My mistake, what I meant was it seems like the downshift button is where the horn button has usually been and that the left handgrip is overcrowded. Having the paddle-shift buttons, the hazard light buttons, the turn signal buttons and the horn button all in one place is intimidating and confusing, especially for advanced riders..another reason why the CTX is a good beginner's bike.
I didn't mean that the controls were the reason why you COULD consider the CTX a beginner's bike, I just meant that new drivers wouldn't mind these controls as they wouldn't be accustomed to any other setup. But you can't really argue that this scooter with DCT isn't appealing to newbie riders.most advanced riders have many bikes under their belt and have adapted to them quite well so having more buttons on a left control would never be an issue. as far as stating the CTX is a beginner's bike as it has the qualifying "intimidating and confusing controls" is just silly and wrong.
I didn't mean that the controls were the reason why you COULD consider the CTX a beginner's bike, I just meant that new drivers wouldn't mind these controls as they wouldn't be accustomed to any other setup. But you can't really argue that this scooter with DCT isn't appealing to newbie riders.
Perhaps there should be a standard, but everybody is convinced their system is best. Just look at state laws. Most probable reason is to do with ergonomics, and how to give priority to each button in the order most useful on a now crowded bar. The horn button is press, the indicator is sideways...hard to confuse the two. The indicator is used well in advance and you have ample time to find it. I ride with a finger on the horn button if anybody is anywhere near. I'm already in my "get-away" gear by then, so no confusion.I've noticed Honda, on a lot of their new bikes, reversed the positioning of the turn-signal controls and the horn buttons. Anyone know why they did this? I thought left hand controls were standard?
i was practicing locating the horn also and then I decided to practice locating the brakes instead since I am used to a left hand rear brake and not a foot brake.I find myself practicing moving my thumb from the downshift paddle (where it usually rests) past the signal control and up to the horn... just so I can get to it quickly. I do this because a few of the times when I wanted to honk the horn in a situation, I couldn't find it fast enough. .