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I admit I am lusting for the new CTX1300! I have 5 other bikes in the stable right now, but this one is calling to me.
Maybe because I had a Goldwing 1800 at one time and with my wifes CTX700, this one falls somewhere in the middle? Just looks nice!
Anyway, I will be waiting to check the first one out that shows up at my dealer. Has to be other than red though since that is the color of my wife's CTX. I gues it would be the Deluxe Blue or I wait until next year color.
 

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Welcome to the board. You've entered the waiting room of anticipation.

Sounds like you have quite a stable already. What motorcycles do you have in your collection?

Brian
 

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Welcome to the board. You've entered the waiting room of anticipation.

Sounds like you have quite a stable already. What motorcycles do you have in your collection?

Brian
Thanks for the Welcomes!

Currently in the stable: 2003 Ural Retro, 2009 Buell Blast (with 50k miles wifes bike) 2010 Kaw Vulcan classic, 2012 Honda NC700X and 2014 CTX700 DCT.
I have been riding since I was 14 years old and I join the Social Security age next month at 62.

My wife is a very experienced rider as well and we are planning a 50cc for this summer. Coast to Coast in 50 hours for those that may not be familiar.

It would be fun to do it on a CTX1300 but I will probably be doing on the NC700 and she on her CTX since gas stops would be fewer. I doubt I will have the 1300 by then anyway.
 

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Oops! I forgot one bike - a 2009 Vulcan 500. Last year made and I think it is sold now. Neighbor really wants it. My wife rode that one from Florida to Washington State and back a couple summers ago. Great bike so hate to leave it out!
I need to make room for the new CTX, if I can swing it somehow.
 

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This is pretty cool. There aren't a whole lot of us here yet, but I don't think I remember seeing so much enthusiasm about a new bike before. Although I must admit I've never actually been around any kind of rider community when something so new was being introduced, either. But the folks here who are looking forward to this bike are really looking forward to it. I hope everybody is still as excited about it after it hits the streets as they are now!
 

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I'm certainly excited about the CTX1300. I will really miss the CTX700 with the DCT when I get the bigger bike, but I can't justify having three bikes with the hours I'm currently working. If I keep the little Honda it would be lucky to get a few thousand miles per year. I used to have two Hondas and a Harley. The Harley only got about 1500 miles per year.

If I ever get to retire, I'd like to have a bunch of bikes to choose from.
 
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Amen brother! Only thing is once I get to the magic age (very close now) I will be on a fixed income, so no more financing. I only owe on one right now, so the CTX1300 might be my last big buy.
 

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+1 on that. That's why I'd really like to do this soon. I am also approaching that magic moment called retirement. I don't believe and any particular age for retirement, just when a person is financially and mentally ready (as in "can't stand to continue working at this place and will have enough income to do without it" or something like that). :)
 

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I hope everybody is still as excited about it after it hits the streets as they are now!
I hope so, too. My biggest fear about buying a brand new model (and this one has had NO reviews, so a lot of faith in this) is that there will be some really critical flaw in the design that will either make it a lemon or at least a lot less desirable to ride. Honda has a pretty good reputation, but they DID come out with the DN-01, and from what I can tell that bike was not exactly popular, for various reasons. Having to deal with recalls would be a royal PITA, too. I'm betting that the reliability I had with my former two Hondas will be repeated.
 

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I hope so, too. My biggest fear about buying a brand new model (and this one has had NO reviews, so a lot of faith in this) is that there will be some really critical flaw in the design that will either make it a lemon or at least a lot less desirable to ride. Honda has a pretty good reputation, but they DID come out with the DN-01, and from what I can tell that bike was not exactly popular, for various reasons. Having to deal with recalls would be a royal PITA, too. I'm betting that the reliability I had with my former two Hondas will be repeated.
I'm not too concerned with reliability. This is the drive train from the ST1300, which by now is about bomb-proof. The only Honda that's ever given me trouble was a '99 VFR800 that kept frying regulator/rectifiers. Otherwise they've all been trouble free. If I have any concern at all, it's that they may decode to add features in the second year that either aren't available or you have to pay extra for now. I got the first-year ST1300 that had just the two position windscreen (high, and higher); the next year the electric adjustable screen was standard on all models. I could see them doing something like making the sound system standard in year two. That could be a bummer; but then I have little use or want for tunes on the scoot anyway. As it sits, I'm kinda liking everything on the CTX1300 and can't think of anything more I'd want on it, even the base model. One sit in the seat should be the final deciding factor for me.
 

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I hope so, too. My biggest fear about buying a brand new model (and this one has had NO reviews, so a lot of faith in this) is that there will be some really critical flaw in the design that will either make it a lemon or at least a lot less desirable to ride. Honda has a pretty good reputation, but they DID come out with the DN-01, and from what I can tell that bike was not exactly popular, for various reasons. Having to deal with recalls would be a royal PITA, too. I'm betting that the reliability I had with my former two Hondas will be repeated.

The primary reason I bought a DN-01 was because of:
1. lack of popularity (unique)
2. got a good price (used)
3. a lot of cool features
4. I'm older and I DON"T need to go REAL FAST anymore!
I may be see a SCOOTER in the not too long future. (I just hated to say that!)
 

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Two wheel rider either way! I have seen some Burgman riders leave others in the dust. I do the wave to anyone.
 

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Two wheel rider either way! I have seen some Burgman riders leave others in the dust. I do the wave to anyone.

Yeah, I know what you mean ... I was on my '99 Magna and a couple of Burgmans just pulled right away from me! I was kind of "embarassed," if you know what I mean.
 

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Yeah, I know what you mean ... I was on my '99 Magna and a couple of Burgmans just pulled right away from me! I was kind of "embarassed," if you know what I mean.
Your Maggie got smoked by a Burgman? That's just wrong.

That last-gen Magna was a quick bike; the trouble is, you have to ride it like you hate it to get the performance out of it. I totally missed that instant low-end torque when I got my Magna. That and a few other reasons are why it had one of the shortest stays in my garage of all my rides.
 

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Your Maggie got smoked by a Burgman? That's just wrong.

That last-gen Magna was a quick bike; the trouble is, you have to ride it like you hate it to get the performance out of it. I totally missed that instant low-end torque when I got my Magna. That and a few other reasons are why it had one of the shortest stays in my garage of all my rides.

I usually ride the Maggie pretty much conservatively so WHEN I do get on it ... it scares the **** out of me. This is probably why the "scooters" smoked me so easily. IF the brakes when "better" I would definitely ride the bike using more of it's capabilities ... why Honda kept a drum brake in the back, I have no idea!
 

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I usually ride the Maggie pretty much conservatively so WHEN I do get on it ... it scares the **** out of me. This is probably why the "scooters" smoked me so easily. IF the brakes when "better" I would definitely ride the bike using more of it's capabilities ... why Honda kept a drum brake in the back, I have no idea!
Yeah, they definitely cheaped out on a lot on that model. It was a good bike and went like he11, but it could have been so much more. I was very disappointed with the cheap feel of it.
 
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