Also the CTX700 handles great and brake's are also very good.
One thing Not Mentioned.
Narrow, light, Low CG, Low seat height.
Maintenance is also a Factor, this is without a doubt one of the easiest, newer bikes to maintain, i do all my own maintenance.
No shim under bucket, YES!! Valve adjustment is easy for home mechanic DIY.
One Brake in front to Bleed, YES!!!
No sync'g multiply throttle bodies, YES!!
Last question i had to ask myself was when was the last time i needed more power than what the CTX700/NC700 platform bikes put out.
If you keep up on all maintenance on your bike it should be all you need, and last a lifetime, or at least the rest of it.
Proper air pressure in the tires every two weeks is a frequent maintenance item for me.
I would ride with a friend of mine, on his bike he would check air in tires once a riding season, at the beginning only, then wonder why his bike ran so crappy mid season, with poor performance poor brakes, and poor handling. after we started checking his tires PSI, he realized how much better it road.
Now if i can just get him to evacuate brake fluid every 2 years, naw it will never happen.
2012 NC700X, 05' Burgman 650, 5 various 99', 88', 86' 84' 83' Goldwings
Last edited by westgl; 11-02-2014 at 11:12 AM.