Turn on the TV, head down to your nearest hangout, go for a burger on the weekend, and you’re going to see cruiser-style motorcycle, guaranteed. And why not? Cruisers are a great choice for thousands of riders: the low seat heights, the relaxed riding positions, the rider-friendly power delivery. The only problem is that a lot of them start looking alike, and a lot of riders think a cruiser should be all about individuality.
That’s where the Honda CTX700N comes in. We took the best parts of the cruiser idiom (laid-back seating, forward-set pegs, torque-rich twin-cylinder engine that you don’t have to rev for power) and put them together into a package unlike anything else you’ll see on the road. The low 28.3-inch seat height makes this a great choice for both urban riders who have to deal with stoplights and parking lots as well as anyone who likes a machine with a lower center of gravity. And there’s plenty of class-leading technology in this bike too. For example, you can get a version with Honda’s automatic (DCT) transmission and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), as well as a standard six-speed model.