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Old 03-16-2009, 08:15 PM   #11
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I wish Honda would direct their resources towards providing us a new VFR, or a touring-oriented Blackbird. Instead we get choppers and this tupperware thing. They won't even bring over the much-cooler European 600 Hornet. To attract the new rider market they should have just tweaked the 650 Hawk platform with hard bags, shaft, and wind protection, which I believe is/was called the Deuville. Wake up Honda!
The Dullsville and (now dead) Revere are brothers - merely cousins to the HawkGT. Steel frames, shaft drive, and (as of the '07MY for the D I believe) now a 4-valve config.

HawkGT is aluminium perimeter frame, chain drive, light-weight and agile, Single-Sided Swingarm, and most of all COOOOL! - none of the other bikes possess any of those items.............. (specifically lacking in Cool)

Honda has been re-engineering Silk Purses into Sow's Ears for some time now.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:10 PM   #12
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Default DN-01 stands for: Don't know 1 who'd buy this.

I love Honda's sense of innovation. How much? Well, my first bike was a 1989 Pacific Coast. That's how much. Never mind that even though it listed for close to 8 grand, I got a new one for $4,000 since no one was buying them.

I have two things to say about this vehicle:

1. It looked a lot cooler and bigger before I saw photos with someone actually riding it.

2. I really don't think people are going to pay $15,000 to buy these. Going by the old "Pacific Coast Discount" (and the Yamaha GTS 1000 discount, for that matter) they should move a few when the price hits $7,500. You heard it here first.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:07 PM   #13
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I love Honda's sense of innovation. How much? Well, my first bike was a 1989 Pacific Coast. That's how much. Never mind that even though it listed for close to 8 grand, I got a new one for $4,000 since no one was buying them.

I have two things to say about this vehicle:

1. It looked a lot cooler and bigger before I saw photos with someone actually riding it.

2. I really don't think people are going to pay $15,000 to buy these. Going by the old "Pacific Coast Discount" (and the Yamaha GTS 1000 discount, for that matter) they should move a few when the price hits $7,500. You heard it here first.
Keep in mind, Kevin ain't exactly 12er.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:16 PM   #14
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Keep in mind, Kevin ain't exactly 12er.
Yeah, but he ain't no Gabezilla Baggins, neither.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:56 PM   #15
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As an owner of two pieces of obscure Honda machinery, I feel that Airhawk should be duty bound to defend the DN-01.

Especially because, given his track record, he'll own one in 10 years.
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:43 PM   #16
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Honda must have the most hideously boring employees if this thing came to them in their dreams.

What's next, a carbon fiber pneumatic dishwasher?

Sorry, I tried, but I gave up reading about halfway through the review.
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:58 AM   #17
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You guys forgot the CB750A and CM400A Hondamatics.

I think Honda knows awhat they are doing. The DN-01 will get people in the showrooms. Then they will sell discounted Furies to them for $14999.

These bikes are not meant for us. They are meant for "Normal People".
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:39 AM   #18
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I'm sure this thing was a real show stopper at Daytona. They had to stop traffic on Main from all the people that fell down laughing. Maybe they could market this thing at a local geriatric facility. It'll be a big hit.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:47 AM   #19
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You guys forgot the CB750A and CM400A Hondamatics.

I think Honda knows awhat they are doing. The DN-01 will get people in the showrooms. Then they will sell discounted Furies to them for $14999.

These bikes are not meant for us. They are meant for "Normal People".

Yeah, "normal people" that would have never got on a bike to begin with. That's really great, maybe we should make a yuppie soccer mom special complete with road rash already on the scooter.
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:38 AM   #20
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Default $15,000 for a scooter with a 20 year old Hawk/Transalp motor?

Yes, I admit that this thing does have some pretty trick features but are you serious? $15,000 for a hideous, fat, slow, scooter with a 20 year old Hawk/Transalp motor? Has Honda ever heard of a Aprilia Mana? I can only imagine seeing these DN-01 things strapped to the back of motorhomes across America for this price. I can already hear the voices in the heads of the under 35 motorcycle buyer in the dealerships this Spring! "Let's see, slow $15,000 Honda DN-01 OR a Honda CBR600, CRF230, new Honda mower AND generator for the same price?"
Honda, where is the new Hornet, the Transalp, the Deuville and Africa Twin? Not everone on this side of the pond wants a 900 pound cruiser with chrome and fringe. BMW, Ducati and Triumph are SO thankful that you have decided not to bring these models to the US!
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