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I have the fairing version of the CTX700 and I'll give you that the exhaust does look out of place. That's why I replaced mine. But the rest of the bike looks great, it is well proportioned and functional. If you don't like the CTX, you must have hated the Pacifc Coast (PC800) with a passion because it too had a lot of bodywork. Fundamentally, there's nothing wrong with some body work. Not every motorcycle has to look like a bicycle on steroids you know.
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howdy, these seem like un-warrented personal opinions and i'm pretty sure i wouldn't like what the writer would design or like. i quite often have comments about how much people like how mine looks and that's even with the tail trunk on it.
i do agree that the tupperware makes it harder to do anything mechanical in the way of maintainance or repair.
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It just goes to prove "there are horses for courses". The article also tells me they have serious ego issues.
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Its like ANY award show or politics or music, everyone has their OWN opinion!

I LIKE the looks of the CTX and the Vulcan S and the tolerate the new Rebels.

Hate the look of the Versys.

I usually dont look at or read or watch anything that has to do with -
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I just dont care what others think!
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I personally like 'em all except the Versey, but I'm glad Victory made the bold, bombastic bike. There are a few of us out there that don't want some cookie cutter design.
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I'll freely admit, I wasn't excited by the looks of the CTX fared version but it checked a lot of critical boxes for me and I test rode it. Now I open up the shed and think, "Dang, she's pretty!" The author just disagrees...he has a right to be wrong.

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I'll freely admit, I wasn't excited by the looks of the CTX fared version but it checked a lot of critical boxes for me and I test rode it. Now I open up the shed and think, "Dang, she's pretty!" The author just disagrees...he has a right to be wrong.
Same for me, Dave. I was excited to see the 14 come out and when I saw it was not that impressed. Walked away a bit disappointed. 2 years later I was rethinking what I was really looking for and there it was again. Somehow she started looking prettier than I remembered her. And I still feel the same.
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For me the beauty you canít see that sets it apart is the DCT transmission. Itís perfect for my riding location. I like most anything on two wheels and my favorite saying is ĒI cant see it from where I sitĒ. The bike has a unique look to it as compared to others when you see one pass by. I donít see many but I can spot one coming from far away. In case you have never seen it, this is the only advertisement I have ever seen for it.
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I studied all the pictures in the linked article about the 5 Ugliest Bikes Of The 2010s. In my opinion they are all very attractive motorcycles.
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