Great video, Quentin. Welcome to the forum! My wife and son both love riding on my CTX. If you are of a mind to add the top box or the passenger back rest, they both are pretty great. I pretty much only use the top box if I'm long-hauling or doing a week's worth of shopping. Otherwise, I keep the smaller passenger backrest bolted on because wifey likes it a little better. Have fun!
Thank you sir! I bought an aftermarket trunk for the Ryder which is going to look good and work well on the CTX. It will serve as a good backrest, too. I bought the Honda luggage rack--a beautiful piece of kit for about $130. Love it. The problem with the passenger backrest is they want $230 for it!! That just strikes me as ridiculous. Just the luggage rack gives my wife and son a little bit of a lip back there so they don't feel like they are falling off the back. Maybe some day I'll pony up for the backrest, but just seems like such a ripoff.
BTW: do you know what options there might be for a rider backrest? I've seen CTX 1300's online that have both passenger and rider backrests, and it looks like some of them did this with the stock saddle.