Honda DN-01 - on sale starting 2007
Honda’s hydraulic-drive DN-01 - shown as a concept in 2005 - will go into production starting 2007. It will go on sale in Japan early 2007 and in Europe by the end of 2007.
It uses a V-twin engine developed from the Deauville’s 65bhp, 680cc unit. Instead of conventional gears, the DN-01’s engine is connected to a hydraulic pump, which sends hydraulic fluid to a turbine driving the rear wheel via a shaft.