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The CTX1300 is meant to be a sport touring bike. It delivers comfort and is fun to drive. So naturally, I'm sure that many of you are plotting some road trips with your CTX1300. I thought we could talk about the road trips we are planning or have already completed here.

I drove through the Rocky Mountains from BC to Alberta before, though I won't be doing it again for a while since I moved away from BC.
 

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The CTX1300 is not a Sport/Touring bike. This bike is a cruiser with a high performance engine and we hope it has some nice handling characteristics.

It won't get around the Dragon anywhere near as well as an ST1300. It won't be anywhere near as good of a tourer as an ST1300 due to the lack of proper wind protection.

I am very interested in this bike. I'll probably trade my CTX700 for one.

But if Honda calls this a Sport/Tourer, they are heaping much insult on the folks who have loved the ST1100 and ST1300 for more than two decades. These loyal customers have seen Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW and even Triumph make major upgrades to their Sport/Tourers. These loyal customers have patiently waited for Honda to provide a replacement for the ST1300. If this is Honda's idea of a replacement for the ST1300, then Honda has lost all credibility with the Sport/Touring community.

As a cruiser the CTX1300 looks vastly superior to the new Valk. But, it's not a tourer. It's not a sport bike. And it's certainly not a Sport/Tourer.
 
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The CTX1300 is not a Sport/Touring bike. This bike is a cruiser with a high performance engine and we hope it has some nice handling characteristics.

It won't get around the Dragon anywhere near as well as an ST1300. It won't be anywhere near as good of a tourer as an ST1300 due to the lack of proper wind protection.

I am very interested in this bike. I'll probably trade my CTX700 for one.

But if Honda calls this a Sport/Tourer, they are heaping much insult on the folks who have loved the ST1100 and ST1300 for more than two decades. These loyal customers have seen Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW and even Triumph make major upgrades to their Sport/Tourers. These loyal customers have patiently waited for Honda to provide a replacement for the ST1300. If this is Honda's idea of a replacement for the ST1300, then Honda has lost all credibility with the Sport/Touring community.

As a cruiser the CTX1300 looks vastly superior to the new Valk. But, it's not a tourer. It's not a sport bike. And it's certainly not a Sport/Tourer.
I agree. The CTX 1300 is NOT a sport/tour bike BUT just maybe a Cruise/tourer bike. New concept, new name.
 

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I agree with the non sport tourer, and should be Cruise/Tourer. Or General Purpose Vehicle, then shorten the name to GPV, then to GP, then JEEP, that sounds familiar maybe it been taken already.

Just a friendly reminder, we DRIVE our cars, we RIDE our motorcycles. I just couldn't hold that in.
 

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it may not be the ideal bike for a place like the dragon but i guess for someone wanting to go out of the CTX 1300's "natural habitat" the dragon might be something to try, might not.
 

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I agree with the non sport tourer, and should be Cruise/Tourer. Or General Purpose Vehicle, then shorten the name to GPV, then to GP, then JEEP, that sounds familiar maybe it been taken already.

Just a friendly reminder, we DRIVE our cars, we RIDE our motorcycles. I just couldn't hold that in.

I said that "drive" word ONCE in front of some "riders/bikers" and man did I get blasted! Luckily, I had a Honda Civic at the time and was able to "crawl out" of that one! I DID learn my lesson though. I BE bike smart now!
 

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I hate how some people always say they DRIVE their bikes, it's not even a mistake for some, they actually think they drive a bike LOL. But in Gizmo's case, he made a mistake.
 

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Sorry about the sport/touring confusion. My bad.

I still think the CTX1300 is meant to do long distances so it warrants the question of where you are planning to ride it. I think you would still be able to take the CTX1300 on the dragon's tail.
 

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I hate how some people always say they DRIVE their bikes, it's not even a mistake for some, they actually think they drive a bike LOL. But in Gizmo's case, he made a mistake.
Some people's bike learning curves are '"sharper/quicker" than others. You CAN "ride" in a car though, you just can't "drive" and "ride" at the same time!
 

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What I am seeing out of Honda is some really great improvements lately.

I think Honda has some vast improvements that will be very surprising, in the CTX1300.

The feel of this bike i am sure I will be Impressed without a doubt.
 

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I also would not call the ctx1300 a sport touring bike. It is definitely not a replacement for three ST series and does not do sport anywhere near as well as those. I would, however, call it a Cruising Tourer Xtreme. :)
It looks to do touring really well. And is also designed to fit in with a more comfortable cruiser ride as well. As to wind/weather protection I think the fairing may be better than it looks. Only a test ride will tell.

I would like to ride it across the northern tier of states to Seattle and back through Canada.

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Maybe CTX could more likely stand for "Cruising/Touring eXcellence", at least in the case of the 1300. It certainly seems to fit that. I like the CTX1300 very much because my previous bike was a tourer, my current one is a cruiser, and this one merges them together in a great way!

Ooops, sorry, Bob, I didn't mean to steal your thought, I posted before I read your comment. Great minds think alike, I guess!
 

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Back to the original topic: where do I plan to ride? I probably will not do long distances at first. But for me a "long" distance is 50-75 miles. I have a condition that makes it difficult to sit for long periods without a lot of pain. It comes and goes, but there have been some relatively short bike trips that have had me in some intense discomfort. I recently did a charity ride for an animal shelter but I had to drop out halfway through. As long as I can get off and relieve the pressure on my "sit points" every 30 minutes or so I'm fine, but most other riders in a group situation would not want to do that, so I have been riding solo and missing out on some great times. I am hoping that since it is designed for touring that the 1300 might be at least somewhat more comfortable so I can go longer distances on it, perhaps a couple of hundred miles or so in a day. Still not a lot (I went from Chicago to western Montana and Yellowstone on my Gold Wing, years ago), but for me that will be a big improvement!
 

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I just had an idea for someplace to ride, though I guess it's sort of silly. I got the idea from one of my co-workers. I'm getting the black Deluxe, and when I showed her the pictures of that bike, she said, "Wow, that looks like something that Batman would ride!"

Hmmm. "The Dark Knight" was shot mostly here in Chicago. In fact, I look out my office window at the building across the street that stood in for "Wayne Enterprises". (Some of the white dots on the right side of the photo are the streetlights in front of my building.)



So I guess I need to ride the CTX1300 to work one day and take the "Batbike" up LaSalle Street. It would feel right at home. I think I'll resist the urge to buy a Batman costume, though. Because THAT would be silly. :D
 
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What's in a Name (or category/genre')

:confused:I've justified ordering mine by viewing it as something between my '08 Gold Wing and '82 V45 Sabre in size/weight and overall/ultimate ride. As such I'm expecting (hoping?) it to effectively be a Sporty Cruiser for me:rolleyes:... and how I plan to ride it. So why worry about matching acronyms and maybe just call/consider it a Sport Crusier? ( or maybe a Sport Bagger for some who like the bagger term)
 
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