AA Chooses Honda Pan European for Two-Wheel Fleet

AA Chooses Honda Pan European for Two-Wheel Fleet

Honda’s versatile ST1300 Pan European ‘tourer’ motorcycle has been chosen by the AA (Automobile Association) to enhance its two-wheel recovery fleet.

The previous fleet of Silverwing 600 scooters and NT700VA Deauvilles, supplied by Honda (UK) in 2008, reached the end of their service and the AA has once again chosen Honda to supply the new fleet. In total, 50 ST1300 Pan Europeans, in the distinctive yellow AA livery, will be riding around the streets of London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Derby and Nottingham, as these areas are heavily congested areas and so best suit a mixture of two and four wheeled vehicles to service the AA’s members.

The Pan European was considered the most suitable motorcycle for road-side assistance by the AA for a number of reasons, to include its good luggage capacity in the form of top box and panniers, as well as its superb versatility, performance and handling, coupled with great comfort for the rider.

Steve Ives, the AA’s Chief Engineer, said: “We carried out an extensive evaluation of a number of different motorcycle models but the Honda Pan European tipped the balance on a number of counts. It has an exceptional carrying capacity as standard, so our patrols can carry extra tools and equipment without the need for pannier upgrades. Other considerations were its larger battery, which will allow us to charge car batteries using the bike, the shaft drive for improved durability, as well as its excellent handling and comfort for the rider.

“The Pan European is a very capable bike that will allow our motorbike patrols to respond to a wider range of breakdowns than before. We have always had great service from them in the past so look forward to welcoming the Pan back as the flagship of the AA motorbike fleet.”

For further information about Honda’s range of motorcycles and scooters, visit your local Honda dealer, or www.honda.co.uk

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