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Old 10-22-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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Worlds Sexiest New Scooter

OK - so only my second post in this new forum - but this ISNT a troll - look below at what Honda will be launching soon....







Honda’s new fully automatic bike.

Honda has launched a fully automatic concept bike at the Tokyo motorcycle show, which it promises will make it to full production.

The DN-01 concept is a sports-tourer based around the Deauville v-twin 680cc engine, but Honda has taken out the standard motorbike gearbox and inserted a scooter-style continuously variable automatic system.
The rider will be able to choose between two different automatic modes - presumably one for sport and one for normal riding – and a fully manual option so the rider can choose when to change gear via the bar mounted buttons.

Although currently a concept Honda has said that it aims to put the bike on sale in the near future.

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Old 10-23-2005, 12:47 PM   #2
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looks vaguely familar?

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Old 10-23-2005, 12:49 PM   #3
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puts a whole new meaning to the term "maxi-scooter"!
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Old 10-23-2005, 02:31 PM   #4
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I want the Akira toy.


I like the scoot...canyon carving without thay pesky gear changing crap (of course my ST has a 5 speed transmission so I barely have to shift on that either).
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Old 10-23-2005, 04:35 PM   #5
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No step-through design -- it's an automatic motorcycle with floor boards, not a scooter. They'll probably sell tons of them to commuters in Europe. Don't know why they're using a 680cc motor instead the 800cc twin from the PC800. The good news is, Suzuki will try to outdo them -- maybe using the new 6 cylinder motor
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Old 10-23-2005, 04:47 PM   #6
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Don't know why they're using a 680cc motor instead the 800cc twin from the PC800.
It's the new Deauville engine?
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Old 10-23-2005, 04:52 PM   #7
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That bike from honda looks great. It could be as comfortable as could be, and probably handle okay. Yes, I want one of those Akira toys too, the first half of that movie was great.
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Old 10-24-2005, 02:05 PM   #8
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Yes, I want one of those Akira toys too, the first half of that movie was great.
Why buy a little 6" toy when you can buy the real thing?
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:09 PM   #9
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Wait a Jimminy Cricket minute! That toy costs $80.00! A whole real scooter isn't worth $80!
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:31 PM   #10
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Concept Scooter

Of course they missed the point of a scooter, which is weather protection.
I think this is a motorcycle with auto trans. Looks sharp though!!
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:08 PM   #11
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FJR 1300 Scooter is still bigger.
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Old 10-25-2005, 05:59 AM   #12
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Yamaha Too?

Looks like Yamaha is not to be outdone...



"Japanese motorcycle giant Yamaha unveils the concept model of a high-performance hybrid motorcycle, the 'Gen-Ryu,' equipped with a 600cc engine and electric motor hybrid system which can achieve over 1,000cc class machine performance"

Not to mention the rest of their "lineup"......


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Old 10-25-2005, 09:01 AM   #13
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crazy stuff!

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Old 10-29-2005, 03:39 PM   #14
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Hmm... kinda looks like a sportbike/cruiser hybrid than a scooter. The word "scooter" just fills visions of a Vespa.
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