From: hippo on 1 Jun 2010 02:29
> On 1/06/10 7:54 AM, JustBiggus wrote:
> >> The DN-01 is a lovely bike.
> > Its good you like it, I think its fawkin hideous.
> I think it's a nice idea spoiled by the styling...
Just out of interest, has anyone here ridden one for any distance? The
price did sort of tempt me but the styling, cruiser type power/torque
figures and paucity of realistic luggage options put me off checking it
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From: Kevin Gleeson on 1 Jun 2010 17:39
On Tue, 01 Jun 2010 09:03:21 +1000, CrazyCam
>> CrazyCam wrote:
>>> JustBiggus wrote:
>>>> I cant see this being a decent seller let alone a great seller.
>>> I agree.
>>> I wonder how many Honda has shipped to Oz?
>>> Perhaps, in about a years time, when they are selling them off at a more
>>> reasonable price, they might be a good deal.
>>> Given Honda's previous performance with other odd-ball machines, a ride
>>> away price of under ten grand could make it an attractive proposition.
>> Probably not too many if they've learned anything from this!
>In Sydney, recently, they were going for 10 and a half, ride away.
>There might be one or two still about at that price, which starts to
>make the DN01, if not look good, at least be value for money.
The first time this link was posted I thought "Blerghh - ugly" but
having looked at more of the pics it doesn't offend me. Would be
interested seeing one in the flesh. Can't say I'd ever buy a bike with
feet forward riding though. A mate used to say "The only time your
feet are going to be forward of you is just prior to the crash". I
tend to agree.
From: CrazyCam on 1 Jun 2010 19:00
> Just out of interest, has anyone here ridden one for any distance? The
> price did sort of tempt me but the styling, cruiser type power/torque
> figures and paucity of realistic luggage options put me off checking it
> out. Cheers
I certainly haven't ridden one, as I said, the feet forward, cruiser
business doesn't work with my buggered back, but the blokes that I know
that have DN01s, all seem very happy with them.
I think that at least one of the mates got some panniers and a top box
which were made for the beast, IIRC on the internet, possibly from
Japan. I'll ask next time I see him.
Obviously, the Honda won't keep up with sports bikes ridden by loonies,
but will proceed at comfortably excessive speeds without any drama.
Last time, which was two months ago, Sydney City M/C, at Lane Cove had
three black ones on their showroom floor and a demo bike.
For the current money, it's a hell of a package of hi-tech whizz
bangery, if it happens to work for you.
From: Nev.. on 1 Jun 2010 23:14
On 2/06/2010 7:39 AM, Kevin Gleeson wrote:
> A mate used to say "The only time your
> feet are going to be forward of you is just prior to the crash". I
> tend to agree.
I don't get it. Please explain.
From: Zebee Johnstone on 1 Jun 2010 23:51
In aus.motorcycles on Wed, 02 Jun 2010 13:14:31 +1000
Nev.. <idiot(a)mindless.com> wrote:
> On 2/06/2010 7:39 AM, Kevin Gleeson wrote:
>> A mate used to say "The only time your
>> feet are going to be forward of you is just prior to the crash". I
>> tend to agree.
> I don't get it. Please explain.
Presumably said mate was trying to get his hand over the numberplate
at the time.