I just bought a CTX1300 and really like it. But it's a standard since there wasnt a Deluxe available. Is the audio package worth the $900 ? Is it useable?
If you ever wanted to take off your audio and sell it I might be your Huckleberry.Like Bob, I bought the Deluxe RED for ABS and TC.
Didn't have audio on my prior motorcycle. I have turned on the CTX audio several times since I started riding this machine. Each time I turn it off after a few songs. It's boring compared to the experience of riding. Hard to hear at 50mph+. And not enough audio range to satisfy me.
That said, before trying to save $100 installing it yourself, consider whether your insurance covers options high enough to include $800 for this alone. Mine covers $3,000 in options, so it would cover the optional radio. And read the service manual to make sure you feel up to the task.
In any case, buy the motorcycle!
The CTX1300 audio system doesn't actually include a radio (be that AM/FM/XM or CB or any kind of broadcast radio receiver) and is actually using BT.You'll love it. I did the same thing because I didn't want the other deluxe features, just the radio..dealing with BT audio sucks.