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2013 Honda Stateline VT1300CR Review
2013 Honda Stateline VT1300CR
Grabs your attention…and never lets go…
It’s only natural to fixate on things of beauty, so don’t panic if you catch yourself gaping the first time you lay eyes on the Stateline. Maybe it’s the classic lines and progressive retro-styling. Or the blacked-out cylinder fins surrounding that massive 1312cc V-twin. Or perhaps it’s the machine’s long, low-slung profile, perfectly accented with swept-back bars atop raked-out forks and full-size fenders spooning fat front and rear tires.
Or maybe it’s simply the combination of all these things. True beauty can be hard to define. It’s even harder when, like here, it leaves you speechless.
Featuring long, low lines that embody what cruising is all about, the Stateline® blends two worlds of motorcycling style: traditional looks plus progressive elements. The deeply valanced fenders arc downward in classic retro style, yet the rolling chassis and overall lines bring a fresh look to the class. Add to that the deep rumble of a big V-twin engine and that classic big Vee power pulse, and you have a machine that’s the perfect choice for cruising—anytime you want.
2013 Honda Stateline VT1300CR Key Features
New for 2013
– New Black color.
•1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin engine
Thoroughly Modern Classic.
Fuel-injected and featuring three valves per cylinder, the Stateline’s mighty 1312cc 52º V-twin is the perfect fusion of retro design and current-day engineering.
The Stateline is brimming with stylish accents, and none more so than its tank-mounted speedometer, nestled inside a gorgeous, specially designed chrome housing.
The Stateline features A 336mm front and a 296mm rear disc brake. That makes for powerful, sure stops. Because you never know what the open road is going to throw at you.
– Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Honda Genuine Accessories†
– Custom Grips, Boulevard Screen (smoke), Tall Windscreen (clear), 24L Saddlebag (plain/studded), 18L Saddlebag (plain/studded), Saddlebag Bracket (18L/24L), Touring Bag (plain/studded/fringed), Front Pouch (plain/studded/fringed), Tank Belt (plain/studded), Backrest & Pad (low/tall), Rear Carrier Mounting Bracket, Rear Carrier, Passenger Floorboard, Engine Guard, Footpegs, Custom Rider Seat (Scorpion/Flame), Chrome Side Covers, PIAA Driving Lights, Braided Lines (Throttle Cable/Clutch Cable/Front Brake Hose/Rear Brake Hose), Digital Audio System, Audio Attach Kit, Master Cylinder Caps (fluted/V design/neo-retro), Billet Dipstick, Fork Nut Covers, Side Cover, Billet License Plate Frame (fluted/V design/neo-retro)
† WARRANTY: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine Accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.
2013 Honda Stateline VT1300CR Features and Benefits
Front and Rear Disc Brakes – A single 336mm disc/twin-piston caliper unit up front and 296mm disc/single-piston caliper setup in back ensure the Stateline can reel itself in when needed.
Five-Spoke Cast Wheels – Silver-finish five-spoke wheels never go out of style, are easy to keep clean, and just plain look right on a sharp, contemporary cruiser like the Stateline.
Retro-Progressive Styling – Like its Sabre and Fury cousins, the Stateline, with its chopped dragster look, beefy V-twin and long, neo-design fenders, is one of the most authentic, radically styled custom motorcycles that Honda has ever produced.
Tank-mounted Instruments – Part of the Stateline’s super-clean look comes from mounting the instruments in a streamlined, modern tank nacelle. It completely opens up the handlebar area, yet still gives you all the information you need.
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) – Forget about fiddling with a choke—the Stateline’s fuel injection system means no-hassle startups on cold mornings or at high altitudes, and optimal performance in any condition.
1312cc V-twin Engine – Powerful 1312cc, 52-degree V-twin engine with a single-pin crankshaft and dual balancers has plenty of torque, and the feel only a V-twin can deliver.
hree-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber
2-into-2 Exhaust System – The Stateline’s 1312cc V-twin engine features a beautiful two-into-two exhaust system. It not only looks great, but it sounds even better.
Wide, Low-Profile Tires – Big, fat, and bad to the bone, the Stateline’s wide, low tires do more than just look good—they are the basis for the Stateline’s excellent handling—exactly what you’d expect from a Honda cruiser.
Shaft Final Drive – The shaft final drive is quiet, clean, and has been uniquely integrated into the overall design.
Low-Slung Saddle – Measuring in at an ultralow 26.7 inches, the Stateline’s wide, one-piece, deep-dish seat not only beefs up the comfort level, but the classic styling as well.
Full Valanced Fenders – Those long, full-coverage fenders with their deep side valances are purely modern, but pay tribute to some of the classic cruisers of old. That combination of classic and new is what the Stateline is all about.
2013 Honda Stateline VT1300CR – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12,150 USD
Engine Type 1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore And Stroke 89.5mm x 104.3mm
Induction PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body
Ignition Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Valve Train SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Final Drive Shaft
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear Suspension Single shock; 3.9 inches travel
Front Brake Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake 296mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire 140/80-17
Rear Tire 170/80-15
Rake 33° (Caster Angle)
Trail 118mm (4.6 inches)
Wheelbase 70.1 inches
Seat Height 26.7 inches
Curb Weight 672 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.)
Fuel Capacity 4.4 gallons
Model Id VT1300CR
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Black
Mpg 46 MPG
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Mpg Honda’s fuel-economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
2013 Honda Stateline VT1300CR – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: TBA CDN
2013 Honda Stateline VT1300CR – Europe/UK Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing.
UK RRP: £TBA (Prices are recommended and inclusive of VAT @ 20% and delivery)
2013 Honda Stateline VT1300CR – Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: $TBA AU