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Honda Canada Announces the CTX700N and CTX700T for 2014 – Updated

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It’s hard not to have a gut reaction to the freshly announced 2014 Honda CTX700T, a strange and disfigured attempt to graft the Goldwing F6B’s styling onto a NC700X. What does look the business, or at least startlingly dashing by comparison, is the naked CTX700N. The CTX700T (doomed) and CTX700N, will share the NC700X’s 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin, and should have similar good manners on the road.

Read on for marketing bumph and specs…

CTX stands for Comfort, Technology and eXperience—a rider experience that’s unique to these machines because of new Honda technologies that focus on class-leading comfort, easy-to-operate features and versatility. These first CTX machines share the same innovative design as the NC700 Series and place a premium on lightweight handling thanks in part to a low center of gravity, ergonomics that translate into day-long comfort and distinctive urban roadster styling.

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CTX700T (with ABS)
newCTX700T_EN_specsThe open road has never looked more inviting than when you’re rolling along on the all new 2014 Honda CTX™700. Made for travel with an efficient fairing and windscreen up front, the CTX700 boasts features that make it an ideal partner for exploring all that the open road can offer. It starts with great rider accommodations, thanks in large part to a comfy seat that’s only 719 mm (28.3 inches) high— a full 71mm (2.8 inches) lower than the NC700S! The long-stroke 670cc engine with its twin cylinders canted 62 degrees forward for better weight distribution and a lower center of gravity for nimble handling. The CTX700T comes equipped with Antilock Braking System (ABS) and an easy shifting 6-speed manual transmission. With its strong low-end torque, light and nimble handling, roomy riding accommodations and smooth engine, the CTX700T excels at long-range travel, but these qualities also make it a terrific weekend warrior or daily rider. Get out and see that destination you’ve wanted to visit—on the all new Honda CTX700T.

Features & Benefits
• Sophisticated liquid-cooled SOHC eight-valve 670cc parallel-twin engine pumps out abundant torque in the low-end and midrange for easily accessible power.
• A relatively long engine stroke (80.0mm combined with a 73.0mm bore) and a high-inertia crankshaft are design elements that add to the CTX700’s extremely tractable power characteristics.
• The 62-degree forward lean given to the cylinder assembly facilitates near-vertical mounting of the single 36mm throttle body for superior intake port positioning and shaping. In addition, special shaping to the combustion chambers further enhances engine combustion efficiency for clean burning and optimal power production.
• An engine balancer shaft quells vibration for smooth, comfortable operation, and rubber-mounted footrests also add to rider comfort.
• Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors numerous variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture for existing riding and atmospheric conditions, thereby delivering optimal performance and remarkably crisp throttle response over a wide range of operating conditions.
• The impressive broad torque curve gives the CTX700T a remarkably linear and smooth power delivery.
• Upper fairing and windscreen divert wind around the rider, adding to comfort and reducing fatigue.
• Low-seat height, along with the new Honda parallel-twin engine design, creates a very low center of gravity, making the CTX700T feel remarkably nimble and fun to ride.
• Fuel capacity of 12 liter plus excellent fuel economy gives the CTX700T a long cruising range.
• A rigid and compact diamond-shape steel frame, low center of gravity and plush suspension help make the CTX700T responsive, agile and enjoyable over the long haul.
• Stout 41mm front fork provides 107 mm of travel, while the Pro-Link® rear suspension system delivers 109 mm of wheel travel.
• A remarkably low seat height of 719 mm helps instill rider confidence.
• Open, roomy ergonomics position the rider in a well-balanced seating position for all-day comfort.

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CTX700N (with ABS)
newCTX700N_EN_specsThe continued brilliance of Honda engineering shines once again in the form of the 2014 CTX™700N. This is a bike specifically engineered to make motorcycling more approachable and fun. Thanks to a low seat height of only 719 mm (28.3 inches), riders can quickly get acclimated to life in the saddle. The 670cc parallel-twin engine features cylinders canted 62 degrees forward for better weight distribution and a lower center of gravity for ease of handling. This smooth-running fuel-injected engine pumps out good low-end and midrange torque to simplify launching from stops. Like its sibling, the CTX700N comes equipped with Antilock Braking System (ABS) and an easy shifting 6-speed manual transmission. A small, but handy glove box area is integrated into the fuel tank cover in front of the rider. All in all, the CTX700N is an amazingly fun, friendly and comfortable bike that is perfect for everyday rides, weekend trips, two-up exploring or just about anything else you can dream up.

Features & Benefits
• Sophisticated liquid-cooled SOHC eight-valve 670cc parallel-twin engine pumps out abundant torque in the low-end and midrange for easily accessible power.
• A relatively long engine stroke (80.0mm combined with a 73.0mm bore) and a high-inertia crankshaft are design elements that add to the CTX700N’s extremely tractable power characteristics.
• The 62-degree forward lean given to the cylinder assembly facilitates near-vertical mounting of the single 36mm throttle body for superior intake port positioning and shaping. In addition, special shaping to the combustion chambers further enhances engine combustion efficiency for clean burning and optimal power production.
• Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors numerous variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture for existing riding and atmospheric conditions, thereby delivering optimal performance and remarkably crisp throttle response over a wide range of operating conditions.
• An engine balancer shaft quells vibration for smooth, comfortable operation, and rubber-mounted footrests add to rider comfort.
• An impressively broad torque curve gives the CTX700N a linear and smooth power delivery.
• Features a manual six-speed transmission.
• Fuel capacity of 12 liters and great fuel economy give the CTX700N a long cruising range.
• A rigid and compact diamond-shape steel frame, low center of gravity and plush suspension help make the CTX700N responsive, agile and enjoyable to ride all day.
• Stout 41mm front fork provides 107 mm (4.2 inches) of travel, while the Pro-Link® rear suspension system delivers 109 mm (4.3 inches) of wheel travel.
• A remarkably low seat height of 719 mm (28.3 inches) helps instill rider confidence.
• The new Honda parallel-twin engine design creates a very low center of gravity, making the CTX700N feel remarkably nimble and fun to ride.
• Open, roomy ergonomics position the rider in a well-balanced seating position for all-day comfort and fun.

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.
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  • Glenn said:

    I’d consider the ‘N’ with the bags but the ‘T’ looks like a deformed whale.

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