This. Changes. Everything.... is what Motorcycle.com had to say after they test drove the brand new 2014 Honda CTX700N. It's easy to understand why they think so, when you see one up close under our showroom lights. Honda built the CTX series with the idea to take the best of motorcycling, add new technology, and make it even better. They accomplish this by lowering the seat height to 28.3 inches and forward set the hand controls and foot pegs. Combine this with Honda's parallel-twin engine design, and you have a bike with a very low center of gravity, making the CTX700N feel remarkably nimble and fun to ride.
These days, with the popularity of motorcycles rising almost as fast as the gas that fuels them, it's not hard to find great looking custom bikes. But how many of those customs actually have a perfect combination of proven dependability and jaw-dropping curb appeal that'll provide years of happy ownership? Or you can walk into our showroom and fire up this slick, brand new Honda. For the 2014 CTX700N models, you only had to color options – Black and a vibrant Candy Red. This particular 700N is the latter, and it looks incredible. With only 604 miles on the bike since it left the Japanese factory, the paint looks like it was shot yesterday. The red is accented by the black accessory pieces and engine panels.
Designed and built to mix timeless aesthetics with today's best modern technology, there are plenty of rider-friendly features that make owning this Honda a very pleasant experience. Up front, black forks ride between a large headlight, detailed passing lamps and stylish handlebars. On the sides of the red body stylish vents add to the overall look and have the letters CTX branded near. A wide black seat offers the right mixture of comfort and support for one or two passengers, while providing a great view of simple, digital telemetry. Also In front of the seat you have some hidden storage and the fuel filler. Sit down on the bike and you'll quickly see how the lowered seat height and the forward set hand controls and foot pegs make for a very comfortable riding experience.
Underneath this bike's attractive body, Honda engineers created a chassis that both novices and hardcore motorcycle enthusiasts could enjoy. Strap on a helmet and take it for a spin and you'll see how The 41mm fork suspension is capable of 4.2 inches of travel, while the Pro-link rear suspension provides an incredible ride with 4.3 inches of travel. Stopping power at the front of the bike comes courtesy of a Single 320mm disc with a two-piston caliper, and at the rear you'll find a single 240mm disc with a single-piston caliper. Beyond the brakes the original Honda rims have been wrapped in Bridgestone rubber to provide amazing handling.
Drivetrains are always the focal point of world class road bikes, and this awesome Cruiser boasts an 670cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine. The engine utilizes a 73mm x 80mm bore and PGM- FI with a 36mm throttle body to provide plenty of reliable torque and power. With its cylinders tipped 62 degrees forward for better weight distribution, the CTX700N's engine is a big step forward in modern powerplant design. The two-cylinder format produces tons of low- and mid-range torque, and the 270-degree-phase crank and uniaxial primary balancer make it smooth, too. Bolted to the engine is a 6-speed manual transmission that provides smooth dependable shifts. Not only does the combination give you plenty of power at your controls, but also creates 64mpg to ensure you don't spend all your time filling up the 3.2 gallon gas tank.
With only a tick above 600 original miles, and all the right hardware to make cruising a real pleasure, this pristine Honda CTX/N is the perfect bike for anyone looking to hit the road in comfort and style. If you're ready for some liberating, 2-wheel adventure, don't miss the chance to own this practically new bike!