This is my same thought process when it comes to buying new anything whether it is cars, bikes, etc. I usually take great pains to keep it as pristine as possible. I would probably do a clear coat to protect the paint.I'm going to keep it stock or close to it. I just need to make it work for a daily commute which is mostly moderate-speed highway, and I like to ride most days in three seasons and a day or two per week even in the winter when the temps aren't too brutal. If a good quality helmet and riding gear keeps me comfortable enough from the front, then I won't even bother with a larger screen. In the winter, I'll have to get some heated grips, but I've read where there are some cheap options for that which work well. I've already got a fantastic winter suit, and I can layer under it for even more protection.
I will have to get some sort of luggage; either soft or a case and rack, but nothing fancy for me. Just something that does the job and can be removed easily. Someone mentioned Bestem top cases on another thread. I looked at them. Very reasonable, big, and lockable; removable; good reviews. Perfect! but I'll have to wait on an after-market rack. Honda's rack is nearly $300 from what I've heard. May get soft luggage in the meantime.
I'm not touching the pipes or anything to do with performance or to change the styling or looks. I'll treat it like a transportation tool that uses little fuel and provides a fun commute as a bonus.
thats true, well , if there is demand we can attempt at getting a vendor to do a group buy and they do all the R&D. in the end we have a CTX700 specific productHopeing that within a year someone figures out if any of the aftermarket bags will work. I think it will mostly come down to the supports & mounts.