I believe the DN-01 is an ill timed experiment...or at least that is what it will amount to in the end.
I completely agree. It's been discussed plenty here and elsewhere, but Honda has nothing out that excites me in the least. I mean, the least they could do is add a 600-800 cc Supermoto bike. Then I would at least consider sticking with Honda. Unfortunately they've lost my business in the future till their lineup gets some excitement again.
I have to believe the marketing department for American Honda are off in dreamland and don't have a clue what the customer really wants. The Rune was a cruiser on steroids, the same steroids injected into a scooter to make the DN, and now a chopper. I've heard talk about how tough it is to meet the US restrictions; if it was financially sound they would be importing the great bikes available throughout the rest of the world; etc, etc. Funny how the other manufacturers seem to pull it off.
Send me my Varadero and make it snappy. Throw a V5 VFR in the crate while you're at it.
"Towards the end of the vid, it looks like she may have had a bafflectomy." - MarylandMike