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Honda’s radical DN-01 to in the UK from August 1

It’s to say Honda is probably the most of the major manufacturers — is introduced very slowly, are far from radical and quality and rule the roost. So what the is the DN-01 doing in its product The category-busting cruisy sports is set to launch August 1 in the UK, at which we’ll learn if the market’s for a bike so outlandish.

The DN-01 is the bike to feature Honda’s new variable “Human-Friendly Transmission” which is capable of operating in automatic ‘drive’ mode or a shift 6-speed ’sports’ that locks the variable to a set of common ratios that the feel of a tiptronic car system. The HFT is to show up on a range of future from Honda.

The styling of the bike is absolutely for Honda — it combines the underslung exhaust of the new Hornet 600 the rear end and storage of a maxi-scooter, a v-twin engine with fat pipes on display cruiser-style, raised handlebars, cruiser-style a single-sided swingarm, shaft ABS and a front-end somewhere in between a tourer, a Deauville, a Transalp Who knows?

It certainly looks a comfortable ride, a more version of a maxi-scooter that can be as 2-up on the open road a genuine performance potential as in town. The UK pricing of £9200 to around US$18,200 — is a big ask for what will likely be an practical bike — but its head-spinning looks it may just itself a niche. Press follows.

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For release: 7 July 2008

Honda’s and Futuristic DN-01 On Sale 1 August

Honda’s unique motorcycle goes on sale on 1 August from Honda dealers across the UK .

Available in two colours of graphite black and amethyst purple and priced at the DN-01 — dream turned production reality — with fully transmission, is a truly unique in the world of motorcycling and defies categorised.

Honda’s team of set out to create an entirely new category of and sought to combine elements of superbike performance, relaxed cruiser riding comfort, ease of a big scooter, attention and futuristic styling with technological advancements.

It’s not a sportsbike, a cruiser, a a … bike, adventure or a sports-tourer: it’s a new-breed of which couples performance, comfort and practicality, all wrapped up in and radical styling whilst some of the latest Honda

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The DN-01 introduces to motorcycling the advanced fully automatic ever developed for any two-wheeled – with HFT ‘human-friendly transmission’. comes from the proven and Transalp 680cc V-twin, through the HFT system, which auto, sports-auto or thumb-operated manual transmission modes, all smooth drive to the rear without the lag of some traditional transmission systems.

The low-slung keeps the rider in total and control, while Honda’s Combined ABS Braking System braking distances to a minimum in all as well as enhancing safety. And to environmental impact, the oxygen-sensing system manages the air/fuel to reduce emissions to well EURO-3 regulations.

Like most of Honda’s displacement motorcycles, the new DN-01 comes fully equipped the highly capable Honda Security System (HISS) to against ride-away theft.

the DN-01 looks stunning as it can be further enhanced with a of Honda Genuine Accessories specifically for this model, to a custom styled backrest for pillion comfort, heated with adjustable temperature, Motorcycle Navigation Kit, for a rider’s MP3 player, Bluetooth for a mobile phone, a motion and sensitive anti-theft AVERTO system, sturdy U-lock and a full bike cover.

This new breed of machine its debut in the UK at the International Scooter and Show at Birmingham ’s NEC in December year, before its world launch at Lake Como in Having inspired a ‘wow’ for many, coupled with availability in the UK this year, have already been for the DN-01 as many motorcyclists stared in awe at the machine’s futuristic and the user-friendly nature of the new HFT system.

Motorcycle dealers across the will be unveiling the DN-01 on 1 August so to see this unique in the flesh, or to book at test contact your local

Honda Motorcycle dealers can be by calling Honda on 0845 200 or by using the ‘Dealer Search’ within the Motorcycles area of where you can also find all the news and information about the Honda motorcycle range, genuine parts, accessories and events.

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