2013 EICMA: 2014 Honda CTX1300 — First Photos and Specs

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2014 Honda CTX1300

2014 Honda CTX1300
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2014 Honda CTX1300
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2014 Honda CTX1300
2014 Honda CTX1300
2014 Honda CTX1300
2014 Honda CTX1300
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  • Peitro Petrelli

    Still waiting for the Honda FN-1….. this is a teensy weensy bit off….

    • eviladrian

      Just looked that up, hard to believe they built it in 1997!

  • William Connor

    I just do not like this motorcycle. I dig the V4, but the rest is too……Gold Wing.

  • orangelion03

    It does remind me a bit of their scooter-like bikes.

  • Charles Quinn

    Hopefully this and the F6B will sell by the truckload and encourage the other Japanese makers to give up making Road King and Street Glide copies.

  • CruisingTroll

    Let’s see….

    Less windshield.

    Less weather protection.

    Less fuel capacity.

    No tipover wings.

    No rear rack.

    MORE FRIGGIN’ WEIGHT???

    WTF??!!!???!!!

  • 200 Fathoms

    Are those gauges from an Accord? Freaky.

  • ThinkingInImages

    The CTX and NC series are some of the most aesthetically awkward (over) designs I’ve seen in quite a long time. The F6B looks “correct”, almost elegant. The CTX1300 is a strange looking thing.

    • Tim Watson

      I agree with you – in the pictures it looks sort of awkward. I got to see it in the metal last week at Honda’s R&D center and it looks a lot better. Definitely a bike to see in person.

      • ThinkingInImages

        Maybe. I’ll have to see one at the motorcycle expo. I get the idea of making a more approachable motorcycle, even a new category. It’s just that sometimes Honda tries too hard to get styling “right”. You get lines and seams going in all sorts of directions and it’s all goes from sleek, to over-styled, to over the top.

        The design language works on the F6B. Form follows function and there’s an elegant simplicity to it. It’s an excessive motorcycle that doesn’t look excessive. On this CTX it looks pieced together. It looks like a “design by committee”.

  • Eric Shay

    Why does Honda do this? This thing is weird.

  • james

    Im a sucker for V4, if i could, every bike i own would be V4. It is the best engine layout, not much argument there, yeah its heavy but its worth it. Anyway, the front is a bit weird but the rest is nice honestly. If this thing is sold as a cheaper option to the F6B i would most certainly buy this. Dont forget, this bike is likely to have much better ground clearance than and F6B and with the USD forks it probably will be a great long distance fun bike, if they can keep it cheap in my country i would buy one.

    I wonder if you could just trip all the plastic off and make some kind of street fighter diaval cruiser bike.

  • freeflyer

    This is a step down from the st1300 . Good luck selling at 17k. Cruisingtroll summed it up. Underseat fuel filler is a bad idea.

  • cb750k

    why streatch it… I want a shorter wheelbase.
    http://www.oldskoolyzf.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=242

  • sleepngbear

    Love this bike. Pricing could make it a bit prohibitive, but that doesn’t always stop me if I’m in just the right mood when I happen to be in the showroom. I’ve been itching for a cruiser-like layout with the ST’s drivetrain since I traded my ST1300 in for a VTX. This is basically the bike I’ve been wanting for over 10 years, and could be the one that brings me back to Honda.