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MotorcycleUSA.com

Another good review. They like it! They really liked the performance of the ABS and TC, even better than high-performance bikes.
From some of their comments, like how the CTX1300 is missing highway pegs up front, I could tell the reviewers tended to be more cruiser oriented. And they love the sound as well as lack of vibration... silky smooth engine with lots of roll on power.
 

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Good Review, thanks for posting.

He reviewed it for what it is, not for what it isn't. Love that last simple quote on the video: "this thing's awesome" :D
 

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It has even more significance to me that he just previously stated that he prefers a sportier ride and still thinks it's "awesome" :D
 

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thanks for posting this review, motorcycle USA is one of the better motorcycle review websites out their, this review of theirs is pretty good.
 

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Nice -- thanks Bob.

I'm kinda liking that I haven't seen anything really bad said about this bike. And the only slightly negative comments are things I know I can deal with and won't consider a problem.

Next week cannot get here soon enough. :eek:
 

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I loved this review, especially the video. If I hadn't already had the bike on order, I would have been on the phone to my dealer to do so after seeing the video! :D
 

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Here's something I missed in the first view of the video. About time stamp 2:05 the test rider comes onto the screen riding the CTX1300 with the TALL screen! Now I get a sense for just how tall the tall screen is. Here are a few screen clips of it. The test rider looks to be a somewhat tall dude but also looks like he slouches while riding so it's a bit hard to tell how much he can see over the screen... but it does appear that he is looking over it.
 

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Thanx bob, I love that review. The honda dealer here in Fayetteville needs to read that. He will not order the CTX 1300 because he feels it will not sale.
 

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The honda dealer here in Fayetteville needs to read that. He will not order the CTX 1300 because he feels it will not sale.
Yes, he DOES need to see that review. Every review that comes out seems to be better than the last one. I think this bike WILL sell pretty well, especially if the price comes down a little.

Playing devil's advocate for a moment, though, he DOES (hopefully) know his market and what types of bikes are most likely to sell. Perhaps the potential buyers in your area are predominately hard-core cruiser or sport bike types. As the guy in the video review said, the CTX1300 is not for everyone. It wouldn't appeal to the guy who wants a "chopper" or a "crotch rocket" or even a traditional touring bike like the Gold Wing. It's definitely aimed at what is likely a niche market. A niche that you happen to be in, but that others in your area are not.

It sounds like there are other dealers in your state or relatively nearby who would be happy to sell you a CTX1300. It is not unheard of for buyers to fly to a dealer in another state and ride the bike home. Obviously that involves additional time and expense and is not practical for many people, but it IS a possibility. And your local dealer should be able to ORDER the bike for you if you're willing to commit to the purchase. It would be idiotic of him not to take the money of a willing customer. The only issue might be getting service later, though, since his techs will have very little experience with your particular model.
 

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Fly and ride is a method used by a lot of ST1300 riders as reported on the ST-Owners forum. Not unusual for them since it seems some dealers don't carry that bike either for the same reasons and used ST bikes are hard to find close by. They last. Hopefully the CTX1300 will follow the lead of the ST1300 in that respect (lasting, reliable). We already know the engine is bullet proof.
 

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"The suspension generally delivers a smooth ride but things do get a little springy feeling on rough roads."

How springy is this....?? any body has experienced?? The road in my country is amazingly smooth -_-" (sarcastically)



 

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That first photo looks a lot like many roads in New Orleans, LA, USA (my son and his wife live there).
The other photos look a lot like some county roads here in Iowa. Most of our major highways are good, but some secondary highways and many city streets can be bumpy.
 

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Are you kidding? Those bottom two look like any road in RI. Actually some of the better ones. We have entire stretches that are nothing but that bumpy crap patched on top of other bumpy crap. And they leave it like that year after year. And when they do get around to actually paving it properly, it's usually less than 6 months before they tear it up to do utility work and patch it up with -- you guessed it, bumpy crap. This winter was particularly brutal on pavement that was already crap. There are even sections of interstate that look like that!
 
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