Greetings from Houston. Thank you for allowing me to contribute to the forum. The CTX first piqued my interest when I saw it on the showroom floor last summer while getting a tire installed on my V-Strom. I've had my eye on the CTX 1300 ever since that time, and I've read every review and posting I could find on the CTX 1300, hoping to find some negative review or chronic issue with the bike that would be a deal breaker. The bike is not cheap, and I guess I was looking for a justifiable reason not to let go of my hard-earned money. The factory-to-dealer incentives & Honda rebates that are running now put the bike a little more in my comfort zone, so I took the plunge. I'm delighted to say that I'm now the proud owner of a blue CTX1300 Deluxe, and I could not be happier. It's been cold & raining here over the past couple of weeks, so I've only managed to put a little over 200 miles on it, but I must say I was griming ear-to-ear on each of those miles. Can't wait for the first road trip!