2018 Honda CTX700N DCT

Not Just Another Cruiser

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.

Standard Features

  • LCD INSTRUMENT PANEL: Full digital LCD instrumentation includes digital speedometer, digital bar-type tachometer, clock, low-fuel gauge, two tripmeters and gear position indicator. The instruments are compact and easy to read, too.
  • INTEGRATED STORAGE COMPARTMENT: The CTX700N offers a convenient utility compartment that’s in the fuel-tank area, making it easy to reach. It’s big enough to hold small items, and is a perfect example of how this bike fits into your life seamlessly.
  • RELAXED RIDER POSITION: The CTX700N was designed for a comfortable, confidence-inspiring ride. The rider triangle was designed to provide a relaxed riding position for most riders, so you won't feel cramped up after just a few miles down the road.
  • LOW SEAT HEIGHT: The seat’s low profile and contour makes it easier for riders to reach the footpegs, and that helps inspire confidence.
  • 41 MM FORK: With 4.2 inches of travel, the CTX700N soaks up the bumps and jolts in rough pavement, but also provides excellent handling and superior feedback through the handlebar.
  • ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION: Honda’s Electronic Fuel Injection means easy startups on cold mornings and flawless running even at high elevations.
  • DIAMOND-SHAPED STEEL FRAME: Light, strong, and with just the right amount of stiffness, the CTX700’s rigid and compact chassis is the foundation for precise handling.
  • LOW CENTER OF GRAVITY: The CTX700N's low center of gravity makes for a more confidence inspiring, all-around riding experience.
  • 670 CC PARALLEL-TWIN ENGINE: With its cylinders tipped 62 degrees forward for better weight distribution, the CTX700N’s engine is a big step forward in modern powerplant design. The two-cylinder format produces tons of low- and mid-range torque, and the 270-degree-phase crank and uniaxial primary balancer make it smooth, too.
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION: Shift with the push of a handlebar-mounted button, or select the CTX700N’s automatic mode and the bike will shift itself. Honda’s Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) has been a huge hit, and once you ride a CTX700N with DCT, you’ll see why.
  • REDUCED VIBRATION: You don't need to rattle and shake when riding a motorcycle. The CTX700N's engine counterbalancer and rubber-mounted footpegs let you enjoy the ride on your commute or on a weekend getaway.
  • PRO-LINK REAR SUSPENSION: Offering 4.3 inches of rear-wheel travel and teamed with a Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) rear shock, the CTX700N eats up rough pavement while giving you a smoother ride.
  • CAST ALUMINUM 17-INCH WHEELS: The 17-inch wheels give you a wide choice of premium tires to choose from and really help the CTX700N handle like a pro on the street. The cast wheels are light and strong too.
  • FRONT AND REAR DISC BRAKES: Single front- and rear-disc brakes give the CTX700N great stopping power. You also get anti-lock brakes (ABS) for the best possible stopping power, especially under challenging conditions.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2018
Model CTX700N DCT
Model Code CTX700NDLJ
Color Black



Front - Single 320 mm disc with 2-piston caliper, Honda ABS

Rear - Single 240 mm disc with 1-piston caliper, Honda ABS

Wheels 17 in. cast aluminum

Front - 120 / 70-17

Rear - 160 / 60-17


Weight Curb - 478 lb. (Include all standard equipment, required fluids, and a full tank of gas - ready to ride.)
Ground Clearance 5.1 in.
Wheelbase 60.2 in.
Seat Height 28.3 in.


Transmission Automatic DCT six speed
Final Drive Chain


Engine Parallel-Twin; SOHC; four valves per cylinder
Displacement 670 cc
Bore x Stroke 73 x 80 mm
Compression Ratio 10.7 : 1
Fuel System PGM-FI, 36 mm throttle body
Fuel Capacity 3.27 gal.
MPG Rating 64
Ignition Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Clutch (2) multiplate wet
Cooling Liquid


Starting Electric
Frame Diamond shaped steel

Front - 41 mm telescopic fork; 4.2 in. travel

Rear - Pro-Link single shock; 4.3 in. travel

Rake 27.7°
Trail 114 mm (4.4 inches)


Warranty One Year transferable, unlimited mileage limited