2010 Honda VT1300 Cruisers First Ride

2010 Honda VT1300 Cruisers First Ride

let it be known that all three are powered by the tried-and-true engine developed in the VTX1300. The 52-degree V-Twin runs with an undersquare 89.5 X 104.3mm stroke compressing its fuel/air mixture at a 9.2:1 ratio. The single overhead cam design operates three valves per cylinder. A single-pin crankshaft provides a solid lumping character to the mill, while dual balancers keep vibes in the bars and foot controls to a minimum. The biggest change from prior years is in its method of induction, as Honda has abandoned the former CV-style carb for its Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) that features a single 38mm throttle body. It has an auto enrichment circuit that ensures that the bikes spark to life quickly with a flick of the electric start. The new fuel delivery system is what you’d expect from a Honda, silky-smooth in all gears. And while the powerplant in the new VT1300 series is a carryover, let’s break down what makes each of these models
2010 Honda Sabre Specs

Engine - 1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore/Stroke - 89.5mm x 104.3mm
Compression Ratio - 9.2:1
Induction - PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body
Ignition - Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Valve Train - SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Transmission - Five-speed
Final Drive - Shaft
Front Suspension - 41mm fork; 4.0 in. travel
Rear Suspension - Single shock; 3.9 in. travel
Front Brake - Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake - 296mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire - 90/90-21
Rear Tire - 170/80-15
Wheelbase - 70.0 in.
Seat Height - 26.9 in.
Curb Weight - 659 lbs (claimed wet weight)
Rake - 33° (Caster Angle)
Trail - 4.6 in.
Fuel Capacity - 4.4 gallons

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