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post #21 of 28 Old 02-25-2014, 06:48 PM
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and twin turbochargers.
sleepngbear i'm still a newbie to motorcycling me thinks the twin turbos will have me needing rubber pants and underware......plus some serious muscle relaxants to get the permanent grin and wide eyed expression off my face.
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I am pretty sure those HP numbers are low. I rode with a friend who rides a 2014 Road King like he stole it. We raced a couple of times and I easily pulled him in any gear we started in.
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Nope, just deceiving.
84 max hp @6000 rpm 78 lb-ft max torque @4500 rpm.
the rpm when those things happen is very important and the fact that the torque curve is table flat and is close to that 78 lb-ft from low rpm to high rpm means that you got grunt way down low. Why you can take off from a start like that. As well as still having something to pass with in top gear to boot! This info per the many reviews posted here and elsewhere and interpretation of what other owners here have said. At least that's what I've been getting from what was said.
Since it is normal for hp and torque to be equal at 5252 rpm I would guess close to 76-78 hp and torque at that rpm for how flat the torque curve is reported to be.

Then again I might be all wrong too.

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from Honda (Thailand, my country) but expecting to be arrive no earlier than June..
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The key is the 78ft lbs of torque with a shaft drive. How many cruisers can pull from 25 to top speed in fifth gear like a v-4? Not many. If they pulled the pegs back a little like Triumph did with the Rocket Roadster you would easily be able through the CTX1300 like a sport bike. Possibly my only issue with it. But it wasn't intended for that. But if they did...
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But I LIKE that the pegs are not under the seat like a sport touring bike... or even further back like a sport bike! I also like that the pegs are not way forward like many standard v-twin cruisers. Both are very uncomfortable to me. The Gold Wing and this CTX put pegs at just the perfect location for me, not too far back nor forward.

And, yea, I am regularly pulling from 30-35 mph up to speed in fifth gear. Really nice to be able to do that.
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But I LIKE that the pegs are not under the seat like a sport touring bike... or even further back like a sport bike! I also like that the pegs are not way forward like many standard v-twin cruisers. Both are very uncomfortable to me. The Gold Wing and this CTX put pegs at just the perfect location for me, not too far back nor forward.

And, yea, I am regularly pulling from 30-35 mph up to speed in fifth gear. Really nice to be able to do that.
Agreed on the pegs. The Triumph Bonneville I had and the aforementioned Rocket III Roadster have the same foot position, and on long rides I'd find myself wanting to put my feet a bit more forward to relieve the "stuffed" feeling I'd get in the knees. I can do 600 mile + weekend trips and not wind up with that feeling on the CTX. Maybe just barely wanting to stretch out some, but not enough that I even think forward/highway pegs are warranted. Maybe something like the SwingWings, which I'll consider this year.

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Agreed on the pegs. The Triumph Bonneville I had and the aforementioned Rocket III Roadster have the same foot position, and on long rides I'd find myself wanting to put my feet a bit more forward to relieve the "stuffed" feeling I'd get in the knees. I can do 600 mile + weekend trips and not wind up with that feeling on the CTX. Maybe just barely wanting to stretch out some, but not enough that I even think forward/highway pegs are warranted. Maybe something like the SwingWings, which I'll consider this year.

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Exactly the same with me. This is one of the reasons the ST1100 wasn't as comfortable for me as I would have liked. And also agree about wanting to stretch out the legs just a little. That's why I did install the Swinwing pegs a few weeks ago. They work really nice for me.

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2014 Honda CTX1300A (U.S.A. Ion Blue Deluxe)-sn: 489 - sold
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2003 Honda Metropolitan CHF503 (wife's ride)
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