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    Hopeful new CT owner!
    on: Jan 17, 2017, 07.17 am
    Jan 17, 2017, 07.17 am
    Hi,
    based in Dublin and hoping to pick up a CT soon. Tried two different bikes out on test drive at the weekend. Just waiting to bite the bullet now..
    Was great to go through the site in advance to learn more about the bike.

    I was very impressed with the bikes. One thing I noticed was that both bikes were quite "Vibey" at low revs on acceleration.I could feel it on my legs below the tank. Not in the bars or seat etc.  Smoothened out as revs increased. I thought the bike might be smoother. I guess it is normal though as both bikes felt exactly the same. Both low mileage bikes less than 15k miles.
    Is that normal for a CT?
    Would love to hear your opinions.  Coming from driving inline 4's so maybe it is just a different engine feel!

    Cheers..

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    Re: Hopeful new CT owner!
    Reply #1 on: Jan 17, 2017, 07.48 am
    Jan 17, 2017, 07.48 am
     :400: from another Newbie.

    I've yet to find out.

    Enjoy  :305:
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    Re: Hopeful new CT owner!
    Reply #2 on: Jan 17, 2017, 08.11 am
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     :400: and safe riding  :305: Check that the shaft drives have been replaced on the bikes; no low speed vibes on mine.
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    Re: Hopeful new CT owner!
    Reply #3 on: Jan 17, 2017, 09.33 am
    Jan 17, 2017, 09.33 am
     :400: McGrath.
     It's a very common comment on how smooth the CTs engine is but IMO it depends on what youve come from.
    When I test rode the CT against the opposition, GS, Explorer, Super Tenere there was no doubt in my mind that it was the smoothest.
    However, like you I came from inline 4s, FJR1300 and an XJR1300 that I still own. I believe both these have engines that are smoother overall than the CT. They both had/have a particular point where there are vibes but a silky everywhere else.

    I rode a blackbird once, that took smooth to a whole different level.



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    Re: Hopeful new CT owner!
    Reply #4 on: Jan 17, 2017, 10.39 am
    Jan 17, 2017, 10.39 am
    Thanks for the replies. I wouldn't say it was a deal breaker, I just don't to buy trouble. I will ask about the shaft, although I tried just reving the engine in neutral when stationary and the vibes were still there. Came in as the revs began to build then smoothened out at higher revs..
    They have a DCT model that I didn't testdrive, maybe I will try that one too as a comparison. The DCT might surprise me too..

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    Re: Hopeful new CT owner!
    Reply #5 on: Jan 17, 2017, 11.17 am
    Jan 17, 2017, 11.17 am
     :400:
    I agree with the comments vs inline fours as they can also be very smooth, but generally the CT is smooth as well though there is a certain 'vibe' that is due to the V4 configuration.
    If you try the DCT, get an extended test so you get to fully appreciate it (I'm biased!!)
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    Re: Hopeful new CT owner!
    Reply #6 on: Jan 17, 2017, 11.27 am
    Jan 17, 2017, 11.27 am
    *Originally Posted by Martymouse [+]
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    I agree with the comments vs inline fours as they can also be very smooth, but generally the CT is smooth as well though there is a certain 'vibe' that is due to the V4 configuration.
    If you try the DCT, get an extended test so you get to fully appreciate it (I'm biased!!)

    Hi, maybe I should give the DCT a go, it also had loads more extras and was a nicer colour. Unfortunately the dealer is a 2 hour trip for me so it takes some planning.

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    Re: Hopeful new CT owner!
    Reply #7 on: Jan 17, 2017, 11.32 am
    Jan 17, 2017, 11.32 am
    DCT definatly worth trying. Only have to look on the site to see how many CT owners have gone from manual to DCT ( im one). Don't get me wrong, nothing wrong with the manual bike, mine served me well all over Europe for 3 years and 20000 miles.  The DCT just adds something the competition doesn't offer.


     


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