I read somewhere that a result of the 'retuning' of the motor, besides a more cruiser-ish torque curve, is that it should only need regular gas. Among other changes, they dropped compression from 10.8:1 to 10.0:1.
It would be but something has me thinking it could be using premium, even if it does we're still far better off than fueling up our cars which cost far more.regular gas would be great. gas aint getting any cheaper!
Lots of other useful/interesting information on the CTX1300 on that site.An altered compression ratio that allows the use of regular gasoline.
I agree -- when it comes to octane rating, that's the one thing I always go with what the manufacturer recommends.I have read in the past that to use premium in an engine designed to use regular will result in carbon build up on pistons due to improper ignition of fuel. Before long the engine will not run right on regular.
I always use what the owners manual says, maybe modern fuel inj engines will allow you to use premium but I use my bike daily year round and 50 cent to a dollar extra per fill up is lots of $ in a year, I know I'm a bit of a tight wad.