The 2014 Honda CTX1300 has made its public debut at the 2013 EICMA motorcycle show earlier this month. The new CTX1300 tourer is a grown-up version of Honda CTX700 which was unveiled in February this year.
Representing the evolution of touring motorcycles, the 2014 Honda CTX1300 is powered by the same fuel-injected, 1261cc, liquid-cooled, longitudinally mounted 90° V-4 engine as the current Honda’s classic ST1300, but with different gearing, pistons and exhaust. The engine comes with a low-maintenance shaft drive and is mated to a manual 5-speed gearbox that features taller gearing for touring, and is good for 83bhp at 6,000rpm and 106Nm of torque at 4,500rpm.
The 2014 Honda CTX1300 has an ultra-low 29.1-inch seat which offers low center of gravity for comfortable, relaxed riding position. The tourer uses 43mm USD forks and twin rear shocks with spring preload adjustment, as well as comes equipped with a wide forward fairing and 5.1-gallon fuel tank that provides a useful range of up to 205Miles. s.
T he new Honda CTX1300 tourer sits on cast-aluminium wheels with a size of 18 inches at the front and 17 inches at the back, wrapped in a 130 and a wide 200-series front and rear tyres, respectively. Breaking duties handled by dual 310mm discs at front and a single 315mm disc at rear, all of which has 3-piston caliper. Other features include LED headlight with halo accent lighting, LED taillight and turn signals, a speedometer with LCD information screen, and so on.
Representing the evolution of touring motorcycles, 2014 Honda CTX1300 with all of its high-end features will be the perfect choice for someone who are looking for Harley-Davidson alternatives.
The 2014 Honda CTX1300 is also offered in Deluxe version, distinguished by self-cancelling turn signals, traction control, an audio package with Bluetooth connectivity, ABS, and a bit more blacked-out styling elements for a distinctive look. The 2014 Honda CTX1300 Deluxe has a weight of 731 pounds, whil the base model is 724 pounds.
A range of accessories are available for the Honda CTX1300 including heated grips, LED fog lights, a tall windscreen, color-matched 45-liter rear trunk, rear carrier, centerstand, and so on.
The 2014 Honda CTX1300 will be offered in three differend colors: Darkness Black Metallic, Gray Blue Metallic (Pearl Sunbeam White for the European market), Candy Prominence Red, and will hit the dealerships in March next year. The standard model will be priced at $17,000.