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‘Luxury’ scooter designed to car drivers

Honda is hoping the new SW-T600 scooter will drivers from four to two, writes Renaud

THE original Silver Wing Scooter appeared almost 10 ago. It had a little update and ABS in and then managed to get through the of the decade virtually unchanged 2011. Now, it’s replaced by this new SW-T600.

not profiled as a scooter, but instead it is aimed at the automotive sector, is strange considering it’s a two-wheeled vehicle.

Honda the SW-T the “luxury car of the scooter and during the presentation they referred to cars. “The of the fairing resembles the athletic of a sports car, the dash is inspired on the interior of a luxury So, as you’d expect, the SW-T600 has different storage spaces and it is to offer the luxury, stability and of a car.

That’s all well and good, but why a scooter and not a car in the first place? all the marketing speak is precisely just talk. When you all that chat off the table, you are left with a quality that’s suitable for short or longer and more relaxed

We’re testing the SW-T600 on the day as the surprisingly potent and sporty SH and when you swap the 300 for the bigger 600 initially a bit of a disappointment. Compared the nimble 300, it feels and big, but ridden independently, actually very nimble and to manoeuvre. That’s thanks to the that’s based on the SW-T400 brother, and designed so that the of the scooter is low and centralised.

The steering is wide and generous and despite its it’s very stable and to handle, even if you’re a rider. With the low seat of just 755mm, shorter will have no problem two feet solidly on the ground.

The SW-T600 is good company on a trip – it’s easy to through heavy morning and, with 51bhp, and of torque, the vibration-free parallel is more than strong to keep up with the general of traffic. It can also hold its own at a pace, although it does a tendency to feel unsure in corners.

With a sporty at the helm, it shows its limitations the twisties, so it’s not really competition for the legendary T Max. But not what the SW-T is supposed to be, the “luxury car of the scooter world” And when you look at it like it fits the bill. It’s and comfortable, it suits riders different postures, the finish is and classy, with elegant like passenger foot that fold away the fairing.

Its dashboard is more comprehensive and to read than on many vehicles and really wouldn’t out of place in a car.

The handbrake is and practical and there’s more enough luggage space. The underneath the seat is automatically and it holds two full face or a laptop and briefcase, and if you don’t light you can store your belongings in the glove compartments. The is not adjustable though, which be annoying depending on your and it doesn’t seem to match the philosophy.

Honda SW-T600

The brakes are as you would expect a two wheeler that promotes and safety, pretty good. At the the three-pot caliper bites a 267mm disc, there’s a caliper at the rear and both are by Honda’s combined ABS.

it’s enough to tempt out of their cars is another but if they do decide to take the it offers the right kind of and manageable riding experience to the transition to two wheels an easy

Model: Honda SW-T600 ABS


Engine: 582cc, four-…

Power: 51bhp at rpm

Torque: 40lb/ft at 6,000 rpm


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