Honda ST1100 Pan European (1994 - 2003)

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Honda ST1100 Pan European (1994 - 2003)

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The Honda ST1100 Pan European was one of those bikes that quietly got on with doing the job it was designed to do. And that was to provide something just short of a full-dress touring bike in a slightly more manageable (and cheaper) form, at the behest of the European, ...  Continue reading


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A great first or return to biking tourer. I bought an ex Police service one last year, a year 2000 machine with 100K on the clock and now done 113k apart from some corrosion to the wiring connectors I have had Continue reading...
This machine was researched for years before they put into production so everything about the Pan is complete, balancesed and polished.
Yes, for some it's heavy and tall in the leg but it will do everything as Continue reading...


Old, slow but somehow still magical. The ST1100 still delivers as a tourer. The style and finish is very dated but functionally it is perfect. It's fast enough 2 up with luggage to cope with the autobahn. It's well balanced enough to be manageable at any speed above walking pace although tight u-turns fully loaded need care. It's a heavy old beast but not a problem until you start adding weight high up.  Other than that I've ridden it over cobbles and potholes on a mountain road in Romania without issue. The only time I did get a sweat on was over cobbles and tram lines in Croatia!  The handling is solid and dependable and you run out of clearance well before you reach the chassis' limits. The seat is not great (I changed it) and tall people will need bar risers. There's plenty of pillion room for arse and legs. It's a smooth effortless & relaxing ride. You can get a hustle on but the slow action twist grip means you need to take a double bite at the throttle. At holiday cruising speeds it'll return 50 mpg but this drops to 40 if you start hammering along motorways above 70 mph. You'll get 250 miles on a tank if careful. Only mechanical weakness is the stupid mild steel collector box underneath.

Posted: 23/03/2010 at 16:51

I agree with all you say except I don't believe the Pan to be slow.

 I can cruise all day at over 100mph [only on 'Forign' road, you understand]and pull away from most 'crutch rockets' at the lights - I even had my knee down on a track day [also posted the eleventh best time !].

I've been riding these beast for many years and average 14,000mls a year on them. Best one I've found are Ex Plod, well maintained and not too badly tuned either [they drill the baffles to allow the engine to breath more freely]. I can get an average of 50mpg in all riding conditions [long runs can return 57-60mpg] and about 280mls to a tank.

A formidable beast and greatly under rated IMOHO.

Ride safe and enjoy.


Posted: 30/03/2010 at 10:01

HI I am 5 feet 11 and a half with 29 inch leg, will the pan suit me, can i get both feet flat on the floor at rest?

many thnks


Posted: 04/07/2010 at 20:52

Hi james I,ve got a pan and about the same height as you, GO get one mate its still a good bike yes it is a bit dated but read RIDE mag and you,ll find its still no2 top tourer (not bad for an oldie eh) If you have half as much fun as i have you,ll have a great ride. Might catch you on the road sometime mate Safe riding, Denno

Posted: 18/07/2010 at 18:33

  I bought one in 2013  trade in (  2000 model ) by original owner last year.  63000KMS ,have ridden a lot of bikes , scooters, Honda 750  Concours 1000, big Japanese cruisers ,Ural  side cars and  full dress Harleys , 

 So  now  I  have a big  sports tourer, had to take a trip . We  rode 5000 kms  from super slabs to mountain roads . Wondered if the  ST was going to be a handful.

Our group consisted of  St 1100 along with  a  Ducati and  BMW  and Bandit 1200, the ST held up well ,was bullet proof reliable. Considering it was a least ten years older than the other bikes. Rode with some really good riders but could stay in sight of  them.  Not a dual sport! less than ideal on gravel.  Great weather protection on a rainy day.  Can be intimidating at times ,  After some time it grows on you lots of room for stuff and long fuel range , even can be pushed  on twisty roads.  I don't think I will sell it . Can t find anything this good this cheap. Might buy something  lighter for short trips. Negatives it's very quiet  has long range and you have no excuse if you fall behind  it's you not the bike!

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 20:02

If you want a big tourer to take you anywhere anytime with the minimum of maintenance get an ST 1100. Great big heavy mother of a bike to push about and turn round in the garage-especially if youv'e just squeezed 25 litres into the fuel tank. Unburstable motor-I thrashed the nuts off of mine just like the coppers do and it comes up smiling and begging for more. Look out for rusty collector and the bottom of the cans-I fitted a S/S Motad collector and front pipes which looked as if it had been welded by Stevie Wonder with a flamethrower, needed a lot of fettling to get it to fit well.
Sold mine to a mate before I left UK but I still ride with a guy who has one and it just sits right on the road.

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 21:03

I am not very knowledgeable about bikes, however I have a ST1100 ABS, TCS,CBS. which I love to ride. On the left (nearside) fairing below the ABS switch is a plastic panel with a small hole in through which I can see a red bulb glowing. Does anyone know what it is? I will be grateful for any education. Thank You.

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 22:33

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Capable mile muncher with an impressive turn of speed. Excellent build quality, huge fan base.
Weighty and thirsty, not hugely thrilling.
  • Price: £9365.00
  • Year: 1994 - 2003
  • Top speed: 134mph
  • Engine capacity: 1084cc
  • Power: 100bhp
  • Torque: 79lb ft
  • Weight: 297kg

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