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Good to see a “ young buck” in the group. Welcome to the V-4 gang.
 
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Guess im the young buck in the group!

Im 37 in Illinois

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fell in love with after a test ride
more comfortable than my last cruiser
different!! good storage for long haul

just did a 3k trek on it two weeks ago

Suzuki C90 boulevard
Suzuki GS425
Buell Blast
Goldwing 1000

I may have you beat @loadtoad24.

I'm 28
Work as an electrical estimator
Ive been riding for about 10 years and the CTX is by 5th bike.
 

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Hi, Everyone. Love my Honda CTX

I'm 67

Retired: Owner, Service. and Sales of X-Ray equipment

Have been riding for 25 years

I've owned
2 Honda's, 1969, 350 scrambler, 2014 Honda CTX1300
1 Triumph 1969 , 650 Bonneville
2 Suzuiki's. C50, Intruder Vl1500
1 , 2012 Harley Street Glide

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80's Honda 3-wheeler
80's Suzuki 125 street
80's Honda 200R
80's Suzuki GS550
- 30 year hiatus -
09 Sportster 883, Stage 1
14 CTX1300

I loved my Sportster. It was loud, aggressive, and never leaked (well, not much). ;) I traded it so my wife could enjoy a more comfortable ride and we could spend more time together. She loves the backrest provided by the trunk.

The CTX amazed me during the test drive. Slow-speed maneuvers I worked hard to master with the Sportser were very easy with the CTX. I can't believe how easily and well this big bike performs. Now that I'm more comfortable with it, the twisties are getting fun again. The pegs and exhaust are higher, the rock-solid ride feels great in corners, and the smooth, powerful V4 is a delight.

I liked the V-Twin's simplicity and ease of maintenance, yet the V4 is so much more refined. And more friendly to the neighbors. :)
 

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Riding since 2008,
Simson sr50
Keeway speed 150
Honda CB500
Honda NTV 650
Bmw r1150gs
Yamaha BT1100
Honda revere 600
Suzuki VX800
And now the CTX1300.
Was not planning to buy this one, wanted a classic V twin cruiser, but could not find one where I was comfortable.
Went to a random dealership to look for a drag star and end up with CTX.
It just clicked, the seat, ergonomics, and sound e.g. almost silent. Really works for me.
It is great bike. Happy with it and really no need to tinker with it too much.
Few farkles maybe. :)
 

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Been riding for almost a year now but have logged almost 12,000 miles in that time on three different bikes. Started on a 86' CB450SC Nighthawk that i recently sold. Currently have a VT1300CS Sabre that has no storage and no wind protection. When commuting to work i needed both. The CTX fit my needs perfectly. Also want to visit route 66 one day and will need the comfort and mile munching capability that the CTX has. Plus when i saw one in a dealer last year i decided it was the coolest looking bike around and had to have it. Cheers!
 

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Male 55 years of age. This is my 8th bike. I have worked my way around the smaller cruisers to touring bikes. I like the comfort but my short inseem makes them tough to control. I have the CTX1300 for a few weeks and am really enjoying reaching both feet on the ground. The tall windshield gets the wind to the top of my helmet and my chapter riding buddies have a tough time keeping up to the red rocket. Oh well too bad for them. I have some issues with broken plastic tabs and i plan to soon strip them all off and see what can be fixed or replaced. i really like the modern 4 cycl engine and abs linked brakes. Maybe this one will stick around awhile.
 

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I have owned many styles and brands of bikes over the past fifty years. Triumph 250, Triumph 500, Yamaha 650, Yamaha 750 Virago, Harley-Davidson FLHS Electra-Glide Sport, BMW R100RS, Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours, Moto Guzzi Stelvio, Yamaha Super Tenere, Suzuki 1250 Bandit, Yamaha FJ-09, and finally, the CTX 1300. The CTX has revitalized my love of riding. It may seem like a small thing, but I was growing weary of struggling to get my 30” inseam over the saddle of my previous bike. I am not getting any younger or taller. To find a bike that I can easily swing my leg over was a blessing. The smoothness, comfort, and funky Art Deco styling are a bonus! Love my CTX!
 

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I've only owned Honda bikes (like they said, "you meet the nicest people on a Honda") which are in my signature. I went for the CTX1300 because of comfort for the driver and passenger. Might be my age, but I'm not seeing any bikes I'd really want to ride these days, but this one really caught my eye. I was lucky enough to find one that was hardly used at 8500km (less than 5000 miles). In the last month I added 4000km on it and loving it!
 

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Not sure anyone is still posting to this topic, but I found it interesting and wanted to add my info.

69 years old
real estate, business development, franchise sales
slowing down a bit and wanted a bike that I can tour both weekend and long haul
not bothered that Honda chose not to continue importing this bike into the US, it's a good machine and checks all my boxes
waiting for warmer weather and a job change to permit me to enjoy roadtrips
 

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72 turning 73 in 2 days time. Mostly retired.
First bike was a Lambretta 150cc scooter. Back in the early 60's. I could get a D L at 16 in England. One year before you could get a car License. It was illegal at my private school to ride so I had to hide it at a friends house. I loved the freedom of wearing goggles, Helmut and scarf. Drove right by my school and wasn't recognized! Loved it. Then I got girlfriends and a car was just easier and good for noggin. Late at night. I got a job as a motorbike courier in London for a year. That was a good education in driving and staying alive. Several bikes after that.
Triumph 650 was memorable. Norton Feather bed frame was another.
Then I moved to Vancouver B C where I live now. Cars and children after marrying. Till boys turned into teens. Ha Ha. Suzuki 125cc cross over bike (for the boy) you understand. Honda 250 -2 stroke dirt bike was added for the second son. I loved that one. The power in first and second gear was, Wow.
Honda Shadow Ace. 750cc for 10 years. Sold it go Blue Water sailing. Sailed my beautiful boat from Vancouver to Auckland where it currently lies in waiting for me to return. Borders currently closed. In the mean time I need some excitement so the
CTX 13000 came into my life. A few weeks ago. I love it. Good looking. Red. Powerful and more than capable of transporting this old guy into feeling a whole lot younger again. See you on the road.
One son today has a Honda 600 RR.
 

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Started riding at age 7 with a Honda Mini 50 Santa brought me, moved up to a Suzuki RV 125 with an engine my grandfather souped up for me and the bike was painted metallic purple! We were a motorcycle family and we all road and took vacation where we could ride. I moved to a bit more aggressive bike at age 15, a Mako 250 setup for motocross racing. My grandfather had two one geared for hills and one geared for speed. From ages 7 - 18 I rode almost every day of my life, all dirt bikes but I was on the road a lot to. Things change and my riding came to an abrupt halt and the all the bikes were sold off. Many years later at around age 30 I got the bug to ride again and wanted to go street this time. I purchased an older Kawasaki KZ 900. I was enjoying my riding until I was speaking with my mother one day and she told me she was really tired, when asked why she stated it was the sleepless night she was having because I was riding my motorcycle on the road. I couldn't do that to my own mother, so I sold the bike and went on with my life. Mom passed a couple years back and I got the bug to ride again. I was not at all sure what sort of bike I wanted. I didn't want to spend a lot so I ended up with a 2007 Honda VTX 1300. A very nice reliable cruiser that I was enjoying getting back to riding on but it was just not what I wanted. I thought I wanted a full dress tourer, always have, even as a kid, I dreamed of a Honda Goldwing Aspencade with all the bells and whistles when I was younger. I could not and still cannot afford one I want but I ended up with a big beautiful 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager. It is a huge bike with all the goodies, stereo, cruise control and so much storage. And the Vulcan was a beast, it just goes and goes and has crazy power. The guy I bought it from paid to have the fuel pump replaced and the tank cleaned and other items replaced or fixed related to stagnant fuel issues at his cost so that was a great deal. It has just under 8500 miles on it, so the tank had sat for far too long. I took it to my local Kawasaki shop and he paid the bill. After the repairs it ran amazing well. I was really getting use to the new big bike and was just starting to feel comfortable on it when life kicked me in the butt and I had a LAD also known as a widowmaker heart attack at the very end of 2019. I survived but I have lost a bit of my heart function and for many, many months I felt very low energy and knew I did not have the needed strength to ride such a big bike. It is were to start to fall I could not stop it and I did not feel safe, the bike is well over 900 pounds. I didn't think I would ride again and after a year I decided to sell my Vulcan and move on with my life. The more I got it ready to sell the more I was missing my riding. I had talked myself out of riding again but it was occuring to me that I was feeling better and gaining more strength and stamina. I also lost about 80 pounds. I thought maybe it was not as bad as I had thought and maybe I should just see if I could still ride and how it would feel. I took the Vulcan out for a small ride and it was as I has suspected, too big and heavy but the ride itself was good. So I started to look for the one bike I had really liked but could not find one when I was bike shopping before in my price range and in the condition I wanted, a 2014 Honda CTX 1300. I had looked at a couple before and even made offers but I could not get one in my price range. I thought I would give it another go and sure enough less than 15 miles from me one was for sale and it was not only in my price range but it was in amazing good condition with barely any miles on it. I ended up getting it for even less that they had it listed and after going through and making sure the bike is all in good condition I feel I got an amazing deal, way under NADA or KBB. I am riding again and still getting use to it but getting better and more comfortable with each ride, in fact it is about that time.

So I went from a Honda Mini 50 to a Honda CTX 1300 in 50 years.

Thanks for reading,
James
 

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Always was on adventure bikes but got a shoulder injury and can't use now a KTM 890 as planned.
Bought a CTX1300 Deluxe with 12.5k miles instead as a transition bike and love it. Guess I gonna keep it for a long time.
V-4 and shaft combination is awesome!(y)
 
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