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post #21 of 22 Old 04-05-2014, 06:59 PM
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Curious -- with everybody commenting on how well it rolls on in any gear, how does the engine feel when it's running on the highway? One of the big complaints about the old Valkyrie was that it's geared like a dump truck. You can run it down to 30 mph in 5th, but it's screaming for another gear or two on the highway. If the CTX is geared that low, I could be disappointed.

But then, I wonder if the final drive from the ST could be slapped in there....
The CTX runs like a top at 55 + 35 (I didn't say 90 did I?). I've ridden 2 ST 1300's in 44 of the lower 48 and 3 Canadian provinces since '05. Logged 75+K miles on them. The CTX doesn't seem to be geared that differently. I can roll through a nearby town at 30 mph in 5th gear.
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The CTX runs like a top at 55 + 35 (I didn't say 90 did I?). I've ridden 2 ST 1300's in 44 of the lower 48 and 3 Canadian provinces since '05. Logged 75+K miles on them. The CTX doesn't seem to be geared that differently. I can roll through a nearby town at 30 mph in 5th gear.
Thanks. I did finally get to test ride one today, and it definitely did not feel 'under-geared'. I'm gonna like this.
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