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Last I read of CTX1300 pricing was around 17k for the regular model? And the Deluxe a thousand on top?

Can't seem to find official pricing.
 

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The way I understand you will need to buy the Delux for ABS. Self cancelling turn signals are also only on the Delux. If the pricing is going to be 18k for the delux there are much better values out there, for instance the FJR in the 16K range has electronic cruise, electricly adjustable windscreen, rear rack and heated grips. If both were the same price I would favor the CTX.
 

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I didn't think this bike would be quite so expensive. Is this the price right around what competitors are priced at? I was hoping the CTX1300 would be closer to $15,000.
I also wouldn't be surprised if they priced it aggressively to undercut the competitions price. They have so many more mainstream bikes that can bring them more money. But for all we know they could price it a bit higher and leave it at that
 

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Sounds like the price is in line.

I'm in for a Red, deluxe
 
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Sounds like the price is in line.

I'm in for a Red, deluxe
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I noticed your signature, you currently own the NC700x? what brings you to a CTX1300 if you don't mind me asking? Another bike for the collection? :)
 

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@westgl

I noticed your signature, you currently own the NC700x? what brings you to a CTX1300 if you don't mind me asking? Another bike for the collection? :)
I am liking the looks of the CTX1300, I may add it to the herd.

I will have to see how it rides.

The things about a bike a hate the most is one that is top heavy, High CG, Next thing is a bike that will only go straight, and not handle well.

I may keep the NC700x and my other 6 bikes, I like riding them all.

I was also thinking about a new 14' Valkyrie, I like the looks of that bike also. But would need to test ride to make a decision
 

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The way I understand you will need to buy the Delux for ABS. Self cancelling turn signals are also only on the Delux. If the pricing is going to be 18k for the delux there are much better values out there, for instance the FJR in the 16K range has electronic cruise, electricly adjustable windscreen, rear rack and heated grips. If both were the same price I would favor the CTX.
But the FJR is a very different animal. For me -- and I know this is very much subjective -- I much prefer a cruiser style to sport-tourer. I do wish it were priced lower than what's rumored; but even if the CTX comes up short on the feature list, I'd pay the extra $$$ for it because it's the style of bike I really want. Really, I don't know what else is out there that compares that isn't built on a V-twin platform.
 

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I'm not a v-twin fan either. A v-four is so much smoother and more powerful. I've never understood the charm or "character" of a v-twin. No offense, but it reminds me of the feel of riding a riding lawn mower.
 

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I'm not a v-twin fan either. A v-four is so much smoother and more powerful. I've never understood the charm or "character" of a v-twin. No offense, but it reminds me of the feel of riding a riding lawn mower.
That is sooooo true!
 

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Why Hog Riders SO Often Seem to (Remarkably?) Have Hot Dates with Them?

I'm not a v-twin fan either. A v-four is so much smoother and more powerful. I've never understood the charm or "character" of a v-twin. No offense, but it reminds me of the feel of riding a riding lawn mower.
Okay, someone HAD to go here, sorry...

Perhaps it is less about lawn mower feel to those of us who usually do that chore, but more like a "Pleasure-Blender," if you will. For the Hog-Riding date!

Enquiring minds? Maybe this requires a proper survey? Heck, there's likely even a Gubmint Grant Opp here somewhere, too...
 

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I'm not a v-twin fan either. A v-four is so much smoother and more powerful. I've never understood the charm or "character" of a v-twin. No offense, but it reminds me of the feel of riding a riding lawn mower.
don't vtwins put out a bit more torque at low end?
 

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don't vtwins put out a bit more torque at low end?
I think this can get technical and complex fast. For example, Triumph with their current generation T'Bird 1600 and 1700, managed in a vertical twin, to crank torque output and curve, VERY nicely! Which among other design inputs (like serious and low counterbalancers for smoothness, etc) enabled their securing Cruiser of the Year twice in a row, from Cruiserworld, I recall it being.

...and you can see when you ride 'em. As I've been privileged with my own since early 2011.

Tellingly, on my first riding it, I recall it feeling easier to handle than my prior bike I'd gotten new in the 80s on it's release. That was the now legendary V65 Sabre from Honda. Despite it weighing roughly 200lbs less, the configuration and hence CG in comparison, had the V65 a whole lot bigger "handful" in relative terms.
 

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don't vtwins put out a bit more torque at low end?
CC for CC, I'm not so sure. One might think so because so many big twins are often referred to as 'stump-pullers, but I think it's more just a factor of their size. Obviously there's a LOT more to it than displacement and cylinder configuration (look a HD's own VRod vs. their traditional models), but typically manufacturers crank out a lot more power per CC in smaller engines and different configurations than the big twins pushing most cruisers.

I think it's more that most of those riders just like the look and the noise of a V-twin more than actual performance. Not that any of them would admit as much...
 

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Actually, I've heard and read a whole bunch of Harley riders swear that the louder their pipes the safer they are; after all, then others know they are coming and can watch out!

Which reminds me of a discussion at Thanksgiving about the whistles for cars to "scare off the deer.". This after my youngest sister and her husband came within a few feet and five or so MPH, give or take, of Death-by-Buck just a few weeks ago; totaled their pickup.

I recalled last I researched the deer whistle topic that there was no solid data supporting it. Which further reminded me of a Scottish Comedian years ago telling of riding the train through the Scottish Highlands, watching an elder Scotsman methodically tear in strips, then roll into balls and toss out the window, newspaper. On enquiring with the elder gent, his response was, "to keep the elephants off the train track."

To which the observer said, "but there are no elephants in Scotland, Sir."

With the elder showing his superior wisdom with,

"Effective, isn't it then?!"
 
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