Honda supposedly addressed the heat issue on the ST1300 but it's still a furnance
That's one of the reasons I owned the ST1300 for one year.
I loved the windshield on the ST1300 and wish my GT's, which is now a tall Z-Tech, was half as good for my 6-5 frame, and it 's not.The side luggage bags were worlds better and more useful on the ST also.
However comma, the bike had no personality,and I HATED the high pitched whistling sound it made , especially at lower speeds, and getting baked from both sides got to be a real drag.
I love Honda products generally, but that noise, the heat off the engine , and the fact it just lacked character or something
just didn't do it for me.
I've come to love my GT, it's electronic cruise, the heated seats and grips, the really agile handling for a pretty heavy bike, this ones a keeper for me.
I'll be looking at some exhaust options here really soon, I'd like it to have a little more character to it.
On some off-road (not motocross) bikes you can remove an insert and get a sound a little louder and still quite acceptable to the USFS, like my 450X. Too bad you can't do that with these K bikes-or can you ?
I've been tempted to pull those 4 bolts and look around. I sure don't want it loud for Gods sake, just a little throatier. Doug