2014 Honda CTX1300 — Not Your Father’s Bagger

11/04/2013 @ 9:45 pm, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

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Honda’s new model philosophy is all about crossovers between already existing segments, and from that we get the 2014 Honda CTX1300 & 2014 Honda CTX1300 Deluxe. Aesthetically similar to the Honda Gold Wing F6B that we saw earlier this year, the Honda CTX1300 features the a modified version of the Honda ST1300’s 1,261cc V4 engine and five-speed gearbox.

Honda’s key focus with the CTX line is the combination of comfort and technology, which is where the motorcycle series gets its three-letter model name. Honda says the CTX1300 has a comfortable riding position and low center of gravity with its 29.1-inch seat, which all makes for an effortless cruising experience that has the American highway system in mind with its 5.1 gallon fuel tank.

Building off the V4 engine at its core, the 2014 Honda CTX1300 Deluxe takes things one step further in the technology department, and includes a Bluetooth enabled audio package, self-cancelling turn signals, anti-lock braking system (ABS), and traction control. The Honda CTX1300 Deluxe visually distinguished its with a various blacked-out styling elements.

While Honda touts the CTX1300’s “moderate” weight, the Honda CTX1300 is a big bike, with a big curb weight: 724 lbs (CTX1300) / 731 lbs (CTX1300 Deluxe). How the CTX1300 will stack against the F6B on the showroom floor remains to be seen, though considering the positive reception that bagger has received, more options for buyers doesn’t sound like a bad problem to have.

No official word on price yet, though expect something in the $17,000 range for the base model Honda CTX1300, and upwards even higher for the Honda CTX1300 Deluxe. We suspect that will be the sticking point for Honda on this machine. It will come in metallic black, gray-blue metallic, and candy red paint.

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Technical Specifications for the 2014 Honda Honda CTX1300 & Honda CTX1300 Deluxe:

ENGINE TYPE1261cc liquid-cooled longitudinally mounted 90-degree V-4
BORE x STROKE78.0 x 66.0mm
COMPRESSION RATIO10.0:1
VALVE TRAINDOHC; four valves per cylinder
INDUCTIONPGM-FI with electronic control IACV, four 36mm throttle bodies, eight holes per injector
IGNITIONcomputer-controlled digital with 3-D mapping and electronic advance
TRANSMISSIONfive-speed
FINAL DRIVEshaft
FRONT SUSPENSIONinverted 45mm fork
REAR SUSPENSIONtwin rear shocks with spring preload
FRONT BRAKESdual 310mm discs
REAR BRAKESsingle 315mm disc (Deluxe model fitted with CBS ABS)
FRONT TIRE130/70R-18
REAR TIRE200/50R-17
WHEELBASE64.5 in.
RAKE28 degrees 5’
TRAIL4.5 in.
SEAT HEIGHT29.1 in.
FUEL CAPACITY5.1 gal.
COLORSMetallic Black; Gray Blue Metallic; Candy Red
CURB WEIGHT*724 lb. (CTX1300) / 731 lb. (CTX1300 Deluxe)
*includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.

Source: Honda

Comment:

  1. smiler says:

    Harley meets Pan European meets Milenium Falcon

  2. wbkr says:

    Ugliest bike of EICMA winner so far.

  3. zipidachimp says:

    MOTUS is so screwed !!!!!

  4. Steveski says:

    I like this bike & the FB6… a lot. I would definitely look at these before buying another $22k+ Street Glide… I would do the same thing to this as I did to my Street Glide… 1st thing… get a much larger windshield that I can look through… 2nd thing…ride:)

  5. KSW says:

    Zipi, Made me laugh.

    Seriously though, I don’t see a place for the American’s to put there Highway Pegs. Personally I’m not a user of Highway pegs on bikes like this or my K1600 but I am the designer/creator of the AeroPeg for Goldwing/F6B.
    Not looking for a new market but I can foresee the forum’s for this bike lighting up with questions about how/where to put highway pegs.

    Looks comfortable and a windshield would just add buffeting. Actually, I rode a custom ’33 Indian frame with a ’70 Guzzi engine by Bryan Fuller at Sturgis and it’s riding position was much like this bike in the pic’s, Sublime. I bet this does very well in the Ride Reviews.

  6. Keith says:

    gee, it’s uglier and well Motus is doing the V4 sport touring bike with bags BETTER than this. EWWWWWW and meh.

  7. 76 says:

    Ummmm who is this bike for again?