Honda DN-01

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2009 Honda DN-01

Honda's reputation for forging new categories in motorcycling takes its latest form in the radical DN-01, a whole new category Honda calls "Crossover." This futuristic machine combines true sporting performance with a fully automatic transmission, a low seat height and exceptional style.

Unique Features[edit | edit source]

  • Powerful four-valve 680cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine.
  • HFT transmission is a continuously variable, hydromechanical design that automatically and seamlessly changes drive ratios to produce strong, smooth acceleration. Unlike conventional belt-drive designs, HFT is compact and quiet, no scheduled maintenance and features two automatic modes and a six-speed manual mode with push-button shifting (see Technology Section).
  • Low 27.2-inch seat height ensures flat-footed confidence when stopped.
  • Large-diameter 41mm front fork and single-shock Pro Arm® Rear Suspension provide a sporting ride on low-profile Z-rated radial tires.
  • CBS plus ABS triple-disc brake system for sure-footed braking in varying conditions.
  • Beautiful, aerodynamic design provides protection from the elements.

Engine/Drivetrain[edit | edit source]

  • Compact 680cc liquid-cooled SOHC 52-degree V-twin provides substantial torque and power for everyday commuting and spirited backroad riding.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI, see Technology Section) with twin 40mm throttle bodies and high-performance 12-hole injectors provide excellent throttle response and fuel economy while contributing to low emissions.
  • Auto enrichment system is integrated into PGM-FI to optimize the air/fuel mixture on cold starts and eliminates the need for a choke.
  • ECU-controlled, closed-loop emissions control system with oxygen sensor manage the air/fuel mixture and reduce exhaust emissions.
  • Front-mounted radiator receives ducted air from fairing shroud to maximize cooling.
  • 2-into-1 stainless steel exhaust system with chrome-plated triangular-shaped tailpipe is designed to centralize mass for improved handling.
  • HFT offers two fully automatic, infinitely variable transmission modes--"D" (Drive) mode for ordinary riding, and "S" (Sport) mode for sharper acceleration. In addition, a push-button-selectable, six-speed manual mode allows the rider to upshift/downshift with the simple operation of left-thumb-activated buttons.
  • The ECU-controlled HFT automatically "downshifts" when climbing steep grades to maintain optimum power.
  • HFT provides "lock-up" in cruising mode for maximum fuel economy.
  • HFT features button-activated mechanical neutral, permitting engine revving when stopped. Mechanical neutral is automatically engaged whenever the engine is turned off, allowing easy maneuverability.

Chassis/Suspension[edit | edit source]

  • Sturdy double-cradle steel tube frame provides exceptional strength and bolt-on seat rail simplifies servicing.
  • Stout 41mm front fork with 4.2 inches of supple travel and progressive damping.
  • Relaxed 28.5-degree rake and 4.5 inches of trail contribute to comfortable, stretched-out riding position and provide excellent straight-line handling.
  • Single shock, Pro Arm Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).
  • CBS plus ABS braking (see Technology Section) with two lightweight 296mm floating front rotors and a single 276mm rear rotor.
  • Handsome, lightweight 17-inch five-spoke cast aluminum wheels with Z-rated 130/70 ZR17 (front) and 190/50 ZR17 (rear) radial tires offer sport-touring traction and comfort in wet and dry riding conditions.

Additional Features[edit | edit source]

  • The DN-01's sleek, aerodynamic bodywork is functional and beautiful.
  • Low, polycarbonate windshield allows some air into the cockpit at lower speeds.
  • Low 27.2-inch seat height with wide passenger seat provides all-day riding comfort and allows rider to put both feet down at stops or when parking the motorcycle.
  • Well-placed mirrors provide an excellent rear view.
  • Spacious rider footboards enhance riding comfort without compromising cornering performance.
  • Handy one-touch, cable-actuated parking brake.
  • White LED-backlit, LCD instrument panel provides multi-segment tachometer and large digital speedometer displays with dual-trip calculator, clock, six-segment fuel gauge and large turn signal and "neutral" indicators.
  • Mass-centralized 4.0-gallon dual-compartment fuel tank with 0.8-gallon reserve.
  • Dual-element headlights provide right-side low-beam operation--just like Honda CBR® models—while both beams illuminate in high-beam mode. A brilliant multi-segment LED taillight is integrated into the rear cowl.
  • Widely spaced turn indicators are mounted on rearview mirrors for style and function.
  • Detachable seat provides storage for a U-lock. (Lock not included.)
  • Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • When you buy a new Honda Powersports Product, you may be eligible to receive a complimentary one-year membership in the Honda Riders Club of America®, which includes an exclusive Members-only magazine, rider training benefits, access to the Members-only Clubhouse Web site and much more. Some limitations apply. For more information on the HRCA®, log on to

Available Honda Genuine Accessories[edit | edit source]

  • A Custom-Styled Backrest for extra passenger comfort.
  • Rugged, full-coverage Body Cover.
  • Center Cowl Cover (chrome or carbon fiber) to protect fuel tank.
  • Gold Emblems - Kit includes gold colored 3-D badges (two "DN-01" and two "Honda" emblems).

2009[edit | edit source]

2009 Honda DN-01
2009 Honda DN-01 in Black

Colors include Candy Dark Red and Black.

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Honda DN-01
Production 2005 - 2014
Class Concept
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 81.0mm x 66.0mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Horsepower 59.14 HP (44.1 KW) @ 7500RPM
Torque 47.21 ft/lbs (64.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM
Fuel System injection. pgm-fi with automatic enrichment circuit, 40mm throttle bodies and 12-hole injectors
Ignition digital transistorized with electronic advance
Spark Plug NGK SIMR8A9 `09-11[1]
Battery YUASA YTZ14S `09-11[1]
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: Automatic
Final Drive Shaft `09-11[1]
Suspension Front: 41mm telescopic fork with 4.2 inches travel
Rear: pro arm single-side swingarm with single shock, seven-position spring preload adjustability
Brakes Front: double disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 130/70-zr17
Rear Tire 190/50-zr17
Wheelbase 63.19 inches (1605 mm)
Length 91.34 inches (2320 mm)
Width 32.87 inches (835 mm)
Height 43.9 inches (1115 mm)
Seat Height 27.2 inches (691 mm)
Weight 469.58 pounds (213.0 Kg) (dry), 269.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 3.96 Gallon (15.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 4.00 liters/100 km (25.0 km/l or 58.81 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Honda DN-01 was a v2, four-stroke Concept motorcycle produced by Honda between 2005 and 2014. Max torque was 47.21 ft/lbs (64.0 Nm) @ 6500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 59.14 HP (44.1 KW) @ 7500 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke. A 81.0mm bore x 66.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 680.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Automatic.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 130/70-zr17 front tire and a 190/50-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 41mm telescopic fork with 4.2 inches travel while the rear was equipped with a pro arm single-side swingarm with single shock, seven-position spring preload adjustability. The DN-01 was fitted with a 3.96 Gallon (15.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 469.58 pounds (213.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 63.19 inches (1605 mm) long.

2005 Honda DN-01[edit | edit source]

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Honda introduced the DN-01 automatic cruiser motorcycle at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, which aside from its futuristic look, fields a new and unique transmission, that can switch from manual mode to automatic operation whenever the rider wants it. The DN-01 concept is equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission and a water-cooled, 4-stroke, OHC, V-type, 2-cylinder, 680cc engine.

2008 Honda DN-01[edit | edit source]

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The DN-01 is a crossover bike which brings together elements from more than one segment. unique and with an unmistakeable design, the DN-01 is part cruiser, part sport bike, with an exquisite bodywork and a riding position which harks back to the scramblers of yore. Its middleweight engine brags of efficiency and manageability, while the automatic transmission makes this bike stand from the crow.

A bike well ahead of its time, it's really sad that it is no longer manufactured. However, its spirit carries on, as the DN-01 stood at the base of developing the modern Dual Clutch Transmission machines.

2009 Honda DN-01[edit | edit source]

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Honda released the new DN-01 crossover bike in Japan and Europe in 2008 and in the US in 2009. This motorcycle features a v-twin 680cc engine linked to an HFT(Human Friendly Transmission) system which consists of a continuously variable transmission and a hydro-mechanical automatic system. It has 2 automatic modes, (D) drive and (S) sport plus a 6 speed push button manual mode. The HFT has a lock up mode for cruising to increase fuel economy. The DN-01 also has combined ABS, a front and rear linked system with ABS. This motorcycle's fuel tank can carry 4 gallons of fuel. Honda classed this motorbike as a scooter/motorcycle crossover.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.