Just watched a YouTube walk around video from the New York Motorcycle show. At one place the video zoomed in on the front brake on the Standard CTX1300. The Nissin logo was very prominent. Also looking on the Honda site the best side view I could see indicates the same on the Standard side view closeup of the front wheel and I would say the same brand is on the Deluxe, though I couldn't read the logo but the caliper casing was the same as Standard and the blurred image where the logo would be looks the same.
Last night looked over some more photos of the CTX and found one that clearly shows the front wheel, right side, of the Deluxe and Nissin logo clearly displayed on the caliper. Knew it had to be the Deluxe model since the ABS disk was also clearly evident.
That little "DISK" as you call it Bob,[please note my proper grammer usage,lol lol] is called a "RELUCTOR WHEEL" and used to measure wheel speed via the little sensor located right next to it.That sensor counts the little slots in the reluctor wheel as the tire/wheel assembly is turning,so if/when the wheel suddenly stops turning,due to a wheel lock up caused from wet roads,snow,ice,oil/gas on the road,or just plain hard braking in a panic situation,that sensor will send a message to the ABS control unit to unlock,or "PULSE" the brake pressure going to that caliper,thus preventing a skid,to hopefully PREVENT loss of control,and or bring the machine to a safe and controlled stop.
The Triumph Thunderbird I currently own,the SE model,comes standard with ABS,and I gotta tell ya,[even though I'm not a big fan of ABS] works pretty well as I had one incident where I would have either dumped the machine or made contact with the vehicle in front of me which caused the situation.But then again,I wouldn't stake my life on it either.Common sense,paying attention to surrounding conditions,and sensible speeds,will more often save ya from getting yourself into a bad situation.Dave!!!
I just noticed that you guys approved of my little explanation to the above ABS thread,as noted by the "LIKES" at the bottom.SO!!! Do I get a prize now??? lol lol lol Hey! Since it's snowin HEAVY right now and that stupid weatherman,who otta be shot,lol,said it was gonna RAIN,not SNOW!! GRRRRRRRR!! So I'm tryin to !! Carry on gentlemen. Dave!!!