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Honda DN-01 2009 Specs

Honda DN-01 2009


2009 Honda DN-01
The big news about the 2009 Honda DN-01 is that it is automatic. The new HFT transmission allows the rider to shift into six pre-set ratios, with the option of functioning as a Continuously Variable Transmission, meaning no shifts at all. The DN-01 has sports bike styling, takes the bumps like a touring bike, but rides like a cruiser; what else could you ask for? Honda claims that this bike, the world’s first cross-over bike, is nothing like you’ve ever seen before. Powered by a 680cc V-twin engine with shaft drive and no shifting at all, I have to say that riding this machine should be comfortable. This bike may not be as “fun to ride” as, for example, the CBR1000RR or the ST1300, but it doesn’t have to be; it’s a cross-over. So if you want a full-on sport bike, the CBR1000 or CBR600 will surely satisfy your need for speed, but if you want something that is comfortable to ride, performs like a sport bike, and operates with just the twist of the throttle. The 2009 Honda DN-01 should be something to keep in mind.

Engine680cc liquid-cooled 52° V-Twin
Bore/ Stroke81mm x 66mm
Compression Ratio10.0: 1
Fuel SystemPGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 40mm throttle bodies and 12-hole injectors
IgnitionDigital transistorized with electronic advance
MSRPStarts at $15,599
ColorsCandy Dark Red, Black
Transmission HFT continuously variable, hydromechanical two-mode automatic with six-speed manual mode.
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension Front 41mm telescopic fork with 4.2 inches travel
Suspension RearPro Arm single-side swingarm with single shock, seven-position spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Brakes FrontABS and CBS with dual full-floating 296mm discs and three-piston calipers
Brakes Rear ABS and CBS with single 276mm disc and three-piston caliper
Tires Front 130/70 ZR17 radial
Tires Rear 190/50 ZR17 radial
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.0 gallons, including .08-gallon reserve
Seat Height27.2 inches
Ground ClearanceN/A
Overall LengthN/A
Overall WidthN/A
Curb Weight595 lbs (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
Wheel Base63.2 inches
Higher Handlebar Kit Buell 1125CR

Buell: Includes all Lines and Cables Required for Installation

MILWAUKEE  – The new 1125CR Handlebar Kit (P/N N2002.1AT, $215.00) from Buell Accessories makes it easy to replace the original equipment Clubman-style handlebar on the 1125CR model with a higher handlebar that raises the rider to a more upright position on the motorcycle. The kit includes a black anodized handlebar and all cables, brake lines and related hardware required for installation.

For additional information on Buell Accessories, see your local Buell dealer or visit the Buell website at To find a dealer near you, call toll free 1-800-443-2153 in the U.S.A. or Canada.

Bajaj Domestic Motorcycle Sales Rise 51%
From a low of 61,546 units in December 2008, Bajaj domestic motorcycle sales have grown progressively over the last quarter and by as much as 51% in March 2009 to 92,947 units. Total motorcycle sales (including exports) for March 2009 were up 12% over December 2008 to 132,210 units.  This growth has been led primarily by the XCD 135 DTS-Si which sold 21,883 units in March 2009, its second month of sales.  

Bajaj expects even stronger growth in the first quarter of FY2010 powered by the continuing success of the XCD 135 DTS-Si as also the launch of product upgrades off the Pulsar platform.

Exports for the year at 772,519 units represented a growth of 25% over FY 2008.


Buell: A Ray of Hope for America

Tyler Hopper
AllAboutBikes Staff-Writer
In an economic era that questions the future of American companies, Buell provides a glimmer of hope, that American companies aren’t ready to be put out to pasture just yet.  Claiming victories in the 2009 AMA Daytona Sportbike season, it is the first time that an American manufacturer has won in a premier AMA road racing class since 1972 when Cal Rayborn, riding a Harley-Davidson XR750, won an AMA Grand National race at Laguna Seca.  Danny Eslick took the points lead after his third win of the season Sunday in the Suzuki Superbike Showdown at Road Atlanta.
The Buell 1125R ridden by Eslick was equipped with a stock crate engine, with the only modifications being an aftermarket exhaust system and recalibrated engine computer.  Some skeptics argue that the Buell has an unfair advantage due to the displacement of the engine, but a review of the lap times made evident that on his Buell 1125R, Eslick was only the third fastest for that particular race.

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