He also maintains that the DN-01 is "different from the Pacific Coast," but they will doubtlessly be compared. At $14,599, the price point is a concern, he acknowledges, especially in today's rollercoaster economy. Even Piaggio's biggest three-wheeled scooter doesn't exceed $10,000, and the Can-Am Spyder SE5 is only $1000 more than the DN-01. Blank hopes the machine's "breakthrough" nature will help, but he still admits the bike is a gamble. "That's the exciting part," he offered.