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November 1, 2005, 06:56 AM

The Tokyo Motor Show continues to unveil concepts from different manufacturers, and Honda's DN-01 pictured here is one of the most interesting. Perhaps another hybridization of motorcycles and scooters, the DN-01 contains a number of components that appear production ready. For instance, the engine appears to have come directly out of the European Deauville sport touring model, while the suspension pieces, wheels, brakes, etc. look like they could be parts-bin items, as well.

The scooter aspects include the ergonomics (the low seating position being scooterish, as well as a reminder of the Gurney Alligator), the use of floorboards, and the automatic transmission.

For those of you who have not ridden a large displacement scooter (or the Gurney Alligator -- this includes us), the lower center of gravity created by placing the rider lower in the frame offers some significant handling benefits -- potentially, even for a sports bike. Note that the ground clearance on the DN-01 concept appears quite generous. This could be a canyon carver, as much as a cruiser.

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November 1, 2005, 07:03 AM

There is something about it that I really like. It has a good look, edgy, but not overstated. Very good looking bike.


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Yeah I like it too....a nice city putter.


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November 1, 2005, 07:17 AM

is it a v-twin.some of the parts look like they came off of an old v-four saber
from the mid 80's.it would make a good coast to coast cruiser.
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November 1, 2005, 11:01 AM

exactly what i was thinking..looks very comfy for a long ride.


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November 1, 2005, 11:12 AM

sorry peeps but me no likey...


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November 1, 2005, 11:14 AM

Looks edgy. I like the overall look. Would be interesting to see it in person.


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November 1, 2005, 11:29 AM

looks like something my granma would look good in.


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November 1, 2005, 11:57 AM

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Yeah I like it too....a nice city putter.

City putter my ass. That would make a great touring bike. Sick.


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Does anyone think the placement of those mirrors is anything but functional?


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Does anyone think the placement of those mirrors is anything but functional?

Hmmm...I'm thinking they might actually work. If, of course, the rider was the right size and the mirrors were able to be angled properly.


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