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Large Silent-type cam-chain drive eliminates the previous model's wider belt-driven cam drive, reducing engine length 10 mm and lowering overall weight. The composite sleeves provide better wear resistance and superior heat dissipation compared to conventional sleeves. Aluminum composite cylinder sleeves are high-pressure-formed from sintered aluminum powder impregnated with ceramic and graphite.
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The combination of these two balancers assures a supremely comfortable ride for the long-distance touring rider. The second shaft is positioned below the first and is driven in the opposite direction by the first balancer shaft's drive gear. The first shaft is driven directly by the crankshaft at a 2:1 ratio. Both gear-driven counterbalancer shafts are installed in the lower crankcase, to the left side of the crankshaft.
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Two engine counterbalancers virtually eliminate primary and secondary vibration. The 360-degree crank contributes to a very broad powerband. The ST1300A's low overall centre of gravity contributes to excellent low-speed handling. Longitudinal engine mounting eliminates an inefficient 90-degree turn in the power flow for improved drivetrain efficiency. Powerful liquid-cooled 1,261 cc longitudinally mounted V-4 engine produces effortless acceleration and passing power.
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Of course, comfort is key when you're riding coast to coast, so the ST gets a plush adjustable seat and an electrically adjustable windshield. And its twin-spar aluminum frame and premium suspension contribute to the ST1300A's agile handling. Its ultra-smooth fuel-injected V-4 engine can motor along effortlessly kilometre after kilometre, but it still revs like a four-cylinder Honda sportbike when you twist the throttle. If your favourite bed-table book is a road atlas, the Honda ST1300A is your kind of motorcycle.