This morning,I "FINALLY" got to shake hands with a CTX.Late last night I went on line to another local dealer's website that I had not frequented in awhile and discovered that they had just received a Black Standard model and put it on the showroom floor a couple days ago.So job one today was to get my tail down there to atleast,check it out before it disappeared.Now I looked this thing over pretty good,and to be truthfull,I was disappointed.WHY?? Because it was huge compared to my current machine and bigger then the first two Ventures I owned.It felt tanky when I sat on it and heavier then my Bird [780 lbs.] even though it's supposed to only weigh in at 724lbs.There was a 2013 Kawasaki Voyager 1700 parked right next to it on the showroom floor,and the CTX was bigger.And then I noticed the position of the bars and how they ,literally,obstructed the mirrors just like everyone here has commented on.And then that tiny little windshield,well it doesn't really belong in the dumpster,it just needs to destroyed,period,lol,cause as everyone else has discovered it doesn't block jack sh**.
The next thing I noticed is how the shrouding pretty much blocks access to the motor and looks as though it will take an act of God to get at anything,even the oil filter which looked pretty easy to get at in one of the Honda sites I visited in my research.
And I know it goes like **** and rides nice cause those of you who own em here on this site, have commented on that.
But now for the best part:
When I arrived there,and as luck had it,two of Honda's reps just happened to be there also,and since I was lookin at the CTX,plus they saw me drive in on a " well equipped Tbird" [as they put it] made the mistake,lol, of asking dummy me what I thought of the CTX.So I immediately pointed out the obstructed mirrors,the handle bars ,that POS windscreen that no one likes,and a couple other negatives that were mentioned here on this site that I can't think of right now.DUH!! Then they asked how old I was,my name,where I lived, how many years I had been drivin two wheeler,approximately how many miles had I traveled over those years,what kind of weather conditions I have driven in,what I did for a living and for how long,etc.,etc.,etc.After covering all that,I think they were impressed cause they wrote all that information down,thanked me for my input,and said they would forward it for review.So!! Either,that's actually what they're gonna do,OR,they're gonna put a contract out on me.lol lol Either way,I think this will help every one here and anyone who purchased,or will purchase, a CTX.Anyways,thank you again for puttin up with me, and I wish everyone good luck and many happy and trouble free miles with their CTX. Dave!!!