Jamaica Gleaner News — Honda DN-01 on sale — Sunday March 9, 2008

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Honda DN-01 Automatic Sports Cruiser Concept

Honda DN-01 on sale

Sunday | March 9, 2008

The DN-01 automatic motorcycle. contributed

Starting this Honda DN-01 automatic is officially on sale in Japan. we first heard about the we wondered how it would perform its 680 cc V-Twin and new hydraulic transmission Since then, we’ve that the engine will 61 horsepower, so think of this as a bridge between large and entry-level sportbikes like the 500 or GS500.

We expect that the will have no problem daily commuting chores and the necessary highway-drones, but don’t to challenge any sportbikes on long Handling will likely be a point, with 17 rims 130/70 front and 190/50 tyres combined with ABS for stops.

Honda ending US production

Honda has announced next year it will motorcycle production at its Marysville, OH plant. That facility’s along with that of the Japan factory, will be to the company’s brand-new bike in Kumamoto next year. In Marysville built 44,000 Wing and VTX models, though notes that there be no layoffs because of this in production.

Instead, the Marysville workers be reassigned to other Honda in the fair state of Ohio.

Ban on cars

Mexico has ban all imported cars from US except models. The only used the Mexican government will across its borders for resale are exactly 10 years old. are two main reasons for Mexico’s arbitrary automotive adjudication. its new-car dealers are tired of to compete with all manner of inexpensive, recent-model used from the US.

Second, the government says older than 10 years are havoc on the country’s air quality. now, it was legal to import into Mexico that between 10 and 15 years old. The Association of Automobile Distributors for the newer, more restrictive

BMW diesel hybrid

BMW’s X5 EfficientDynamics hybrid has a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine to a li-ion battery pack. common-rail injection and an all-aluminum to deliver 204hp 400Nm of between 2,000-2,250rpm. The relatively capacity engine delivers the same levels of horsepower as the X5, but offers improvements in its already consumption and emissions figures.

aero rims, a solar panel to heat up engine before you start the vehicle; it has an transmission. The mild hybrid in the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics a compact generator that, for the time, is flange mounted on to the gearbox. This motor up to 20hp of on-demand power.

Innovatively, the alternator is also into the crankcase rather conventionally driven from the of the engine.

Lancer Sportback to America

Mitsubishi has put out its global plan for the next few years. The title of the blueprint for Mitsubishi’s is ‘Step Up 2010′ and the automaker’s prognostication look good but more ‘bear’ than for the US market. Mitsubishi figures worldwide sales will from the 1.34 million sold currently to 1.42 by March 31, 2011.

Honda DN-01 Automatic Sports Cruiser Concept

Most of the is expected to come from markets in Brazil, China, the Middle East and Russia, the latter expected to climb by to 70 per cent and eclipsing the American by around 63,000 in vehicle On the product front, Mitsubishi is the introduction of the Evolution X that’s on sale, plus a redesigned that will be coming to in the next few years.

No diesel hybrids for Toyota

One that won’t be joining diesel hybrid party is Toyota President Katsuaki said the hybrid pioneer had no to introduce any diesel hybrids.

announced that Toyota offer a diesel engine in the and Tundra in 2010. Toyota offers a variety of diesels in the market. However, according to the combination of diesel and hybrid yield enough of an incremental in efficiency to justify the combined premium of both.

At this the Toyota Hybrid Synergy system is not suitable for use in the big trucks, is why Toyota is following just the path for now.

BMW to offer unlimited in-car access

BMW is planning to offer a version of its Connected Drive by the end of the year, which will for unlimited web browsing while on the go. BMW that the functioning display it has in the X6 is a prototype, but that the final version of the system won’t a lot different. Connected Drive be interfaced with BMW’s iDrive, with the web pages on a high resolution, dash-mounted

The engineers have wisely front-seat access to the system to the engine is turned off, but with an optional rear (and a special iDrive will be able to browse the car is running.

No Honda Accord

The all-new European Honda buyers will be disappointed to there are apparently no plans to a high-performance Type-R version of the Honda does not feel the model fits the Type-R adding that the new European is designed to propel the company competing with the likes of BMW and Honda does have to release Accords with suspension and body kits, but standard engines, much Audi does with its models.

Honda DN-01 Automatic Sports Cruiser Concept

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