CTX1300 discontinued ???? - Honda CTX1300 Forum
 65Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 69 Old 02-08-2015, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
richroiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Denver Colorado
Posts: 117
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
CTX1300 discontinued ????

As I was cruising around yesterday I stopped by a powerhouse dealer in Ft Collins , Co and was checking out incentives.
CTX1300 had some good ones!

I asked if new 2015s were coming and they said NO

I asked the manager there what the status on 2015 models were, and he said "the CTX1300 is discontinued"

WOW! I hope thats not permanent. Maybe its just a production run hold or something?

Has anyone heard similar news?
richroiz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 69 Old 02-08-2015, 02:04 PM
Super Moderator
 
sleepngbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: RI, USA
Posts: 2,129
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 366 Post(s)
I haven't heard anything on this at all. But I'd find it very hard to believe they'd put all the R&D required to bring out a new model - even one with a power train from an existing model - for just one model year run. Very possible your dealer is thinking about the ST1300, which I'm pretty sure was discontinued (contributing greatly to the gross mis-assumption that the CTX1300 was its replacement).

Ed


"Valar Morghulis."
sleepngbear is offline  
post #3 of 69 Old 02-08-2015, 02:24 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Sioux Falls SD
Posts: 143
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
I would be surprised also if they were going to discontinue it. I think they may have over-produced what they thought demand was going to be, but with the bike already tooled up I would think they would try and produce it at least a few years.

Perhaps they have stopped production until they see most of the 2014's being sold, and start again with a limited number of 2015's or to better gauge actual demand.

That being said...wouldn't we - as owners of this bike, become a rare figure. I can't remember if I have ever seen a 1 year production cycle on any bike, even some Suzuki's that were 10 years late in the styling department when they were introduced.

I think the best bet would be that the ST1300 isn't available anymore. I had seen a few ST1300's on showroom's that were 2 years old and never been titled...but this was a limited demand bike also. It took Honda 3 years later to stop production, although I think in Europe the "Pan European" sold ok over there.
Miks is offline  
 
post #4 of 69 Old 02-08-2015, 05:01 PM
Senior Member
 
TennesseeSmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Corbin, Kentucky
Posts: 588
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 122 Post(s)
I think it takes a lot of money to tool up the production line for each of these larger bikes. Honda has learned that it's more economical to make larger production runs less often. They might skip a year now and then.

The previous idea that you could produce multiple models on one line and keep all your inventory in the transportation system did not work well for bikes. "Just in Time" is the same as "Almost Too Late".

The other issue is that this bike was designed primarily for the North American market. That's a flaky market. Very few North Americans are serious riders. I'll bet that 95% of the folks who buy a CTX1300 put less miles on it than they put on their four-wheeled vehicles.

I would be stunned if the bike is discontinued. I doubt we'll see any change for 2015. I'd expect the white color to be available Stateside sometime in the near future. We might also see other colors in the next few years, but I don't expect any big changes to the bike.

Ken Smith
Corbin, Kentucky
2017 Indian Scout
2014 Honda CTX1300 Deluxe
TennesseeSmith is offline  
post #5 of 69 Old 02-08-2015, 08:32 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern Maryland
Posts: 423
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
With the 5000.00 discounted price for existing 2014 ctx1300s Gots a bad feeling.. Kind of like that crazy DN space bike they came out with
kniterider is offline  
post #6 of 69 Old 02-08-2015, 08:40 PM
bob
Super Moderator
 
bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: West Des Moines, IA
Posts: 3,798
Mentioned: 82 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 577 Post(s)
Garage
Just think... pretty soon we'll be just as exclusive as those ST1300 owners!
Doesn't really bother me. Just looked on the Powersports Honda web site and the $3000 bonus bucks discount is shown there. It's possible Honda realized this bike needs a little boost in sales to bring it up to expectations. But I'm happy with mine. It does exactly what I need and want and fits my kind of riding as perfectly as a bike can. My GW was the best bike I had at the time and did the same... with the exception that the bulk of it got in the way of the GW being the perfect bike for me. This does all that I need and without the bulk of the GW.

/bob
prior and current bikes:
1973 Harley Davidson 125 dual sport- sold
1997 Kawasaki Vulcan 750- sold
1990 Honda Gold Wing GL1500- sold
2005 Suzuki Burgman 650- traded
1998 Honda ST1100- sold
2014 Honda CTX1300A (U.S.A. Ion Blue Deluxe)-sn: 489- primary transportation
2003 Honda Metropolitan CHF503 (wife's ride)
flickr photos of CTX1300A
Yep, that lone state of Maine is where I owned my first mc.
bob is online now  
post #7 of 69 Old 02-10-2015, 06:58 PM
Senior Member
 
menosabe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 308
Mentioned: 69 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 87 Post(s)
Garage
Base on this youtube video the 2015 are already out in Europe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoUMIk4zeso

Anyone have an idea what the typical lag time is from Europe to US release
menosabe is online now  
post #8 of 69 Old 02-10-2015, 08:06 PM
bob
Super Moderator
 
bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: West Des Moines, IA
Posts: 3,798
Mentioned: 82 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 577 Post(s)
Garage
The 2014 model didn't start hitting showrooms until late March last year. Dealers didn't have a clue about it until it started showing up too.
I would think the about same for the 2015.

/bob
prior and current bikes:
1973 Harley Davidson 125 dual sport- sold
1997 Kawasaki Vulcan 750- sold
1990 Honda Gold Wing GL1500- sold
2005 Suzuki Burgman 650- traded
1998 Honda ST1100- sold
2014 Honda CTX1300A (U.S.A. Ion Blue Deluxe)-sn: 489- primary transportation
2003 Honda Metropolitan CHF503 (wife's ride)
flickr photos of CTX1300A
Yep, that lone state of Maine is where I owned my first mc.
bob is online now  
post #9 of 69 Old 02-10-2015, 09:58 PM
Senior Member
 
Hoosierman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Indiana
Posts: 292
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
Garage
Wonder if they're gonna offer the pearl white here in the U.S. For 2015?
Hoosierman is offline  
post #10 of 69 Old 02-10-2015, 11:28 PM
Senior Member
 
willajabir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Gardendale, AL
Posts: 1,624
Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 280 Post(s)
Garage
You could always take the plastic and have it painted. Had a friend do that with the old GL1500 so he had the first Pearl White.

--Larry--
You can sit back in a Lazy Boy and watch TV OR get on a motorcycle seat and watch the world go by.
Google Photos............Flickr Photos ...............(2014 CTX1300D-Black delivered Oct 30, 2014)
willajabir is online now  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome