2009 Honda DN01 Review

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Honda DN-01

2009 Honda DN01

Honda makes reference to of its own historical, ground-breaking machines it discusses the new DN-01 model in its materials. Icons like the CB750, the CBX and even the Goldwing are Clearly, the company sees new so-called cross-over model as to spearhead a new direction in motorcycling.

At the of the concept is an automatic transmission for and borrowed from the Honda Foreman Rubicon ATVa system called HFT that two fully automatic ranges with a manually operated system for sporty riding. new technology is showcased in a cruiser-type undoubtedly because that’s an automatic transmission is most also because the higher is better tolerated in that

Powered by a new 680cc, 52-degree engine that is liquid and fueled by Honda_s proprietary system, the DN-01 has a shaft drive to eliminate all the maintenance and typically associated with European sources disclose a power output of 60-horsepower at rpm, and a torque peak of 47 at 6,000 rpm.

The HFT transmission is a dual swash device, where the engine-side plate (something like a buckled wheel) acts a series of hydraulic cylinders, pressure to the output swash By controlling the angle of the swash Honda can vary the speed between the input and the output.

595 pounds with all fluids and a tank of fuel, the DN-01 is than most cruisers and than comparable sportbikes, but out-accelerates traffic at stoplights. Its geometries are also somewhere those of cruisers and sportbikes, the bike with a respectable between straight-line stability and steering.

Large 11.6-inch front rotors are gripped by two three-piston at the front wheel, while a rear disc with a caliper handles braking at the Because the DN-01 is equipped Honda’s combined brake application of the rear brake activates the center piston on the front brake caliper to the motorcycle. When you tug the front lever, the remaining five pistons activate for maximum

ABS is standard.

The DN-01 is extraordinarily to ride. With little of the mass of bigger cruisers, it can be confidently at low speeds. At higher it has a flat and compliant ride, yet precise and predictable responses to inputs.

Like most the limited ground clearance by the forward-mounted floorboards limits speeds. Yet the DN-01 feels enough to exceed those with confidence were it not for the floorboard feelers.

When emphatic acceleration is for, the sport automatic at the left-side handlebar which engine speeds up beyond they are at the normal setting. For a canyon road, the manual is even better, allowing a to select a lower gear for a drive off corners. It also more engine braking entering corners.

The hydro-mechanical is a willing partner in any circumstances. quiet, smooth, and adequately with a built-in centrifugal/hydraulic engagement action for flawless So long as you don’t whack the open from rest, you can all of the juddering one sometimes experiences on scooters.

Unlike conventional CVT the DN-01_s HFT starts in neutral, and the can be revved freely at rest. A switch at the rider_s right is pressed to engage drive you are ready to move off. The reverts to neutral when off, able to will freely on grades unless the parking brake is applied.

Since this is a Honda, the quality is flawless, with an degree of mechanical integration. the use of a continuously variable transmission can_t help but lend a accessibility. Anyone can ride the and while that’s an advantage for and car refugees, it might deter and enthusiasts.

Honda DN-01

But it’s probably the that poses the biggest to widespread acceptance. At $14,599 the isn’t a screaming deal. On the hand, it is also not super-pricey in with some cruisers, when you look at the list of features.

The automatic transmission, the combined ABS, and Honda’s transparent fuel injection are worthy

But they are not unique to the two-wheeler If it_s just an automatic you want, Aprilia has the Mana at $9,899. There are powerful with CVT drivelines that less if easy commuting is all after.

Fuel injection is now a feature, and even ABS can be found on various models.

Nonetheless, the DN-01 is exclusive in a number of That modern styling is the real innovation of cruiser we’ve seen. The sleek build quality is always and the charm of the V-twin engine is not to ne

Plus, with an unvarying of 44-mpg throughout its stay us, the bike shouldn’t cost to run.

But is it the bike of the future? Hard to in this uncertain economic when vehicle purchases pretty much stalled. have to wait for an upturn in our

Only then will we see how many people need idea of a cruiser crossover.

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