does anybody have NEW info on the HONDA DN-01?? production?

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does anybody have NEW info on the HONDA DN-01?? production?

#1 Unread post by drfoldem » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:11 am

whats goin on with this bike? have they started making it yet? i know about the announcement in 2005, but any NEW INFO????

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#2 Unread post by Thumper » Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:41 pm

I keep looking and I can't find anything that even hints they started production on it. My inner toddler-in-a-toy-store screaming I WANT!!![/] forces me to spend at least one afternoon a month Googling for it...it's all the same info out there. :(

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#4 Unread post by Shorts » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:25 pm

Haven't seen any in the Honda shops yet (I'm in Japan). But I haven't been looking too hard. Maybe down in Tokyo somewhere...

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#5 Unread post by High_Side » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:06 pm

The just announced production 2 days ago....

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Re: does anybody have NEW info on the HONDA DN-01?? product

#6 Unread post by QuietMonkey » Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:14 pm

drfoldem wrote:whats goin on with this bike? have they started making it yet? i know about the announcement in 2005, but any NEW INFO????
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#7 Unread post by crazy5dave » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:27 am

i went to the Tokyo motor show on thursday. saw the bike there. looked full production ready. they even had examples on the floor to sit on with the normal product line up, as oppossed to prototypes on elevated levels. intesting bike. kind of a cross between a cruiser and large scooters which are popular in japan and maybe europe. 680cc engine which would maybe a punched out 650 honda skywave(large scooter) 190mm rear tire. shaft drive. no clutch lever as like a big scooter it had a semi-auto transmission(?). meaning on the left handle bar there a +\- buttons for the up and down shifting. i got some pics ill have to figure out how to get them on the site. they had a couple variants too.
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#8 Unread post by crazy5dave » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:29 am

talked to the Honda guy. he said it will be for sale in Japan this summer. was kind of sure it was going to America but not when. maybe a 2009 model?
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#9 Unread post by freebird » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:54 pm

drfoldem wrote:whats goin on with this bike? have they started making it yet? i know about the announcement in 2005, but any NEW INFO????
The production version was shown at the 2007 Tokyo and recent 2007 Milan show. The bike differs slightly from the 2005 Concept model but the basic style remains. In Tokyo they showed several colors including white, red, and that purple-plum color Honda occasionally uses. The white version had tan seats, passenger backrest, and GPS (I assume this is the "executive" model or similar). Reportedly, the color options for the UK are black and the purple-plum color. At this time is unknown whether the production version has ABS standard. The engine is the 680cc 65-HP 52-deg V-Twin used in the 2007 Deauville and Transalp bikes sold in Europe. It's an excellent and dependable engine. However, there is a claim that the engine is detuned down to 55-HP but this is unconfirmed and I wonder (if true) whether this is to meet a tiered licensing restriction and may not apply to all countries. It seems that the DN-01 will be available in Japan first, it was confirmed as a UK/EU model at the Milan show, and Honda-Canada has also expressed interest. No word on the USA; some speculate late 2009 as a 2010 model while some speculate never and assert that Honda-USA simply isn't interested. Personally, I think HondaCorp is making a big mistake letting the old-fart biker-types running the USA division restrict choices to the point where Honda is a joke with virtually no models except fake-Harleys, the CBR-RRs, and the GoldWing.

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#10 Unread post by slimcolo » Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:44 pm

I agree about Honda USA making mistakes. The Trans Alp was one of the best Hondas built (only sold in NA two years) The Africa Twin and the Valero are good bikes but only sold overseas. The ct110 hasn't been sold stateside since 86 but is still sold overseas.

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#11 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:43 pm

I sent an email to my local dealership and never received a reply.

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#12 Unread post by freebird » Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:17 pm

UPDATE: Anti Lock Brakes (ABS) are standard. Available Feb/March 08 in the UK and dealers are already taking deposits. Here is the E-Brochure:

http://www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles/2008 ... index.html

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#13 Unread post by crazy5dave » Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:44 am

they started selling in Japan two monthes ago. about $11000 at current exchange rate. similar price in japan to a cbr1000.
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#14 Unread post by BBFL71 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:11 pm

DN-01 is now coming to U.S. for 2009. See the honda website.
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#15 Unread post by Thumper » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:15 pm

BBFL71 wrote:DN-01 is now coming to U.S. for 2009. See the honda website.
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Dangit! I just bought a scooter! How can I now justify a new bike?

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#16 Unread post by maddie_tas » Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:23 am

Seems it is already (just) available in Australia as our local Tasmanian dealer has one in the showroom for about AUD $16000 plus on road costs

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