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Honda Silver Wing – Impression “Maxi” enough to up to the competition?

Photographer. Jeff

Recumbent Bicyclists. Dudes who socks with sandals. of French cars. Model …seniors. Will the introduction of new “maxi-scooters” make them all We know not. Yet the beauty of all rugged individuals is that just don’t care the rest of the world thinks: peers, there is no pressure.

We do that BMW has been doing pretty accurate prognosticating and since it was time to return our Ruckus . we snagged a quick on the opposite end of Honda’s scooter the Silver Wing, introduced in

It’s not exactly cheap at a $9270, but where most are almost novelty purchases for around the neighborhood, you can actually on the Silver Wing with or the SO. And as a commuter/urban runabout, well, if you in a warm/dry climate, like you could really get away the ’Wing as an only vehicle.

ahead of the traffic wave is no for the 582cc fuel-injected Twin, and V-Matic transmission puts the to the pavement with zero It’ll flash right up to an 100 mph and feels stable enough it, though the windshield at that flaps alarmingly, like a doggie door.

At lower speeds, it stops but there are still a few resonances and coming from the plastic as the drones toward its 5500-rpm place like a massive It’s all reasonably efficient (to the of about 46 mpg in mixed urban but none of it really gives you the feel of a nice new VFR or CBR.

Handlingwise, more of the same: a lot of the Silver Wing’s 551 claimed (wet) located directly you, steer-ing feel really what you’d precise. There’s room for a passenger on the broad, well-padded but we’d take it easy into sweeping off-ramps one on board. On the other hand, the brakes with standard ABS are than adequate.

Honda Silver Wing

There’s storage under the seat to the thing to a hearse. Okay, not but there’s plenty of room for two or a rain suit, a big bag of groceries and a In town, our only complaint is the SW is also pretty wide: legal, lane-splitting is a tight On the other hand, the seat’s so and the cg so low, you don’t mind so sitting in traffic.

All your toys are right at in the dashboard. Check your Mount your GPS. your Pandora…wait, why is there no system like on the Gold

Come to think of it, where are my grips and ad-justable windshield?

In the final analysis, we still (okay, I think) the maxi-scooter is a concept. After 11 years, the may be due for an overhaul. It’s fast, but the new will likely be faster, and architecture that should provide superior handling with more creature

On the other hand, the new-concept NC700X might blow all the into the weeds when it here (about the time reading this) for substantially money. It’s got a lot of scooter-like integrated stor-age, low center of optional DCT transmission—in a motorcycle-like

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