Just because two vehicles are far different from one another does not mean that one might not consider and/or compare each before buying. I can definitely see where you're coming from on your inquiry, even though others may not. I love the looks of the CB1100, but I knew from a functional standpoint and a practicality standpoint, the CB1100 wasn't for me. I ride a bike for fun, easy-to-commute-on transportation, and the CB1100 is way too much bike for me, and if 1100 cc bikes were my only choices, I'd choose not to ride, even though I love to ride.Did anyone consider the CB1100 before deciding on CTX 700? Any thoughts on the pros and cons of these two bikes?