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2017 Honda CTX700 DCT
2017 Honda CTX700 DCT

2017 Honda CTX700 DCT
2017 Honda CTX700 DCT



2017 Honda CTX700 DCT Review

2017 Honda CTX700 DCT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Always Looking Forward...

The open road has never looked more inviting than when you're rolling along on the Honda CTX™700 DCT. Made for travel with an efficient fairing and windscreen up front, it boasts features that make it an ideal partner for exploring all that the open road can offer. It starts with great rider accommodations, thanks in large part to a comfortable seat that's only 28.3 inches high—a handy aid around town. Then there's the powerful, smooth-running 670cc engine with its twin cylinders canted 62 degrees forward for better weight distribution and a lower center of gravity for nimble handling. There's also an easy-to-use automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), which allows riders to instantly choose between a fully automatic mode or the option of more active gear selection via paddle-shift buttons on the handlebar. Better yet, the CTX700 DCT also comes equipped with an Antilock Braking System (ABS). With its broad power curve, light and nimble handling, roomy riding accommodations and smooth engine, the CTX700 DCT excels at long-range travel, but these qualities also make it a terrific weekend warrior or daily rider.

The CTX700 DCT is the ultimate combination of innovation and performance. It’s pure Honda and the best of motorcycling: light weight, low seat height, superior weather protection, plenty of easy-to-use power, and best of all it comes with Honda’s exclusive automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).

Check out all it offers: First, CTX700 has a full fairing for superior comfort and weather protection no matter how long you’re riding. Plus, the laid-back riding position, including the forward-set hand controls and footpegs, are perfect for relaxed street rides. And while the CTX700 may be advanced, we’ve left plenty room for you to keep improving it. Our full range of Honda Genuine Accessories lets you set it up with saddlebags, backrests, and just about any other touring- or comfort-related feature you can imagine.


Incredible Technology, Incredible Value

The CTX700 DCT comes with an automatic transmission and Anti-Lock brakes. With the automatic DCT transmission, you can shift with the push of a handlebar-mounted button, or select the automatic mode and the bike will shift itself. Plus, ABS provides improved stopping in less than ideal conditions.


Long Range Comfort

You’ll really appreciate the innovative design of the CTX700 on long rides. With its relaxed riding position, it allows you to really settle down into the bike and stretch out. The up-front pegs and low seat make it easy to put your feet down at stoplights, too.


The Power of Honda Engineering.

The CTX700’s 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine produces tons of torque and enough power for easy two-up touring. Honda twins are famous for their wide powerbands and fuel efficiency, and this engine is one of our best.


Designed for Versatility.

We want the CTX700 to be a bike you’ll ride every day, not just on weekends. That’s why we went out of our way to design in user-friendly features like the integrated storage—perfect for items you need to access fast.


Ride in Style. And Comfort.

With its full-coverage fairing and windscreen, the CTX700 lets you enjoy long trips in comfort. But that fairing is a great choice for commuters on chilly mornings too—this is a bike that can really do it all.


Make it Totally Yours.

A wide array of accessories designed specifically for the CTX700 is available to help you get what you want out of your ride. Best of all, they feature the same quality and durability you’ve come to expect from Honda.

 

 



2017 Honda CTX700 DCT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Innovation, value, versatility.

Looking for a new touring bike? These days, you have a lot of good machines to choose from. And a lot of them look pretty similar on paper, or if you’re comparing spec charts. But when you actually come down to ownership, there’s a world of difference. And a Honda starts looking better and better. Why? First there’s Honda’s famous engineering—better materials and better design that make your bike lighter, more powerful, and more fun to ride. Second, there’s Honda’s reputation for reliability, another byproduct of superior design and materials. And finally there’s Honda’s famous build quality. Taken together, they elevate your new Honda far above other similar machines.


LCD Instrument Panel

Full digital LCD instrumentation includes digital speedometer, digital bar-type tachometer, clock, low-fuel gauge, and two tripmeters. The instruments are light, compact, and easy to read, too.


Integrated Storage Compartment

The CTX700 offers a convenient utility compartment that’s in the fuel-tank area, making it easy to reach.


Relaxed Rider Position

The CTX700 was designed for a comfortable, confidence-inspiring ride. The rider triangle was designed to provide a relaxed riding position for most riders, so you won't feel cramped up after just a few miles down the road.


Low Seat Height

With a seat height of just 28.3 inches, the CTX700 is confidence-inspiring and comfortable. Combine that with the forward-set controls, and it’s easy to flat-foot it at stoplights or in parking lots.


Full-Coverage Fairing

With its full-coverage fairing and windscreen, the CTX700 really adds to your comfort on long trips. The fairing upper and lower components are unique to this model, and are integrated with the rest of the bike.


41mm Fork

With 4.2 inches of travel, the CTX700 soaks up the bumps and jolts in rough pavement, but also provides excellent handling and superior feedback through the handlebar.


Cast Aluminum 17-inch Wheels

The 17-inch wheels give you a wide choice of premium tires to choose from, and really help the CTX700 handle like a pro on the street. The cast wheels are light and strong, too.


Front- and Rear-Disc Brakes with Available ABS

Single front- and rear-disc brakes give the CTX700 great stopping power. You also get anti-lock brakes (ABS) for the best possible stopping power, especially under challenging conditions.


Electronic Fuel Injection

Honda’s Electronic Fuel Injection means easy startups on cold mornings and flawless running even at high elevations.


670cc Parallel-Twin Engine

With its cylinders tipped 62 degrees forward for better weight distribution, the CTX700’s engine is a big step forward in modern powerplant design. The two-cylinder format produces tons of low- and mid-range torque, and the 270-degree-phase crank and uniaxial primary balancer make it smooth, too.


Diamond-Shaped Steel Frame

Light, strong, and with just the right amount of stiffness, the CTX700’s rigid and compact chassis is the foundation for precise handling.

Read more at http://powersports.honda.com/2017/ctx700/innovations.aspx#8GhS8v6ayat0sfCc.99


Automatic Transmission

Shift with the push of a handlebar-mounted button, or select the CTX700’s automatic mode and the bike will shift itself. Honda’s Automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) has been a huge hit, and once you ride a CTX700 with DCT, you’ll see why.


Low Center of Gravity

The CTX700's low center of gravity makes for a more confidence inspiring, all-around riding experience.


Pro-Link® Rear Suspension

Offering 4.3 inches of rear-wheel travel and teamed with a Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) rear shock, the CTX700 eats up rough pavement while giving you a smoother ride.


Cast Aluminum 17-inch Wheels

The 17-inch wheels give you a wide choice of premium tires to choose from, and really help the CTX700 handle like a pro on the street. The cast wheels are light and strong, too.

 

 

2017 Honda CTX700 DCT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine/Drivetrain
•Sophisticated liquid-cooled SOHC eight-valve 670cc parallel-twin engine pumps out abundant torque in the low-end and midrange for easily accessible power.
•An impressively broad torque curve gives the CTX700 a remarkably linear and smooth power delivery.
•A relatively long engine stroke (80.0mm combined with a 73.0mm bore) and a high-inertia crankshaft are design elements that add to the CTX700's extremely tractable power characteristics.
•Second-generation automatic six-speed Honda Dual Clutch Transmission that uses two hydraulically controlled clutches to deliver quick and smooth gear changes in a choice of three modes: Manual (MT), which allows the rider to shift gears using buttons, and two automatic (AT) modes—S for sport riding and D for everyday use.
•The 62-degree forward lean given to the cylinder assembly facilitates near-vertical mounting of the single 36mm throttle body for superior intake port positioning and shaping. In addition, special shaping to the combustion chambers further enhance engine combustion efficiency for clean burning and optimal power production.
•An engine balancer shaft quells vibration for smooth, comfortable operation, and rubber-mounted footrests also add to rider comfort.
•Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors numerous variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture for existing riding and atmospheric conditions, thereby delivering optimal performance and remarkably crisp throttle response over a wide range of operating conditions.
•Antilock Braking System (ABS) to provide full antilock functionality for secure braking action.

Chassis/Suspension
•Upper fairing and windscreen divert wind around the rider, adding to comfort and reducing fatigue.
•Fuel capacity of 3.27 gallons and great fuel efficiency gives the CTX700 DCT a long cruising range.
•A rigid and compact diamond-shape steel frame, low center of gravity and plush suspension help make the CTX700 DCT responsive, agile and enjoyable over the long haul.
•Stout 41mm fork provides 4.2 inches of travel, while the Pro-Link® rear suspension system delivers 4.3 inches of wheel travel.
•A remarkably low seat height of 28.3 inches helps instill rider confidence.
•Open, roomy ergonomics position the rider in a well-balanced seating position for all-day comfort.

Honda Genuine Accessories
Tall Windscreen (cowl version only), Heated Grips, Heated Grip Attachment, Saddlebags, Saddlebag Stay, Saddlebag Panel (color-matched), Rear Carrier, Backrest, Backrest Bracket, Sub Harness, Accessory Socket, Chrome Master Cylinder Cover, Chrome License Plate Frame

WARRANTY: Because we're so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine Accessories, we're pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.

Accessories subject to change.
•Meets current EPA and CARB standards
•California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment

 



 

2017 Honda CTX700 DCT - www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8299 USD

ENGINE
Engine Type 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore And Stroke 73mm x 80mm
Induction PGM-FI with 36mm throttle body
Ignition Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Valve Train SOHC; four valves per cylinder

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Automatic six speed with two modes and a manual mode
Final Drive Chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 41mm fork, 4.2 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link® single shock, 4.3 inches travel
Front Brake Single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper; Honda ABS
Rear Brake Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper; Honda ABS
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 160/60-17

DIMENSIONS
Rake 27.7°
Trail 114.0mm (4.4 inches)
Wheelbase 60.2 inches
Seat Height 28.3 inches
Fuel Capacity 3.17 gallons
Miles Per Gallon 61 MPG*

OTHER
Model ID CTX700D
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Candy Red

FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Note *Honda's fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.


 


 

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