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For you guys who already own the CTX700, have you tested the top speed limits of the bike? And if so, what are the numbers?
 

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I unfortunately I have the MotoGP coming to town for the week so the cops are out in force. However I did manage to quickly sneak it to 90. I'm sure there was more but it was all I was willing to do with the window I had.
 

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I topped out at 105mph with my CTX700N. That was with 10% ethanol gasoline. I run 100% gas in it now, wondering if it could do better with that. It got up to 101 quick enough but took a little while to get up to 105.
 

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top speed is not as important as how long it takes to get there. I think the quarter mile figures when and if published will show this is a somewhat wimpy bike for acceleration. I have hit 75 in 4th gear with 2 gears left. I doubt I will ever try to see the top number. The risk of accident or ticket is too great to find out.


This motor and frame platform is really a small bike. Add the fact there is a lot of wind resistance in the design and top speed is harder to achieve. I had a VFR800. yes 100 more cc and it produced 109hp and red line was 11,500. Talk about top speed. It had plenty. Maybe 145+ but only once did I take it to 110 passing some cars quickly.
 

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Top Speed

100, wide open throttle [WOT], comfortably away from redline. There is no more "there" there. The bike has no more to give.

As I wrote before: high upshift points in Sport Mode. Useful for highway onramps. Automatic mode EXTREMELY peppy around the city and local Freeways [Phx, AZ]; no real benefit to Sport mode around town, as plenty of pull away with WOT. Getting to 6th is important to fuel economy, pain and simple.

Gas fill ups showing, 62, 50, then 70 mpg. 800 miles thus far.

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Thanks for the info. I'm really looking forward to experiencing the bike for myself. Currently riding the PCX150 scooter and I hate having to crank it to full throttle to squeeze out 65 mph on the highway sometimes going to work. Unfortunately, I've only had it for a year and I need to sell it before I get the CTX700. :mad:
 

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Hey ! I am new to posting here but a reply seemed fitting, as I
traded in my PCX 150 for the FIRST CTX 700 DCT to hit the area
on 7/27/2013
(got it ahead of the "release date" all the dealers told me was 8/8/2013)
picked it up and rode home in heavy rain !
still waiting for bags and tall windshield to come in
missing the storage I had with the pcx and the mpg
but the handling and power upgrade OMG it is incredible !
and the head turning... lets just say it definitely has the WOW factor covered !!!
 

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Hey dbrown66. Seems like many PCX 150 owners have gravitated to the CTX for the logical move up. I still love my PCX which gives me about 107-115 mpg. I'm 56 yrs old and top speed is a cerebral figure only and really have no desire going there. I do love the passing ability of the CTX when at 65 mph going to 75 real easily. A bit noisy at higher speeds and find ear plugs real necessary when riding at those speeds. I have the short wind shield and am planning to put on the tall windshield thanks to cobraguy's post on the how to forum. Keep your PCX if you can. It is a real treat for commuting in town.
 

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I've enjoyed every minute of my PCX 150. But there are times when I hit the highway to commute to work. I hate having to run the bike at full throttle to achieve 65 mph. The CTX would satisfy my need for more power and still keep the ease of twist and go motorcycling.
 

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Thanks for the info. I'm really looking forward to experiencing the bike for myself. Currently riding the PCX150 scooter and I hate having to crank it to full throttle to squeeze out 65 mph on the highway sometimes going to work. Unfortunately, I've only had it for a year and I need to sell it before I get the CTX700. :mad:
Im following your steps. I too have the PCX 150 (only has 40 miles so far on it), I am taking the Safety Course on 8-24 and 8-25. I plan to ride this bike at least until Feb., then look at getting on the CTX D. I am a new rider sitting on my learners right now. I hope to be able to 2 up with the wife some, and dont really see that happening on the 150. Keep me updated on your journey, since you are a few steps ahead. When you sell the 150, let me know how you did it and if it was easy to do. I guess better to sell than to trade (like cars). Thanks, and nice to meet you.:cool:
 

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Man, txav8r, are you now in the dog house? I would sure be. You posted your wife's weight and that she speeds way over the speed limit here. At least You did leave off her age....lol

Just kidding, nice picture of the two of them together. Have fun riding.
 
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I had mine (a manual shifter) up to an indicated 86 on the Interstate with plenty of throttle left. The manual shifter has 5 extra horsepower and a little less weight so I'm sure 100 or better is there but I really care more about cruising speed. The engine seems to be comfortable going at any reasonable highway cruising speed thanks to the broad torque curve. No buzzing or vibration - just smooth power.
 

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My new ctx700 top speed is 93. Gets there fast enough... fyi I'm not so interested in top speed although it will cruse at 85 at 4200 rpm, nowhere close to red line! Now get this: average mpg is 68!!! Best mpg is 70.38 ! I rigged this bike up to go out and wash windows and the gas savings pays my note... SAD to say I may have to quit and sell it soon due to degenerative disc disease... o well fun while it lasted...
 

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Mine goes only 75. I've not yet found a reason to ride above that speed even while passing or on the interstate, even in short bursts. I find that riding slightly below average traffic speed on the interstate is much less stressful. I rarely have to worry about making passes, and I'm not riding so slowly to create a hazard or pile up behind me.

On the other hand, my interstate riding is in a fairly rural area and is not the same as freeway riding in big cities where everyone travels 80+ and one creates a hazard if riding under 75. If I were riding in one of these urban settings, I would either not ride a MC, or I'd avoid the crazies on the interstate.
 

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New guy here but thought I'd chime in for some sort of reference. It's obvious that punching a hole in the air takes ALOT of power.

My '09 Rebel with 234cc's and a 15 tooth front sprocket will hit 72 mph and nothing more. It's not close to the little twin's redline but it has "nothing more to give" as stated up thread. The Rebel is rated at 16 HP I believe which is about 30 HP less than the CXT, yet the CXT's additional 436cc's and 30 HP only produce around 30 more MPH. Granted the CXT weighs more but I'm sure it has a more areodynamic shape than a Rebel.
 

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My new ctx700 top speed is 93. Gets there fast enough... fyi I'm not so interested in top speed although it will cruse at 85 at 4200 rpm, nowhere close to red line! Now get this: average mpg is 68!!! Best mpg is 70.38 ! I rigged this bike up to go out and wash windows and the gas savings pays my note... SAD to say I may have to quit and sell it soon due to degenerative disc disease... o well fun while it lasted...

sorry to hear of your disc disease. Many old riders out there have aches and pains but ride as long as they can but the CTX has helped a few stretch that time out a little due to it's weight and easy riding DCT. Hang up your helmet when you have to. Memories of riding will be yours long after the bike is gone.
 

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NC700X competes in the Vetter Quail Challenge and gets a dismal 70.39 mpg (what's up with that!).

Check out the link. Look at the impressive numbers of the Zero electrics. Looks like to me that one of the Zero electrics (the one that finished the event) should have won the challenge, but they crowned Fred Hayes again. When I get a chance, I'm going to see how the electrics converted to mpg-equivalent, but I can see that they cost the least in fuel dollars than any other bike. For some reason they didn't convert the electrics from kw/h to mpg-e for us in the results table. I'm also going to read and find out why the Zero that finished the race didn't win!

2013 Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge at the Quail Gathering of Motorcycles

Any way you look at it though, Fred Hayes and his diesels are impressive. He got about 149 mpg in a real-world test and even the regularly-fitted diesel motorcycle got 104 mpg! Ninja 250 was impressive as well, but I wander how close it is to really performing up to the required level of the test with respect to accelerating at highway speeds, maintaining 70+ on hills, etc.
 
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