If the Honda CTX700 become a huge seller since it seems so many people want one including me. Do you think Honda will have bigger displacement models in the near future? Maybe bigger touring models. Like a Goldwing with DCT.
I know what you mean I have been seeing a lot of Burman owners on here so we can just see what type of bike the CTX700. Its a good jump for new riders from scooters.I do think that the CTX700 would have a good balance from an inline four, there is enough torque to do most things we need. But seeing the interest of the type of consumers i think it would be wise just to stick with the 700ccs at the moment.
I'm one of those Burgman (400) riders, but I'm not new to motorcycles. I just hate the look of cruisers, and the riding position of sport bikes. When they first announced the CTX, I took one look at the photos, and proclaimed "It's like Honda read my mind."I know what you mean I have been seeing a lot of Burman owners on here so we can just see what type of bike the CTX700. Its a good jump for new riders from scooters.
Hi CTX forum members from me (Greyshadow) in Australia, the CTX will not be released in Australia until half way through next year ie June2014 according to the Honda Dealer that services my Honda VT Shadow C2 which I purchased new in 2009. I really like my shadow but there is the appeal of the CTX it's a hybrid between and Cruiser and a Sports Tourer which really appeals it has the seating postion I like the upright back, low seat so you can place feet flat on the ground at traffic lights etc, legs and feet forward and the hand crips in that Cruiser position. It also fits my personality to as a rider I am ATGATT/High Vis etc I really like the digital guage, fairing, glovebox etc, don't like chain drive (wonder why not shaft drive) auto matic transmissioin nuetral to this feature, I am also hesitant as to it being a 700 (or is it a 6... rounded up to 700) My current bike is a 750 I would have preferred the same or a bit bigger a trade up not down say a 800-1000ccI'm one of those Burgman (400) riders, but I'm not new to motorcycles. I just hate the look of cruisers, and the riding position of sport bikes. When they first announced the CTX, I took one look at the photos, and proclaimed "It's like Honda read my mind."
I sat on my first CTX700N today, during lunch (standard tranny, in red). It fits me PERFECTLY, not just in size, but in personality/style. I will be signing a bill of sale, as soon as they get a black one in stock.
+1 for the 670 power train. It seems to far exceed estimates and it seems like it exceeds the 64 mpg estimate even when riders aren't trying to get good economy.I'm getting between 72 and 75 mpg on my CTX700N, versus the 54-56 mpg I got on my 2007 Honda Shadow Spirit VT750C2 ... a marked improvement.
Thanks Bill for sharing your experiences. I like the low torque to, and I don't even have a CTX yet, but I know I will, because I regularly drive a diesel car and that's what I'm used to; I like to feel the immediate response that coincides with the upshift or just juicing the throttle in a regular-driving RPM level. One gives up performance on the high end of the RPM range as compared to other choices, but I'll take the low end kick over the slow-building torque any day of the week--Well, that is, except for race day.I got up this morning to go for a ride. At 730am it was already 85degrees heading for 109. I looked at my gas gage and had 3 bars so headed out. I rode 87 miles and by 930 when I got home I still had 1 bar and no flashing fuel gage. it was alread 97degrees. What I am finding, is the gas mileage is plentiful enough that I don't worry too much about running out as I did on other bikes. I figure the 5 blocks on the fuel gage are about 40 miles each. The first one goes fast as I stop filling when the front bar in the filler opening is just covered. I could put more in it but choose not to. The gage seems to flash pretty fast when down to the last block on the gage but I know I still have a gallon of gas left so don't worry to much as I know where my nearest gas station is.
One reason the CTX gets good gas mileage is it has only one intake port and one exhaust port (each Y shaped ) for both cylinders. If it had dual intake and exhaust it would have more power but at the expense of MPG and the torque curve and HP ratings would probably be higher rpms too. I like the low in torque and how it pulls in the first 4 gears at very low rpms (like 2500).