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Memorable Motorcycle: Honda DN-01 Photo Gallery

In the newest release of Memorable Motorcycles our vintage expert resurrects the DN-01 cruiser, which was originally introduced by Honda at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show but has since been discontinued. Read more in Memorable Motorcycle: Honda DN-01.

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With a pricetag of $15,000 the DN-01's 680cc V-Twin produces only 45 hp and lacks character.
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A shallow head angle makes cornering a chore and seriously dimishes the joy of riding the DN-01.
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Despite its claims, the Honda DN-01 is not an easy machine to ride.
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In addition to poor performance from the motor, the DN-01 was uncomfortable to ride.
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After just 50 miles in the saddle of the Honda DN-01 our contributor was getting a backache thanks to poor ergonomics.
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One of the only strengths of the DN01 is it's transmission, which seamlessly transfers power to the ground through a shaft drive.
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There are two drive modes accessible on the left grip which, in practice, makes almost no difference.
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A nearly inaccessible rear brake made stopping the DN-01 far more difficult than should be the case.
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Suspension on the DN-01 was dreadful and wallowed through curves.
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The Honda DN-01 provides little wind protection, which is a major setback for those interested in its touring capabilities.