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« on: May 13, 2013, 09:42:56 pm »

Definitely not for me, but a pretty neat motorcycle overall. I can see the appeal.

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 01:33:32 am »

Think it will be a bigger hit than the DN-01?
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 04:18:48 am »

They called it, it's the Honda Civic of motorcycles.  
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 05:45:01 am »

I am so not in the demographic that this bike was aimed at.... different strokes I guess. It will be interesting to see how well it sells.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 08:58:33 am »

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 02:19:49 pm »


They called it, it's the Honda Civic of motorcycles.  



Oh man that is a GOOD thing.    I'm sure Honda would love the CTX to sell like the Civic does around the world.    
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013, 07:16:03 pm »

I've finally got a lead on a good job, but it's a 100 mile round trip commute each day.

Guess which bike I'm considering buying for that kind of commuting duty?    Bigsmile

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s94/md_long/CTX700White_zps887fb340.jpg

Have to admit, it's likely perfect for that sort of thing. Full fairing, luggage, fairly light weight, and 65mpg...
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2013, 07:18:06 pm »

Get your county road map out and plot the twistiest path to work.  Bigok No far riding to work on the weekends Lol
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2013, 09:46:09 pm »


I've finally got a lead on a good job, but it's a 100 mile round trip commute each day.

Guess which bike I'm considering buying for that kind of commuting duty?    Bigsmile



Have to admit, it's likely perfect for that sort of thing. Full fairing, luggage, fairly light weight, and 65mpg...



That looks like a great choice especially if you're planning on taking the I80 west to fairfield or vacaville.   Sounds like the type of bike that will make riding our great back roads in Nor Cal a comfortable relaxing experience.  Good luck with the  job situation.

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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2013, 10:14:02 pm »

If ever there was a cross between a Harley and BMW, this is it.  Hurl
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2013, 01:17:55 am »


That looks like a great choice especially if you're planning on taking the I80 west to fairfield or vacaville.   Sounds like the type of bike that will make riding our great back roads in Nor Cal a comfortable relaxing experience.  Good luck with the  job situation.


Thanks! That's exactly what the commute would be - Fair Oaks to Vacaville via I-80. The only big downside is the tank size. Even at 64mpg, a 3.2 gallon tank means I'm filling up every other day. I'd almost have to rig up an auxiliary fuel tank, Iron Butt style.  Crazy


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I don't know. I don't think it's *that* bad, outside of the forward pegs.  Embarassment

I want to see a comparison between a 1983 Silverwing, a 1998 Pacific Coast, and this bike. It seems they all served a similar purpose, roughly 15 years apart.
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2013, 09:55:16 am »




Thanks! That's exactly what the commute would be - Fair Oaks to Vacaville via I-80. The only big downside is the tank size. Even at 64mpg, a 3.2 gallon tank means I'm filling up every other day. I'd almost have to rig up an auxiliary fuel tank, Iron Butt style.  Crazy





That's a "feature" of your long ass commute, not a downside to the bike. Shrug

I'm the guy hollering that every bike should have a 150-200 mile range, OR a 4.5 - 5.5 gallon tank. That bike should sit comfortably right in the middle of the range and do you really well.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2013, 10:35:22 am »

Didn't they do that before and call it a silver wing, early 80's maybe Headscratch
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2013, 11:46:45 am »


Didn't they do that before and call it a silver wing, early 80's maybe Headscratch


The original Silverwing was a version of the GL650, a later offshoot of the original CX500 sideways v-twin bike. Shaft drive, mini-luxo-tourer.

Later, 2000(?), 2001(?), the Silverwing name was resurrected for their then-new luxo-touring scooter, and it has remained in the lineup as that since then.

If anything, the CTX700 bikes more follow a cruiser-PC800 hybrid design model, and certainly follow Honda's newer pricing guidelines.

I don't see how this could be a failure, honestly. LOTS of people liked the DN01 in many ways, but hated - HATED - the pricing, and wanted a transmission choice. This bike does everything people say they wanted the DN01 to be.
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2013, 12:47:36 pm »




The original Silverwing was a version of the GL650, a later offshoot of the original CX500 sideways v-twin bike. Shaft drive, mini-luxo-tourer.

Later, 2000(?), 2001(?), the Silverwing name was resurrected for their then-new luxo-touring scooter, and it has remained in the lineup as that since then.

If anything, the CTX700 bikes more follow a cruiser-PC800 hybrid design model, and certainly follow Honda's newer pricing guidelines.

I don't see how this could be a failure, honestly. LOTS of people liked the DN01 in many ways, but hated - HATED - the pricing, and wanted a transmission choice. This bike does everything people say they wanted the DN01 to be.


Which means it won't sell. That's just how these things go  Shrug
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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2013, 02:20:17 pm »

Probably true. Shrug
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Which means it won't sell. That's just how these things go  Shrug

Well it's certainly not going to sell any if they don't get them to the dealers. We've been waiting for them to arrive but Honda keeps delaying the release.
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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2013, 01:04:50 am »


Well it's certainly not going to sell any if they don't get them to the dealers. We've been waiting for them to arrive but Honda keeps delaying the release.


I read elsewhere that Honda is bumping the 670cc mill in the NC700X to 720cc for 2014. The CTX is using that same engine. They may have decided at the last moment to hold the CTX for the new, higher displacement version of that motor. It doesn't make a lot of sense to build two versions of that engine for a single model year if they don't have to.
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I read elsewhere that Honda is bumping the 670cc mill in the NC700X to 720cc for 2014. The CTX is using that same engine. They may have decided at the last moment to hold the CTX for the new, higher displacement version of that motor. It doesn't make a lot of sense to build two versions of that engine for a single model year if they don't have to.

Doh. The new NC isn't due for unveiling until the end of the year. I hope they don't make us wait that long for the CTX.
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2013, 10:33:40 am »

 Headscratch Headscratch Headscratch I'm pretty certain I saw a CTX at a local dealer the other day. I might be mistaken. I was there on a mission and it was across the floor.
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