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Good Review - thanks for posting. Seemed pretty non biased. Appreciated how they defined the bike as being somewhat in its own category.

Crazy how the first person to comment on the article attempts to review the CTX from seeing it at a show. Get real :confused:
 

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Thanks for posting!

The tiny windscreen atop the half-fairing allows onrushing air to hit the rider just below the neck, but that air is virtually free of turbulence.
This is exactly what I want for wind protection. One of the things I did not like about the ST was that the rider is in an almost complete bubble -- no air anywhere. I wear a full-face helmet, so I want that rush of air on my head and hands -- otherwise I get claustrophobic. I've had a deflector-style shield on my last four bikes for exactly that reason. It's sounding like this shorty is gonna be perfect for me.

Triple-disc brakes working with Honda’s simplified Combined Braking System...
Does this mean it has linked brakes? I don't recall seeing anything about that in any of the previous write-ups. It's a nice set-up, for anybody who's never had it on a Honda before. Anybody who's translated an owners manual, any info on the brakes in there?
 

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Very nice review. More of what I want to hear about.
The details about where the air stream hits the rider really depends on how tall the rider is but it's good to have a guideline. Having the air hit about my neck may not be an issue. Definitely not an issue during warmer months. In cooler or colder months I wear a neck gator (TurtleFur) so I don't get any wind there anyway so it's likely a non-issue. I also wear a full face helmet so having the non-turbulent breeze full on my helmet actually lets the vents work as intended. My GW had a very tall wind screen and I was in an absolutely calm bubble where my full face helmet would sometimes get a bit too warm. Need air movement on the helmet for it to work as it should.
 

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Does this mean it has linked brakes? I don't recall seeing anything about that in any of the previous write-ups. It's a nice set-up, for anybody who's never had it on a Honda before. Anybody who's translated an owners manual, any info on the brakes in there?
The Japanese manual says the front brake lever operates the front and part of the back while the rear brake pedal operates just the back. Same manual advises to ALWAYS apply both brakes as that's the only way to achieve maximum efficiency; not to drag the rear one on long down slopes as it causes brake fading and also makes a point that both brakes are controlled by the ABS (which causes vibration/kick-back in the lever/pedal when active).
 

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The Japanese manual says the front brake lever operates the front and part of the back while the rear brake pedal operates just the back. Same manual advises to ALWAYS apply both brakes as that's the only way to achieve maximum efficiency; not to drag the rear one on long down slopes as it causes brake fading and also makes a point that both brakes are controlled by the ABS (which causes vibration/kick-back in the lever/pedal when active).
Cool. So they're semi-linked, like the VTX1800, where the front brake lever also actuates one of the three pistons in the rear caliper. Combined with ABS and those decent sized disks, this thing oughtta stop real nice.
 

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What is the height of the optional screen?

The Cycleworld review comes with a 31 image photo gallery so be sure to check that out if you haven't already.

Seeing the taller screen option (pic 14) makes me wonder exactly how tall is it? I prefer to look over the top of my shield as opposed to through it. I'm 6'1". I like the look of the shorty but I don't want full-time wind force on my chest and head; for the miles I ride, it does take its toll. I like to have the shield close but below my sight line, which is optimal for me.

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The Cycleworld review comes with a 31 image photo gallery so be sure to check that out if you haven't already.

Seeing the taller screen option (pic 14) makes me wonder exactly how tall is it? I prefer to look over the top of my shield as opposed to through it. I'm 6'1". I like the look of the shorty but I don't want full-time wind force on my chest and head; for the miles I ride, it does take its toll. I like to have the shield close but below my sight line, which is optimal for me.

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I was noticing how tall that windscreen looks, too. While I'm not expecting I'll be wanting to replace the stock shorty, I really can't know for sure until I actually get to ride it. I remember Cee Bailey's making a very nice shield for the ST that was low enough to look over, but shaped and vented to eliminate any head buffeting. If it turns out that I do want something that offers more protection on the CTX, I'm pretty sure there will be some after-market offerings to fit the bill for the pickier few among us. ;)
 

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Linked brakes

I'm not sure,:rolleyes: but I think I read somewhere that the Deluxe has linked brakes as part of the ABS or TC SYS. But again not sure. Perhaps someone with a bike and view through the manual can clear this up?:confused:
 
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