American Honda is going after starter riders in a big way with its new line of CTX700 motorcycles. Monikered to represent Comfort, Technology and eXperience, the company says, the bikes feature easy ergonomics, ABS braking systems and automatic clutches -- at an extremely low price point.
The CTX700ND looks like a heavier-class cruiser, features a 670cc parallel twin engine, comes standard with ABS and the DCT automatic clutch shifting system, and at $7,999 is designed by Honda "to appeal to many riders who have been waiting to begin their riding experience with a full-featured yet affordable automatic-transmission bike."
The CTX700 is a fairing-equipped version of the parallel twin, also comes standard with the DCT and ABS combination and is priced at $8,799.
At even lower price points, both bikes will also be available with standard transmissions, at $6,999 for the CTX700ND and $7,799 for the CTX700.