2014 Honda CTX700 - four more 670cc twins!

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  1. KZ25

    KZ25 Ol'Timer

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    “These new models introduced today (Feb 8, 2013) are just the first in a whole new family of CTX products of various displacements and engine configurations that will be rolled out in the future.”

    More info here:

    http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/02/08/2014-honda-ctx700-lineup-first-look/

    Can't post any pics because the "go advanced" button and the "manage attachments" buttons have disappeared.
     
  2. TonyBKK

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    Wonder what browser you are using? I still have the "go advanced" button on both Firefox and Chrome. David announced that attachments have been disabled due to malicious attacks on the site:
    [h=3]View Counter & Space Issues[/h]

    Posting pics is as easy as copying the link, pressing the "Insert Image" button, and pasting the link.

    This: http://www.cycleworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2014-Honda-CTX700D-with-DCT-and-ABS-plus-accessories.jpg becomes this:
    2014-Honda-CTX700D-with-DCT-and-ABS-plus-accessories.jpg

    Gotta say, at first glance the "new" CTX looks a lot like the old DN-01, which was a monumental failure-
    dn01_us_5.

    Then again, the new CTX is a heck of a lot cheaper than the DN-01 and it has that "super-convenient storage compartment" jerkit.gif
     
  3. monsterman

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    Ducati Diavel clones ?????
     
  4. KZ25

    KZ25 Ol'Timer

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    I'm using IE and they're trying to force their newest version on me, I'll use Firefox from now on.

    Design-wise Honda took a step backwards, maybe using the old design saved time and money.

    Didn't the Diavel come out after the ugly duckling?
     
  5. KZ25

    KZ25 Ol'Timer

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    I'm using Firefox now, the "go advanced" button is there but no "manage attachments".

    Actually the rims on the DN01 look kind of cool!
     
  6. nikster

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    I suppose good design is polarizing.

    The Diavel looks awesome IMO.

    That Honda wannabee - not so much....
     
  7. KZ25

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    I suppose you think the Gladius is polarizing, too? :)
     
  8. monsterman

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    Gladius is horrific , suzuki turn a stunner SV650 into a minging munter Sadius
     
  9. lordofthedreadz

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    I saw them in the flesh and I still fail to understand the purpose of these bikes in front of a big scooter......
     
  10. KZ25

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    My interpretation is that the purpose is about the same but the CTX are for riders who want to own something that looks like a bike not like a scooter.

    The Europeans embrace scooters, there are some cool maxi scooters out there; just the 'mericans are a having a hard time, they're too macho to be seen on anything else than a macho bike, and it's a big market so the Japanese have to cater to it. :)
     

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