Honda’s Automatic DN-01
Lurking somewhere deep within the typically serene Honda psyche is a desire to startle, and the Honda DN-01 is the latest unexpected eruption from the most remote corners of the Honda corporate mind. It is the kind of bike that elicits a predictable question from motorcyclists and non-riders alike, "What is it?"
The perfect touring motorcycle has the ability to adapt to the wide variety of roads and conditions found across America—from ruler-flat superslabs, to tight backroads with crumbling asphalt. I have ridden the new Kawasaki Concours 14 on both of those types of road, and everything in-between. Fast, slow; bumpy, smooth; straight, twisty; up hill and down dale; the Concours 14 handled them all with aplomb.