I doubt that horsepower figure is accurate. The ST1300 typically is listed with around 125 horsepower and 85 foot pounds of torque. If honda took 40 horsepower away from that wonderful motor I will be much less interested.
DCT with that engine should do good, i think it's one of the better or best ways to push the engine and really get the most from it.HP numbers alone can be very misleading. That being said, now I'm looking back at hp & torque ratings for the stock 1600 Thunderbird, and it too is 84 hp (for some reason I thought it was 90 -- could be thinking of the VTX1800) -- but 108 lb/ft of torque. A 1300 V-4 will have a hard time getting near that torque number; but the right gearing, especially in the lower gears could make up for most of that.
Only one thing is going to answer this definitively, and that's to get butts in the saddle and crack it for ourselves.
http://canadamotoguide.com/2013/11/04/eicma-update-hondas-new-ctx1300/#_it (CTX1300) puts out around 83 hp at 6000 rpm and 109 Nm (80 ft-lbs of torque at 4500 rpm. Electronic traction control helps you keep the rubber side down.
Well, that's not likely to give anyone a case of whiplash for cracking the wick too hard, but it should do alright.i just stumbled into this:
EICMA update: Honda's new CTX1300 - Canada Moto Guideit (CTX1300) puts out around 83 hp at 6000 rpm and 109 Nm (80 ft-lbs of torque at 4500 rpm. Electronic traction control helps you keep the rubber side down.
Good catch. Then I must concur with your skepticism.Again, I'm skeptical. To my knowledge Honda hasn't released HP and torque numbers yet, but they have stated that the CTX motor will make more torque than the St1300 and the torque figure mentioned above of 80 is less than the ST1300.
Good point. Camper is something I have yet to get and go out into the woods in. Power in low RPM range definitely helps.It also matters at what RPM they are measuring torque. It may be at the same RPM the ST1300 is less than the CTX1300, at least at the lower end for this implementation of the v4 engine. I am also looking to see the dyno results. My guess is that the CTX13 will have higher torque at lower RPM and then flatten out or fall off sooner compared to the ST13. That would be fine for me. I ride my ST1100 like a tourer or even a cruiser anyway. I know I keep my RPM lower than many ST riders and shift sooner too. Since I pull a camper sometimes I really want more power at lower RPM so if that is what this bike has
would you ever consider getting a baseline dyno run?I read that the ST1300 made either 124CHP [crankshaft horse power] or BHP [rear wheel horse power] and the CTX model [slightly detuned for touring] made 117 CHP or BHP,but can't remember which!! DUH!! At any rate either or is pretty respectable.My Bird makes around 98 HP at the crank and 85 BHP at the rear wheel,which is also pretty respectable.And when driven nice,the Bird will easily do well over 50MPG.[I got a BEST of 56.2 mpg]So let's hope that the CTX will be somewheres in that range. Dave!!!
consistent with what you guys said above...The CTX1300 is equipped with a liquid-cooled V4 1261.4-cc engine-the same engine type adopted on the STX1300.
For equipping the CTX1300 with this engine, the development team has successfully improved torque in the low- to mid-speed ranges in order to achieve engine characteristics for even better ease of handling on city streets.