Actually, I've got scientific proof that red is the fastest color. It has the longest wavelength and the lowest frequency, so it gets there quicker than all the other colors. But since I'm too old to give a crap any more, I just go with the color I like best.gray/blue is the "fastest" color
Oh no, did I say that?
Yes, you absolutely cannot get the same color bike as your wife's. That would be .... well, almost as bad as Stupid and I'm With Stupid t-shirts. You just can't do it.Since my wife has a CTX700 red, I would have to get the grea/blue or black. I'm thinking grey/blue right now.
me too, really.Actually, I've got scientific proof that red is the fastest color. It has the longest wavelength and the lowest frequency, so it gets there quicker than all the other colors. But since I'm too old to give a crap any more, I just go with the color I like best.
Haha, that's just an optical illusion.me too, really.
But since gray/blue has a shorter wavelength and faster frequency and light travels at the same speed, the red one will still be waiting for it's tail to show up long after the gray/blue one has pasted by!
then again, I currently have a black bike and no one can see when they go past since they are stealth and invisible.
Curious -- with everybody commenting on how well it rolls on in any gear, how does the engine feel when it's running on the highway? One of the big complaints about the old Valkyrie was that it's geared like a dump truck. You can run it down to 30 mph in 5th, but it's screaming for another gear or two on the highway. If the CTX is geared that low, I could be disappointed.Got my standard CTX 1300 on 3/20/14. The blue is metallic "royal" blue. Pretty dark blue. Not as noticeable as red, but nice looking. Just finished the 600 mi run and first service. My ave. mpg is 49.3. Not too bad for a bike that can move quickly from a stop and have roll on power to use 5th gear for passing. Riding position is very comfortable. Short windshield needs to be replaced. I don't ride with a full face helmet and the sand on the roads here in SW Florida gets kicked up and stings. Love riding the bike. I ride an ST 1300 up north. The CTX runs just like it.
I have only had mine up to about 70 mph. I've not been on the interstate yet, but I've ridden some four lane roads in Tennessee and Kentuckyhow does the engine feel when it's running on the highway?