Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Honda motorcycles CTX700 get dual clutch transmission for 2013

Since its introduction in May 2010 on the VFR1200F, Honda’s unique Dual Clutch Transmission technology for motorcycles has grown steadily in popularity. Honda now has over 12,500 customers in Europe who have purchased Dual Clutch Transmission machines.

Gang of Four

In 2012, four new models were added to the list of machines offering Dual Clutch Transmission:

* The Integra
*  NC700X
*  NC700S
*  Crosstourer

The popular NC700X has seen its monthly percentage of Dual Clutch Transmission customers grow steadily from 10% to 44% from its launch in April 2012 to February 2013.

Monthly sales of the Dual Clutch Transmission version of the Crosstourer adventure sports machine have also grown, from 25% to 70% from February 2012 to February 2013.

Honda confirmed on April 15th that, the CTX700 and CTX700N will join the ranks of Dual Clutch Transmission machines in the autumn of 2013. Both models will be equipped with the technology as standard, and will be among a number of new models to be shown at EICMA in Milan in November.

Unveiled in February at the International Motorcycle Show in Chicago, the semi-faired CTX700 and naked CTX700N have been developed under the concept of “Comfort Touring Experience”.

torque-ing the torque

The machine's 35kW 670cc inline parallel twin engine offers great low to mid-range torque and fuel economy.  It is compact in size and has a sixty-two degree forward tilt which provides a low centre of gravity. Add in design cues from the unique GL1800 Gold Wing, and the result is two approachable A2 licence-friendly and affordable machines.

Information from Honda Press Release


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