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New Video of CTX1300 - Outside in the wild

Wonder where this was filmed? The Youtube posting is in French, so probably not here in the states... :-) It's good to see the bike outside of a showroom finally. The CTX looks great in black. We get a shot of the instrument panel in action, and they start the bike towards the end of the video!


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Ah yes -- that familiar Honda V-4 spaceship whine. Gotta live it!

Thanks for posting, and welcome to the board!

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STill sounds like the ST but I think it looks better. Thanks for the video link.

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Always did want to fly around like the Jetsons
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1973 Harley Davidson 125 dual sport- sold
1997 Kawasaki Vulcan 750- sold
1990 Honda Gold Wing GL1500- sold
2005 Suzuki Burgman 650- sold
1998 Honda ST1100- sold
2014 Honda CTX1300A (U.S.A. Ion Blue Deluxe)-sn: 489- tied for best road bike- sold
2013 White Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS- tied for best road bike
2003 Honda Metropolitan CHF503 (wife's ride)
flickr photos of CTX1300A
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that sound makes me happy in the pants.lol. but seriously i really am wishing those hp and torque figures look a lot better in the real world. this engine sounds far to good to be so weak
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not really so weak. this engine is stronger at 4500 rpm than the ST1300 and hp is likely higher at that rpm as well.
CTX1300= 78.1 lb-ft @4500 rpm
ST1300= ~70 lb-ft @4500 rpm
And I am guessing, after looking at the ST torque/hp curves, that the CTX1300 and ST are the same torque and hp at 5252 rpm (the rpm where torque and hp cross each other) with torque on the CTX just starting to fall off a bit and the torque on the ST still climbing (hp for both are still climbing at that rpm). the ST peaks at a higher rpm and climbs faster but starts off lower than the CTX. I think the CTX might (IMHO) beat the ST off the line from a dead stop, slightly, and the ST would quickly catch up and pass. This, of course, remains to be shown but the numbers seem to support these thoughts. IOW- the CTX will launch faster due to low end torque, but the ST will accelerate faster as rpm builds. Assuming that you really want to try to race each other... not really recommended cuz the CTX would loose that race unless the course was real short... like half a block or less, maybe a wide intersection.

maybe someone who buys one first can go to a track or someplace where they can get the dyno numbers for a CTX? Then we'd know for sure.

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2003 Honda Metropolitan CHF503 (wife's ride)
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sounds great.

thanks for sharing. cant wait for more videos to surface.
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posted this video over on the ST-Owners.com site and the verdict is that it sounds just like the ST and they like that. I agree.

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not really so weak. this engine is stronger at 4500 rpm than the ST1300 and hp is likely higher at that rpm as well.
CTX1300= 78.1 lb-ft @4500 rpm
ST1300= ~70 lb-ft @4500 rpm
And I am guessing, after looking at the ST torque/hp curves, that the CTX1300 and ST are the same torque and hp at 5252 rpm (the rpm where torque and hp cross each other) with torque on the CTX just starting to fall off a bit and the torque on the ST still climbing (hp for both are still climbing at that rpm). the ST peaks at a higher rpm and climbs faster but starts off lower than the CTX. I think the CTX might (IMHO) beat the ST off the line from a dead stop, slightly, and the ST would quickly catch up and pass. This, of course, remains to be shown but the numbers seem to support these thoughts. IOW- the CTX will launch faster due to low end torque, but the ST will accelerate faster as rpm builds. Assuming that you really want to try to race each other... not really recommended cuz the CTX would loose that race unless the course was real short... like half a block or less, maybe a wide intersection.

maybe someone who buys one first can go to a track or someplace where they can get the dyno numbers for a CTX? Then we'd know for sure.

i'm getting a star bolt in about 3 months, want to get a lot more riding experience under my belt before i invest in a long term bike like the CTX. i was originally considering the ST since despite the weight, it felt a lot more stable and newbie friendly than the concours 14. (FJR's are solely for law enforcement use in my country and aren't street legal for civilians). I'm ok waiting a year or so before i pull the trigger on the CTX, I figure by then this little community would have found and proposed fixes for all those little bugs that find their way in the first gen of a new model. As you have said before in a previous post BOB even on paper the CTX seems is more than capable of extra legal fun, but my inner hooligan finds his way to the surface every now and then and likes to push the limits.
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i'm getting a star bolt in about 3 months, want to get a lot more riding experience under my belt before i invest in a long term bike like the CTX. i was originally considering the ST since despite the weight, it felt a lot more stable and newbie friendly than the concours 14. (FJR's are solely for law enforcement use in my country and aren't street legal for civilians). I'm ok waiting a year or so before i pull the trigger on the CTX, I figure by then this little community would have found and proposed fixes for all those little bugs that find their way in the first gen of a new model. As you have said before in a previous post BOB even on paper the CTX seems is more than capable of extra legal fun, but my inner hooligan finds his way to the surface every now and then and likes to push the limits.
Smart working your way up while you're getting your 'sea legs' under you. However, I think you'll find that the CTX1300 will be more rider-friendly than the ST. Either way, hopefully this little community grows into a bigger community shortly after this bike hots the streets and starts grabbing some real attention.

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