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2013 Honda CTX700


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Due to its sticking front fairing the new 2103 Honda CTX features a pretty intriguing appearance. On the other hand, we’ll have to admit that is fairly efficient and makes the motorcycle the perfect partner for long journeys.

As far as ergonomics are concerned, the Honda CTX700 features a comfy seat that’s 28.3 inches high and perfectly angled handlebar which offers a pretty relaxed riding position.

The Honda CTX700 is propelled by a 670cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin, PGM-FI, SOHC engine with a Compression Ratio of 10.7:1. The engine can be equipped with an optional easy-to-use automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) or a standard six-speed manual. The DCT features two modes, so you can select between the fully automatic mode or the active gear selection via "paddle-shift" type buttons mounted on the handlebar.

Other features include an Antilock Braking System (ABS), integrated storage area and an LCD instrument panel.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda CTX700.

Tomorrow’s Touring Twin

The open road has never looked more inviting than when you’re rolling along on the new 2014 Honda CTX™700. Made for travel with an efficient fairing and windscreen up front, the CTX700 boasts features that make it an ideal partner for exploring all that the open road can offer. It starts with great rider accommodations, thanks in large part to a comfy seat that’s only 28.3 inches high—a handy aid around town. Then there’s the powerful, smooth-running 670cc engine with its twin cylinders canted 62 degrees forward for better weight distribution and a lower center of gravity for nimble handling. There’s also the option of an easy-to-use automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) or a standard six-speed manual; the DCT allows riders to instantly choose between a fully automatic mode or the option of more active gear selection via "paddle-shift" type buttons on the handlebar. Better yet, the CTX700D also comes equipped with an Antilock Braking System (ABS). With its broad power curve, light and nimble handling, roomy riding accommodations and smooth engine, the CTX700 excels at long-range travel, but these qualities also make it a terrific weekend warrior or daily rider. With all this and more, all in a very affordable package, get out and see that destination you’ve been wanting to visit—on the Honda CTX700.

Talk about a bike that can do it all: Honda’s new 2014 CTX700 is your new dream machine. Part of our new CTX series, the CTX700 offers the comfort and weather protection of a full fairing, as well as a laid-back riding position with more forward-set hand controls and footpegs. A full range of Honda Genuine Accessories lets you set it up with saddlebags, backrests, and just about any other touring- or comfort-related feature you could ever want. Best of all, you can get the new CTX700 in two versions: one with our conventional six-speed manual transmission, and one equipped with our unique automatic transmission, the revolutionary Honda Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).

The CTX700 offers an automatic transmission and ABS version at a low $8,799 base MSRP*. 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. Plus, you get Anti-Lock Brakes for improved stopping in less than ideal conditions.

With its relaxed riding position, the new CTX700 allows you to settle down into the bike a bit more, and get to stretch out more, too. The up-front pegs and low seat make it easy to put your feet down at stoplights, too.

The CTX700’s 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine produces tons of torque and enough power for easy two-up touring. Honda twins are famous for their wide powerbands and fuel efficiency, and this new engine is one of our best.

We want the new CTX700 to be a bike you’ll want to ride every day, not just on weekends. That’s why we went out of our way to design in user-friendly features like the integrated storage—perfect for items you need to access fast.

With its new full-coverage fairing and windscreen, the CTX700 lets you enjoy long trips in comfort. But that fairing is a great choice for commuters on chilly mornings too—this is a bike that can really do it all.

Features

Honda CTX700
  • Upper fairing and windscreen divert wind around the rider, adding to comfort and reducing fatigue.
  • Sophisticated liquid-cooled SOHC eight-valve 670cc parallel-twin engine pumps out abundant torque in the low-end and midrange for easily accessible power.
  • An impressively broad torque curve gives the CTX700 a remarkably linear and smooth power delivery.
  • A relatively long engine stroke (80.0mm combined with a 73.0mm bore) and a high-inertia crankshaft are design elements that add to the CTX700’s extremely tractable power characteristics.
  • The 62-degree forward lean given to the cylinder assembly facilitates near-vertical mounting of the single 36mm throttle body for superior intake port positioning and shaping. In addition, special shaping to the combustion chambers further enhance engine combustion efficiency for clean burning and optimal power production.
  • An engine balancer shaft quells vibration for smooth, comfortable operation, and rubber-mounted footrests also add to rider comfort.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors numerous variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture for existing riding and atmospheric conditions, thereby delivering optimal performance and remarkably crisp throttle response over a wide range of operating conditions. Two Model Options:
  • CTX700D with DCT/ABS features a second-generation automatic six-speed Honda Dual Clutch Transmission that uses two hydraulically controlled clutches to deliver quick and smooth gear changes in a choice of three modes: Manual (MT), which allows the rider to shift gears using buttons, and two automatic (AT) modes—S for sport riding and D for everyday use.
  • DCT model also features an Antilock Braking System (ABS) to provide full antilock functionality for powerful and secure braking action.
  • CTX700 features a manual six-speed transmission.
  • Low-seat height, along with the new Honda parallel-twin engine design, creates a very low center of gravity, making the CTX700 feel remarkably nimble and fun to ride.
  • Fuel capacity of 3.17 gallons plus excellent fuel economy gives the CTX700 a long cruising range. -*A rigid and compact diamond-shape steel frame, low center of gravity and plush suspension help make the CTX700 responsive, agile and enjoyable over the long haul.
  • Stout 41mm front fork provides 4.2 inches of travel, while the Pro-Link® rear suspension system delivers 4.3 inches of wheel travel.
  • A remarkably low seat height of 28.3 inches helps instill rider confidence.
  • Open, roomy ergonomics position the rider in a well-balanced seating position for all-day comfort.
  • A large array of available accessories allows owners to add just the right combination of capabilities to suit individual preferences and expand their adventures.

Honda Genuine Accessories

Tall Windscreen (cowl version only)
Heated Grips
Heated Grip Attachment
Saddlebags
Saddlebag Stay
Saddlebag Panel (color-matched)
Rear Carrier Backrest
Backrest Bracket
Sub Harness
Accessory Socket
Chrome Master Cylinder Cover
Chrome License Plate Frame

Benefits

LCD Instrument Panel

Full digital LCD instrumentation includes digital speedometer, digital bar-type tachometer, clock, low-fuel gauge, and two tripmeters. The instruments are light, compact, and easy to read, too. The DCT/ABS version adds a gear position indicator.

Full-Coverage Fairing

With its new full-coverage fairing and windscreen, the CTX700 really adds to your comfort on long trips. The fairing upper and lower components are unique to this model, and are integrated with rest of the bike.

41mm Fork

With 4.2 inches of travel, the CTX700 soaks up the bumps and jolts in rough pavement, but also provides excellent handling and superior feedback through the handlebar.

Cast Aluminum 17-inch Wheels

The 17-inch wheels give you a wide choice of premium tires to choose from, and really help the CTX700 handle like a pro on the street. The cast wheels are light and strong too.

Front and Rear Disc Brakes with Available ABS

Single front- and rear disc brakes give the CTX700 great stopping power. The ABS option incorporates anti-lock brakes for the best possible stopping power, especially under challenging conditions.

Integrated Storage Compartment

The new CTX700 offers a convenient utility compartment that’s in the fuel-tank area, making it easy to reach.

Electronic Fuel Injection

Honda’s Electronic Fuel Injection means easy startups on cold mornings and flawless running even at high elevations

Reduced Vibration

You don’t need to rattle and shake when riding a motorcycle. The CTX700’s engine counterbalancer and rubber-mounted footpegs let you enjoy the ride on your commute or on a weekend getaway.

670cc Parallel-Twin Engine

With its cylinders tipped 62 degrees forward for better weight distribution, the CTX700’s engine is a big step forward in modern powerplant design. The two-cylinder format produces tons of low- and mid-range torque, and the 270-degree-phase crank and uniaxial primary balancer make it smooth, too.

Relaxed Rider Position

The CTX700 was designed for a comfortable, confidence-inspiring ride. 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 miles down the road.

Diamond-Shape Steel Frame

Light, strong, and with just the right amount of stiffness, the CTX700’s rigid and compact chassis is the foundation for precise handling.

Optional Automatic Transmission

Shift with the push of a handlebar-mounted button, or select the CTX700’s automatic mode and the bike will shift itself. Honda’s Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission (DCT) has been a huge hit on our other models, and once you ride a CTX700 with DCT, you’ll see why.

Low Center of Gravity

The CTX700’s low center of gravity makes for a more confidence inspiring, all-around riding experience.

Pro-Link Rear Suspension

Offering 4.3 inches of rear-wheel travel and teamed with a Honda Multi-Action System rear shock, the CTX700 eats up rough pavement while giving you a smoother ride.

Low Seat Height

With a seat height of just 28.3 inches, the new CTX700 is confidence-inspiring and comfortable. Combine that with the forward-set controls, and it’s easy to flat-foot it at stoplights or in parking lots.

Front and Rear Disc Brakes with Available ABS

Single front- and rear disc brakes give the CTX700 great stopping power. The ABS option incorporates anti-lock brakes for the best possible stopping power, especially under challenging conditions.

Cast Aluminum 17-inch Wheels

The 17-inch wheels give you a wide choice of premium tires to choose from, and really help the CTX700 handle like a pro on the street. The cast wheels are light and strong too.

Specifications

US MSRP Price$7,799 USD
Engine Type670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore and Stroke73mm x 80mm
Induction PGM-FI36mm throttle body
Ignition Digitaltransistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio10.7:1
Valve Train SOHCfour valves per cylinder
TransmissionSix-speed
Final DriveChain
Front Suspension41mm fork, 4.2 inches travel
Rear SuspensionPro-Link single shock; 4.3 inches travel
Front BrakeSingle 320mm disc with two-piston caliper
Rear BrakeSingle 240mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire160/60-17
Rake(caster angle) 27.7 degrees
Trail114.0mm (4.4 inches)
Wheelbase60.2 inches
Seat Height28.3 inches
Curb Weight478.4 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Fuel Capacity3.17 gallons


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