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Old 01-28-2009, 06:29 AM   #1
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the Honda DN-01... The worlds wierdest, ugliest bike.

How many folks have seen this? Its ugly, an automatic, and confused about it's identity.... It's like a cruiser had a three-way with a crotch-rocket and a scooter, and gave birth to this turd. YIKES!
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:44 AM   #2
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A picture would help
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:48 AM   #3
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That bike is the biggest misguided piece of shit Honda has made since the Rune. The Rune actually makes sense compared to that.

A $16,000 600cc V-Twin automatic cruiser for newbies.

But they still can't import a Trans-Alp or Varadero.

Fuck Honda.

This probably isn't the right forum, should be in Road Warriors or JM
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:56 AM   #4
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does the picture in the OP not show?
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:04 AM   #5
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I don't see one

Edit: Okay I see the pic's now
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:08 AM   #6
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:13 AM   #7
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I did manage to find a remarkably boring video about it

Looks like something from a low budget scifi future world flick






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Old 01-28-2009, 08:25 AM   #8
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"Human Friendly Transmission"
WTF?

That is just sad.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:54 AM   #9
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Honda made an automatic transmission back in the late 70's or early 80's.
Didn't exactly sell like hot cakes. Unless you had some kind of disability issue, why would anyone care to have such a thing?
A V-Twin ? What were they thinking?
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:55 AM   #10
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I don't like it

and you may not like it. But I bet it sells well if released. There are a lot of young people out there that want to get into riding but do not want Dirt bikes, Sport bikes, or a Cruiser.

This will be a winner for Honda.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:29 AM   #11
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I suspect that price point is going to miss the mark for attracting the young rider demographic. There is a reason why Ninja 250's sell like Happy Meals to new/young riders. That price point is aimed squarely at big cruiser buying old farts (like me minus the cruiser and the income) with lots of disposable income.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:36 AM   #12
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I actually respect Honda for bringing things like this and the Rune into production. It shows they still have balls. Just 'cause it's not your cup-o-tea does not mean it is shit.

Anyway, while it does not interest me as a buyer, I do think it looks better than alot of bike I see US ride... KLR's, VStroms, and even the sought after new Varaderos come to mind. See what I mean? Different strokes for different folks...

By the way, this bike is old news.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:48 AM   #13
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:59 AM   #14
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I checked it out at the IMS.

I like it.

The seating position is good and the ergos give a short guy a break. It's like sitting on the "Bike of the Future" from the 80's. I'm not sure I'd have it as my only bike but for a runabout or daytripper it's be great.
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:35 AM   #15
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I applaud Honda for trying new things and there are some aspects of this bike which are very intriguing. Personally, I think we are due for a well-done automatiic. But the price is completely out of bounds, simply ridiculous. At $10K, Honda might find some traction with folks who want the low-seat height of a cruiser (never underestimate what a big deal this is to a lot of newcomers) and also want some of the easy-to-ride features of a scooter. But at $14,600 Honda is pissing into the wind.

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