That's Honda. Anyway, much easier for them to drop the price if it's too high than raise it if it's too low. And on the off chance they stumble on a hit right out of the box and sell a bunch at original MSRP, it's that much more profit and quicker they recoup their R&D costs. You might not think there was much of that with so much of the drive train being sourced from the ST, until you start peeking under the plastic and see how much new engineering is wrapped around the old go-parts.Original Price point Of the CTX was too high. It is a $12-14,000 bike.
It looks like Honda took down those pages. It was some VERY good information but dedicated to the CTX and Honda has other newer bikes to dedicate their web space to.Why cant I see the article
Yeah. I knew more about this bike than my dealer. In fact, one of the dealers I visited didn't even know the bike existed.If dealers had understood these reports perhaps they would have sold better. My dealer was sure it was the replacement for the ST1300, which it is not. I guess I was fortunate enough to know a ittle about motorcycles before test riding the CTX. I guess I sold it to myself. Having owned goldwings and ridden many STs, I was immediately impressed with the handling and the low speed abilities of this motorcycle. If Honda does not take time to train there dealers they are missing a great opportunity with this motorcycle.
Good stuff!....thanks for sharing!