Bottom line on the CTX twins, then: Comfortable, docile, smooth, fuel efficient, and exactly right for Honda’s stated mission of encouraging new riders to join our ranks. But we can’t ignore the elephant in the room, and that’s the ill-fated DN-01. That scooter/speedster/sci-fi machine was, to be blunt, a dismal failure. Honda’s brass acknowledged this. “Remember that it was introduced in 2009, at one of the worst economic times,” said Honda’s Bill Savino at the press event. That, and the fact that the DN-01 cost $14,599, probably doomed it from the start. Its radical, what-the-heck-is-it? styling didn’t help.