How does the CCT compare to the Roadmaster?
Can't say, but the Roadmaster sure is purdy and it sits well for me. Haven't ridden on because I'm afraid I'd like it too much.
How many hours can you comfortably ride per day on the CCT?
Not long on the stocker, but never got along with any stock seat on some pretty great touring rides so not the best to answer.
In it's current set up with the items listed below, I have several IBA certified rides on the bike.
What modifications will make the CCT a better touring bike?
A Russell Day long is the bomm. We have a Corbin and it is good, but wish Russell would have talked to me about a XCT, it was so new they didn't have a clue for it yet. I wish Harco/Diamond made a seat for them. Don't fall for the Stage 1 mod from the dealer, it is pretty much junk for the X bikes. A Lloyds air filter, timing wheel and a good tuner will cost about the same, reduce heat and increase readability. Stock pipes work very well with this. It irks me to have to "fix" a new bike, but it is worth it.
I will also say in the stock configuration it is still very good.
What kind of freeway mileage does the CCT get?
I get 40-42 MPG.
As a tourer, what makes the CCT exceptional?
The list is long, and almost everything makes it good. The comfort is very good, the road manners are excellent, the handling and agility is also. The seat height makes for comfortable stand stills, good lighting front and rear, decent radio, adjustable controls and passenger floor boards, 3 power ports, lots of luggage, a liberal load capacity, (500+ pounds), enough power to haul you, wife and kitchen seink without effort. Predictable and good low speed handling, great ride and rider.
As a tourer, where does the CCT need improvement?
The improvements are already noted if you want them. It could use a few less quirks, and although for most they are not bad it will tell you how good a rider you are in a hurry through the shifting and throttle revving. If you "blip" the throttle it can make for some scary quirks. The thing needs to be more water proofed. Mine has been very good and run through lots of rain without incident, but it isn't the same for everyone and I can't guess what percentage have problems. A better passenger thought process would also be good. We came from a Wing and they are the gold bar standard IMHO for passenger. The RS Venture was as good, but a bit different. This is per Lostwife and she has enough mileage on her butt to listen closely in any aspect of motorcycling.
I feel you'd be cramped on a Wing, but they are a fabulous bike if they fit.
Happy shopping and welcome to the Mayhem!
Some people go their whole life wondering if they made a difference, Marines don't have that problem.~ Ronald Reagan
2012 XCT, AFR+ Gen 4, Lloydz air filter. I don't equate noise with power.
I ride with the Force.
Last edited by Lostintexas; 03-21-2015 at 07:09 PM.