2015 Honda CTX700
New type of bike comes into market. For all these hesitant riders, which can’t decide between street bike and cruiser, Japanese company offers 2015 Honda CTX700, a machine with benefits from both classes. When you see it, at first sight, design is taken from street bike. But then, if you look closely the front end, there are styling solutions which clearly belong to cruiser segment. There are many more parts giving pros and cons for both sides, but important thing is that new CTX700 is great combination of these classes. It is excellent for long trips, it is comfortable and its handling is superb. Safety was improved, especially for riders with less experience, while price could be lower, but still affordable.
2015 Honda CTX700 redesign
As it was already mentioned, the 2015 Honda CTX700 is a combination of parts from two classes of bikes. First look says it is classic sport bike, ready for highway and to deliver high speeds, with aggressive appearance. But, front fairing dismisses that opinion. It has clean cruiser design, with speakers which can be used in ride. Windshield is low, and it doesn’t offer too much protection, but it offers better aerodynamics, improved wind pressure protection on rider, which is good for comfort.
Upright posture is comfortable more than before, and it requires forward-leaning position, typical for sport bikes. The 2015 CTX700 offers small storage room in tank area, compatible only for tiny stuff, such as cell phone or wallet.
2015 Honda CTX700 engine
The 2015 Honda CTX700 is propelled by liquid-cooled 670 cc parallel-twin four-valve heads drivetrain. It is minimized by uni-axial primary balancer. Also, it has 270-degree-phase crankshaft. These are just few of many features that improved performance of the bike.
However, the most important part is transmission, which is 6-speed manual gearbox, made for experienced riders. Nevertheless, these riders with less skill can take CTX700 with dual-clutch transmission with automatic shifting. With it comes ABS braking system for better control and safety of beginners on this motorcycle.