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!
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.