2014 Honda CTX First Ride — Motorcyclist magazine

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2014 Honda CTX | First

They say, “The CTX is dream machine.”

We say, “If you of a low seat.”

For Honda, the watchword is Not necessarily referring to technology rather, to the necessity of filling the with new riders. How do we get the fence-straddlers, or those who never even a motorcycle, into the fold? How the industry respond to a soft where transportation expenses are more thoroughly than a report card?

Why all the talk the NC? Before now, Honda had machines based on NC700 adventure-themed X plus a … and a scooter called Integra not in the U.S. Let’s add two more to the mix in the which Honda says for Comfort, Technology, and eXperience. the marketing department couldn’t compelling reasons to promote Xylophones, or, my favorite, the Los Angeles-based band X. (I can’t quite see Cervenka or John Doe swinging a leg the CTX, so it’s a moot

Honda gathered the motorcycle in swanky Westlake Village, CA, to the CTX. We had versions of both CTX and models, though most equipped with DCT. In I didn’t get a chance to ride any of the with a manual, but my own experience on the NC700X told me most of I need to know.

That is: The DCT is a fantastic mate to the parallel-twin’s demeanor, which favors efficiency and low vibration raw power or anything approaching magnetism. A 6500-rpm redline you to think about where you are in the to anticipate shift points. But the DCT, no problem; the computer it all for you.

Honda has revised strategies with this of DCT—compared to the original iteration in the VFR1200F—so the S (sport) mode is quite a lot of fun. It downshifts holds lower gears and runs the engine right to D (drive) mode is pretty it wants to get to sixth gear as as possible, and is reluctant to kick except with a handful of

Of course, there’s a manual and two paddle switches on the left if you want to DIY with the DCT, but you have to mind the rev limit. In any of the Honda’s latest DCT is well-mannered—fast very little clutch on takeup or deceleration—despite a few clanks and down below. Purists want the foot shift, but the 30 of CTX buyers who Honda thinks opt for DCT will be delighted.

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Considering the CTX is so heavily based on the NC, think it should feel It doesn’t. And for that you can credit (or the CTX’s cruiser-like riding

I don’t get the feeling that started out to build a plastic-flanked but that the ergonomic layout was by the laser-like focus on low seat At 28.3 inches, the CTX’s padded saddle is 4.4 in. lower the NC700X’s, and even 1.1 in. lower a Shadow RS’s. That’s Sportster territory.

When you the seat this low, the option for your feet is to them forward and down; a sporty-standard location won’t because you’ll be too cramped, and a Sportster-like mid-mount location is far than ideal. So it is that the CTX look like a conventional but it sits like one.

Honda’s efforts making the CTX low and light have paid off in the even though the bikes are a bit heavy. The company claims a weight of 478 pounds for the CTX-N and 494 for the CTX. Models with DCT and ABS in at 500 lbs. and 516 lbs. respectively. All are with the 3.3-gallon fuel full.

Yet because the bikes that heft low, feel light coming off the and respond quickly to bar input under way.

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