The ST1100 Police model

Honda ST1100 Police Spec Brochure

The ST1100 Police variant was available (although reputedly only to law enforcement personnel) even after production of the civilian model ended in 2002. In fact in the not-too-distant past I saw several advertised for sale as new, with 2006 being given as the year of manufacture.

There are a few minor differences between the Police specification and civilian models; although both are based on the same frame and engine. For example, there are no rear footpegs (not surprising considering the seat is designed for only one person). The electronics were upgraded (including a 40A alternator) to be able to handle the sundry lights, sirens, antennae, and radio equipment.

For information purposes, the ST1100 Police Owners Manual is available as a free download in the ST1100 Shop.

By the way, although the "P" is used by some sources to refer to the police model, it should not be confused with the model suffix. For example a civilian model manufactured in 1994 would be a ST1100P. If it was a police model of that year it would be a ST1100PP. A year 2000 police model would be a ST1100PY.

Wheelbase 1555mm
Length 2285mm
Width 835mm
Height 1405mm
Seat height 800mm
Dry weight (excluding radios and accessories) 293kg
Ground clearance 145mm
Engine type 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC 90° V4
Displacement 1085cc
Bore x Stroke 73 x 64.8mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Power 99.93 hp (73.5kW at 7500rpm)
Torque 111 Nm at 6000 rpm
Throttle Cable operated
Carburettors 4 x CV-type with 34.5mm throttle bore
Fuel tank capacity 28 litres
Ignition type Solid state digital TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Compression ratio 10:1
Lubrication system Wet sump
Gearbox Manual 5-speed
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated
Final drive Shaft
Starter Electric
Front Suspension 41mm cartridge fork with TRAC (Torque Reactive Anti-Dive Control), 150mm axle travel
Rear Suspension Single shock with five-position spring preload and rebound damping adjustability. 120mm travel
Rear brakes Single disc. Non-ABS.
Front brakes Dual discs. Non-ABS.

Unique Features

  • Dual-density solo seat
  • Fitted with special brackets for lights, antenna mount and radio/electronic equipment
  • The area behind the solo seat consists of a covered cowl for weather protection of the electronics
  • Left and right lower fairing protectors have built-in brackets for mounting accessories like sirens
  • The right-hand handlebar switch is multi-functional, including controls for the flashing strobe lights, siren, speaker with tone modulation and rear strobe lamp
  • A flush-mounted voltmeter is built into the left side of the fairing
  • On the left fairing pocket panel there are two additional switches for the pulsing headlight, and rear emergency lighting

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