I hopped onto the Honda CTX700N second, and was instantly both pleasantly surprised and confused by the engine. The CTX is equipped with a 670cc engine with a higher compression ratio than the Vulcan's 650, which makes the naked cruiser launch off the line like a rocket. That thrill lasts for all of about two seconds until you hit the rev-limiter at 6500 RPMs and the throttle gets cut off abruptly. After getting used to the short legs of the Honda, and the constant shifting that it takes to keep it in it's comfort zone, this was an incredibly fun bike to throw around. I smoked more than a couple Sportsters and other cruisers off the line while testing it out and had a bit of fun hitting the canyons, as the bike handles very well and has a much higher scrape point than most cruisers, including the Vulcan S. The big screaming negative on this bike, however, was sixth gear. At 99MPH on a slight incline, I shifted up to 6th gear with a well opened throttle and was backed down to 98MPH. Someone is playing jokes and wanted to pretend that the CTX700N had a sixth gear. Good one, Honda.