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and now for something completely different

Post by Scootypuff snr » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:05 pm

So anybody who likes rare & quirky this low mileage beasties is a gem. (but don't expect a good PX price)

https://www.21stmoto.co.uk/product/hond ... otorcycle/

If I had the cash spare it would be in my collection
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Post by XP500FUN » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:07 pm

Blimey did`nt even know they existed.

Very nice.

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Post by Davefirestorm » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:08 am

I do like that,they never caught on not a “proper” bike or scooter

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Post by Greyerbeard » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:09 am

Yes, met an owner last year, who was delighted with his!
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Post by horobags » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:51 am

Ive had two, Jaz currently has one. There was lots of debate here a few years ago about the DN01, is it a bike? or is it a scoot? is it a custom? or a street machine? Does it matter!!
It has a 700 deauville v-twin engine and Honda's only HFT ( human friendly transmission), which can be ridden in manual or auto. Its nothing like the current DCT.
I think they are fantastic machines, so smooth and well built, the only negative I can think of is limited ground clearance, but hey its not a sports bike.
I was also recently told that the HFT gearbox is a cassette type, 15 mins to change, but a sealed unit costing near 3 grand, but come on, its a Honda. :P
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Post by MrGrumpy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:15 am

Scootypuff snr wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:05 pm
(but don't expect a good PX price)
I'd have thought the dealer would be desperate to get rid of it!! Especially in mid winter.

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Post by Scootypuff snr » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:17 am

horobags wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:51 am
Ive had two, Jaz currently has one.
It has a 700 deauville v-twin engine and Honda's only HFT ( human friendly transmission), which can be ridden in manual or auto.
I think they are fantastic machines, so smooth and well built, the only negative I can think of is limited ground clearance, but hey its not a sports bike.
I was also recently told that the HFT gearbox is a cassette type, 15 mins to change, but a sealed unit costing near 3 grand, but come on, its a Honda. :P
I have revisited them second hand several times but usually they are a lot higher mileage.
Usual story a peach comes up when I haven't got the cash or PX machines.
Some things aren't to be :roll:
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Post by Scootypuff snr » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:20 am

MrGrumpy wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:15 am
Scootypuff snr wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:05 pm
(but don't expect a good PX price)
I'd have thought the dealer would be desperate to get rid of it!! Especially in mid winter.

As they're like rocking horse shit he'll be happy go sit on this one.(wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't the owners)

Moto 21 have never offered good PX prices (below book) which is why I've never bought from them, but their service department is the dogs IMHO
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Post by MrGrumpy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:11 pm

horobags wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:51 am

I was also recently told that the HFT gearbox is a cassette type, 15 mins to change, but a sealed unit costing near 3 grand, but come on, its a Honda. :P
I read somewhere that the gearboxes are so expensive to make (and prohibitively expensive to fix) as assembly and maintenance are required to be in clean-room conditions. So not quite like your average bike workshop then!

Its an intriguing idea, but a little pointless as Honda were simultaneously working on DCT. I wonder how efficient it is with all the hydraulic gubbins.

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Post by capitano » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:59 am

Smurph had one when they first came out. I remember him bringing it to one of the big Muppets Meets, probably Rutland 2008.

I was impressed with it, as were most folks.

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