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2009 Honda DN-01
2009 Honda DN-01

2009 Honda DN-01
2009 Honda DN-01

– 2009 Honda DN-01

2009 Honda DN-01

Honda’s stunning new DN-01 is in a class of its own—the world’s first crossover bike. Styled like a sportbike, but offering Honda’s radical new HFT Transmission, it’s an automatic unlike anything you’ve ever seen. You can shift it into six preset ratios, or you can let it function as a stepless, no-shifting Constantly Variable Transmission, or CVT. The DN-01 is a perfect choice if you’re looking to get into motorcycling or if you’re just a long-time rider who wants to be on the most cutting-edge bike out there.

It’s like no motorcycle you’ve ever seen. And it’s definitely like no motorcycle you’ve ever ridden. The revolutionary Honda DN-01 is designed to create a nearly seamless connection between you and your riding environment, with a relaxed, low seating position and a clear view to the road ahead. Its Human Friendly Transmission (HFT) allows you to ride in fully automatic mode, or you can shift it like a manual transmission via handy handlebar-mounted push buttons. You can even rev the powerful V-twin engine at stoplights, something most automatic transmissions won’t allow.

Honda’s reputation for forging new categories in motorcycling takes its latest form in the radical DN-01. This futuristic machine combines true sporting performance with a fully-automatic transmission, a low seat height and exceptional style.


Features & Benefits

– Colors include Candy Dark Red and Black.


Unique Features

– Powerful 4-valve, 680cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine.

– HFT transmission is a continuously variable, hydromechanical design that automatically and seamlessly changes drive ratios to produce strong, smooth acceleration. Unlike conventional belt-drive designs, HFT is compact, quiet, no scheduled maintenance, and features two automatic modes and a six-speed manual mode with push-button shifting.

– Low 27.2-inch seat height assures flat-footed confidence when stopped.

– Large-diameter 41mm front fork and single-shock Pro Arm® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section) provide a sporting ride on low-profile Z-rated radial tires.

– Combined ABS (LBS-ABS, see Technology Section) triple-disc brake system for sure-footed braking in varying conditions.

– Combined Braking System (CBS) provides excellent braking power for added confidence in a wide range of operating conditions. CBS applies front braking force whenever the rear brake is operated.
– On the DN-01, equipped with dual front disc brakes with three-piston calipers and a twin-piston rear caliper, rider application of the front-brake lever activates all six brake pistons in the front calipers. Application of the rear-brake pedal activates the dual pistons of the rear caliper and the center piston of the front-left caliper.

– Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS w/CBS) utilizes modulators- one each on the front and rear wheels- driven directly by specially developed electric motors. In operation, an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) monitors wheel and vehicle speed. If one of both of the wheels approach a locking condition, the modulators, via a signal from the ECU, lower hydraulic pressure by acting directly on the brake piston(s). As wheel speed re-approaches motorcycle speed, the hydraulic pressure is increased. This entire process is repeated numerous times in just one second, resulting in optimal braking pressure and enhanced rider control.

– Beautiful aerodynamic design provides protection from the elements.



– Compact 680cc, liquid-cooled SOHC 52-degree V-Twin provides substantial torque and power for everyday commuting and spirited backroad riding.

– Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI, see Technology Section) with twin 40mm throttle bodies and high-performance 12-hole injectors provide excellent throttle response and fuel economy while contributing to low emissions.

– Auto enrichment system is integrated into PGM-FI to optimize the air/fuel mixture on cold starts and eliminates the need for a choke.

– ECU-controlled, closed-loop emission control system with oxygen sensor manage the air/fuel mixture and reduce exhaust emissions.

– Front-mounted radiator receives ducted air from fairing shroud to maximize cooling.

– 2-into-1 stainless steel exhaust system with chrome-plated triangular shaped tailpipe is designed to centralize mass for improved handling.

– HFT offers two fully automatic, infinitely variable transmission modes – ‘D’ (Drive) mode for ordinary riding, and ‘S’ (Sport) mode for sharper acceleration. In addition, a push-button-selectable, six-speed manual mode allows the rider to upshift/downshift with the simple operation of left thumb-activated buttons.

– The ECU-controlled HFT automatically ‘downshifts’ when climbing steep grades to maintain optimum power.

– HFT provides ‘lock-up’ in cruising mode for maximum fuel economy.

– HFT features button-activated mechanical neutral, permitting engine revving when stopped. Mechanical neutral is automatically engaged whenever the engine is turned off, allowing easy maneuverability.



– Sturdy double-cradle steel tube frame provides exceptional strength and bolt-on seat rail simplifies servicing.

– Stout 41mm front fork with 4.2 inches of supple travel and progressive damping.

– Relaxed 28.5-degree rake and 4.5 inches of trail contribute to comfortable, stretched-out riding position and provide excellent straight-line handling.

– Single shock, Pro Arm Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).

– Combined ABS (LBS-ABS, see Technology Section) with two lightweight 296mm floating front rotors and a single 276mm rear rotor.

– Handsome, lightweight 17-inch 5-spoke cast aluminum wheels with Z-rated 130/70 ZR17 (front) and 190/50 ZR17 (rear) radial tires offer sport-touring traction and comfort in wet and dry riding conditions.


Additional Features

– The DN-01’s sleek, aerodynamic bodywork is functional and beautiful.

– Low, polycarbonate windshield allows some air into the cockpit at lower speeds.

– Low 27.2-inch seat height with wide passenger seat provides all-day riding comfort and allows rider to put both feet down at stops or when parking motorcycle.

– Well-placed mirrors provide an excellent rear view.

– Spacious rider footboards enhance riding comfort without compromising cornering performance.

– Handy one-touch, cable-actuated parking brake.

– White LED-backlit, LCD instrument panel provides multi-segment tachometer and large digital speedometer displays with dual-trip calculator, clock, six-segment fuel gauge, plus large turn signal and ‘neutral’ indicators.

– Mass-centralized 4.0-gallon dual-compartment fuel tank with .8-gallon reserve.

– Dual-element headlights provide right-side low beam operation- just like Honda CBRs- while both beams illuminate in high-beam mode. A brilliant multi-segment LED taillight is integrated into the rear cowl.

– Widely spaced turn indicators are mounted on rearview mirrors for style and function.

– Detachable seat provides storage for a U-lock. (Lock not included.)

– Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

– Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda USA- certified unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Riders Club of America® (HRCA®).


Honda Genuine Accessories

– A custom-styled backrest for extra passenger comfort.

– Rugged, full-coverage body cover.



2009 Honda DN-01 – USA Specifications
MSRP: $14,599 USD


Engine Type 680cc liquid-cooled 52° V-Twin

Bore and Stroke 81mm x 66mm

Induction PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 40mm throttle bodies and 12-hole injectors

Ignition Digital transistorized with electronic advance

Compression Ratio 10.0:1

Valve Train SOHC; four valves per cylinder


Transmission HFT continuously variable, hydromechanical two-mode automatic with six-speed manual mode.

Final Drive Shaft


Front Suspension 41mm telescopic fork with 4.2 inches travel

Rear Suspension Pro Arm single-side swingarm with single shock, seven-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel

Front Brake Combined ABS with dual full-floating 296mm discs and three-piston calipers

Rear Brake Combined ABS with single 276mm disc and three-piston caliper

Front Tire 130/70 ZR17 radial

Rear Tire 190/50 ZR17 radial


Rake (Caster Angle): 28.5°

Trail 114mm (4.5 inches)

Wheelbase 63.2 inches

Seat Height 27.2 inches

Curb Weight 595 lbs (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)

Fuel Capacity 4.0 gallons, including .08-gallon reserve


Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards

Available Colors Candy Dark Red, Black

Model ID NSA700A

Note HFT Automatic Transmission


One Year Unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.


2009 Honda DN-01 – Canada Specifications

Engine Type Liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin

Displacement 680 cc

Bore & Stroke 81 mm x 66 mm

Compression Ratio 10:01

Valve Train Chain-driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Fuel Delivery PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Transmission HFT with internal hydraulic control

Final Drive Shaft

Front Suspension 41 mm telescopic fork; 106 mm (4.2 in.) travel

Rear Suspension Single shock with spring preload adjustment; 120 mm (4.7 in.) travel

Tires 130/70ZR–17 radial front; 190/50ZR–17 radial rear

Brakes Front dual 296 mm discs with triple-piston calipers; rear 276 mm disc with dual-piston caliper. Combined Braking System with Anti-lock Braking System

Seat Height 690 mm (27.2 in.)

Wheelbase 1,605 mm (63.2 in.)

Curb Weight TBA

Fuel Capacity 15.1 litres, including 3-litre reserve

Colour Graphite Black

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