Honda DN-01 Review — Introduction — 3 months

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Honda DN-01

Last Updated. 02 July

Welcome to the next part of my lengthy in-depth Honda review.

Continuing on from the page the DN-01’s HFT gearbox is the key to of the DN-01. (1st Generation HFT review) Combined with the ECU, the gearbox keeps the spinning at its most fuel and power output levels. HFT automatically redline the engine there’s not need to. You have to override the HFT to reach the red line and for the sound effects and acceleration.

by the time you reach the red line be over the speed limit.

The HFT gearbox is utterly smooth left alone and obviously efficient. Unfortunately if you are a regular rider you will not know how fast you are accelerating because it is smooth without the dramatic in the back feel. Of course doesn’t mean boring so manual and have a great

I love the sound of a screaming with the matching sensation of at work but the DN-01 does not do round town and isn’t that. When moving the noise is not heard and only off a strangled Harley Davidson putt sound. Only in the rear mirror will you just how fast the DN-01 is.

It is literally a magic carpet I pity the deluded driver who tried to take me on I could the clearly screaming V8 behind me I wasn’t even trying just a regular efficient off from the lights. I stopped at the 60 speed limit.

Many car have no idea that a rider is easily the most controlled road user out

DN-01 performance: The DN-01’s kph will take about 3 every single time any effort. It is just as quick or than any other motorcycle. The is probably around the 6 second which is slow in sports terms but excellent in cruiser Around town you’ll win all the traffic light drags.

The reason why it is so quick is due to the HFTs from neutral in next to no infinite gears and it’s via the momentum of the shaft drive and the to spin independently. Lots of in a deceptively smooth package more so than the hyper-bikes a speeds.

The town and suburb commute the DN-01 will impress no question. It will keep up the Hayabusa or Gixxer 1000cc for without any drama — as as they’re being sensible of otherwise the DN-01 doesn’t a chance of keeping up. In traffic it also leave any regular rider with a manual with tired arms and of frustration. Only a maxi will be as enjoyable in traffic.

The issue I had was the location of the foot which is positioned too high. the CBS system works effectively being sudden. Using the brakes only work the so there is some dive used in isolation but they do good feedback.

Although the is a huge motorcycle there is a minimal amount of under storage. There is only space for a U-lock and disc along with a tool The area up front of the bike the fuel tank is usually is — reserved for the optional system. The fuel tank is in the centre of the bike under the

I wished Honda had simply covered or lockable compartment like other tourers be much appreciated. That its cruiser counterparts are equally in storage space — a that everyone conveniently

In normal traffic conditions, where it will spend of its life, the DN-01 is joy on wheels! on cutting up the traffic and let the magic HFT do its thing. Although the DN-01 has a low seat height your 68cm in the air which still you very visible on the road.

who would not want to glance at unique bike even if don’t ride.

However on the open road the DN-01 to show a few issues. You see the main is the DN-01’s fairing. While it great it does not seem to be aerodynamic or conventionally wind Travelling at the 110kph speed is perfectly fine and its only you get to higher speeds (say 140kph) does the fairing not the anticipated protection. There is less wind issues a normal cruiser or …

Again the DN slots between the motorcycle classes.

Travelling speeds (Est. 140kph+) or if you a strong head wind you encounter enough wind to make you want to hunch behind the small wind However as with a cruiser relax and you will be fine. You see your body forward only increase wind unsettling the aerodynamics which I all the usual testers do. So lean a bit and I found that the wind effect you as much.

The lack of speed based means less performance at greater than say 120kph using a lower ‘gear’.

Honda DN-01

overtaking or merging with highway traffic (80-110kph) you switch to sports mode for for more urgent response like a 600cc sports needing extras revs and judgement. Larger engine will easily leave the behind in these situations. The now becomes like a child your attention by poking the button or activating the manual selection.

Sure leaving the in automatic still works but it have the urgency. Sometimes I is a phycology thing — because the HFT is so smooth.

The engine makes itself felt 6000rpm which is refreshing and at revs there’s a new found as the gearbox co-operates giving a urge forward with V-twin throbs. it’s good for a mid-capacity V-twin. At revs the DN sheds its compliant to reveal not say a body builder but a racing for the touch down.

When you finally reach favourite road cornering the DN-01 will keep a sport bike honest. you will need to work harder on the to keep up. Sweeping are fine — it is the more and sharper corners that the DN down. These types of require the use of the manual gear because leaving it on auto is

The suspension works perfectly — firm and controlled but the wheelbase, lack of side clearance and lack of cornering makes it a chore rather entertaining. Thankfully its not a truck cruiser.

The cornering method is from the norm. If you sit back on the it will easily do the bends in an fashion. However I still the minimal feedback difficult to get to after riding sporties for so

Try to shift your weight to the and you will loose any road from your … needed for knowing when to sides. It is very similar to a but much sportier and capable. while good enough for the on the track will not be particularly

Conclusion so far: The DN-01 has a clearly defined niche in of best ability. It is definitely at being a commuter and traffic racer. Don’t be fooled by the go and tourer like fairing for speed long distance but it is great for normal touring at speeds.

In speed restricted and enforced there won’t be any problems which suits me perfectly. In the you’ll keep up with sports bikes if you’re but will get left behind on the The DN-01’s handling is best as very good but not particularly

I think the the DN-01 is best at great zipping between shopping centres, middle touring or dealing with to work and back in comfort. said flick the HFT to manual and you have a responsive and fun motorcycle.

time: More HFT, economy and direct Hayabusa

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