2012 Honda Silver Wing Scooter

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Test Ride: 2012 Silver Wing Scooter

Scooter equivalent of the Gold

Honda’s Gold Wing motorcycle is upheld by many to be the of touring bikes – the RV of motorcycles if you Their Silver Wing matches that status in the category.

The Honda Silver has been around for a couple of since 2001 in fact, and it is what is now commonly referred to as a or Super scooter. At 551 pounds, to ride (wet), it weighs than many motorcycles and “scoots” down the road more oomph than as well.

It’s not surprising in today’s society, that are lots of testosterone-loaded male who shudder at the prospect of even seen aboard a scooter of any shape or form, but  me, there’s nothing wimpy, or to be of, about riding a scooter of magnitude. Okay, so there’s no big “potato, potato, potato note, but the fuel economy by the Honda Silver Wing is a of a lot better, averaging 46 mpg combined, and neighbors won’t be annoyed you fire it up to take off on an early morning ride.

There’s also no clutch or brake to concern yourself either. Both front and brakes are linked with and operated by handlebar-mounted hand

Power for the 2012 Honda Wing Scooter comes a 582cc DOHC, 8-valve, four-… parallel-twin engine PGM-FI with an automatic circuit, four-hole injectors and a fully transistorized ignition electronic advance. The motor’s is transferred to the rear wheel Honda’s automatic V-Matic via a final belt drive. traditionally des not publish or release or torque figures.

Suspension consists of 41mm hydraulic with 4.2 inches of travel up and a swingarm setup with hydraulic shocks featuring spring preload adjustability and 4.5 of  travel in the rear. The 2012 Silver Wing Scooter on IRC SS530 -120/80-14 rubber in and IRC SS530 -150/70-13 tire each mounted on 3-swirl-spoke painted alloy wheels.

The standard Anti Lock System is linked, featuring a 276mm disc with CBS caliper. Forward and a single disc with CBS twin-piston out back.

Coming at one from the the Silver Wing looks like a sport bike, form the rear, its appearance is akin to a cruiser. In profile, no question that it’s a albeit a very large The wheelbase is 63-inches and the overall measures 91.5-inches.

It’s fairly wide (the measurement was not listed) making lane splitting somewhat The forward mounted tank 4.3 gallons, which includes a reserve – enough for roughly a range per tanks under riding scenarios. The overall is sleek and streamlined, with a front and finished rear.

The height is a comfortable 29.7-inches and the low center of gravity makes it at a stop easy and comfortable, for those with shorter The Silver Wing provides a side and center stand.

My test 2012 Honda Wing sported a basic finish with chrome and Silver accents (including the The base price was set at $9,270 the final total estimated at figuring an average $250 prep and handling fee, can vary from dealer to

SUMMARY: The Honda Silver ’s riding position is upright a large step through and flat floorboard surface features forward  kicked up allowing placing one’s further forward. The handlebars are placed for an optimum, comfortable and the rider’s seat is a long and with a raised low back for lumbar support, followed by an passenger seat  area a short seat back and foot pegs.

The entire seat assembly pivots to reveal a storage area enough for two helmets or other There’s also a small compartment on the left side of the matched by a similar, but non-locking on the right. The locking fuel is forward in the lower center a small door.

Instrumentation includes an odometer, a fuel gauge, a digital directional signal indicators are non-self canceling) and a series of alert lights for, oil low fuel, etc.

The 2012 Silver Wing Scooter, as stated, is heavy, but it’s well balanced. The windscreen is enough at lower speeds, but is not and though ideal for 6-footers or it is a tad short for someone 6’4” myself. The angle and height of the was at a level to send the air directly my helmet.

Ducking down 3 or eliminated the buffeting issue, but the comfortable riding position. At speeds, the windscreen tends excessively. The floor surface was a little short for me on longer rides, with no place to out my legs.

The 2012 Honda Silver Scooter accelerates quickly and It’s fast – capable of roughly 100 mph with stability, but it much happier in the 65-70 mph It’s ideal for commuting, around town or even for touring – in fact, if you happen to in a geographic area where warm and dry most of the time, the Silver Wing could serve satisfactorily as one’s form of transportation.

As the Gold of scooters, it’s lacking a system, a reverse, GPS and other There are ways to overcome all of issues (except perhaps through aftermarket sources. not really inexpensive either you consider the competitive set, it seems right in line.

Is the scooter here to stay? at least for the time being, but are other alternatives on the way that may prove to be more popular.

All in all, the Honda Silver is a practical and attractive concept for alternative transportation. A future may be forthcoming, but for now, and for a person of the stature, it’s a fun and viable to high-priced fuel. It also the notion of what a scooter can be.

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