This excerpt taken from the HMC 6-K filed Mar 18, 2005.
CB1300 SUPER BOL DOR with Half Cowl
February 18, 2005Honda 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 DOR, fitted with a half cowl. Both models will go on sale Monday, February 28th. Further, two additional types, the CB1300 SUPER FOUR<ABS> and the CB1300 SUPER BOL DOR<ABS>, fitted with ABS (anti-lock braking system) for an increased sense of security while braking, go on sale Wednesday, March 23rd.
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 drivers feet to reach the ground. The engines 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 DOR, 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.