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Old 11-29-2012, 12:54 AM   #103
vortexau
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Originally Posted by hugemoth View Post
That certainly blurs the line between scooter and motorcycle. Too bad it's chain drive and not even an enclosed chain.
My opinion is that Honda has been spending the last six-seven years making some terrible mistakes in marketing- or, rather on deciding what to finish and bring to market.

BMW are just introducing a sporty and a tourer types in the 650cc engine size maxi-scooter category.

Just SIX years ago, Honda showed their concept that has never materialized-





1600 x 1200 pixel picture of left side E4-01 rear hub --- its a shaftie!

1600 x 1200 pixel picture of E4-01 dash - it has an Airbab & integrated GPS!


Under seat space for two jet-style helmets

17" wheels and a 903cc inline triple liquid-cooled engine.

Instead of THIS they marketed the DN-01, to be followed by that chain-driven Integra with 51HP (or 47HP) 670 cc a 270˚ crankshaft V-Twin engine and its 15 litres (0.53 cu ft) of under-seat storage.
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