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PostSubject: Went on a nice 90 mile ride today   Went on a nice 90 mile ride today I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 03, 2014 9:05 pm

Hi,

I went on a nice 90 mile ride today on my CTX700D.  Most of it was 45 mph winding roads with some nice hills and lakes.  I had a great time and it is nice to ride again since the weather was good.  I have to say the CTX is a really smooth bike and it holds turns so well.  The SWing is a great bike with loads of storage and better wind protection and I do miss it already.  

I have been averaging 61 miles per gallon on 4 tanks with most of it at 65-70 mph on the interstates.  I have read that this bike's speedometer is very acurate.  Someone on a CTX site said his speedometer is off only 1 mph at about 55 mph and I was watching a youtube video where the rider was going 53 mph and his gps said 53 mph.  The CTX handles the curves very well and is able to hold a track very well.  It's almost like it is on rails.  It is nice to have the DCT since I can just ride these kinds of roads and never having to worry or think about shifting, just watch the scenery.

When I was cruising in D mode at 45 mph I was only seeing 3,000 rpm's and when I was in S mode on the interstate at 65 I am only seeing 3600 rpm's. It is a low revving bike with lots of torque and it feels nice to be at such a low rpm when cruising. I don't use the manual much but when I have used it in the twisties I'm able to keep an rpm through the curve and when I downshift going into a curve I find I don't really need to use my brakes at all. It is a pretty cool transmission and makes it kind of fun when riding. Hopefully the Intregra will come over to the states since I would think it would be the top scooter here if it comes.

I miss the SWing but am glad I bought this bike.  I had the SWing for 7 years and sometimes it is just time for something different and I was waiting for a bike like this.  I sat on the NC700 but just felt better sitting on the CTX.
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PostSubject: Re: Went on a nice 90 mile ride today   Went on a nice 90 mile ride today I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 03, 2014 10:04 pm

Sounds like a sweet ride, and I love the color. The lack of color selection in the SW is disappointing.
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PostSubject: Re: Went on a nice 90 mile ride today   Went on a nice 90 mile ride today I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 04, 2014 2:46 am

Jeff,
Thanks for the write up. Glad you enjoy the new bike. Ride a lot and ride safe.
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PostSubject: Re: Went on a nice 90 mile ride today   Went on a nice 90 mile ride today I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 04, 2014 8:53 am

Thanks for the ride report! We see way too few of them... I love that color as well. Never could understand the Honda color choices (lack of them) for the Silver Wing... Mine was "any color as long as it is BLACK"!

Now if you really want to try it out; come to Arizona and we can RIDE. I might even meet ya half way somewhere...
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PostSubject: Re: Went on a nice 90 mile ride today   Went on a nice 90 mile ride today I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 04, 2014 10:43 am

Glenn,

It would be nice to ride it out there. I had the silver Silverwing and why they didn't change their color's is beyond me. I like this red too and it would look great on a Swing.
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PostSubject: Re: Went on a nice 90 mile ride today   Went on a nice 90 mile ride today I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 04, 2014 1:56 pm

What color SilverWing on US market as I believe it is dead dog-----two reasons, lack of sales/old design # 2 Price it is/has been $3000 more than some Honda bikes with better performance..
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PostSubject: Re: Went on a nice 90 mile ride today   Went on a nice 90 mile ride today I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 04, 2014 3:42 pm

The colours for the Silver Wing SWT-600 are a boring Silver, Black, and a sort of metallic Olive Green, so it's just as well it's not imported into the US.  Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Went on a nice 90 mile ride today   Went on a nice 90 mile ride today I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 04, 2014 7:27 pm

Jeff:
That is a great looking bike! Congratulations and thanks for sharing your impressions with us. I am seriously considering swapping my Swing for a CTX too. But maybe the 1300...
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PostSubject: Re: Went on a nice 90 mile ride today   Went on a nice 90 mile ride today I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 04, 2014 7:39 pm

Scootist,

Thanks. I am reallly liking this bike. Is the 1300 out yet? I asked about it when I bought my 700 and they didn't really have any info on it. Is there a reason you would bypass the 700 and get the 1300? I'm just curious. I do wish they put the seat of the 1300 on the 700. I have seen pics of the 1300 seat and it has a higher backrest on it to there not being a backrest on the 700.

When do you think you will make your mind up on a new bike. I have to say though, that the wind management was great on the SWing. For those in colder climates a rider would have to wear warmer clothes on the 700. But here in the S.F. bay area it doesn't really get cold compared to the midwest where I'm from.
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PostSubject: Re: Went on a nice 90 mile ride today   Went on a nice 90 mile ride today I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 11, 2014 7:11 pm

CTX700 is a Nice bike.

I have a Silver NC700X.

I have been getting 72mpg average, best was 79mpg so far.

They are comfortable bikes, with plenty of power, that handle well.

Enjoy it
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