I'm quite happy to have the attention. Why else do you think I wanted to have the first CTX1300 in the Chicago area? I love to show it off, especially to other riders, because it is DIFFERENT than anything else out there. All of the responses have been positive so far, except for the occasional comment that "It needs a taller windshield". (Yeah, tell me about it!)I haven't really had mine in a public place much yet. But the second day I was back at the dealers, there was one guy giving it a really thorough visual going over. Then I took the wife to a local feeding trough and saw several people stop to check it out as they walked past it in the parking lot. The benefit of owning something that isn't like what everybody else owns is also that minor little drawback -- it piques curiosity. I don't really care -- if it creates some interest in the brand and awakens a few people to the fact that not all bikes are either Harley's or them dam Ninja bikes, then maybe I've done my part to make the world a slightly better place.
Mine gets a lot more attention than I'm comfortable with. When I stop for gas or food, people start asking questions about the bike. Then other bikesrs stop by to join the conversation.
It's very annoying. I'd rather ride the bike than talk about it. I try to be polite and friendly, but sometimes I don't have the time to sit around for half an hour talking.