerplant. The monstrous CB1300 is truly deserving of its moniker ‘King of the CBs’.
A handful of throttle instantly dials up an intimidating roar of performance - the promise of tyre-shredding acceleration always at its rider’s fingertips. Yet its traditional naked form, luscious paint-job and exemplary shine of beautifully formed aluminium and chrome speak of classic, deeply satisfying motorcycling pleasure.
Its majestic, industrial-looking engine looms proudly in its frame, effortlessly churning out street-stomping power that never grows old. Speed builds smoothly and effortlessly from deep within its expansive powerband, delivering its most scintillating thrills in its full-bodied, torquey midrange, while crisp, sure-footed handling ensure the big CB’s heady excitement can be savoured all day, every day.
Big and bold, the CB1300 offers a surprisingly comfortable riding position thanks to its accommodating seat height and slimline sidecovers offering a straight and easy reach to the ground.
Braking performance is impeccable – and an ABS version is available for even greater braking confidence. The S version’s sporty and beautifully integrated half-fairing also features two handy storage pockets.
Newly restyled stainless steel 4-into-2-into-1 canister exhaust system enhances sporty appearance while being fully EURO-3 compliant.
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