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.
Current Ride: 2014 CTX700 "Vivian"
Past Rides: 2003 Shadow Spirit 750 "Annie" (Sold)
1976 Kawasaki KH400 2-stroke triple "(inappropriate for young readers)" (Sold and wish I hadn't)
1975 Kawasaki KZ400 (Crashed)