I just made the jump from a 2012 NC700x to the CTX 1300 Deluxe. I couldn't pass up the deal Honda is offering right now. I'm relatively new to riding again after a 38 year hiatus. Got my endorsement in Oct. 2012, and the NC was a great bike to get started riding again. Last summer I took my first ever long motorcycle trip on the NC and felt I would like to have something a little larger. I also wanted to move away from chain drive to something requiring less maintenance, as I am not that mechanical. Began looking at the CTX late last summer but the price scared me off. However, with the great Honda discount and a generous trade-in from my dealer, I decided to take the plunge, and so yesterday I rode away from the dealer with a smile on my face. Took a 50 mile ride today and really like the CTX. It handles great and is very smooth. My only problem right now is finding the shift lever and rear brake pedal since they sit more forward than the NC. I'm sure that after a couple more rides it will be 'old hat.' Looking forward to more and longer rides.