|The 2002 Honda ST1100; tucked away in its new home.|
I thought I would share my final thoughts on the ST1100 as I reflect back on my year of ownership. The bike had clocked 123,000kms at the time I sold it, but had no signs of being tired. These bikes have been known to go in excess of 400,000kms and there is no doubt that this ST1100 will do the same. You can read about a friends' high mileage ST1100 here: Thane's Silliker's ST1100. The biked burned no oil and was tight and silky smooth. The rear shock was original and was doing well. I cannot say enough positive things about the ST1100. It is one of my favorite bikes to date. The ST1100 seemed to do just about everything well but was not a standout in any one area. I liked its simplicity, quality and unpretentious manner. I knew that the ST1100 was going to go wherever I wanted to go without complaint or fanfare. The old school carburetors had none of the finicky low speed throttle responses due to poor fuel mapping found on my more modern Yamaha FJR. The stability on the highway was remarkable. My wife enjoyed riding on the back. I definitely would recommend the ST1100 if it is a bike you are considering.
Goodbye ST1100........you will be missed.