Honda DN-01 test
Milan Show Video: Honda DN-01 launches in Milan


It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen on two wheels. And for good reason: 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. This bike is going to turn heads like no other in 2009.

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Feature Specifications
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: ABS and CBS with dual full-floating 296mm discs and three-piston calipers
Rear Brake: ABS and CBS with single 276mm disc and three-piston caliper
Front Tires: 130/70 ZR17 radial
Rear Tires 190/50 ZR17 radial
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