Liquid-cooled, parallel-Twin, sohc, four valves per cylinder Displacement: New and returning riders will feel like heroes at the first twisty road they encounter. With the DCT option you can also have a bike that has some clever technology that is confidence inspiring, ABS as standard and a set-up that make even the most nervous rider quickly feel at home in the saddle. For a few years now, the auto industry has been offering paddle shift and dual clutches but the early systems were jerky and were forever hunting for the correct gear to match the engine speed. Handlebar placement is good, as well; your hands rest comfortably on the pulled-back grips to create an almost-vertical upper torso. Can’t say that about the last Sportster I rode. Follow us email facebook twitter instagram Google Plus pinterest tumblr youTube.

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Honda claims a curb weight of A taller accessory windscreen from Honda likely will eliminate this gripe entirely.

Bottom line on the CTX twins, then: With the DCT automatic transmission, you can shift with the push of a handlebar-mounted button, or select the automatic mode and the bike will shift itself. Our CTX series—with bikes like the CTX—are a perfect example of Honda innovating and moving forward when everyone else is standing still. Honda refers to its DCT as automatic, which is a little confusing as there are still conventional clutches ctc on the CTX and not torque converters that you would expect to find in an automatic transmission.

Honda CTX | First Ride | Motorcyclist magazine

Nor can you turn off the ABS. PGM-FI electronic fuel injection. On a brief freeway stint, I felt no helmet buffeting and discovered that the laid-back riding position worked well in that generous still-air pocket. Follow us email facebook twitter instagram 70e Plus pinterest tumblr youTube. The front suspension is a 41 mm fork combined with a single shock giving 4.


RideApart Review: Honda CTX700

In Drive mode, you can turn your brain off and ride the bike like a scooter and let it make the decisions. Honda twins are famous for their wide powerbands and fuel efficiency, and this engine is one of our best.

So Honda is going down a route to actively try and encourage novice riders into the motorcycle world with the launch of its Honda CTX range.

Essentially the CTX is a variation of the Honda NCX platform, but has been designed as a reliable, starter bike and specifically aimed at getting new riders on to motorcycles for the first time at an affordable price in a cruiser-style package. These superior machines offer the technology 700s features that modern riders want and need, and do it all at a price nobody can match.

Low Seat Height With a seat height of just The ABS option incorporates anti-lock brakes ABS for the best possible stopping power, especially under challenging conditions. For more aggressive shift points, simply switch it over to Sport. With its full-coverage fairing and 700f, the CTX lets you enjoy long trips in comfort.

Honda CTX series

There is a small storage area on the top of the tank under a pop-up lid that is handy for a cell phone and wallet but it unlike the NCX, which stores some of the fuel under its seat, the CTX keeps it all in the tank. Over the past three years, Big Red has developed multiple points of entry into motorcycling. At the same time, this Honda manages to be fun and entertaining for those of us lucky enough to have been riding for years.


Single mm hydraulic disc 3 piston calipers and sintered metal pads. Skip to main content. So Honda is going down a route to actively try and They work well but as this bike is aimed at the novice rider we would have liked to see more confidence inspiring twin discs on the front particularly for a bike that weighs in around lbs. Convenient ‘Do Rag storage above the tank. Suspension is provided by a 41mm fork offering 4. Rigid tube steel diamond.

Every motorcycle manufacturer would like to sell more bikes. Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance.

RideApart Review: Honda CTX

The rider triangle was designed to provide a relaxed riding position for most riders, so you won’t feel cramped up after just a few 070e down the road. The two-cylinder format produces tons of low- and mid-range torque, and the degree-phase crank and uniaxial primary balancer make it smooth, too. Single mm hydraulic disc 1 piston caliper and sintered metal pads. In theory, the more DCT machines it sells, the smaller the upcharge can be.

The non-adjustable suspension has more travel than your typical cruiser’s.