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Hi there! I'm a Brit living in Spain and very much looking forward to the F6C. I currently ride 3 bikes... well, 2 bikes and a scooter: Ducati Hypermotard, Honda DN-01 and a Yamaha T-Max. I'm hoping to add the F6C to my small collection but so far no date has been provided for when it will be available over here. After considering a Yamaha V-max and the Ducati Diavel, I'm (patiently) waiting to see the Honda in the flesh and place my order! :D
 

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Hi there! I'm a Brit living in Spain and very much looking forward to the F6C. I currently ride 3 bikes... well, 2 bikes and a scooter: Ducati Hypermotard, Honda DN-01 and a Yamaha T-Max. I'm hoping to add the F6C to my small collection but so far no date has been provided for when it will be available over here. After considering a Yamaha V-max and the Ducati Diavel, I'm (patiently) waiting to see the Honda in the flesh and place my order! :D
Awesome, keep us posted on when that time comes!
 

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Hey, welcome to the forum.

How do you like the scooter in comparison to riding your bikes? I've been curious as to what makes a person choose a scooter over a bike. You having ridden both, must have some good insight.

Let us know when you place your order too!
 

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Hey, welcome to the forum.

How do you like the scooter in comparison to riding your bikes? I've been curious as to what makes a person choose a scooter over a bike. You having ridden both, must have some good insight.

Let us know when you place your order too!
I live in a large city with plenty of traffic and in those conditions the Tmax is the most efficient way to travel. It handles equally well across the city as in the twisties, albeit a different concept to a motorcycle. It's what I use most on a daily basis although I do rotate the three bikes depending on my mood and how much time I have to enjoy riding. It's practical, fun, easy to ride and sometimes very convenient. The best scooter on the market in my opinion. That's probably what makes some people choose a scooter over a bike, but having both is having the best of both world's.

Here's a (not so great) photo of all 3 together.
 

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I've just been reading about the DN-01 recently. I thought that it wasn't very successful during its time, but I think it looks pretty cool. Do you like it (I am assuming so since you bought it and still own it).

Have you been paying attention to the Vultus at all? They say that it is comparable to the DN-01 in some ways.

Thanks for the answer about the scooter too. I think that it really depends on the traffic conditions of where you are living.
 

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I had mixed feeling when I first saw the DN-01. It's looks are eye catching but it's almost an acquired taste. When you spend some time with one you start to appreciate its visual details, especially the front end. It really is different to anything out there but the design flows and is very appealing if that's your 'cup of tea'. It attracts more on lookers than a super model! :D

At first sight I thought it would be a bit of a barge. Heavy, cumbersome and awkward to drive. Then I test drove one. I was immediately surprised by how well it handled, both very comfortable but no slouch either as I was soon scraping the floorboards with a big grin under the helmet. As is common in Honda engines, it can be as smooth as silk but has good acceleration and sufficient top end for it's engine. If riding in the city, its automatic transmission is very welcome and in 'sport' the bike perks up nicely. I really enjoy riding it and it transmits a different sensation to my two other bikes. Last Summer I rode it to Germany and loved every second, arriving at my destinations relaxed and with no signs of fatigue. The only negative I would really comment on is the lack of a taller windshield, especially on the highway. I solved this by reducing my top speed and enjoying the scenery. Otherwise, it became a case of holding on tight and enduring some buffeting. So yeah, it's not meant for speeding unless you add a taller (and uglier) windshield. Bottom line is I might sell one of the others at some point, but the DN-01 is staying with me for the long run.

I've seen some images of the Vultus and I think it's on the edge of starting to look a bit ridiculous but I guess I'll reserve full judgment until I see it in the flesh.





 
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