Hi Rob yeah we've been here over a week now sorry not posted sooner, the wifi where we are staying is pretty crap even with a booster so we need to get something sorted soon.
Bike was brilliant the only fly in the ointment and it was a really big one is the headlight which was little better than a candle stuck on the front mudguard.
When we arrived in Lanzerote it was dark the lack of street lights and the crap CT headlight which is the worse of any bike I can remember, how the hell this thing got approval I'll never know. talk about style over function.
The following I posted today on another thread .......
A week last Sunday we set off from the uk on the CT for Lanzerote, panniers and top box fully loaded with a heine gericke big roll bag full and a not so lightweight pillion.
200 miles to Plymouth to catch the ferry to Santander then 600 miles to Cadiz for the ferry to Lanzerote. The journey on the CT was effortless, cruising between 85-95 with the odd overtake pushing 3 figures.
MPG suffered where I normally get 48-52 I was down to 43 worst 47 best still not too shabby eh!
Rider and pillion comfort was excellent with niether of us needing regular breaks though I had slightly stiff knees at the end of a long second day.
All in all I was really pleased with the CT handling the excessive weight it had loaded on it, no chain to lube, it didn't use a drop of oil and the reassurance of Honda reliability and quality brought peace of mind.
when we got to our destination and unloaded her a quick tweak of the suspension had me thinking I was back on a sports bike enabling me to enjoy the twisties solo.
Taking into account some detours, we did a total of nearly 1000 miles fully loaded enjoying some great scenery made all the better for the weather ranging between 21 first thing in the mornings to 33c mid afternoon.