Test: Honda DN-01, a window to the future

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Test: Honda DN-01, a to the future

Couragious, with an spirit and no compromises, the Honda explores new frontiers of two-wheel offering a new riding philosophy for the and on the road. It has an American custom position, very sat-down the legs forward.

The weight and are quite contained though, a sports look and automatic that we’d never before. It has a practical mix of everything current riders seem to automatic clutch, agressive and style, and relaxing, comfortable position.

A futuristic touch is with its form, and next transmission which creates an and relaxing riding style. line reminds us of some you see in science fiction films, or ridden by the demons in the cartoon

The seat is only 690mm off the the fork is a traditional tele-hydraulic and the rear shock absorber is to the side. The engine comes the noted Honda Transalp at 680 cc (or the Deuville if you prefer), equipped PGM-FI electronic ignition. The has been adapted to the fuel of this bike and the transmission has changed to HFT (Human Friendly

The hydromechanic transmission with clutch is capable of varying and the HFT has two automatic modes: ‘D’ for a sweet and ride, ‘S’ for more grunt in and you can pass from one to the other in an A sequential shift is handled an ergonomic switch on the left.

The ‘S’ option has shorter and closer ratios, with the margin D and S being about 500 revs/min. The S is more sporty and has more with greater acceleration You can switch between the D and S styles a button on the left, while a control lets you choose the mode.

The button for the D and S then becomes the shift and this is displayed on the panel.

When the engine is on, the is automatically in neutral, indicated by a light. On starting you need to select the gear otherwise occurs while the engine is In the manual mode, moving up the provides no problems, but when you can’t choose fifth at a speed which is too low, and can you select first in a speed at than 30km/hr.

The gear change provides for acceleration out of corners though, and deceleration too.

The seat be more comfortable when the full weight of the rider, the suspension is dynamically good, a little hard when over potholes. The DN has ABS brakes and the integrated brakes system, in Honda. The instrument panel has well done with a look, easy-to-read and which us of the Honda S2000.

Despite the aspect and custom position, the is more impressive for its dynamic and riding pleasure: aerodynamic is slightly limited, but the bike is and easy to manage in city especially given its steering It has 17-inch wheels and good distribution, including its sporty base and suspension. In cornering, and acceleration we perceived no inbalance.

The large pedals limit the angles for leaning but adjustments can be for example lightening the weight on the and adjusting the pivot, for greater A rear wheel at 190/50 you can play around a little, for whoever enjoys a more riding style.

Pros: HFT futuristic look, dynamism and innovation and courage.

Cons: Seat and suspension a hard; limited under-seat plexiglass too low.


Engine: twin-cylinder, “V” at 52° 4T

Honda DN-01
Honda DN-01
Honda DN-01


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