2014 Honda CTX1300

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At the 2013 EICMA motorcycle show Honda has taken the wraps off its new CTX1300 tourer. The motorcycle is a pretty new concept and Honda says that it represents the evolution of touring motorcycles.

Thanks to its versatile character, the Honda CTX1300 promises to feel similarly comfortable both in the city and on the highway. Needles to say that it comes with a comprehensive list of touring-oriented accessories which includes two side cases, a potent audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, a comfy seat and an ergonomically designed handlebar.

The motorcycle is offered in two versions, namely the standard model and the Deluxe. The latter comes with self-canceling turn signals, anti-lock brakes, traction control and blacked-out styling accents.

The 2014 Honda CTX1300 is powered by a 1261cc, liquid-cooled, longitudinally mounted 90° V-4 engine which sends its power to the ground through a five-speed transmission.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda CTX1300.

Overview

Some motorcycles take a proven formula and change it up a little. Then there’s Honda’s new CTX family of bikes—they’ve blown their class wide open and completely reinvented it.

The new CTX1300 is a great example: With a 1261cc V-4 engine it has plenty of power. Innovations abound in the integrated bodywork. Best of all, it’s available in two versions: the CTX1300 and the CTX1300 Deluxe, with Bluetooth® Audio, anti-lock brakes, self-cancelling turn signals, traction control and a blacked-out look.

Innovation—It’s What The CTX1300 Is All About.

Honda’s CTX line of motorcycles are some of the most innovative we’ve ever produced. One look can tell you that, and that’s really saying something when you realize that no other company leads the way in innovative solutions and technologies like Honda. Just check out the new CTX1300’s long list of features, and you’ll see that this is a bike that can take you cruising into the next century.

V-4 Engine

Nothing sounds like a V-4 engine, and nothing feels like one either. Longitudinal engine mounting improves power transfer and drivetrain efficiency, two engine counterbalancers eliminate vibration for super-smooth running, and its specially tuned 1261 cc engine offers plenty of power for long-distance touring.

Traction Control

Available on the CTX1300 Deluxe, traction control gives you additional peace of mind under challenging riding conditions.

Adjustable Rear Suspension

The dual pre-load adjustable rear shocks pair with the CTX1300’s aluminum swingarm to allow you to dial in the level of comfort and handling that’s right for you.

Inverted Fork

A feature that not only looks great but works even better, the CTX1300’s inverted fork helps with the bike’s precise steering and excellent comfort and handling.

Anti-Lock Brakes

Motorcycling can throw you lots of unexpected surprises—that’s where Anti-Lock Brakes can be a big help, when you need to make controlled stops in less-than-ideal conditions. Under normal operation you’ll never know it they’re there, but when you need them, they’re always there to back you up.

Unique Wheels and Tires
A fat 200-series rear tire and stylish 10-spoke cast wheels give the CTX1300 aggressive style—on the Deluxe model, the wheels are blacked-out to match the other styling elements.

Integrated Luggage

The CTX1300’s weather resistant, lockable saddlebags are big enough for many full-face helmets or a weekend’s worth of gear.

Low Seat Height

Nice and low—that’s how most riders like their seat heights, and that’s exactly how we built the new CTX1300. The low seat makes it easy to flat-foot it in parking lots or at stoplights, and just plain feels great, too. The low seat and uniquely designed fuel tank help lower the bike’s center of gravity and inspire confidence.

Stylish and Functional Bodywork

The CTX1300’s fairing helps make both your commute and long distance trips a whole lot more pleasant. Stylish and functional, the bodywork reduces wind buffeting and provides some extra storage, too.

Storage Compartments with USB port

Tucked into the CTX1300’s fairing are two storage containers for smaller items. On the Deluxe model, you also get a USB port to charge your phone or play MP3 music files.

Storage Compartments with USB port

Tucked into the CTX1300’s fairing are two storage containers for smaller items. On the Deluxe model, you also get a USB port to charge your phone or play MP3 music files.

LED Lighting

Clear, crisp, bright: the latest LED technology lets the CTX1300’s headlight and unique accent lights do more than just light up the night—it gives the bike a strong styling element.. The tallight and turn signals are also brilliant, long-lasting LEDs.

Low-Cut Windscreen

The low-cut windscreen helps reduce wind buffeting and blends perfectly with the low, lean styling of the CTX1300. Need a taller screen? No problem—there’s one available as an accessory.

LCD Info Screen

Mounted in the center of the instrument console, the LCD screen provides useful information such as fuel range, MPG, ambient air temperature, and trip odometer. The Deluxe model can also display song and artist information from your device.

Specifications

Honda CTX1300
Engine Type1261cc liquid-cooled longitudinally mounted 90° V-4
Bore And Stroke78mm x 66mm
InductionPGM-FI with electronic control IACV, four 36mm throttle bodies
IgnitionComputer-controlled digital with 3-D mapping and electronic advance
Compression Ratio10.0:1
Valve TrainDOHC; four valves per cylinder
TransmissionFive-speed
Final DriveShaft
Front SuspensionInverted 45mm fork
Rear SuspensionTwin rear shocks with spring
Front BrakeDual 310mm front discs
Rear BrakeSingle 315mm disc
Front Tire130/70R-18
Rear Tire200/50R-17
Rake28.5°
Trail114.3mm (4.5 inches)
Wheelbase64.5 inches
Seat Height29.1 inches
Curb Weight724.2 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride
Fuel Capacity5.1 gallons
EmissionsMeets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available ColorsMetallic Black, Gray Blue Metallic, Candy Red

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