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Thank you for the pictures.

The second pic where the bike is being balanced by the Honda tech is very helpful.

Is that you on the bike? If so, what's your height and inseam?
 

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That is me on the bike... I am 5'08 210. The bike was very balanced feeling,, much lighter than my 2012 wing.
 

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hmmm looks like lane splitting on this bad boy might be tricky. We can legally split and filter in my country. and beleive me its needed. When schools are on their summer, spring and winter break, my commute to work takes 1 hour. When schools are reopened. my commute takes 2.5 hours. Tried my commute on my my cousins KLR. took me 45 mins. in heavy traffic. But i think i need something more stable at highway speeds. here's to hopping when one of you gets your hands on a CTX you try lane splitting with it.
 

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That is me on the bike... I am 5'08 210. The bike was very balanced feeling,, much lighter than my 2012 wing.
thanks, thats the info i was looking for. being 5'11 and 145lbs, i'll look like a stick on the CTX1300 haha.
how did the bike feel? were you comfortably positioned?
 

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The CTX1300 looks a lot bigger than I thought from these pictures. Looks like it might be a bit more difficult to store in your garage. It also makes me slightly skeptical about what the fuel economy numbers are going to be for this bike. It looks pretty heavy.
 

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The CTX1300 looks a lot bigger than I thought from these pictures. Looks like it might be a bit more difficult to store in your garage. It also makes me slightly skeptical about what the fuel economy numbers are going to be for this bike. It looks pretty heavy.
I was thinking it looks a little wider from the front than I expected, too ... but that could just be the camera angle and distance. As for mileage, I used to get around 50 mpg on my ST1300 if I rode it reasonably (not ridiculously conservative, but not doing the quarter mile every quarter mile). I also consistently get upper 40's on my Thunderbird, which is a 1600 cc twin and weighs just about the same as the CTX1300. Unless they geared it down like a dump truck (which early reports say they actually geared it taller), I see no reason to expect that you shouldn't be able to get close to 50 mpg on it without trying too hard.
 

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It will help to find out it's dimensions, especially if you have a vehicle or other big things in your garage, don't want to get it and then find out you have spacing issues
 

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It has a much more relaxed riding position especially if you do not like the 90 degree angle of your knees on the wing. THe pics were taken at the Washington motorcycle show this past weekend. wife got on the new ctx700 with full fairing with tall shield and the auto matic tranny
 

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It has a much more relaxed riding position especially if you do not like the 90 degree angle of your knees on the wing. THe pics were taken at the Washington motorcycle show this past weekend. wife got on the new ctx700 with full fairing with tall shield and the auto matic tranny
good to hear. the riding position will determine if i follow through with purchasing one. is the seating position the same as the ctx700? is your wife going to buy the ctx700?
 

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It has a much more relaxed riding position especially if you do not like the 90 degree angle of your knees on the wing. THe pics were taken at the Washington motorcycle show this past weekend. wife got on the new ctx700 with full fairing with tall shield and the auto matic tranny
would you ever put the wife on a CTX1300?
maybe you guys can one day have his and her's CTX1300's :D
 

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would you ever put the wife on a CTX1300?
maybe you guys can one day have his and her's CTX1300's :D
My wife says she wants to learn to ride; but the last time we looked at a bike that would have been a good learner, she chickened out.

I can easily see her on the back of a CTX1300. It looks to be about the same size as most other full-sized cruisers (it's the same weight, anyway), and probably at least as comfortable for a passenger. Her favorite bike of mine to ride on was the ST1100; the CTX1300 looks like it should be similar for the passenger.
 

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With those measurements it would be tuff to fit on any bike? I have an awkward problem also, I have the torso of a 6'6" guy and the inseem of a 5'6" guy. Used to be 6', settling down to 5'11" and falling.
 

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Looks like my 6'5" and 36 inch inseam will be too big.:(
You may have to have a conversation with Bigmak96 (Mark Kunath) over on the ST-Owners forums. He's about your size, maybe a bit taller (?) but just big. He used to ride a ST1100 but now rides a newer GW. He recently bought a BIG 8 person safari/expedition style tent since anything smaller was too small for him. The GW fits him well.
 

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Ed: The standard Bird weighs in around the 750 mark.The SE model, the one I have,is alittle heavier,weighing in around the 780 mark.The CTX weighs in at 724,and 731 respectively, the Deluxe model being heavier.So the Bird is definitely heavier then the CTX.The difference between the two machines,other then a few lbs.,and a few HP, is the WB.The Bird has a 62 inch wheel base where the CTX has a 65 inch WB.My RSV had a 67 in WB and rode and,IMO,held the road better,then the TBird.So it's my guess that the CTX will also ride and hold the road better then the TBird.AND,the CTX should easily break the 50 mpg mark when driven sanely.lol lol Sound good to you?? Dave!!!
 
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