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Old 03-20-2009, 06:39 PM   #41
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Last year I bought a Honda generator. (EU3000is) Sweet unit! It has electric start, it's amazingly quiet and it powers my camper trailer including the air conditioner. My point is, this generator excites me more than the bike.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:35 PM   #42
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"My point is, this generator excites me more than the bike."

Sounds like a personal problem there GSXR!
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:29 PM   #43
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Shouldn't they have tried for a price point closer to a Ninja 500 than an FJR with this thing? Trying to aim a bike costing over $14K at first time riders is a sure way to make those initials stand for "Don't Nobody Own 1."
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:55 PM   #44
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Honda, please, $15,000 for a Pacific Coast without any trunk? Are you NUTS? Low seat height is not enough.

I had a '96 PC-800, it was a great long distance tourer and commuter. But the MSRP of $8,000 was also insane so I waited and bought used. I paid paid about less than $6,000 for one that was two years old and had 2,000 miles on it. I put 104,000 miles on that thing.

Who is going to buy this?

If you wanted to bring back the PC, you should have brought back the Pacific Coast. Honda you could have saved a bundle in the engineering department and still made a better bike thant this!
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:56 PM   #45
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"My point is, this generator excites me more than the bike."

Sounds like a personal problem there GSXR!
You don't know what's going on the camper trailer ?
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:46 PM   #46
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Gee, I hope this DNF-1 didn't take any development time away from the next Gold Wing. And yes, it looks like a bigger failure than the Pacific Coast. That's because it has even smaller engine, no luggage capacity, and expensive electronics that no one asked for. Styling-wise it resembles Buck Rogers Spaceship.

Honda, feel free to put the auto tranny on the next Gold Wing, as the operator already has enough to handle with the wife on the back. Make sure it can still smoke the rear wheel. Give me an adjustable fore/aft seat and optional factory floorboards. No more weight. Thanks.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:45 PM   #47
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"Make sure it can still smoke the rear wheel."

Why are you a child?
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:43 PM   #48
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hello all,
i don't quite understand all the hate people are having towards the Dn-01. I just bought one yesterday, and it's extremely fun to drive. I'm not a new rider. My previous bike was a 02 vtx1800c. yeah, having all that power as cool and all, but what's the use? I hear all the excuses like needing the horsepower to fight traffic, etc. been there done that. The DN-01 handles like a freaking dream. my only complaint is that I would like a little more gusto when hitting the throttle, but I'm used to a 1800. this bike has plently of power for cruising and commuting needs. it's not like we are running 1/4 miles when we ride. It even has good power with the wife on the back as well. another thing is the auto tranny has some different modes. it has basic "D" for daily driving, it has a "S"port mode (it make the engine hit a higher rpm before shifting), and it has a manual mode (like some auto cars have). the manual mode is sweet because you don't let off the gas when hitting the button. it's kinda strange but works really well. I hit 0-90 pretty quickly with manual.
There certainly seems to be a demand for them in my area. the dealer i bought from had just put the only dn-01 they had on the floor, and it was surrounded by people all day. there were 3 other people wanting to buy the bike, but I just i beat them to the punch.
I'm really going to enjoy riding this thing to work on a regular basis. especially in the stop and go traffic. no more shifting to worry about, and no more cramps in my hands from clutch abuse.
as far as the looks are concerned. you really have to see it in person. once you see how big the bike actually is (i think it's brain trick, we are all used to seeing sports bikes being relatively small). the shape and form are pretty cool. I don;t think the profile pic does it much justice.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:27 AM   #49
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Did you consider the Aprilia Mana as well? Why did you decide on the DN01? Do you miss the lack of storage space?
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:41 AM   #50
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hello all,
i don't quite understand all the hate people are having towards the Dn-01. I just bought one yesterday, and it's extremely fun to drive. I'm not a new rider. My previous bike was a 02 vtx1800c. yeah, having all that power as cool and all, but what's the use? I hear all the excuses like needing the horsepower to fight traffic, etc. been there done that. The DN-01 handles like a freaking dream. my only complaint is that I would like a little more gusto when hitting the throttle, but I'm used to a 1800. this bike has plently of power for cruising and commuting needs. it's not like we are running 1/4 miles when we ride. It even has good power with the wife on the back as well. another thing is the auto tranny has some different modes. it has basic "D" for daily driving, it has a "S"port mode (it make the engine hit a higher rpm before shifting), and it has a manual mode (like some auto cars have). the manual mode is sweet because you don't let off the gas when hitting the button. it's kinda strange but works really well. I hit 0-90 pretty quickly with manual.
There certainly seems to be a demand for them in my area. the dealer i bought from had just put the only dn-01 they had on the floor, and it was surrounded by people all day. there were 3 other people wanting to buy the bike, but I just i beat them to the punch.
I'm really going to enjoy riding this thing to work on a regular basis. especially in the stop and go traffic. no more shifting to worry about, and no more cramps in my hands from clutch abuse.
as far as the looks are concerned. you really have to see it in person. once you see how big the bike actually is (i think it's brain trick, we are all used to seeing sports bikes being relatively small). the shape and form are pretty cool. I don;t think the profile pic does it much justice.
I think most of the dislike comes from what people see as a ridiculous price point. But, hey, if you like it then that's great. Let us know how the tranny holds up after 20K miles or so.
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