2014 Honda CTX700 Threadfest

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by HondaFanatic, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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    I don't disagree with this. My point is its all frame of mind. I've ridden a lot of bikes that some folks would consider boring. I've had a hell of a good time on most of them and enjoyed all of them. Hell I've toured on a bicycle and had a blast. Of course I didn't expect it to go 140 mph :rofl
  2. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    +1 to that. There was a time 30-40 years ago, where Honda catered to the USA and its tastes. As countries around the world matured and needed transportation Honda obliged with great little two wheel conveyances that were very unlike the products sold here. It appears that Honda is now building bikes that can be sold around the world, meeting the needs of people who need basic transportation, economic to purchase and ride, not just for us any longer.

    Not sure if Honda will ever attempt to cater to us specifically, as they believe us to be a fickle group that demanded certain styles of bikes, that when made were left to gather dust on their showroom floors. It took them three years to bring the CB1100 over here(soon) and while a unique and beautiful piece of machinery, stands a good chance of being a bust, too.

    Like the Honda rep stated in Chicago, "new riders are not interested in purchasing a CBR600RR...." They are looking for comfort and economy of operation. That's what the CTX, NC and CB500's are all about, whether long term riders like us, like it or not. Honda doesn't seem to be listening to us any longer. No Crosstourers, no Transalps, and other bikes they feel will be failures here. We live with it or purchase Ducs or BMW's or whatever's that are being made to what they think Americans want, at a premium price of course...
  3. sfrider300

    sfrider300 Been here awhile

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    The new Hondas don't tick any of my boxes, other than perhaps as an efficient commuter.

    But if you're like me and think it would be a good thing if more people got out of their cars and onto two wheels, then you should see the new Hondas as a welcome addition to the market.
  4. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    WTF with the ass in a bucket, gyno-exam position. The Easy Rider movie F'd up American motorcycle tastes.

    Anyway.......

    Honda will only be really happy once they have convinced the entire world that they know better.

    And we will all know they have succeeded when we ALL have a gen 7 ASIMO robot in our homes (homes built by the big H, of course) and are wearing red wing emblazoned jumpsuits.

    Of course if they also design and manufacture an improved version of the orgasmatron...........:wink:
  5. xrcris

    xrcris Been here awhile

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    Commuting by motorcycle, as a general statement, sucks. I think most people who will buy one of these will give it up first time their nuts get soaked.

    To the extent that it might be a good think if more people get out of their cars, not really. I pay $20 / mo. for parking b/c the lot I go to can fit us in in the unusable car spots - if more people commuted by motorcycle, they would start charging comparable to what they charge cars; $250 / mo. Remember when diesel used to be cheaper than gas? Well now that the consumer market saw that, diesel carries a 25% premium. Moral of the story, be careful for what you wish for.......
  6. Mobiker

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    I used to think it would be a good thing if more people rode, but I've changed my mind. Look at how most people drive cars :eek1 Now put them on bikes :yikes

    More people hurt. Now the gummint gots "to do something". I don't want the government doing things to my motorcycles. Anybody else old enough to remember the Jimmy Carter/Joan Claybrook (sp?) rear steering government motorcycle fiasco? :muutt Lord knows what the dingbats in DC would get up to now. Under the radar baby, under the radar :bmwrider
  7. GrahamD

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    The misery guts society is out in force today..:D
  8. JerryH

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    I don't know what everybody is complaining about. This is what you wanted. Bikes like cars. While I was complaining about it, everybody else was raving about fuel injection and ABS. Now Honda has taken those, and added an automatic transmission to it. Honda also has the dubious distinction of being the only motorcycle manufacturer in the world to sell a motorcycle with an airbag. Soon that will find it's way onto more motorcycles. Most new bikes already have catalytic converters, soon it will be illegal to install an aftermarket exhaust, and it will be enforced with inspections. It won't be long until all motorcycles are drop dead boring, just like new cars are now. Things will only get worse.

    The manufacturers did not put fuel injection on bikes (or cars) for the convenience of the rider, they did it because the guvment said to. Same thing with ABS. I'm sure the insurance companies had something to do with that one. Speaking of insurance companies, it probably won't be long till they force high powered sport bikes out of existence with absurd rates, just like they did muscle cars back in the early '70s. And it will not stop there. The days of fun to own, fun to ride motorcycles are about over. You may disagree, but I remember back in the '60s, if you told people what cars would be like now, they would have flat out laughed in your face. Some, like me, are not laughing now. I have to have old cars to satisfy my car hobby, There is nothing new out there anymore but computerized, safetyized, emissionized, electronicized battery powered mostly plastic transportation modules. Totally worthless to a car enthusiast. It took a little longer, but now the same thing is happening to bikes. Pretty soon there will be no more bikes out there of any interest to motorcycle enthusiasts. You asked for it, now you get all upset when it actually starts happening. And happen it will, just like everything else the guvment sticks their nose in.
  9. UnsureFooting

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    Bring it on. I want a Toyota Corolla-cycle. Boring, reliable, inexpensive, and accepted by everyone everywhere as an acceptable means of transport.
  10. Navin

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    See the first post in this thread. :lol3
  11. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    I was being facetious.
  12. Navin

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    I was being waggish.
  13. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    Wtf is waggish?
  14. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    Just what I've been looking for! Could you point me in the direction of the 600cc dirt bike that weighs 254lbs wet?
  15. Navin

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    That ain't the wet weight of a WR250R, but it sure would have been nice.

    Further, they built it to the weight of an ancient air cooled 600cc dirt bike! My 570 Burg is under 270!
  16. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Who wanted this? :huh

    And BTW, Honda is already boring so maybe they're ahead of the curve after all.
  17. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    :baldy


    You got a special one. My 390 completely stock with the tank empty. 274 lbs
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  18. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Yeah, I too think bikes have gone too far. :huh

    Bring back:

    -F & R drum brakes

    -points ignition

    -headlights that are AA battery strong

    -really hard ribbed tires

    -an oil pool under the bike

    -dual rear shocks that are toast within 500 miles

    -stupidly flexy frames


    Who needs ANY improvements- why fuss with good ol' stuff. Maybe bring back carbide headlamps. :lol3
  19. Navin

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    Must be the bigger hole in the cylinder. :evil

    My 250f comment was regarding street legal enduros, not the WR250f, and Honda has been woefully lacking in that arena for how many decades now? 4?
  20. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Don't think that was what JerryH was saying he wanted. More about government intrusion and control of industries and the boring products required to be made available to the public for safety's sake and to appease the insurance industry, allowing them to keep more of our money and give it to politicians as kickbacks and contributions. just a thought or two...