I like the look except maybe for the two "Frankenstein" electrodes thingies on each side near the top.
And it might be good to keep an eye on your coolant temps in hot weather; removing the plastic may allow air to flow around to the back side of the radiator, increasing the air pressure there and slowing the passage of air through the radiator.
all mine is back on. One thing the plastic does do is keep dirt out more and it's easier to get the bugs off flat surfaces. The CTX is such a strange looking bike I don't think it's personality changes with or without plastic.Looks pretty sharp! The wife was giving me trouble for taking parts off the bike a couple of weeks ago, but I guess I didn't go far enough. Rest of the plastic is definitely coming off.
Bill, do you think with all that plastic off there is more drag and you've changed the airflow over the radiator? It may affect the gas mileage and cooling.
That's a strange phenomenon. Someone who cares little about mpg ends up choosing one of the most fuel economical, mid-sized, gas powered rides ever built.by the way, gas mileage is not a big deal to me. my truck gets 14, my Cobra gets 18 so anything better on the CTX is like found money. Now, with my big windshield and saddlebags I have been getting about 56mpg with the fuel gage flashing around 145-155 miles.
That's a strange phenomenon. Someone who cares little about mpg ends up choosing one of the most fuel economical, mid-sized, gas powered rides ever built.
Clearly, he loves the looks! Good mpg is just a bonus.
Looks of the CTX....yes, that style is unique. but beauty has always been
in the eye of the beholder. Many do like (maybe even love) the looks.
For me, It's looks are ok but has too much plastic covering a cheap frame and many components that would have to be mounted better if truly naked like the CB1100 . Honda did a good job without a lot of covers.
I am getting a new bike that I think looks more like my favorite bike. A gas tank that is a gas tank, a muffler that is tucked in out of the way (instead of a stovepipe) with less weight and almost no plastic covers and a good lightweight frame. Closer to being naked in my book. I can still ride the CTX. and never feel/felt that I had to hide my face with any crowd of biker.