Written on: 19/06/2013 by PorkPieSeller
I was coming back to Bikes after a layoff of 19 years and started of as a pillion passenger on a trip to Assen for the racing. This brought home how bad my Arthritis had become 2 hours on the bike and I could not walk for another 2 without pain, it would take 10 mins to loosen up.I was still desperate to get on a bike and looked at some modifications that could help me,but a mate told me how good a scooter was and arranged a test for me on a burgman 400. After that I looked around for some... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2013 by MartinVdM (1 review written)
Going on my third year with my 2004 'Wing, and I have to say I will never go back to a standard bike. I love the SW for acceleration which beat a 600 sportbike in 0-150kph, handling (which in town is a little sluggish, but out of town it rivals many sport cruisers),long distance comfort, and capacity. I have ridden as much as 480 km with one quick gas stop and it was never a back or butt-breaker. I have ridden all over the upper Midwest U.S. Rides well with two-up, and even with a full... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2012 by playthrough (1 review written)
I've ridden motorcycles for over 40 years and 100,000 miles, yet I would never go back. This scooter takes two wheeling to a new level. Its start right up in below freezing weather. The handling around curves is extremely precise. The weight of the scoot helps handling during strong winds or the passing of semis. The gas mileage isn't great, but then buying a motorcycle or scooter really doesn't save money in the long run because of expensive parts, maintenance, and cost of the cycle. ... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2012 by grs4637 (1 review written)
After many motorcycles, two Burgmans, this 2007 SW is my second. What I like about it is the smooth effortless power delivery, comfy ride and Honda reliability and build quality. Twice a week I commute a 160mile journey mostly on motorways and mostly and an indicated 80mph. The SW just eats up the miles without fuss or bother and I get off at the other end of my journey feeling still able to move my back and limbs! I also like the instrument layout, general styling and the storage... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2012
The bike maybe heavy to push about because it is! However once moving it as nimble as any small sports bike. I have never riding any bike ( inc 600cc race bikes) that can go from side to side like this. Great constant acceleration and will hold 95 easy. The transmission is the key to this bike's success. Brilliant bike with loads of space under seat. Nothing better for commuting into London. (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2011
I've owned about 40 motorcycles & have been riding 45+ years, owned other scooters & professionally drag raced bikes back in the 1970s. I currently also ride a FJR 1300, but thoroughly enjoy riding my 600 Honda Silverwing as for it's simplicity & good power, even when riding double. However, riding about town, parking, backing into a garage, etc., it feels like 3/4 of a full size motorcycle, not a scooter. It has a top heavy feel at slower speeds, especially into corners. -Its a hulk. No... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2011
A low center of gravity makes this heavy scooter feel light at a stop and when zippy through urban and suburban streets. I have taken the scooter on many highway runs but felt the original air screen allowed too much buffeting. Got an "AirFlow" screen and now the bike feels like a touring bike. I rode to an indicated 108 mph on the mass pike and also raced a friend on his burgman 650. We were neck and neck in a single lane passing a semi at 100 mph and he said I was pulling away. Probably... (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2010
I've owned my 'Wing for 3 years now and love it to pieces. It certainly has it's little things to be aware of, but I'm not so sure I would go so far as to call them bad points. But for the purposes of a balanced review here goes:
Niggles: It's heavy and therefore a bit difficult to put on the centre stand albeit there is a side stand too however. The plastic handlebar cover rattles at low speed. It can be a bit of a pain getting to the rear wheel to clean it or check tyre pressure. The... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2010
I'm 71 and use my Silverwing for pleasure and convenience mostly riding in urban and I've only found 4 things not to my liking.Firstly, the OE mirrors are useless and could arguably be considered as dangerous unless the rider is less than about 5'6".I sourced out a new pair of cheap replacements with larger mirror heads and longer stems from a bike salvage dealer for £25 and they are the best mirrors I've ever had.They almost make the recommendation of the "life saver" glance over the right... (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2010
Having taken delivery of the Silverwing one week before setting off for a 3000mile tour, I was filled with trepidation about the setup and settings of the bike, which was a six month old, recently serviced machine, fitted with a touring screen and back box. The touring screen was hopeless, allowing the rain to stay both on the screen, and on my visor, I had it removed asap, and now have the standard unit fitted, more wind, less water! The 45 ltr colour coded back box is great, although will... (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2010
I am now on my second Silverwing, the first (non ABS model) having lasted 104,500 miles before the radiator let go (having the radiator so low down on the bike means it is very exposed to the spray off the front wheels and hence the salt during the winter months) unfortunately 2nd hand radiators are in short supply with the price of a new radiator making it an uneconomical repair.
I commute 11-12,000 miles a year with this bike an can thoroughly recommend it. It is comfortable, Honda... (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2010
2008 HONDA SilverWing FSC600D I'm 6' 3" and hadn't ridden in years - It was purchased to carry on the back of our RV so we wouldn't have to always tow a car - I find driving it utterly relaxing or invigorating depending on how far I turn the right grip - The scooter IS a bit "buzzy" (front plastic) when taking off - I find myself driving it nearly every day though, just to relax - I love driving it - Acceleration is VERY good! - I've learned to apply a bit of rear brake and keep a little... (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2010
Like other reviewers, ongoing knee deterioration limited my "lift-over" so I was forced to look at other rides...along with the Silverwing, I considered the Yamaha Majesty 400 and the Suzuki Burgman 650. I chose the Silverwing and have not regretted it for an instant. I was lucky to find a 2004 with 3000 miles on it for a very attractive price.
Acceleration is phenomenal. I haven't actually clocked it, but a friend with an 1100 Shadow says he starts falling behind about five feet off the... (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2010
When I bought my Silverwing I bought with my head and not my heart. It just doesn't do anything for me cosmetically. That apart, I can't fault it. It's plenty fast enough and will hold its own against most bikes (within reason). It handles well, is very comfortable, has excellent weather protection and great storage. Also, the price is really good at the moment. A few years ago it cost more or less the same as Yamaha's T Max. Whereas other makes and most Honda madels have increased... (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2010
First ever scooter - owned around 30 motorbikes in the past. Absolutely love this machine! Very comfortable, quick enough (cruise 80mph no prob) Superb two up and LOADS of luggage space. Handles great - really good on corners which is a big plus.
Really cant think of anything negative to say - tank range could be better - get around 125 miles before reserve - so realistic range of 150 miles. MPG 40 - 48 - not great but acceptable.
Highly recommended! (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2009
I've owned my 2009 Honda Silverwing ABS for about 7 months and am very pleased with it.
I was looking for a maxi-scooter with plenty of power.
It's fun to ride on both secondary roads and the highway; very smooth, quiet, and stable.
Typical "bullet-proof" Honda engineering.
Yes, it is very heavy (close to 600 lbs with all my add-ons), but I've adjusted and I've never dropped it, and I only weigh 150 lbs.
No regrets; I think it's a little bit smaller and thinner and more agile than the... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2009
I bought this 2002 Honda Silverwing (then known as FSC 600) off Craigslist, from a student of automotive engineering who was an avid "tinkerer' of bikes. At 17,000 K miles, its rear tire was nearly worn.. the front rim needed replacement. Blue was not the bike's original color, and the original owner was riding it without the cowl nor plastics, leaving the bike naked and electrical wiring exposed to the elements. I purchase it for $4500 on the condition that he reinstall the cowl, plastics... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2009
I bought my 2007 Silverwing new. I drive it to work every day (100kms round trip) I am 5'9" 270lbs and my wife is 170lbs. The bike handles us both easily on the highway.
I bought the bike with 5kms and have 13,000 on it. I average 4.9liters per 100 kms or 58-62 mpg. The bike is nimble enough for city driving, yet heavy enough not to be blown around too much on the highway.
The best rides this bike gives are the long country drives. You have a comfortable seat, lots of storage, easy... (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2009
I bought a 2007 used Honda Silverwing 3 months ago and it was flawless with 4k miles on it. I paid $4,100 for it and i use it everyday instead of my gas guzzling suv. I also own a harley ultra classic with a S&S 107 inch motor in it. I only ride the harley on long road trips.My buddys laugh at me but i know i can keep up with them . Never thought ide buy a honda scooter.Well worth the money. (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2009
18000 km on my Honda Silver Wing now and still love it. Have a new Breakaway throttle lock on it, a new extra large windsheild, and an Airhawk seat. All set!
It vibrates at low speeds but these are normal "sympathetic vibrations" that occur because of all the plastic that the bike has on it. My previous bike Yamaha Majesty 400 maxi did the same thing. The power on freeways is greatly appreciated, love the two cyllinders. It eats gas at 5.2 L.per 100 km. which is like a Smart Car. Will... (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2009
Have just got my Silverwing and done my first 1k and averaging 52ish mpg about 150 miles to a tank.
So far so good although being 6'02" needed to replace the front screen to a Givi one to stop the buffeting I was encountering which has now stopped since being fitted.
Good around town and good on the motorway up to 85mph.
Yes I've encountered the vibrations on it but you have to remember it's a twist and go maxi-scooter not your Fireblade or Pan!
I can't compare this to a Yamaha or other like... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2009 by Honda Nana 07 (1 review written)
I bought a 2005 Silver Wing in May 2005. It had 462 miles on it when I bought it. In the 4 years I have had it, I put 27,750 more miles on it. It has been a wonderful bike. I live in Tennessee and have made trips to Oklahoma and to Birmingham, AL and
had no problems at all. It just glides down the interstate so well and it handles mountain roads great, too. It is also good around town as I use mine to do my errands on when I can. I have just traded my '05 Silver Wing for the 2009 Silver... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2009
had the silverwing fjs600 for a year,so far so good apart from a puncture in the rear tyre, although i think there seems to be too much vibration,does anyone else have the same or have i a problem that needs sorting? (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2009
Everyone should have a Honda Silverwing in their garage as a backup vehicle to their gas guzzler. I've put 20,000 miles on the bike so far. (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2009 by paulscooter (1 review written)
I have my Honda Silverwing for almost 4 years and have over 25,000 miles on it. I love it, it's ultra dependable, lots of power, rides great, is easy to handle and i get about 50 MPG. what else could i ask for.
Written on: 23/03/2009
I hate the Honda Silverwing, it's uncomfortable as hell to drive . if you are over 5 foot 10 inches tall there is NO ROOM for your legs . Every one has to spend a small fortune having the seat redone . The engines go bad at around 60K and man are they expensive to repair . One little bump and you've got at least $1,000 worth of damage to the plastics . The plastic body vibrates like crazy and drives you nuts . It sounds like your being attacked in your ear by a swarm of killer bees . I... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2009 by chub0121 (2 reviews written)
Have had the Honda Silverwing from new about a year now. I have done about 2500 miles only as drive a car also. I get 50+ mpg and dont race around much or I am sure it would be lower than that. I have had no reliability problems. I am very pleased with the scoot so far. (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2009 by Dennis46 (1 review written)
I ride between San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz, CA over route 17. It is a very curvy 4 lane with a lot of hills. There's a cement road divider between on-coming traffic and often no where to go on the right except a hillside or a cliff. Traffic moves at about 55 in the right lane and 65 in the left lane. There's a lot of commute traffic and so there's a lot of people ready to pass and tailgate in the turns going up and/or downhill. You need to be attentive at all times - it's not freeway... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2009
I'm very happy overall with my Silverwing. I bought it used with 7000 miles on it. The only maintenance needed was changing the oil. (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2009 by jeffr (2 reviews written)
I bought the Honda Silverwing in March of 2007 and have 19,750 miles on it now. It is my third scooter after riding motorcycles for over 25 years. I had the Reflex and Majesty before the SWing, and although they are top quality bikes, they just aren't in the same leaque as the Silver Wing. I ride all over the S.F. bay area and it handles great in the mountains, twisties, and the higher winds. I can't see ever going back to motorcycles after having these scoots.
The Silver Wing handles... (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2009
Comfort. 1090klms in 14 hours. Fuel economy. 240klms on 9 litres. Easy to clean. Easy to service. Underseat storage is excellent and weather proof. lighter and quicker than a Burgman.
I am an above knee amputee. No brake conversion neccessary. No bells and whistles. Excellent lights for long distance night work. (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2008
We have two Harleys and two Honda scooters. the wing and a helix. it easily keeps up with the Harleys and its just a hoot to ride. Maybe someday in this country we will realize the practical ability of these things and there will be one in every garage (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2008
Delivered fri could not keep my eyes or hands off it sat off to jersey ci felt like a million dollars.
A nice superbly finished vehicle hope to get 80000 miles out of it like some of the reports. (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2008 by lbhdsd (1 review written)
Easy a 9 out of ten. It is the right size, the right power. Heavey enought to be stable at freeway speeds and fast enough to compete at freeway speeds.
Easy to handle although low speeds require skill and knowledge related to the smaller wheels. A great gas saver! (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2008
Over all we are very pleased with our Honda Silverwing. I'm 6'2" and weigh 285, My wife is about 5'9" and weighs about 185. I bought the scooter because it was automatic and light enough for my wife to handle easily. She does not ride it by herself because she would rather ride with me. It handles us both just fine. We love it and ride every chance we get. We bought it in 2006, it was a 2005 leftover and it gets 47 mpg. (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2008
Almost 15,000 miles in 2 years, including continental touring. I ride in all weathers except ice. I'd buy another tomorrow. Brilliant. The only bad point I've found in two years is that I have to lie flat on the ground to access the rear tyre valve for pressure checking; need two hands, one to hold the hose or guage on, the other to hold the valve from moving. (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2008 by Dickiemint (1 review written)
I have owned my Honda Silverwing for 2 years and it is great, reliable comfortable and speedy, what else do you want from a bike, great around town and on a long run, ideal for touring. As they say in that beefburger commercial "I'm Lovin it". (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2008 by dcc4silverwing (1 review written)
I am 6'5" and weigh 235 lbs. I didn't want to look like a circus bear on a bike, so I checked out both the Silverwing and the Bergman. Initially, I was leaning towards the Bergman because of the larger engine - until I sat on both bikes. The Honda was narrower, with a lower center of gravity. It felt more nimble to me and seemed to have more room for my knees. I use it as my every-day commuter in traffic and ride 250 miles per week. The automatic tranny is great and it slips through traffic... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2008 by joethesparks (1 review written)
I would recommend this bike to anyone. This bike is the best bike I have owned, reliable/enconomical and very responsive. The point about the screen being a bit low, well I thought this, so purchased a givi vesion though it is taller and makes the bike look better, the down side is when it rains it gets on the screen and on your visor of your helmet and you have a job to see. With the honda screen being lower the wind clears your visor so you are not looking through 2 rain covered screens. I... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2008
The Honda Silverwing is the most versitile machine I have ever owned and what a pleasure it is to ride. As I am returning from either a short, or a longer trip, I find myself trying to think of some other errand that I need to take care of, just to have an excuse to keep riding. I just recently purchased the '08 FSC600 by trading my '02 Nighthawk CB750. The 750 was a good bike, but there were things that I didn't like about it, like no storage capacity. The FSC600 has plenty of performance,... (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2008
Dennis in his comments says that he put wind deflectors on his Silverwing, three of us been looking all over for wind deflectors, yet we can't seem to find them.
Is it possible to contact him some way, so we could find out just where he got them. That would be most help full if it could be done.
Thank you. (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2008
I have ridden for years and this is the best bike made, comfort wise and otherwise. You can even ride in rain and not get beat, and the wind doesn't seem to bother it much. It will do all of the speed limits and then some. (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2008 by DWO
I am sorry I bought this bike, it was too much money for what I got. I had to learn a 9000 lesson. You can not ride this in the rain and not expect to wipe out sooner or later. I am a very experienced rider, My Silverwing slid out from under me while I was going about 10 mph. This has happened twice. Now I need expensive body work. Both times I was going slow in the rain. But the good side is I was not hurt either time. (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2008 by kaderpat
If I had to buy a 2 wheel transporter again it would without question a silverwing. Riding comfort good, m.p.g. at 51, dependable, and I think good looking. (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2008 by ajdorsey (1 review written)
I have owned the bike since June of 2006, so now it has been 2 years. I have more than 12,000 miles on the bike, and have personally seen it reach 110 mph. I would not recommend it, but I tested to see if I red-lined before the 120 MPH on the speedometer. I have had one accident on the bike. A vehicle pulled a U-Turn at night less then 50 feet in front of me, and I had to lay down the back to keep from hitting the vehicle. I made the mistake of not having my high-beam headlight on at night.... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2008 by Dennis121 (1 review written)
Having bought my Honda Silverwing new in Sept 2007 I decided to add wind deflectors after a few months, and I can recommend them to anyone who enjoys the protection that scooters offer. The price of £75.00 is well worth it. (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2008 by woolface1 (1 review written)
I have a 53 plate Honda Silverwing which I bought from auction for £1250 with crash damage and from trawling eBay and other such sites I € ve fixed it up like brand new for only £450.
I do find that people are less courteous towards you on a scooter than a sports bike which is unfortunate really. I get other drivers in Corsa's with gigantic wheels and Heinz beans cans for an exhaust laughing at me at the lights. There laughs soon fade though when it launches off from the lights leaving... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2008 by jmfoust
With the soaring fuel prices, the Honda Silverwing scooter is a fantastic choice. Comparing the Silver Wing to the Bergman and others, I don't see the need for larger engine of the Bergman. I have a friend that has a Bergman and he told me he got 48 mpg. I weight about 25 lbs more and I get 56 mpg. I expect to see the super scooter to grow in popularity here in the USA. (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2008 by mikebarlow
I run a training scheme in south Yorkshire, my Honda Silverwing has covered 81,300 miles on a y plate of which I have covered 81,100 of those miles since new, the clutch is just starting to show signs of wearing it snatches sometimes when setting of. The mileage speaks for itself. (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2008 by bquest
I put about 7000 miles on my Honda Silverwing a year. I love the machines versatility. It just does everything well & is a gret commuter & errand runner. The machine is very reliable. It fires up with one push of the starter even after sitting all winter long every year. I believe it is the standard that all scooters are measured by. I would like to see it offered in more colors & with more options. Bergman offers much more optional trim & goodies like headed hand grips & hand shield to name... (read more)
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