CTX1300 vs. Yamaha FJR 1300A - Honda CTX1300 Forum
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post #1 of 57 Old 11-14-2013, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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CTX1300 vs. Yamaha FJR 1300A

Saw some people talking about this bike around the forum so I thought I would post up some info on it for comparison's sake.

Yamaha FJR - MSRP $15,890

Engine Type: Horizontal in-line, four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 79mm x 66.2mm
Compression ratio: 1298cc
Valve Train: 16-valve, Dual Overhead Camshafts
Induction: Electronic Fuel Injection
Ignition: Electric
Transmission: Five-speed, hydraulically actuated wet clutch
Final Drive: Shaft



Fuel Capacity: 6.6 gallons
Estimated Fuel Economy: 39 mpg
Brakes (Front): Dual hydraulic discs with ABS
Brakes (Rear): 11.1 inch hydraulic disc with ABS
Suspension (Front): Adjustable pre-loaded Soki telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping
Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm with adjustable rebound damping and shock absorber and a pre-loaded spring



Wheelbase: 60.8 inches
Rake: 26 degrees
Trail: 4.3 inches
Seat Height: 31.7 inches
Curb Weight: 644 pounds
Tires (Front): Metzeler 120/70 ZR17
Tires (Rear): Metzeler 180/55 ZR17

Honda CTX 1300

ENGINE TYPE: 1261cc liquid-cooled longitudinally mounted 90-degree V-4
BORE x STROKE: 78.0 x 66.0mm
COMPRESSION RATIO: 10.0:1
VALVE TRAIN: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
INDUCTION: PGM-FI with electronic control IACV, four 36mm throttle bodies, eight holes per injector
IGNITION: computer-controlled digital with 3-D mapping and electronic advance
TRANSMISSION: five-speed
FINAL DRIVE: shaft



FRONT SUSPENSION: inverted 45mm fork
REAR SUSPENSION: twin rear shocks with spring preload
FRONT BRAKES: dual 310mm discs
REAR BRAKES: single 315mm disc (Deluxe model fitted with CBS ABS)
FRONT TIRE: 130/70R-18
REAR TIRE: 200/50R-17



WHEELBASE: 64.5 in.
RAKE: 28 degrees 5
TRAIL: 4.5 in.
SEAT HEIGHT: 29.1 in.
FUEL CAPACITY: 5.1 gal.
COLORS: Metallic Black; Gray Blue Metallic; Candy Red
CURB WEIGHT: 724 lb. (CTX1300) / 731 lb. (CTX1300 Deluxe)
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ergos look comfier on the CTX1300 TBH. The FJR looks a little more hunched over..
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Seems like the rider on the Yamaha is leaning forward a bit, they should have shown how sitting on both bikes is like. So far it seems like the CTX is the more comfortable one.
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yea look how straight up this guy is...

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I think that the overall styling of the Yamaha looks better, but I do agree that the CTX looks more comfortable. A different picture of the FJR might show the riding position better. no word on CTX fuel economy either. Do you guys expect it to be better or worse than the FJR's 39 mpg?
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Straight up seating is worse on your back than a slight lean forward, most cruiser riders may disagree. The mpg's that are listed on todays manuf web sites seem somewhat lower than what is to be expected, I find the average for most bikes is around 42ish. BMW boxers can be 50+ as many other 2 cyl big bikes. My NC700dct can get 70+!! I'll bet the CTX1300 will be on par with the Yam at 42+- on regular gas, BMW's require premium.

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Motorcycle Ergonomics

You can use this site to see how you might fit on various bikes. You tell it your height and inseam, then select some bikes. It shows a drawing of a person sitting on the bikes.

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Straight up seating is worse on your back than a slight lean forward, most cruiser riders may disagree. The mpg's that are listed on todays manuf web sites seem somewhat lower than what is to be expected, I find the average for most bikes is around 42ish. BMW boxers can be 50+ as many other 2 cyl big bikes. My NC700dct can get 70+!! I'll bet the CTX1300 will be on par with the Yam at 42+- on regular gas, BMW's require premium.
that is true, but i do know of some people that are fine with it. seems like it just depends on the rider.
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The FJR is an awesome bike, especially with all the enhancements that were added to the 2013 model, as well as the electronic suspension to the 14 model. But dang is it a top heavy beast!
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The FJR is an awesome bike, especially with all the enhancements that were added to the 2013 model, as well as the electronic suspension to the 14 model. But dang is it a top heavy beast!
If it is top heavy I would walk away, that is something I can't deal with in my old age...

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