2017 Honda CTX700 Review, Price, Specs

Rolling out with a generational change, the 2017 Honda CTX700 sets new parameters of what a modern day touring motorcycle can be. This new model offers a high level of comfort which allows both rider and passenger to enjoy a pleasant ride experience. The Honda has improved this 2017 CTX700 with stability and low-speed cornering capabilities which are a part of “Comfort, Technology and eXperience” philosophy. With full-fledged weather protection, passionate riders can now tour with this bike just about anywhere.

2017 Honda CTX700 front

2017 Honda CTX700 – Amazing Design

The Honda CTX700 is designed for an endless journey, rider comfort and convenience is taken into utmost consideration. The revised seats allow a relaxed feet-forward riding position by creating an upright, low-slung posture. There’s a dedicated storage compartment for riders to pack in all the essentials. There’s even a utility storage compartment in the fuel tank section. Up front, the fairing (including the windscreen) has a full coverage and also integrates aerodynamics. The instrument panel is fully digital as an LCD is used. The display shows two trip meters, low fuel gauge, tachometer, clock, speedometer, and odometer.

Chassis

The diamond-shaped steel frame has been revised to shed down weight and add durability (stiffness).  Further credibility to a pleasant ride is ensured by Pro-Link® suspension in the rear which integrates HMAS (Honda Multi-Action System) shock.

This suspension offers 4.3 inches of rear wheel travel to adjust with uneven terrains. Similarly, the front fork-type 41 mm suspension unit allows 4.2 inches of travel for a cushioned ride.

2017 Honda CTX700 dashboard

2017 Honda CTX700 – Engine Specs

The 2017 Honda CTX700 houses an improved 670cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine. The engine cylinders have a 62˚ of forwarding inclination which helps in improving weight distribution. The outputs and stable and smooth as the phase crankshaft has a 270˚ mount.

Also, the revised uniaxial primary balancer caters low to mid torque characteristic which is most helpful in stable rides at low speed. Starting this engine in cold weather is not an issue as Honda has incorporated an electronic fuel injection.

A six automatic dual clutch transmission system further adds rider convenience. According to Honda officials, this automatic transmission is not just some conventional CVT as it is a direct derivative of Formula 1 technology. To reason with facts, this transmission system offers split-second shifting with 6 cogs that are just impossible in manual systems.

The riders have the option to shift between gears either through the handlebar mounted push-button or standard automatic shift mode. Further details of this engine are listed below:

  • Compression Ratio – 10.7: 1
  • Ignition – Digital transistorized with electronic advance
  • Bore and Stroke – 73 mm × 80 mm
  • Fuel Economy – 61 MPG
  • Final Drive – Chain
  • Emissions – CARB and EPA
  • Valve Train – SOHC; four valves per cylinder

2017 Honda CTX700 side

2017 Honda CTX700 – Competitors and Price

The biggest competition of Honda CTX700 includes Kawasaki Vulcan X and Harley-Davidson Street 750 V. The 2017 Honda CTX700 wears a price tag of $8,299 (starting price) and buyers have to pay extra $350 destination charge. However, this 2017 Honda CTX700 comes with a 1-year factory warranty which Honda Protection Plan. There is only 1 available color which is Candy Red.

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