only one advice: do not hurry wirh your decision. My first idea was to buy a Kawa Vulcan, CTX was the second choice unless my beloved wife said that she never will sit on the Kawa but the CTX. So sometimes I have some regrets but it is like beeing married.... There are a lot of beautiful girls around but you always know what you loose but less what you may get. And as others already recommende, try others. Maybe you can join a rocker chapter.... )
That’s is OK, but you are trading the C, that’s not gonna worth much in 1 year...Frenchie,
you are 100% correct. my intent is not to make a purchase this year, my intent is to use this riding season to look at other bikes to determine if there is a different bike that I could transition that would eliminate my concern about the CTX. If I decide that I found a successor, I would be looking to make purchases sometime next year. If I find from this process that I could not find a bike that matches what I am looking for, then I would keep the CTX and continue with happy riding
Really good advice. Harley shops especially are known to have test drive days, often in combination with barbecues and other cool things.Keep an eye on the local shops. Several around me have test ride days. Go to them and try them there without making any commitments.
If you don't mind would you elaborate on what they changed to make it fit you better? I am with you in that the models I have sat upon are not right for me as I am tall. Have they made it roomier? I'd be interested if that were the case. Thanks in advance for any response.I've already decided on the 2020 can am. The last version didn't fit me well,
The pilot seat was given two more inches back and in streamlining the body, the whole top was lowered, more like the goldwing without the back top box. Then they lengthened the floorboards to give alot more foot positions, stretch out, or straight or tuck. Much better seating position. It also felt like they narrowed the seat just a tad, which gave a better body position.If you don't mind would you elaborate on what they changed to make it fit you better? I am with you in that the models I have sat upon are not right for me as I am tall. Have they made it roomier? I'd be interested if that were the case. Thanks in advance for any response.
What about a sidecar? If your going the 3 wheel route they are definatly an oddity with the bonus of massive storage.I've already decided on the 2020 can am. The last version didn't fit me well, my wife has one, an 18. But throwing my leg over the 20 was like coming home. 1330 cc. Semi automatic. Gobs of storage. Not going to sell the C until I determine I'm not riding it enough and then I'll let someone else get the fun of it. I've had it for 5 years now so time for something else for an experience. The 18 was redesigned on the suspension and you can tear through curves without that snowmobile feeling like your gonna get tossed of the high side. I've heard the 20 is even better.
Sport bikes are out of the question. Kill my back and wrists. I'd hate that thing. Adventure bikes I wouldn't use. To me all marketing hype for my riding style. Cafe? Nah. Gold wing? Too heavy for what I want. On two the C is just about perfect for me. It's time to go three, I'll be happy just to ride open air on a good handling machine. Regular trike not that interesting to me. I like odd vehicles. Cars, mc whatever. Odd to me is good and fits my personality. I see so few of my model of car on the road and that pleases me. The can ams always get noticed. Bikers scoff but the public is always amazed. And I couldn't care less about other bikers.
In any event, it won't be until the end of season when they start giving rebates to clear them out. You can't deal on them right now. So y'all are stuck with me here for this year.
Thank you very much. I really appreciate you taking the time to respond. I'll shoot over to take a test ride. But, I have to wait for used. There are so many low mile Can Ams that come to market here in Florida. I'd be foolish not to let someone else take the hit. Always liked them but like Harley Davidson, I lways felt cramped. I ride a VFR now and am just spoiled by the roominess and comfort.The pilot seat was given two more inches back and in streamlining the body, the whole top was lowered, more like the goldwing without the back top box. Then they lengthened the floorboards to give alot more foot positions, stretch out, or straight or tuck. Much better seating position. It also felt like they narrowed the seat just a tad, which gave a better body position.
On the older design my knees were up against the tank hump, and I was pushed too far forward. Better for shorter people. Now my knees ride alongside and somewhat in line with the top of the tank. The tank really though is still under the seat. They also allowed you to adjust the bars like on our ctx. That's a good thing. On my wife's 18 it fits her fine. But the bar position and the seating was simply not a good fit for me. I'd ride it, just not my love to ride it ride. The new one was way different, and the minute I jumped on it I knew this one would be a great fit for me. It automatically just felt perfect. Plus all the stuff they have on it. Radio, heated seats and grips, cruise, synced Bluetooth and nav.