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Old 05-11-2013, 05:08 AM   #21
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Another area where an automatic tranny might be good would be off road. At least for 4x4 trucks an auto is better. I didn't used to think so until I actually drove one extensively on the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands 20 years ago. Now I'll never go back to a stick offroad in a truck. I'm wondering if the same might be true for 2 wheelers.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:54 AM   #22
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And I like that its not trying to look like a Harley.
That is an excellent point, cause no matter how much so many people want to believe otherwise, every V-Twin "cruiser" produced since Indian folded is an HD clone. Maybe some originality is just what the market needs...maybe even more than an automatic tranny.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:45 AM   #23
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Judging by some f the comments here, I think a point that's being overlooked is that you can still shift the transmission yourself on the CTXs. And it's really really simple to manipulate the paddles.
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You guys seriously underestimate the number of people who would like to ride but are intimidated by the thought of shifting. Automatics represent a huge potential growth market.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:22 AM   #25
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With a rider on board, it looks like an unholy offspring of a Softail and a PC800. Is there some untapped demand for a middleweight sport-tourer with a Pap-smear riding position?
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:30 AM   #26
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You guys seriously underestimate the number of people who would like to ride but are intimidated by the thought of shifting. Automatics represent a huge potential growth market.
If that's true, why did every other automatic bike introduced to the market fall flat on its headlight? I can think of several off the top of my head, and I'm sure a little research would turn up even more.

Ic DTC such a differentiator that it will ignite that huge potential market?
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:23 PM   #27
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It is getting harder and harder to find an automatic in cars. The new top of the line Porsche has a very advanced automatic. Maybe there is a market for a "manumatic" bike.

The CTX represents a really good bang for the buck ratio too. Well done Honda. I hope they sell lots.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:54 PM   #28
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If that's true, why did every other automatic bike introduced to the market fall flat on its headlight? I can think of several off the top of my head, and I'm sure a little research would turn up even more.

Ic DTC such a differentiator that it will ignite that huge potential market?
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:26 PM   #29
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With a rider on board, it looks like an unholy offspring of a Softail and a PC800. Is there some untapped demand for a middleweight sport-tourer with a Pap-smear riding position?
With an auto trans, you'd have no problem riding side-saddle.
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With an auto trans, you'd have no problem riding side-saddle.
Did you pop for the optional Heated Prostate Massager on that Beemer?
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