2013 Honda CTX700ND

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The Honda CTX700NM is one of the newest motorcycles revealed by the Japanese manufacturer. The motorcycle is packed with a long list of modern features which help it delivers first class performances and also comes with a modern, aerodynamic style that helps you cut through the air effortless at cruising speeds.

Needles to say yhat Honda’s engineers have spent a lot of time to develop perfect ergonomics for this bike, Thereby you are greeted by a roomy 28.3 inches high seat, a modern handlebar with an integrated LCD instrument panel and a large array of available accessories which allow you to add just the right combination of capabilities to suit individual preferences.

The 2014 Honda CTX700ND is powered by a 670 cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine which can be combined with a standard six speed manual transmission or an easy-to-use automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda CTX700ND.

Meet your new favorite bike

Honda CTX700ND

The open road has never looked more inviting than when you’re rolling along on the new 2014 Honda CTX700. 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.

Honda’s new CTX series is all about taking the best of motorcycling, adding new technology, and making it even better. The modern engines and chassis designs mean you get great performance, superior fuel economy, and plenty of useable power. The laid-back seating position is just as comfortable for a weekday commute, a weekend cruise, or a week-long vacation trip. And their low center of gravity makes for a better all-around riding experience, especially for new riders. And these two models are just the start.

Offering simplicity plus all-around performance

The brilliance of Honda engineering shines once again in the form of the 2014 CTX™700N. This is a bike specifically engineered to make motorcycling more approachable, affordable and fun than ever before. Thanks to a low seat height of only 28.3 inches, riders can quickly get acclimated to life in the saddle. Honda’s acclaimed automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) provides either a fully automatic mode or the option of more active gear selection via "paddle-shift" type buttons on the handlebar, and the DCT version also comes with Honda’s Antilock Braking System (ABS). The 670cc parallel-twin engine features cylinders canted 62 degrees forward for better weight distribution and a lower center of gravity for nimble handling. This smooth-running fuel-injected engine pumps out loads of low-end and midrange torque to simplify taking off from stops even with the optional six-speed manual gearbox, and there’s enough power on tap for wherever the road may lead. Beneath the fuel tank cover there’s a handy glove box area, and the fuel is carried beneath that. All in all, the CTX700N/ND are amazingly affordable, friendly and comfortable bikes that are perfect for everyday rides, weekend trips, two-up exploring or just about anything else you can dream up. Price: $6999; $7999 for DCT/ABS model. Availability: spring 2013

Two Model Options

Honda CTX700ND
  • 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.

Part of the new CTX series, the CTX700N offers a laid-back riding position with more forward-set hand controls and footpegs, and a low 28.3-inch seat height. And we didn’t forget the tech: there’s an available automatic (DCT) transmission and ABS version for smooth shifting and strong stopping in less than ideal conditions. Both versions feature the fuel-efficient 670cc twin-cylinder engine in our award-winning NC700X.

The CTX700N offers an automatic transmission and ABS version at a low $7,999 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.

Honda’s new CTX series is all about making motorcycling fun and accessible. The CTX700N’s relaxed riding position and low seat help achieve this goal.

The CTX700N’s 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine produces tons of torque and enough power for easy two-up cruising. Honda twins are famous for their wide powerbands and efficiency, and this new engine is one of our best.

We want the new CTX700N 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 user-friendly features like the integrated storage—perfect for items you need to access fast.

Features

  • 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.

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.

41mm Fork

With 4.2 inches of travel, the CTX700N 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 CTX700N 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 CTX700N great stopping power. The ABS option incorporates a Anti-lock brakes for the best possible stopping power, especially under challenging conditions.

Integrated Storage Compartment

The new CTX700N 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.

670cc Parallel-Twin Engine

With its cylinders tipped 62 degrees forward for better weight distribution, the CTX700N’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.

Reduced Vibration

You don’t need to rattle and shake when riding a motorcycle. The CTX700N’s engine counterbalancer and rubber-mounted footpegs let you enjoy the ride on your commute or on a weekend getaway.

Optional Automatic Transmission

Shift with the push of a handlebar-mounted button, or select the CTX700N’s automatic mode and the bike will shift itself. Honda’s Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) has been a huge hit on our other models, and once you ride an CTX700N with DCT, you’ll see why.

Diamond-Shape Steel Frame

Light, strong, and with just the right amount of stiffness, the CTX700N’s rigid and compact chassis is the foundation for precise handling.

Relaxed Rider Position

The CTX700N 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.

Low Seat Height

With a seat height of just 28.3 inches, the new CTX700N 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.

Pro-Link Rear Suspension

Offering 4.3 inches of rear-wheel travel and teamed with a Honda Multi-Action System rear shock, the CTX700N eats up rough pavement while giving you a smoother ride.

Front and Rear Disc Brakes with Available ABS

Single front and rear disc brakes give the CTX700N great stopping power. The ABS option incorporates a 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 CTX700N handle like a pro on the street. The cast wheels are light and strong too.

Specifications

US MSRP Price$7,999 USD
Engine Type670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore and Stroke73mm x 80mm
InductionPGM-FI, 36mm throttle body
IgnitionDigital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio10.7:1
Valve TrainSOHC; four valves per cylinder
TransmissionAutomatic six-speed with two modes and a manual mode
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; ABS
Rear BrakeSingle 240mm disc with single-piston caliper; ABS
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 Weight500.4 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Fuel Capacity3.17 gallons

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