thanks, thats the info i was looking for. being 5'11 and 145lbs, i'll look like a stick on the CTX1300 haha.That is me on the bike... I am 5'08 210. The bike was very balanced feeling,, much lighter than my 2012 wing.
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.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.
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?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?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
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.would you ever put the wife on a CTX1300?
maybe you guys can one day have his and her's CTX1300's
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.Looks like my 6'5" and 36 inch inseam will be too big.