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

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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

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

Colors include Candy Dark Red and Black.

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