It's always nice to have the power when you need it....With my riding style I rarely needed it but I always told anybody who would listen that the Honda CTX should have used the ST engine as is and added a sixth gear to it....I think the CTX would have sold better! Russ.A question. You've had both the ST and CTX. Did you miss the power of the ST? Would you have preferred a little more power with the CTX?