Honda says the new 1300 expands the concept introduced with the first CTXes—the idea of combining higher levels of comfort and technology, emphasizing ease of use and a spacious rider environment with relaxed ergonomics. And now Honda's looking to offer it in a V-4 platform, accompanied by a distinctive V-4 engine pulse and exhaust sound. The liquid-cooled 1261cc longitudinally mounted V-4 engine is tuned specifically for off-the-line punch and a linear power delivery. With its brief fairing, short windscreen and integrated saddlebags, the newest CTX looks pretty well-equipped for longer hauls, and the low seat height of 29.1 inches makes it accessible to most. Honda says the CTX13 brings moderate weight (724 pounds, wet), a low center of gravity (thanks to an underseat fuel tank), nimble handling, and relaxed riding position along with a long, low and unique look to make it stand out in a crowd.