Honda Silverwing Motor Scooter Guide

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in 2002, the 600cc Silverwing was by far Honda’s largest scooter to Prior to the Silverwing, Honda’s scooter had been a 250cc 250, Helix, Reflex). The was also the first real introduced in the USA, with Burgman scooter arriving a later.

Suzuki gets a lot of in the maxi-scooter scene as they the first seller overseas, but deserves kudos as well they were the first to the North American waters.

The remained on sale in the USA until while in Canada this hasn’t been offered 2009. Overseas Honda has a few other versions of this but none have made it to or the USA.


As you may suspect, the Silverwing was Honda’s fastest scooter with a 0-60 mph time of 8 and a top speed of 105mph (170km/hr). To get Honda designed their 582cc parallel twin ‘DACT’ engine. This workhorse put out 38.2 HP @ 7500 RPM and an array of fancy

technology. The employed 4-valves per cylinder, cooling and Honda’s PGM-Fi injection. The Silverwing’s DACT also used dual to balance the engine and reduce

The CVT found the Silverwing was also in that it has 3 difference acceleration that it uses depending on how far the is pressed. These modes wheelspin off the line and they fuel economy when isn’t needed.

The downside to an engine this is the serious fuel economy hit to smaller scooters. Honda’s scooters commonly achieve mpg but the Silverwing can only attain a (by scooter standards) 40-50 There are a few cars who can equal milage, so Silverwing isn’t the choice for someone looking to gas money on their commute.

A 250cc or 400c scooter do quite a bit better. Normally of maxi-scooters aren’t buying for the reasons as people often buy scooters, so the Silverwing is likely more for touring capabilities, for fuel savings.

Design and

On the open road the Silverwing quite well. It has great with discs front and ABS (standard as of 2011, optional that) and CBS (essentially linked so the left lever pulls calipers).

The Silverwing also has an impressive 55L (15 storage area under the that is capable of swallowing two face helmets. Additionally, has provided dual lockable holes in the dash for holding wallet, insurance slips and Friend lozenges.

One of the most considerations for a maxi-scooter is rider and the Silverwing does quite in this regard. The seat is comfortable for the driver and reasonably for a passenger. The passenger seat equal that of a Goldwing but reasonable.

The rear seat is adjustable for the passenger and works for its size. Once you are rolling, the is generally viewed as a very and agile bike. At higher the FSC600 offers decent protection and a more comforting that most smaller offer.

This scooter also both a centerstand and a side

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It’s easy to see why the was so successful as a maxi-scooter. It was sold for a of 13 years with barely any The styling remained fresh and it the test of time better its Suzuki competitors which now been redesigned.

The Silverwing had obvious competitors: Aprilia’s 500. Suzuki’s Burgman Kymco’s Xciting 500. TMAX and Piaggio’s X9 500.

All of scooters share many of the accolades (powerful, great comfortable). Compared to this the Silverwing has the second largest which means great but also lower fuel than most others. The (around $9000) is also than average.

Due to its high price and healthy for fuel, the Silverwing isn’t the practical choice in this but it tends to be a popular choice enthusiasts. The build quality, power, brakes and ride are all so it’s a great all around scooter. Budget minded might want to look at the cost Piaggio’s X9 and Kymco’s 500, while fuel individuals should look at all 500cc competitors and a few smaller still like Yamaha’s Majesty. Kymco’s Downtown and Honda’s new 279cc Forza .

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