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Didn't see a list of the CTX 1300's features on the forum yet, so I thought I would write a bit about them all.

V-4 Engine

The V-4 engine has a great feel and sound. Longitudinal mounting improves the power transfer and drive train efficiency, while two engine counterbalancers eliminate vibration for super-smooth running. The specially tuned 1261cc engine will offer plenty of power for long-distance touring.

Traction Control
Traction control is available on the CTX 1300 Deluxe model. This feature will give you some extra piece of mind when you are facing difficult riding conditions.

Adjustable Rear Suspension
The CTX 1300's adjustable suspension gives riders the ability to set the level of comfort and handling that is right for them. The dual pre-load adjustable rear shocks pair with the aluminum swingarm to give the rider customization.

Inverted Fork
The inverted fork bolsters the CTX 1300's precise steering, excellent comfort and handling.

Anti-Lock Brakes
Another feature that will help riders get by in harsh conditions are the anti-lock braking system. Most of the time you won't feel it, but when you do, you'll be happy its there.

Integrated Luggage
The CTX 1300's weather resistant, lockable saddlebags are big enough to hold many full-face helmets or a weekend's worth of gear. Great for your weekend vacation or trip.

Low Seat Height
Most riders like to ride low, and that's what they'll get with the CTX 1300. The low seat and unique fuel tank help to lower the bike's center of gravity and inspire confidence.

Unique Wheels and Tires
A big 200-series rear tire and stylish 10-spoke cast wheels give the CTX 1300 an aggressive style. On the Deluxe model, the wheels are blacked-out to match the other styling elements.

Stylish and Functional Bodywork

The CTX 1300's bodywork reduces wind buffeting and provides some extra storage. All this is done without sacrificing style.

LED Lighting
The LED lighting on the CTX 1300 not only lights up the road in front of you, it also gives the bike a modern styling element. LED lights are found in the headlight, accent lights, taillight and turn signals.

Storage Compartments with USB Port
Nestled in the CTX 1300's fairing are two storage containers for smaller items. On the Deluxe model, you get a USB port to charge your phone or play MP3 music files.

Low-Cut Windscreen
The low-cut windscreen helps to reduce wind buffeting and looks great with the low styling of the CTX 1300. A taller screen is also available for those who want it.

LCD Info Screen

The LCD screen provides useful information such as fuel range, MPG, ambient air temperature, and a trip odometer. The Deluxe model can also display sing and artist information from your device.

So that's a pretty comprehensive list of features. Anything you'd like to see on the CTX 1300 that is not included?
 

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It is.
After looking at the CTX1300, i can't look at the CTX700 the same way i used to.
Just waiting to be able to take the beaat out on a test ride :D
 

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are the 1300s panniers removable? I prefer the cleaner tail section of the 700 TBH...
I did read in an article or two that the bags are removable, but they're not quick-release -- they're bolted on and need a wrench to remove. But they also say that the bike looks very nice without them mounted.
 

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I have to say.... i like how the bags look so much that taking them off makes the 700 and even the 1300 seems like it's missing something. The bags IMO help to complete it.
 

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I have to say.... i like how the bags look so much that taking them off makes the 700 and even the 1300 seems like it's missing something. The bags IMO help to complete it.
I just want to show off those pipes ;) plus removing the panniers should reduce drag as well...

but to each their own.

speaking of pipes, any aftermarket pipes out for CTX yet?
 

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I'm just curious what it looks like without the saddle bags now. It sounds like they are a pain to remove though so I would have to decide if I want them there or not, and I probably do want them so that I have storage.
 

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I'm just curious what it looks like without the saddle bags now. It sounds like they are a pain to remove though so I would have to decide if I want them there or not, and I probably do want them so that I have storage.
When I was first dreaming up my ideal ride, all I wanted was that ST drive train in a cruiser. Or out of the VFR1200 -- I wasn't going to be picky; but I do prefer this one, because the longitudinally-mounted V-4 is just that much more different. In my mind, it would have been something more modernized VTX-ish, and I hadn't considered building it with hard bags.

But as it turns out, I've put soft bags on my last four bikes anyway. On the T-Bird, I went through three sets before I found one I really liked (still have the first two in the garage, if anybody's interested!). I don't do any real mega-mile touring; I just like to have room for an extra pair of gloves, maybe a water bottle, and anything I might happen to pick up along the way. So why not just go with something from the factory that looks and fits perfectly right out of the box. Funny thing is, I've always preferred the more 'informal' look of soft bags over hard bags; pics of this bike have completely changed my mind.

The more I look at this thing, the more I want it. It's not trying to copy something that somebody else has already done. I think it's taken the best of other classes -- especially that lovely V-4 -- and put them into something fresh, functional, and in my opinion, really great looking.

Gettin' itchy again, ma, gettin' real itchy ...


 

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I think that Honda did a great job with the CTX in incorporating the boxes into the design

It flows very nicely and doesn't stand out like a sore thumb.
 

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1300 will likely look like 700 with the pans removed...



@Panther not a pain, just not quick release. Means you're going to have to use a wrench, removing a pannier is not exactly engine construction LOL
 

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When I was first dreaming up my ideal ride, all I wanted was that ST drive train in a cruiser. Or out of the VFR1200 -- I wasn't going to be picky; but I do prefer this one, because the longitudinally-mounted V-4 is just that much more different. In my mind, it would have been something more modernized VTX-ish, and I hadn't considered building it with hard bags.

But as it turns out, I've put soft bags on my last four bikes anyway. On the T-Bird, I went through three sets before I found one I really liked (still have the first two in the garage, if anybody's interested!). I don't do any real mega-mile touring; I just like to have room for an extra pair of gloves, maybe a water bottle, and anything I might happen to pick up along the way. So why not just go with something from the factory that looks and fits perfectly right out of the box. Funny thing is, I've always preferred the more 'informal' look of soft bags over hard bags; pics of this bike have completely changed my mind.

The more I look at this thing, the more I want it. It's not trying to copy something that somebody else has already done. I think it's taken the best of other classes -- especially that lovely V-4 -- and put them into something fresh, functional, and in my opinion, really great looking.

Gettin' itchy again, ma, gettin' real itchy ...


you going to try it without the stock pans? I'd like to see how she looks with softees TBH..

Just please stay away from the top box, YUUUUKKKK

Sorry to all you long distance boys, top boxes are just not my cup of tea...
 

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you going to try it without the stock pans? I'd like to see how she looks with softees TBH..

Just please stay away from the top box, YUUUUKKKK

Sorry to all you long distance boys, top boxes are just not my cup of tea...
Oh gosh, no ... definitely staying with the stock bags on this one. This is one of the few that I really like the factory setup.

And I'm with ya on the top box -- I guess they're ok if you do that kind of touring, but I don't come close to needing that. I will most likely add a padded backrest for the wife, though ... hopefully they keep it looking sleek and not like something you'd see on the back of the Beverly Hillbillies truck.

PS: And kindly keep your cold air up there, please. It was 6* here last night, and I did not appreciate it. :p
 

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Oh gosh, no ... definitely staying with the stock bags on this one. This is one of the few that I really like the factory setup.

And I'm with ya on the top box -- I guess they're ok if you do that kind of touring, but I don't come close to needing that. I will most likely add a padded backrest for the wife, though ... hopefully they keep it looking sleek and not like something you'd see on the back of the Beverly Hillbillies truck.

PS: And kindly keep your cold air up there, please. It was 6* here last night, and I did not appreciate it. :p
AHAHAA sharing is caring ;)

 

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Alright I can imagine it without the saddle bags now that I have seen that picture of the 700. Still will probably keep mine on there. At least until I know I don't ever use them. I just don't want to be taking them on and off all the time. now I'm wondering what the soft bags will look like on the CTX 1300.
 

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Alright I can imagine it without the saddle bags now that I have seen that picture of the 700. Still will probably keep mine on there. At least until I know I don't ever use them. I just don't want to be taking them on and off all the time.
All the bags I've ever added were easy on/off, but once they were on, I never took them off. And the ST -- bags easily removable with just a key, I think the only time I ever removed them was when I first got the bike just to see how they came off and went back on. Better to have 'em and not need 'em than to need 'em and not have 'em, I say, especially if you've got 'em. And, at least in the case of the ST, the bike just looked better with them on.

now I'm wondering what the soft bags will look like on the CTX 1300.
Since the hard bags were designed for the bike, I'm kinda thinking you'll have a hard time finding soft bags that will look as good. But who knows 'til somebody actually tries.
 

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The hard saddle bags are fine with me. I have them on my current cruiser and I love them. Top case?....I think no. I'm hoping the CTX will come with a passenger backrest and a tail rack so I can mount a large soft travel bag on the back like I do now. I would prefer that look over the hard top case.
 

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I'll use a top case if its needed

If im traveling long distances I don't really care how it looks anyways.. If I need the extra storage its available to me
 
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