Honda SW-T400 — Cycle Torque Magazine

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Honda SW-T400

Power, economy and comfort

by Tony Penfold. Pics by Williams

IF YOU are looking around for a to cruise/commute around town, go for a little run on the weekend or even or upset fair weather riders, then it’s to check out Honda’s new big dog 400cc.

Yes it is as the SW-T400. SW for Silver Wing, T for in twin cylinder and 400 for bloody this thing goes.

At glance

My first look at the I thought gees that magnificent. Silver in colour, big screen, huge top box and the seat more comfy than my

Two storage compartments in the dash one which can be locked, not to mention the under the seat.

Yes, is a stack of room for helmets and all of chrissy presents under

The bike looks big and at around you could be a little intimidated, but be afraid, this bike is so to ride. More later.

14 inch front wheel, 13 rear with fairly tyre profiles, which you will not get smashed when the end hits a pothole.

ABS combined Honda’s Combined Braking and a new lever on the right-hand side of the is, wait for it…a hand Wow.

I started the bike, the throttle on and very quickly that I was already beyond I should be. The Silver Wing so easily.

I took the big wing out the Sydney F3 freeway to see how far the needle go and let’s just say I was impressed. You definitely ride this on long highway trips in

Seating position was good as far as you have your legs in a regular position but also out like touring pegs.

The is comfy with a back which steps up to the pillion but I did find it a little narrow at the

I got used to using my feet to and hold on similar to knees a conventional motorcycle tank.

face it, the seat narrowing your feet to reach the easier when parking and

Throw in the fuel injected twin cylinder 400cc makes this bike so easy to ride. I had to check a couple of times tipping a corner with speed I was not on a sportsbike, however I was surprised how the bike felt.

The rear suspension has adjustable so all in all I thought the big wing did the straight but also the curvy stuff well.

I absolutely did everything to try and the ABS brakes but the bike stopped well every time.

At I was just looking over the screen, which for me is great. No and all weather up and over the helmet.

and screen did a great job when I myself riding late at in the pouring rain at highway

Overall the bike was a pleasure to in all conditions. During the test, ranged from 15 to 42 deg.

I the bike plenty at night and the headlights did a great job.

Now the Silver Wing T400 is a big One of Cycle Torque’s testers is 5ft 3″, and he commented on how easy the T400 was to no doubt made easier by the the weight is low to the ground. Even two up the is comfortable for both the rider and

The width of the seat was especially on my pillion’s behind. Despite load, sorry dear, the still did it easy.

The gauges I were spectacular at night. pretty. Information wise I the litres/100km or km/litre. You can have

Now most of my riding was on the highway out 100km/hr down to 60km I punched the bike off the mark the week but I still managed to get a bit 4 litres/100km.

With a 16 litre tank this equates to getting 300km, no matter how you ride the bike. Impressive I

Now whether I parked this on the side or centre stands, I mention the use of the hand brake on right front fairing –

You just pull it on and the bike not move. Makes it safer you are pushing the bike off the centre


You could also argue do-wacker thieves would be because the scooter could not be pushed away. Great all round.

The Honda Silver T400 scooter does it You can throw it around heavy with ease and it certainly up on the bigger highway miles.

of luggage storage areas, I must say I am going to miss now I am on my conventional bike.

Factor in the fantastic economy, build quality and all for $10990 + I think I could be convinced to

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