Comfort – Technology – eXperience are the key words behind Honda’s latest menu offering the CTX1300T (ABS).
This low seat, water-cooled V4 cruiser is unlike any other Honda and promises low and mid-range torque plus the smooth, comfortable ride that the Honda cruiser line-up has become known for. Technology includes ABS, Honda Traction Control System, LED lights and indicators, heated grips, self cancelling signals and twin speaker bluetooth stereo. It is a shaft drive with a 5-speed transmission, 45mm inverted forks, twin rear suspension and aluminum swing arm.
With the uniquely designed 19.5 litre fuel tank situated under the rider seat, the centre of gravity is low which should make this model easy to handle despite its bulky appearance – similar to that of the infamous Gold Wing. Won’t know for sure until I get on one!
Honda says this one is coming into the line up “in response to demand from hard-core performance enthusiasts” from around the globe. This is a bike for track enthusiast. Raw control – no electronic aids. Circuit ready Ohlins suspension front and rear and Brembo four-piston mono bloc calipers to stop the Pirelli Supercorsa SP tires translates into speed that only the solo rider can appreciate.
Honda marvels at this model: Victories in the World Super Bike (WSB) championship and all-conquering success at the Isle of Man TT, with average lap speeds of 130mph plus over 37.73 miles of real roads racing, is testament to the CBR1000RR’s innate capacity