You pretty much repeat the same experience as many others in their intro posts.I have been riding 60 plus years. In my motorcycle riding life I have owned and ridden a lot of bikes over the years. I have ridden over a hundred thousand miles on three different bikes, two Gold Wings (one 1500 and one 1800) and one an HD Ultra Classic Ltd. I enjoyed all three bikes very much, and I enjoyed many others I have owned over the years. Some bikes I have ridden and owned left a lot to be desired in handling, daily-use power, comfort, etc.. My CTX1300 is one of two bikes I presently own. My CTX1300 is comfortable, with smoothness, very good daily operational power, and provides excellent handling. In those three categories, and others, it is one of the best bikes I have ever ridden or owned. Anyone can take a shot. My guess is that the writer of the MSN article has never seen, much less ridden a CTX1300, and possibly has had very little windshield time on any bike. One wonders why someone would single out this bike for such criticism.