I sat on the new 2014 Honda CTX700N yesterday. After siting on it but not riding it I came to the conclusion to keep my 650. The Honda is a really nice looking motorcycle with lots of good features. I have not rode a standard motorcycle for more then 50 years and do not ever want to go back to a manual gear shift bike. The seat is reasonable low but at 81 I had trouble getting my leg up to mount it. The foot pegs were a little bit too far forward for me but this is a personal preference. There is NO storage on the bike at all except a small cubbyhole for your glasses. The bike feels and is much lighter then my 650 and you can definitely feel it. The front disc brake look anemic compared to the 650 dual disc brakes. To make it into a comfortable cruiser you would have to add a top box, saddle bags and a lot of other items. Another thing I noticed that I didn't like was the rear brake pedal. If you're going to make an automatic bike why not put the rear brake on the left handlebar like a scooter. If they are trying to tempt scooter riders to buy their automatic motorcycles you would think they would have thought of this. It's a strange feeling to squeeze the handlebars and find nothing on the left side. For someone who has never rode a motorcycle before this would be an excellent choice. I think it is the future for motorcycles. Compare it to cars. Who would buy a stick shift car other than a sports car these days.