Brochures & Promo 2014 HONDA CTX700N

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  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Release date: Monday 4th November 2013, 18:30 CET

    New model: A brand new, distinctively-styled A2 licence-ready model, combining the best attributes of cruiser and street motorcycles, with a torquey parallel twin-cylinder engine and standard-fit DCT and ABS

    1 Introduction
    2 Model overview
    3 Key features
    4 Accessories
    5 Technical specifications

    1. Introduction
    Many of today’s riders – whether experienced, new to bikes or returning to two wheels – have broad expectations of motorcycling and look to expand their horizons on a machine that fits their lifestyle – not the other way round. They’re looking for something that enables and enhances their life. The CTX700 – based on the popular NC700s platform – is a new motorcycle designed to dovetail perfectly with just such desires.

    ‘C’ is for Comfort – this equates to driveability and easy cornering, low noise at speed, low seat height, stability and accessible ground reach.

    ‘T’ stands for Technology – a high-torque, low-friction engine with excellent fuel economy, Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) gearbox, low centre of gravity and standard-fit ABS.

    The ‘X’ is eXperience; smooth all-round performance – including acceleration and stopping – with a relaxed, cruiser-style riding position.

    All three are key CTX ingredients for a fulfilling and enjoyable ride, whether simply for coffee, a day out or across an entire country.

    Masanori Aoki, Large Project Leader, CTX series:

    “The CTX700’s twin-cylinder engine, with its low centre of gravity, delivers a high quality, easy-to-handle ride with an emphasis on low to medium speed torque. The bike combines ease of use with freedom of design, and because it sports our lightweight and compact Dual Clutch Transmission, it delivers a ride that is fun, comfortable and exhilarating – just what CTX700N is all about. Looking forward to a new era, we have taken up the challenge of developing bikes for the CTX Concept Series, bikes that will share the following distinctive characteristics: honest handling and feel, controllable performance and a powerful, horizontal design.”
    ‘CTX: Comfort, Technology, eXperience’

    2. Model Overview
    The naked CTX700N blends the best of attributes of both cruiser and street motorcycles. The laid-back, feet-forward riding style and low seat height of a cruiser combine with the lightweight feel, ground clearance and agile handling of a street bike.Add a characterful, torque-laden parallel twin-cylinder engine – equipped as standard with Honda’s second-generation six-speed DCT gearbox – and the result is a motorcycle with easygoing, all-round capability.It’s stylish, too. The CTX700N – wearing a svelte nose cowl – injects a sense of freedom and space into any ride. It’s fitted as standard with ABS and there’s a whole range of dedicated Honda Genuine Accessories ready for an owner to further personalise their CTX.Unique in every respect – and the forerunner of a completely fresh range from Honda – the CTX700N opens up new avenues of two-wheeled adventure and experience. It’s also A2 licence-friendly, affordable and easy to ride and, in every respect, a pleasure to own.

    3. Key Features
    3.1 Styling & Chassis
    For Honda’s development team styling inspiration was drawn from a number of areas, including the ‘Horizontal Dynamic’ of Honda’s GL1800 Gold Wing. ‘Front Massive’ mass centralization gives the CTX700N muscular and powerful lines with each part’s functionality boldly emphasised.Blacked-out radiator covers, side covers and pivot plates tie-in with the engine and promote a strong, mechanical feel. The ‘V’ shaped multi-reflector headlight is tightly flanked by its nose fairing, lending a unique frontal signature crowned smartly by the instrument cluster.The diamond steel frame is both compact and strong. A new rear subframe design delivers the 720mm seat height – 70mm lower than the NC700S – and together with the engine’s forward-canted cylinders ensures a low centre of gravity. Rake is set at a 27° 40’ (a little more relaxed than the 27° of the NC700S) with trail of 114mm and 1,530mm wheelbase; front/rear weight distribution is 49.5/50.5. Kerb weight is 227kg.

    The low seat height, low centre of gravity plus forward-set footpegs and steering geometry create a nimble-handling motorcycle with good ground clearance that’s also relaxing to ride thanks to cruiser ergonomics. The 12.4-litre steel fuel tank is in the standard position and covered by bodywork that includes a small storage compartment for a wallet or phone. Both speedometer and tachometer are digital, with an LCD bar graph for fuel and digital clock.Plush and well damped the 41mm front forks, Pro-Link rear linkage and Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) shock iron out road imperfections but also give a solid sense of connection to the road. The rear 240mm wavy disc and large-diameter 2-piston caliper complements the front 320mm wavy disc and 2-piston caliper: 2-channel ABS guarantees safe and consistent stopping in adverse weather conditions. High-pressure die-cast aluminium wheels – 17-inch x 3.5-inch front and 17 x 4.5-inch rear – feature a ‘Y’ shaped spoke pattern and wear 120/70 ZR17 and 160/60 ZR17 tyres.The CTX700N features the Honda Ignition Security System (HISS), an effective anti-theft set-up. If the ID chip embedded in the motorcycle’s key and the ID in the Engine Control Unit (ECU) do not match, the engine will not start.With this electronic inter-lock system, the engine will only fire when one of the keys with the correct ID chip is used. Also, even if attempts are made to hot-wire the engine, or substitute the ignition switch module because it’s the ECU that’s in control the engine will not start.

    The CTX700N will be available in two colour options:
    Pearl Fadeless White
    Matt Gunpowder Metallic

    3.2 Engine
    The 670cc liquid-cooled 8-valve SOHC parallel twin-cylinder engine powering the CTX700N was designed from the outset to deliver outstanding bottom-end and mid-range torque – the RPM area many riders use the most on the road – with superb fuel efficiency.It’s a compact unit, weighing 67.3kg with cylinders canted 61.20’ forward helping to lower the centre of gravity. Bore and stroke is 73mm x 80mm, compression ratio 10.7:1 and power output of 35kW arrives at 6,250rpm, with very healthy peak torque of 60Nm delivered at just 4,750rpm. The engine’s power and torque curves are strong right off the bottom and through the middle RPM ranges – just what’s needed for cruiser duty.A 270° crank phase gives an uneven firing order and characterful engine feel, while a uniaxial primary balancer, and differing valve timings from different cam profiles on each cylinder, allow a satisfying ‘throb’ to reach the rider.Lightweight aluminium roller rocker arms are used in the valve train and a special resin coating on the pistons reduces frictional losses. The PGM-FI electronic fuel injection system employs a single 36mm throttle bodyfeeding a branched intake. The engine returns fuel economy of 27.9km/l which means a tank range of over 340km.

    Creating a compact cooling system drive for the water pump is taken off the camshaft and the balancer shaft drives the oil pump. The exhaust ports are consolidated within the engine so only one exhaust pipe and one catalytic converter are needed. The three-way catalytic converter is close-coupled for efficient processing of exhaust emissions – this design lets combustion gases pass through the catalyst while still very hot, improving efficiency and making it possible to use a smaller, lighter catalytic converter.

    3.3 Dual Clutch Transmission
    Honda’s second-generation DCT gearbox offers a real-world riding advantage and convenience. A world first for motorcycles when launched on the VFR1200F in 2010, DCT provides a unique combination of direct riding feel and ease of use, making it a natural fit for the CTX700N.The system uses two clutches: one for start-up and 1st, 3rd and 5th gears: the other for 2nd, 4th and 6th, with the mainshaft for each clutch located inside the other for compact packaging. Each clutch is independently controlled by its own electro-hydraulic circuit. When a gear change occurs, the system pre-selects the target gear using the clutch not currently in use. The first clutch is then electronically disengaged as, simultaneously, the second clutch engages.The result is a consistent, fast and seamless gear change. Furthermore, as the twin clutches transfer drive from one gear to the next with minimal interruption of the drive to the rear wheel, any gear change shock and pitching of the machine is minimised, making the change feel direct as well as smooth.

    Three modes of operation are available. MT mode gives full manual control, allowing the rider to shift with the handlebar trigger control buttons. Automatic D mode is ideal for city and highway riding, and achieves optimum fuel efficiency. Automatic S mode is sportier and the ECU lets the engine rev a little higher before shifting up, giving greater performance. It also shifts down sooner when decelerating for extra engine braking.In either D or S mode DCT offers immediate manual intervention if required – the rider simply selects the required gear using the up and down shift triggers. At an appropriate time DCT seamlessly reverts back to automatic mode, depending on throttle angle, vehicle speed and gear position.Furthermore, in “D” mode, the DCT system detects variations in rider input typical to certain environments, from busy urban streets to mountain switchbacks, and adapts its gear change schedule accordingly to create an extra level of riding compatibility.With extra benefits such as durability (as the gears cannot be damaged by missing a gear), impossibility of stalling, low stress urban riding, and reduced rider fatigue, DCT has seen increasing acceptance in the market (sales stat to be added).

    4. Accessories
    A range of Honda Genuine Accessories, designed exclusively for the CTX700N to enhance the riding experience, practicality and aesthetics, include:

    Heated Grips & Heated Grip Attachment

    Rear Carrier
    Backrest & Backrest Bracket,
    Sub Harness & Accessory Socket
    Chrome Master Cylinder Cover

    5. Technical Specifications

    Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve, SOHC parallel 2-cylinder
    Displacement 670cm3
    Bore ´ Stroke 73mm x 80mm
    Compression Ratio 10.7 : 1
    Max. Power Output 35kW @ 6250rpm
    Max. Torque 60Nm @ 4750rpm
    Oil Capacity 4.1L

    Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
    Fuel Tank Capacity 12.4L
    Fuel Consumption 27.9km/l (WMTC mode)

    Starter Electric
    Battery Capacity 12V-11AH
    ACG Output 450W @ 5000rpm

    Clutch Type Hydraulic wet multi-plate 2-clutch
    Transmission Type 6 speed Dual Clutch Transmission
    Final Drive Chain drive

    TypeDiamond; steel pipe

    Dimensions (L´W´H) 2,255mm x 840mm x 1,155mm
    Wheelbase 1530mm
    Caster Angle 27 ° 40'
    Trail 114mm
    Seat Height 720mm
    Ground Clearance 130mm (minimum)
    Kerb Weight 227kg

    Type Front 41mm telescopic fork
    Type Rear Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm

    Type Front Multi-spoke cast aluminium
    Type Rear Multi-spoke cast aluminium
    Rim Size Front 17M/C x MT3.5
    Rim Size Rear 17M/C x MT4.5
    Tyres Front 120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)
    Tyres Rear 160/60-ZR17M/C (69W)

    ABS System Type 2 channel ABS
    Type Front 320mm single wavy hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
    Type Rear 240mm single wavy hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and resin mold pads

    Instruments Digital speedometer, digital tachometer, fuel gauge LCD bar graph, digital clock
    Security System HISS
    Headlight 60/55W (H4 valve)
    Taillight Tail-light: 1W
    Stop light: 4W

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