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2008 Honda CB1300

2008 Honda CB1300


Big, bold and brawny, the mighty CB1300 tears up the roads with bold attitude and an awe-inspiring rush of raw excitement. Its monstrous engine stands out proudly, backing up its impressive looks with pure, naked muscle that reacts smoothly and effortlessly to your every throttle input. The CB1300’s traditional naked form combines simplified styling and comfortable, full-sized proportions with superb quality of execution. Handling and brakes are top-notch, and attention to detail is
simply without peer. Every part shines with deeply lustrous paint, beautifully formed aluminium and chrome, and a finely polished finish that keep the big CB’s tangible excitement running as high as its thrilling level of performance. Looking for a straight line to excitement? Look no further than the CB1300.

• Fuel-injected, liquid-cooled DOHC inline-4 powerplant tuned for strong midrange performance and breathtaking thrusts of acceleration.

• New IACV (Intake Air Control Valve) replaces manual choke with automatic operation that realises smoother response to small changes in throttle input and greatly reduced torque reaction.

• HECS3 oxygen-sensing catalytic exhaust gas converter system minimises emissions of harmful exhaust gases to ensure full compliance with strict EURO-3 emissions regulations.

• Compliant 43mm cartridge-type front fork and dual remote reservoir rear dampers supporting large boxsection aluminium swingarm ensure swift handling and a comfortable ride.

• High-performance four-piston calliper front disc brakes with large-diameter floating rotors.

• Deluxe ABS version features Honda’s most advanced Antilock Brake System for supremely smooth and sure braking control.

• New Pearl Sunbeam White colour variation.


• Pearl Sunbeam White (with Candy Arcadian Red)



Type - Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4
Displacement - 1,284cm³
Bore x Stroke - 78 x 67.2mm
Compression Ratio - 9.6 : 1
Max. Power Output - 85kW / 7,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque - 117Nm / 5,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
Idling Speed - 1,000min-1
Oil Capacity - 4 litres

Fuel System

Carburation - PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Throttle Bore - 36mm
Aircleaner - Dry, cartridge-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity - 21 litres (including 4.5-litre warning light reserve)

Electrical System

Ignition System - Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing - 5° BTDC (idle) ~ 46° BTDC (3,500min-1)
Sparkplug Type - DPR8EA9 (NGK); X24EPR-U9 (DENSO)
Starter - Electric
Battery Capacity - 12V / 14AH
ACG Output - 420W / 5,000min-1
Headlights - 12V, 55W x 1 (low) / 60W x 1 (high)


Clutch - Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Clutch Operation - Hydraulic
Transmission - 5-speed
Primary Reduction - 1.652 (76/46),

Gear Ratios - 3.083 (37/12), 2; 2.062 (33/16), 3; 1.545 (34/22), 4; 1.272 (28/22), 5; 1.130 (26/23)
Final Reduction - 2.167 (39/18)
Final Drive - #530 sintered link chain


Type Double-cradle; steel tube


Dimensions - 220 x 790 x 1,120mm
Wheelbase - 1,510mm
Caster Angle - 25°
Trail - 99mm
Turning Radius - 2.7m
Seat Height - 790mm
Ground Clearance - 135mm
Kerb Weight - 252kg (F: 124kg; R: 128kg), *258kg (F: 126kg; R: 132kg)
Max. Carrying Capacity - 188kg
Loaded Weight - 452kg (F: 176kg; R: 283kg)


Type Front - 43mm cartridge-type telescopic fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping, 120mm axle travel
Rear - Dual conventional dampers with 5-step adjustable spring preload, 116mm axle travel


Type Front - U-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
Rear - U-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front - 17M/C x MT3.50
Rear - 7M/C x MT5.50
Tyre Size Front - 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear - 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W)
Tyre Pressure Front - 250kPa
Rear - 290kPa


Type Front - 310 x 4.5mm dual disc with 4-piston callipers (*ABS) and sintered metal pads
Rear - 256 x 6mm single-piston calliper disc with (*ABS and) sintered metal pads
* ABS version

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.