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Honda Announces Minor Changes for the Large-Displacement CB1300 SUPER FOUR Road Sport Bike and the Addition of the New CB1300 SUPER BOL D’OR with Half Cowl

TOKYO, Japan, February 18, 2005 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced minor changes to its large-displacement CB1300 SUPER FOUR road sport bike, which comes with a powerful, water-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC in-line 4-cylinder 1300cc engine. At the same time, a new Type will also make its debut: the CB1300 SUPER BOL D’OR, fitted with a half cowl. Both models will go on sale Monday, February 28th, in Japan. Further, two additional types, the CB1300 SUPER FOUR<ABS> and the CB1300 SUPER BOL D’OR<ABS>, fitted with ABS (anti-lock braking system) for an increased sense of security while braking, go on sale Wednesday, March 23rd, in Japan.

 

CB1300 SUPER FOUR
 
CB1300 SUPER BOL D’OR


The new CB1300 SUPER FOUR features newly formed side covers that save 10mm on each side to make the bike 20mm slimmer, so it is easier for the driver’s feet to reach the ground. The engine’s ignition timing and PGM-FI settings were also adjusted for improved low-speed throttle response. In addition, different patterns employed on the front and rear seat covers make it easier for the driver to move around, while providing superior grip for the passenger, for improved riding comfort and a quality feel.

The new addition to the lineup, the CB1300 SUPER BOL D’OR, features a newly designed half cowl on a CB1300 SUPER FOUR base. The half cowl alleviates wind pressure and improves ride stability during high-speed driving. It features a rectangular multi-reflector headlight and tinted windscreen. Inside the cowl are two approx. 1-liter storage compartments, one on each side. These added features will be especially welcome on long drives now that Japan has eased its restrictions on doubling up for freeway riding.

The CB1300 SUPER FOUR evolved from the CB1000 SUPER FOUR designed under the ‘Project Big-1’ concept* that made its debut in November 1992. Engine displacement was boosted to 1300cc in March 1998 when the bike underwent a full model change. A second full model change was announced in January 2003. The CB1300 is currently popular among a broad range of customers, centered around riders in their thirties.
* The concept involved using a water-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line 4-cylinder engine that would deliver a blend of powerful performance and a high degree of operability, to help bring the thrill of the drive to life.


<Main Features >
1,284cm3 engine with improved low-speed throttle response
  The engine is a 1,284cm3 water-cooled, DOHC, in-line four with powerful output characteristics. The ignition timing and PGM-FI settings have been adjusted for improved low-speed throttle response.

Newly formed side covers make it easier than ever for the driver’s feet to reach the ground
  The side covers retain their design while adopting a smoother shape, making the bike a total of 20mm slimmer so it is easier for the driver’s feet to reach the ground.

The CB1300 SUPER BOL D’OR—fitted for long-distance riding
  The CB1300 SUPER BOL D’OR is fitted with a newly designed half cowl that features two approx. 1-liter storage compartments, one on each side. The left-side compartment is lockable, while the right-side compartment is equipped with a ticket holder for superior convenience at freeway tollbooths, making it well suited for touring and other long-distance riding.

Blue self-illuminating gauges for a luxury feel and superior readability
  As with the previous model, the instrument panel features a twin analog speedometer and tachometer display. The new model, though, features vivid blue self-illuminating dials, which create a luxury feel and provide improved readability. Also, located under the indicator lamps in the middle of the gauges is an LCD panel that displays all the information needed for everyday touring, including an odometer, total trip-meter, count-down trip-meter, today’s distance traveled, engine coolant temperature, stopwatch, ambient temperature, and date and time settings.

ABS Type delivers superior vehicle control and braking performance
  On the newly available ABS models, an ECU with self-diagnostic function employs information from speed sensors mounted on the front and rear wheels to continuously monitor tire lock. When it detects tire lock due to excessive braking or a sudden change in road surface, it immediately decreases, maintains, or increases brake hydraulic pressure to avoid tire lock and maintain vehicle control and braking performance. This promotes smooth, effective braking control and an increased sense of security while braking.
Body colors
 
· The CB1300 SUPER FOUR is available in two color schemes: Pearl Fadeless White & Candy Arcadian Red; and Candy Tahitian Blue.
· The CB1300 SUPER BOL D’OR is available in two color schemes: Pearl Fadeless White & Candy Arcadian Red; and Darkness Black Metallic & Heavy Gray Metallic.

· The CB1300 SUPER FOUR<ABS> is available in one color scheme: Pearl Fadeless White & Candy Arcadian Red.

· The CB1300 SUPER BOL D’OR<ABS> is available in one color scheme: Pearl Fadeless White & Candy Arcadian Red.

Equipment and options for greater ease of use
 
· A large under-seat compartment with a capacity of approx. 12 liters (approx. 11 liters on ABS Type) is convenient for storing a U-lock, rainwear, gloves, maps, and other items.
· An HISS (Honda Ignition Security System), available as standard equipment, offers effective anti-theft protection.



  Specifications

Model Name   CB1300 SUPER FOUR CB1300 SUPER
BOL D’OR
Model Type   Honda BC-SC54
L × W × H (m) 2.220×0.790×1.120 2.220×0.790×1.215
Wheelbase (m) 1.515
Ground Clearance (m) 0.135
Seat Height (m) 0.790
Vehicle Weight (kg) 254 [260] 260 [266]
Dry Weight (kg) 226 [232] 232 [238]
Number of Riders   2
Fuel Consumption (km/l) 25.0 (testing at 60km/h)
Turning Radius (m) 2.7
Engine Type   SC54E·liquid cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve in-
Displacement (cm3) 1,284
Bore × Stroke (mm) 78.0×67.2
Compression Ratio   9.6
Maximum Power (kW[PS]/rpm) 74[100]/7,000
Maximum Torque (N·m[kg·m]/rpm) 117[11.9]/5,500
Carburetor Type   PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Starter   Electric self-starter
Ignition   Fully transistorized, battery powered
Lubrication   Force-feed and splash
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 21
Clutch   Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Transmission   Constant mesh, 5-speed return
Gear Ratios 1 3.083
2 2.062
3 1.545
4 1.272
5 1.130
Reduction (Primary/Final) 1.652/2.166
Caster Angle (degrees) /Trail (mm) 25°00´/99
Tire size Front 120/70ZR 17M/C (58W)
Rear 180/55ZR 17M/C (73W)
Braking System Front Dual hydraulic dis [front/rearABS]
Rear Hydraulic disc [front/rearABS]
Suspension Front Telescopic
Rear Unit swing arm
Frame Double cradle