2012 Honda DN-01 New Release

Honda’s stunning new DN-01 is in a class of its own the world’s first crossover bike. Its styling and seating position alone set it completely apart, showing influence from the world of our sportbikes, sport touring machines, and cruisers. But underneath that bodywork the DN-01 is even more revolutionary, offering Honda’s radical new Human Friendly Transmission. Yes, it’s an automatic—but 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, if you’re a long-time rider who wants to be on the most cutting-edge bike out there, or if you’re just looking for something completely different.

2011 Honda DN-01
2009 Honda DN-01
The DN-01's extraordinary HFT transmission is, of course, one of the first things you'll notice about this bike. But there's much, much more. Underneath all that sculpted bodywork beats a 680cc v-twin engine with a broad powerband and plenty of torque. And the DN-01's brakes are unique too. We're offering a machine with Combined ABS, a system which links both front and rear brakes and includes our proven Anti-lock Brake System. The DN-01 offers a combination of features unique in the motorcycling world, and which point to the future. And that's exactly what you'd expect when you choose a Honda.

Honda DN-01 with 680cc V-Twin Engine Famous for their low-revving torque and wide powerbands, Honda's v-twins are a great choice for just about every rider. Shaft final drive eliminates chain maintenance. Fully-automatic HFT transmission offers several modes. You can put it in "D" and it functions like a stepless automatic. "S" is the sport mode for more spirited riding. And "M" lets you "shift" between five preset ratios only there's no clutch to worry about. The HFT has to be the most user-friendly transmission ever developed. It gives you all the convenience of an automatic, yet much of the control of a manual, should you choose.

2011 Honda DN-01
2012 Honda DN-01
Seamless fuel delivery is the DN-01's forte, thanks to Honda's Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) which features twin 40mm throttle bodies and high-performance 12-hole injectors ensuring superb throttle response and fuel efficiency. An auto-enrichment system is integrated into the DN-01's PGM-FI to optimize the air/fuel mixture during cold starts, eliminating the need for a choke.

No need to worry about rider fatigue with the DN-01's spacious floorboards. Tapered upward to enhance riding comfort, they've also been optimally positioned to avoid compromising cornering clearance. The low-emissions, 2-into-1 stainless steel exhaust system features a chrome-plated triangular-shaped tailpipe designed to centralize mass for optimal handling.

Utilizing the same race-bred, cast-aluminum single shock Pro Arm Rear Suspension as the Interceptor, it delivers balanced rigidity and light weight for sharp, nimble handling. The DN-01's Pro Arm system also integrates the bike's smooth-running, low-maintenance shaft final drive.  Additional benefits also include reduced unsprung weight and greater room for exhaust routing.

Honda DN-01
2012 Honda DN-01
 The DN-01's wide, low, deeply stepped 27.2"-high seat offers a relaxed riding position and an easy, confidence-inspiring reach to the ground. Passengers will ride in total comfort, too, thanks to a long, roomy pillion seat featuring tailsection-integrated side handgrips.

New DN-01 With a nod to both function and style, the DN-01's sleek, widely set front turn indicators are mounted on the rearview mirrors, while in back, a brilliant, multi-segment LED taillight and blinker array has been integrated into the rear cowl. Rear brake is controlled by a wide foot pedal, while front brake is a conventional bar-mounted lever. Both front and rear are linked to provide optimal braking force to both wheels. ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) helps maintain braking confidence under less than ideal conditions.


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