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  • Offline stboy71

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    New member in Massachusetts
    on: Jan 06, 2020, 06.27 pm
    Jan 06, 2020, 06.27 pm
    Hello all,

    I picked up a leftover new 2017 CT about a month ago and I'm thrilled! I've owned many bikes and many styles over the years but I finally feel I have a long term keeper.  This feels like the one I've been looking for.. love the engine (I've had Honda V4s in the past too), love the riding position, size, styling, etc. I've started the farkles to make it mine, but still more to do while I wait out the winter some. Although I've got out a few times even this winter- spring is just to far to wait.


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    Re: New member in Massachusetts
    Reply #1 on: Jan 06, 2020, 06.36 pm
    Jan 06, 2020, 06.36 pm
    Hi and welcome buddy, I too am a new CT owner and as yourself feel I have found what I was looking for and I love it, I suppose the question is how did Honda's marketing dept miss the trick with the CT as to have unsold new models and to have stopped the manufacturing of this special bike seems criminal and a missed opportunity for Honda motorcycles!
    Enjoy the journey, I know I will.

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    Re: New member in Massachusetts
    Reply #2 on: Jan 06, 2020, 07.05 pm
    Jan 06, 2020, 07.05 pm
    They seem to have put all their effort into the AT now. But for my riding (mostly pavement), this is great. I considered an AT, but I much prefer the shaft drive. It seems they were competing against themselves some. The AT was obviously more off road suited (though a new model seems to go after more pavement now too). But with the adventure styling, that is what the CT was compared against - other adventure/dual purpose bikes. And in that area other bikes can win - so it is said by the adventure "experts" anyway.

    A long time ago I owned a Honda ST1300 (also V4 engine) and I loved it but it was a little bulky for sport touring style. I also owned a Honda VFR1200F and that leaned more to the sport side. The miles I've put on the CT so far feels like a blend of those two - which I always wanted but never knew existed in the CT. I happen to love the styling too, but I know some of my former ST1300 brethren don't want the adventure styling.

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    Re: New member in Massachusetts
    Reply #3 on: Jan 06, 2020, 07.07 pm
    Jan 06, 2020, 07.07 pm
    Hi there and  :400: along to the world wide colleCTive and here’s to sunnier times in your neck of the woods allowing you to enjoy its many virtues to the full.  :002:
    Your spot on with regards Hondas lack of support for the CT, a topic covered in depth on this forum.
    And it does seem apparent that many owners of the CT feel that their Crosstourer’s are keepers.  :046:

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    Re: New member in Massachusetts
    Reply #4 on: Jan 07, 2020, 07.45 am
    Jan 07, 2020, 07.45 am
    Welcome, i bought my, new in Germany this october same 2017 mod! I love the bike, just playing with personal upgrades!!! V4 is great, if you feel throtle to sensitive, buy kaoko throtle control it stifens a throtle as much you need and it feels much better!!! Good luck😀!!!

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    Re: New member in Massachusetts
    Reply #5 on: Jan 07, 2020, 12.54 pm
    Jan 07, 2020, 12.54 pm
    Congratulations and enjoy that great bike!

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    Re: New member in Massachusetts
    Reply #6 on: Jan 07, 2020, 04.21 pm
    Jan 07, 2020, 04.21 pm
     :400: from The Netherlands

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    Re: New member in Massachusetts
    Reply #7 on: Jan 07, 2020, 10.15 pm
    Jan 07, 2020, 10.15 pm
    Good for running to chowder and clam fritters.  Kidding aside, welcome to the forum and congrats on the bike