The new 2014 Honda CTX1300 cruiser has been spy shot during an official promotional shoot. Captured by RideApart.com, Honda’s new cruiser is stated to combine the versatile trait of the Honda CTX700 with a powerful liquid cooled 1260cc V4 engine from the Sports Touring Honda ST1300S. In case of no changes, expect the 2014 Honda CTX1300 Cruiser to develop similar power figures to that of the Honda ST1300S which produces a max of 117 bhp @ 8000 rpm with peak torque of 115 nm @ 6500 rpm all of which is sent to the rear wheel via a shaft drive as visible in the spy pictures.
The Honda CTX700 has popularly been referred as the swiss-knife of motorcycles- all thanks to its all round versatile nature and features such as dual clutch transmission enabling the rider to switch between automatic and manual mode depending on the riding environment. What needs to be seen is if the prospective bigger sibling would be sporting these features alongwith the Anti-lock braking system (ABS) that also comes standard on the CTX700. But if we have to make a guess, we’d say that the 2014 Honda CTX1300 would definitely come features of the CTX700- overall aiding in better rideability of a now bigger variant.
Talking of other features, the CTX1300 does easily resemble the CTX700 design- but the styling has been given a more modern touch with a set of daylight running LED lights with a sharper looking headlight assembly, a Honda F6B Goldwing inspired chopped windscreen, speakers in the cockpit with rear view mirrors now integrated into the fairing and sporting LED turn signals. Similar to the Honda ST1300S, the engine gets a set of crash protectors.
The seating ergonomics with its mid-mounted footpegs and pulled-back handlebars, renders a comfortable riding position with a dash of sportiness for controlled handling while going around corners at relatively high speeds.
On the concluding part, the new 2014 Honda CTX1300 Cruiser sits between the CTX700 and the Honda GoldWing F6B and renders a practical and versatile cruiser option for riders looking to graduate to a more powerful motorcycle.