The maxi-scooter market has been expanding for over a decade now with more and more 500 cc-plus models joining the battle in the never-ending fight for customers. Honda’s flagship business-class maxi— the aptly-named Silver Wing— continues the fight into the current year with a machine largely unchanged since the original rolled in ’02. The twin-cylinder mill falls just short of the 600 cc mark and puts out nearly 30 ponies, so this ain’t your average little European-style scoot by any means. In fact, the factory considers it less a scooter and more a mid-size tour/commute motorcycle and more or less markets it as such. Whether this is rightly so or not, I wanted to see for myself.
Continue reading for my review of the Honda Silver Wing.
The Honda Silver Wing makes no apologies for what it is, and neither should you. The bike means serious business, and it’s all thanks to a long list of luxury/comfort features, including full-coverage bodywork, a generous windscreen, and a large, comfortable seat with room for two.
Plus, it’s all powered by a strong, 582cc two-cylinder engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection, making the Silver Wing one heck of a ride. Enjoy your time riding in luxury along with the kind of comfort only a Honda-manufactured bike can provide.
The Silver Wing enlarges the ideas of what a scooter should be due to the unusual-but-impressive pairing of a stylish liquid-cooled fuel-injected four-stroke 582cc twin-cylinder engine and a fully automatic transmission.
With this Silver Wing, you’ll not only get a good looking ride, but you’ll also get great power and use, something that should never go unnoticed in the overall scooter landscape. In addition, with the large 5.5-liter underseat storage space, you can enjoy your comfort during riding since you can keep your full-face helmet in this storage space.
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