70 years old farmer 60years riding bikes.
Owned 4 from new replaced at about 9000km after 2 years never a problem.Not as well finished as 4 Yamaha’s I also had but found myself constantly taking a Honda better breaking and ride.Dont like the new XR 190 farm bikes.Refurbished a CTX,well new chain and sprockets,now showing 12000 km all farm km.Excellent resale value too. Gazza Texas Au.
Kerosene's Got it
Kerosene's right - ''First gear will consistently drag you out of places you should never have gone.''
Will take you to places you've never been. An Iron Donkey that won't quit, complain or breakdown.
It just goes - gutless, economical, moron friendly, bullet proof quality toy - an AG bike that thinks it's
a tractor - strong resale
Purchased for A$3,500.00.
Not great bike .
Not happy with 2016 bushman ctx200 chinese tubes that failed in les than 200km ! Clutch slipping from new ! Rear shock leaks !
indicator rear left not working from new ! Some parts are rusting already ! Bought this bike new to ride in outback to explore resumed stations in nw wa , could have perished due to chinese tubes!
Had to cut trip short due to rotten tubes that could not repair .
Purchased in September 2017 at Private purchase.
Reliable, comfortable, a plodder not a sportscar
Relatively simple maintenance. Oil dipstick in a painful location when putting oil in (1 litre), has a strainer not an oil filter. Reliable plodder, good low gearing in first for cattle, good carrying capacity, good reliability, good lights, steel fuel tank. Overall easy to start, if battery flat, and enough power to have neutral glowing, give it a kick. Don't pull in the clutch when trying to start!!
Made in South America or Mexico - definitely not Japan. Problems from the start. Cracked head when brand new and was blowing smoke all the time. Now the clutch cable has gone. Hard to start and using the kick start is necessary and difficult. Wish I had spent the extra and got another Kawasaki Stockman 250. Difference in power is significant.
Not the Honda I thought I was getting.
Piece of junk
The bike won't stay together all the bolts keep rattling end it goes too fast for cattle work and the seat is very hard. The back brakes are useless the Speedos stopped working in the first week of owning it in the front wheel bearings don't last as long as my old Yamaha AG bike.
Old school bike with old school reliability
Bought my bike about 6 years ago. It is very much like the old XL range but with electric start. It comes standard with many things like carry racks, bark busters and other handy things.
Not a speed machine as I would say that the max comfortable speed is around 80 km/h, having said this I had it many times reaching speeds of 100km/h but it was screaming.
It is very reliable and service is a breeze. I had no issues yet and considering that it has quite a hard life with me as the rider it is remarkable reliable.
It takes about 3.5l of fuel...
First gear rotates the earth.
If you don't need to spend hours on a freeway to get to the dirt, the CTX200 is an incredibly affordable and capable adventure bike. It's light, relatively small/maneuverable, and for exploring technical tracks, the gearing is PERFECT.
*First gear will consistently drag you out of places you should never have gone.*
The CTX is a very "friendly" bike, you'll get nods from bikers AND drivers, especially in the country. People either think you're a farmer, or the postie with a bigger bike.
It's nowhere near fast, it's not *cool*, it has incredi...
Low cost, Basic maintenance, Great for carrying large loads on the rear
The Honda CTX 200 A is very useful/great for carrying large loads on the rear. For off road use best to use off road tyres and for road use road tyres are best. Keeping the revs at a good amount in top gear (not constant full throttle) the top speed is about 70 km/h you could change the sprocket sizes though I think Honda got it right as it climbs hills with just enough good torque so I think stock gearing is best for this motor. When full acceleration is given it gets to about 100 km/h - 110 km/h for me with a slight down hill useful for spaci...ng yourself from slow trucks with all lane on coming traffic at the same time (also this bike has a clutch lock useful for hands free neuteral in top gear). I get 40 km per litre using 98 octane BP Ultimate. The maintenance of this motorcycle is one of the most basic of any motor vehicle (2 valve). To everyone who rides the CTX 200 the revs need to be kept up to a good amount as riding this motor loosely (low revs all the time, Cradling) will cause a mechanical problem. I would eventually like to get a Honda or Yamaha 400, 500 or 600 Motard with 6 gears that has good mount points for full panniers and top box so I can carry loads and do 110 km/h comfortably also better for carrying a passenger. I like the Honda CTX 200 it is useful for carrying loads and nice quality Nice quality, Low cost, Easy to maintain, Great load carrier With everything as stock the top comfortable speed for this motor bike is about 70 km/h, Not good for carrying a passenger unless the speed limit is 60 km/h and you install pillion feet rests
Unreliable but fun
Bought one of these a few years ago for constant farm use on a sheep and cattle station. It has a decent top speed for the work and rides well new, even if it's fuel range is a little short for the size of our place.
We ran the bike alongside our usual Yamaha AG 200s, buying one at the same time as this bike. During the 26000km that it took to start using too much oil to run efficiently, it had a large number of issues.
The carburettor repeatedly drops a circlip off the main control needle, causing the bike to not be able to do more than an ...
Completed an Enduro Africa in 2007 on one of these beasts with a hundred other guys, they never let us down, serious crashes no problem, completely submerged in rivers no problem, pull em out tip em vertical run the starter and they fire up no problem. This is the gods honest truth maintain them and you will have no problems.How many dual purpose bikes do you know of that have been through the above conditions for thousands of km's and not failed.
Errmmm I wonder!
Whats not to like there bullett proof! easy to maintain, economical, and reasonably priced.
The CTX 200 needs another 50cc.
A do-it-all-to-infinity bike!
Been using it mainly as city commuter with longer weekend trips, trail riding and outback camping. Been riding mine for about 5,0000km. Not the fastest bike but does 100km/h with me (100kg) + some camping gear...prefer to stick around 85km/h though. I cannot imagine this bike not going forever with regular basic maintenance. A simple motor that you can service at home! If it's build to handle the farm and farmers it's gotta be tough!
Bulletproof motor, offroad capability, very economical. In short I like everything about it!
Fuel range. Mine does about 220km with some fuel left "on reserve" (never ran it dry). Aftermarket long range tanks are very expensive, so on longer trips I carry additional 5litre in jerry can on front carrier.
I don't have facilities for maintenance etc and CTX doesn't need any. I'd like another 10kmph at the top speed. I try to ride on secondary roads to get around this. I've never ridden in the dark and hope I don't have to. Fuel range of 150kms hasn't been a problem yet.
I'm now riding my 2nd CTX after finding my last bike (Suzuki Bandit) always gave me a sore back. The CTX carries my camping gear. I've done 3000km on the original tyres and had absolutely no problems yet.
The top speed is sometimes below the speed limit and means I have to "manage" traffic behind me - especially log trucks which are impatient.
very good workhorse that with a little bit of extras b even better!!!! If a chinese kids bike can have discs all round why not a proper work bike? have had mine for 4yrs/10000kms now. would buy another if a 2wheeler was needed.
good ergonomics , good carry racks, good power range for offroad,good seat height,reliable,easy to maintain,looks good, does most of what it sets out to do
brakes desperatly needs rear disc and bigger front,neads poly fuel tank (no dints or rust),neads 6 speed box, 1st is too high for cattle tailing,adjustable rear shock is needed,rear brake footpedal 2 easy to damage,neads a proper tool kit!!!
Questions & Answers
Can these bikes run without battery? I want to remove everything and have kickstart only but not sure if the cdi needs the battery at all?
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