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 thatI 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 am liking the looks of the CTX1300, I may add it to the herd.
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.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.
Okay, someone HAD to go here, sorry...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.
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.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.don't vtwins put out a bit more torque at low end?