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2008 Honda CB1300S

2008 Honda CB1300S


Beautifully integrating a compact frame-mounted halffairing into its muscular form, the singularly exciting CB1300S exudes an impressive look of power and performance. Like its naked sibling, the CB1300S gets its fist-full of power from an imposing mill that churns out awe-inspiring thrusts of acceleration from deep within its wide powerband, for an addictively thrilling ride. Closer inspection reveals that every part of the CB1300S shimmers with an outstanding quality of finish. Its deeply lustrous paint and beautifully crafted aluminium and chrome-plated parts assure you that the big CB’s level of excitement is always running high with both the look and feel of top performance.

• Sleek and sporty frame-mounted half-fairing provides excellent wind protection at highway speeds.

• 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 equipped with Honda’s most advanced Antilock Brake System for supremely smooth and sure braking

• New Pearl Sunbeam White and Darkness Black Metallic colour variations.


• Pearl Sunbeam White (with Candy Arcadian Red)
• Darkness Black Metallic (with Pearl Cosmic Black)



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 / 6,000min-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 - 1° BTDC (idle) ~ 46° BTDC (3,500min-1)
Sparkplug Type - DPR8EA9 (NGK); X24EPR-U9 (DENSO)
Starter - Electric
Battery Capacity - 12V / 12AH
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 - 2,220 x 790 x 1,215mm
Wheelbase - 1,510mm
Caster Angle - 25°
Trail - 99mm
Turning Radius - 2.7m
Seat Height - 790mm
Ground Clearance - 135mm
Kerb Weight - 264kg (F: 130kg; R: 134kg)
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 - 17M/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

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.