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Photo: Tomorrow's motorcycle

At the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda presents its DN-01 automatic sports cruiser featuring a new-generation transmission.
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Honda DN-01

At the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda presented its DN-01 automatic sports cruiser. The bike features Honda's new-generation hydraulic mechanical transmission, called the the "HFT," or Human Fitting Transmission. The company says HFT provides deft throttle response and stepless shifting, with no mid-corner shifting shocks.

For pictures of concept cars at the show, see Photos: Tomorrow's cars rally in Tokyo.

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DN-01 design

Honda says the DN-01's design aims for a long and low, modern organic look. The bike sports a low-riding seat with an adjustable backrest. It also has wide footboards.

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Takeo Fukui

Honda Motor President Takeo Fukui shows off the DN-01 concept motorcycle to the press at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show.

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