The second question we heard during our time with the Rune was, "How does that wild-looking fork feel, anyway?" Great. The trailing-link suspension, one of the exotic components carried all the way from the Zodia concept bike, is as stable as any well-damped telescopic fork, and offers more wheel control than many forks on modern cruisers. We think the futuristic-looking front suspension is one of five key styling elements that place the Rune on its very own planet. (Other favored beauty marks are the headlight, the seamless, stretched tank and gauge combo, and the mufflers, single-sided swingarm and rear fender). Although we know the sexy front-end setup, which uses twin pushrods to transfer load through a linkage system, is extremely expensive for Honda to manufacture, there's hope it will find its way onto other production cruisers. "You won't see it on the Rebel 250," jokes Blank as he explains that one of the challenges of the Rune should be finding ways to make its most-admired features more reasonable to repeat.