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Old 01-16-2014, 06:30 PM   #694
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Originally Posted by Dranrab Luap View Post
I suspect you are right that they wouldn't sell. I love my Victory, but I'd be happier if it were a 650-900cc that had all the same amenities, weighed 600 or so pounds and got 50 MPG. It's frustrating that all full on tourers have to weigh 900 pounds. That triple would make a great platform for what I want. So would the SV/DL 650 engine. Hell, the GSX650 engine was the smoothest I have ever owned.

This CTX has almost all it needs to fill the bill. A few minor tweeks and it's there.
Have had three Harley touring bikes, and they were heavy. Couple of R1150RT's and a 1200RT, and the RT's were every bit as comfortable, hell of a lot faster and 300lbs lighter. Honda's accessories for the CTX are nice, but probably as far as they will go with making a mid class tourer. A DIY pkg...

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