Dealer said the Honda Rep was just at his shop and he expects the CTX700D to be in by Mid-June instead of Mid-July. Might be in in time for my summer trip. Whoo Hoo!
I traded my 04 VFR in on the CTX 6/13. No regrets. I had lowered it and put on Helibars and it was still "taxing". I am planning a 200 mile ride Sunday with some local riders (most on sport bikes). You will like how easy it is to move around the garage and parking it.Made a visit the Honda dealership in Fremont, CA. where I have a deposit on a CTX700D model. They advised that they expect two bikes to arrive next week: one CTX700N and one CTX700X. They expect the CTX700D models to arrive in August.
I ride a 12 Honda VFR1200FD with DCT and I am a "happy camper" for sure, but on long rides the sport riding position is very taxing on my 86 year old frame. Looking forward to long rides down the road of life on a Honda CTX700D.
Thank you Honda,
I only point my knee into the wind, not my whole leg. The idea is that, like the sail on a boat, you're creating drag on that side from your forward motion, which will want to pull the bike to that side. The result is that it offsets the push to the opposite side you're getting from the wind.Cheri, it has taken me many years to learn this, but and old crusty biker I was talking to told me this: in heavy winds, if you try sticking your leg out from the side the wind is blowing, it helps stop the pushing you are experiencing. I don't understand the science behind it, or why it works, but I tried it this past summer in very heavy winds crossing Kansas and it helped. I have used it on several bikes now and it does seem to help in very heavy wind pushing. Hope this helps you too.