HONDA SILVERWING (FSC600) - OWNER REVIEWS



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2002 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: +30,000 Miles
Likes: Everything for a long time
Dislikes: None

Review: I have had this 2002 "first edition" Wineberry super scooter since March of 2002. I was the third buyer out of this major Honda dealer in the San Francisco bay area to land a Silverwing. I did over 100,000 on an '86 Honda Helix before this one. It, like the prior, has served as my main commute vehicle through my retirement in 2010. My commute (rain or shine) was 20 miles each way and thus the current ODO reading is 102,810.

No major problems, original engine, just routine maintenance. Still going strong. Must point out that my 20 mile commute was commute hour freeway using the commute (HOV) lane at 65+ my mileage never deviated from 43mpg. My wife's Prius does better but can't use the commute (HOV) lane! My original dealer has told me that when the time comes I can re-engine (transmission included) for $2200 plus labor. Beats $10K for a new one.”



2002 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Everything! The balance of the bike, the acceleration, the fuel economy and the ride are amazing.
Dislikes: None.

Review: I use the S'wing mostly for errands and some local commuting. My longest rides so far have been in the 200 mile range (delivering things to my daughter in college), though I have only owned it since October of last year. Average mpg between 48 and 55 with mixed use, lower mpg usually on highway because I have a love for speed. [Seeing the faces of drivers of Mustangs and Camaros being passed by a scooter is near priceless.] A problem with a hip had made riding my old sportbike uncomfortable and I wanted something that my wife might actually learn to ride so I snatched the S'wing last Fall. Riding this machine has been a joy. I hope to take some longer trips soon to visit siblings in far away states and if I can get the wife and kids to take the rider courses and get licensed I may buy a few more.”


2002 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: +30,000 Miles
Likes: Power, comfort, ride
Dislikes: With the Givi box on the back, It is top-heavy. With my short legs, I have lost control and dropped it a few times. only minor blemishes.

Review: The bike has been great. I have added the drivers back rest, the taller windscreen and chrome mirrors. I bought it in spring of 2007. It had 16000 miles on it. It now has 32000. I rode it to work for six years. I retired in 2013 and have not ridden it much since. No problems just new tires and rear breaks. My wife wants me to sell it. She worries whenever I ride it.”


2003 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Very great on a long trip, such as 3300 miles in one week.
Dislikes: None

Review: “The MPG on a long trip got me 49.8 MPG on a 3300 mile trip. I average 50 mpg most of the time.”


2003 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Power, handling, storage space
Dislikes: Ride quality on bad roads

Review: I bought the bike used, when it was a year old. Overall, I love it. I sometimes ride with friends who ride fairly aggressively on regular motorcycles, and I can normally keep up with no problem.

To me, the only weakness of the SilverWing is the not-so-good ride quality on some country roads I ride. Maybe I'm being picky though, and the other big scooters are no better. My reference point is my KLR650 which has long travel, fairly compliant suspension.”



2003 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Easy starting, Great acceleration, Fun
Dislikes: Blowing 10amp fuses

Review: I have racked up 4000 plus miles since it came to my garage. The engine is quiet and quite powerful in this scooter. Recent descriptions about the performance of the new NC700 Honda reminded me of how this scooter reacts. I use it for running errands and short trips, especially evening solo rides. It will easily do the interstate (with a passenger) but I have a GL1800 for that. My gas mileage is much higher than suggested (mid-50's and better). Handling is great, almost effortless.”


2004 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Everything
Dislikes: None

Review: I have gotten back into riding after many years of being out of the saddle. I actually have upper body injuries causing disability. Initially, I had bought a Chinese scooter - 150cc. After a drive of 180 miles that took ALL DAY and was rather frightening as the 150cc maxed out at about 55-60mph - I immediately started looking for another option. I wanted to stay on a Scooter - as working a clutch and handling a traditional motorcycle were not an option for me.

I LOVE MY HONDA SILVERWING! It meets and exceeds all of my requirements. I can cruise in comfort, and love all the features of this bike. The parking brake is a definite bonus. Having more power to elude the crazy Florida drivers is also a benefit.

I rode my Silverwing to Key West Florida yesterday, 3/21/13 and had the time of my life. I'm a little sore today after the 400 mile ride, but I attribute that to my injuries, as well as too much sun and not enough sun screen.

It kept up on the turnpike, and was a wonderful ride all the way through the Keys. My Silverwing now proudly sports a "Mile 0" sticker for making the trek to Key West - and I hope to have many more trips like yesterday. I have saddle bags that I added (removable - secured under seat with hefty velcro straps) and wanted for nothing. Even got some shopping in and had room to put my new stuff.

I take my bike to the grocery store, and have no problems handling the load. I can get a good 2 gallons of liquid under the seat, and veggies and steaks for dinner and so much more. Best money I ever spent. I bought mine used last fall - and it is in great shape - runs fantastic, and meets all of my needs. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!”



2004 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 20,000 - 30,000 Miles
Likes: Great storage, really solid bike, looks cool, super quick, very good gas mileage
Dislikes: Didn't survive getting knocked over by a careless Lyft driver

Review: I love this bike. Took me to work every day on country roads, on a ferry and in city traffic. Comfortably rode 1 or 2 up. Confidently navigated Seattle expressways when called on. All the power for hills, passing, etc you'd ever want. It could be cumbersome at very low speeds, but that was just my learning curve. Also, nothing but regular maintenance and a few tire changes in 8 years. AWESOME!!!

I've looked at Forza and Majesty since I need to replace, but there's no going back.”



2005 HONDA FSC SILVERWING
Milage: +30,000 Miles
Likes: Everything
Dislikes: None

Review: I bought my ‘wing new in 2007. It was sitting in the dealership warehouse for two years before I liberated it and set it free on the open road. So far after seven years and 72,000 miles I have to admit it was the best decision I made when jumping back into the saddle after the kids grew up. It has been maintained for all 72,000 miles and still runs smooth. It is the best lane splitter I have ever ridden. The throttle control when splitting lanes beats anything with a clutch. I maintain between 45 - 50 mpg with a lot of freeway commuting. I will step up to a motorcycle some day but I will have to have a reason to leave my "Scooterwing”!


2005 HONDA FSC SILVERWING
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Very smooth and powerful, comfortable ride, Fun to ride
Dislikes: Humm Humm nothing

Review:The Silverwing is a very high end scooter. I have a 05' Burgman 650 but the Silverwing is my favorite. It is just a much MUCH BETTER BIKE without question. This S’wing has replaced both my GL1800 and my GL1500 Goldwings as they weren’t any fun whereas the Silverwing is a lot of fun. I get 60mpg most every tank. I also have a NC700X it is just as good as the NC7x but the NC7x get 80mpg”


2006 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Fast - Sleek - Comfortable - Nimble - Reliable
Dislikes: Can't think of a thing

Review: After a long, expensive and (kind of) comical experience with Chinese scooters, I was asked by a friend "Why are you messing around? Go get a Silverwing." So ... I did. It was one of the better decisions I've made when it comes to transportation. Overnight I went from rickety, unreliable and unsafe to solid, as reliable as it gets and super safe.

One of the first things I noticed was that the headlight was actually bright - no more squinting on dark roads. Because I travel highways as well as side roads, the acceleration and top end of the Silverwing comes in handy. 45-50 mpg is more than good enough for me. Compared to my F-150, the Silverwing sips fuel. As a Harley owner, I had to get past the macho thing to enjoy the step-through frame but I quickly forgot about because the thing is so fun and ultra-reliable.

I bought the Silverwing to commute on bad weather days here in Seattle and we get a lot of those. I was growing weary of polishing the chrome and cleaning the Harley after every ride. The Silverwing pretty much rinses off and dries quickly with a chamois. Of course I ride it on sunny days as well, because it's just so much f-u-n.

I don't see myself every selling my Silverwing. It's truly a cool machine.”



2006 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Power, Comfort, Dependability
Dislikes: None

Review: ”After owning and riding Honda's smaller scoots like the Elite 110, SH150i & Reflex, I was ready for the Silverwing. The first thing that amazed me was the balance for a 540 lb scoot. The seat was low enough that I could flat foot and I felt very much in control, I'm 5'10.

The fuel injected engine starts right up like the other mentioned scoots and the power is felt right away. The seat is very comfortable, I've done no adjusting etc and the mpg is far better than advertised. I have yet to have a tank below 56mpg and I run anywhere from 40-70mph. I guess if you ran wide open all day on the freeway, it might be in the 40s??

I have been very impressed with this bike and will have it for years to come. Storage is also nice, with two glove boxes, one that locks and a large 55L underseat area. Mine doesn't have the ABS but the CBS (Combined Braking System) will stop you on a dime every time. I can't brag enough about this scooter. Brand new they are expensive but used, they are reasonable and they haven't changed much in 10 years so you have plenty of models to choose from. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!”



2006 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 46,000 Miles
Likes: Everything
Dislikes: Nothing

Review: It has 46,000 trouble free miles on it. Mine has a Utopia drivers back test & a Givi Air Flo windshield & 55 L. top box. If you tour on yours, the best add on is electronic cruise control from MCCruise. You will love it.”


2006 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Great scooter
Dislikes: None

Review: The mileage is actually better than the review says! It says 40mpg but mine runs 50 to 55 mpg. Some say 70mpg but they must have put in clutch sliders that reduce RPMs at higher speeds. I chucked my Harley for my two Silverwing Scooters and never been sorry! They are great!”


2007 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Everything about this bike
Dislikes: I have not found any dislikes yet

Review: This is my FIRST two wheeled vehicle, and I love it. It is very stable at highway speeds, and it makes a great commuter bike. I love how people look at it out of their side windows and then can’t believe how fast it will get going. I use my bike mainly for a 31 mile commute to work and an occasional day trip with a local bike group. This thing is so smooth it reminds me of a Goldwing.”


2007 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles

Review: Front forks are not stiff enough, bottom out on bumps. Some times the steering seems wobbly after bumps. Over all I like the scooter and will keep it. I have owned many motorcycles, but scooters this size are far more passage friendly and comfortable than big bikes. This is my second big scooter, first was a majesty 400. I like both about the same, but the Honda seems more durable and balanced.”


2009 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: +30,000 Miles
Likes: All around great bike. I don't miss my Harley at all. This bike tours like a much bigger bike.
Dislikes: Small windshield. I bought a Givi large touring windshield. Stock tires aren't too cool. But change them to Pirelli Diablos and you are set.

Review: I’ve been riding for well over 40 years. It's in my blood. This Silverwing is just a fantastic bike. It will take you across town or across the country. No problem.”


2009 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Handling, automatic, dependability
Dislikes: Seat options, Prefer a higher backrest

Review: I've owned three Harley's, four Suzuki’s, a BSA and three Hondas. This is the best ride for local and interstate. Getting ready to buy a 2013 for the ABS. I won't go back to clutch and shift. Makes riding fun! Surprised when the local Dealer tells me he can't move these Silverwing’s. Ride one and you will be hooked.”


2009 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: +30,000 Miles
Likes: Everything
Dislikes: No hazard lights, problem with spare parts

Review: I have done more than 78000 miles (125 000km) on my Silverwing. I bought the scooter new. The only problems I experienced were getting spare parts. The scooter is not very popular in South Africa. It is a mission to get tyres, brake pads and air filters. The dealer codes are of no use when trying to order parts.”


2009 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Great commuter and tourer
Dislikes: Category thing

Review: I commute 70 miles each day. Love the storage. I did 3800 miles tour in 9 days. No problems. Bike is stable at 95mph and rides comfortably at 70mph all day!”


2009 HONDA SILVERWING
Likes: Absolutely everything. Power, speed, comfort, style, storage, handling
Dislikes: None

Review: I rode conventional motorcycles for many years and decided to try a 2006 Suzuki Burgman 400 for a change of pace and was immediately hooked on scooters.
I currently still have the Burgman and have since purchased a 2004 Honda Reflex along with a 2009 Honda Silver Wing. As much as I love the other two, I'm REALLY hooked on the Silver Wing.

The only downside of them (scooters and any other street oriented motorcycle) is the lack of suspension needed to comfortably navigate the absolutely ATROCIOUS road conditions here in America (apparently, with all of the advancements in technology, chest thumping and boasting about how great America is, we STILL can't seem to figure out how to fix a pothole correctly). For that reason, I picked up a 2008 Yamaha XT 250, which I really like, but the absence of storage space makes it WAY less convenient than hopping on a scooter and tossing my stuff in the trunk.

TL;DR Forget worrying about your "image" and pre-conceived notions about scooters and go get yourself one (especially a Silver Wing)...you won't regret it.”



2010 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Quiet, Smooth Engine, Good Ride, Good Brakes, Adequate Handling, Storage, Reliability
Dislikes: Soft seat

Review:I owned a red Cushman in the 50's and my red Silverwing reminds me of those good times. It is a little creaky and jittery over sharp bumps like the old Cushman. I also own a Zuma 125 and a 2009 Yellow TMAX 500 which is like a sports car compared to the Silverwing. However, I almost always choose the Silverwing because of its quiet smooth competence.”


2010 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Everything
Dislikes: None

Review: Moved up to a Silverwing after owning several motorcycles, including a Harley Road King Classic (50,000 miles in 4 years) and a Heritage Springer (56,000 miles in 5 years), both really nice bikes, but it was time for me to move on. Longest trip to date is 1500 miles in 4 days, and the scooter performed as expected. Am going to Amerivespa in June in New Orleans (3,500 mile trip), and I don't expect any problems at all. An excellent all purpose ride, and a great deal of fun. Takes me back a long ways when riding a scooter was nothing but fun.”


2011 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Easy to handle, Comfortable, Good throttle response
Dislikes: Location of seat release requires key removal from ignition

Review: Traded a Yamaha Majesty for the Silverwing and the Honda is a nice step up. Ride is firm unlike the Majesty which seemed mushy. Break-in fuel mileage is a welcome surprise at 48 mpg first tank and 50 mpg for the second tank. Got these numbers in mixed use city/highway with a passenger. Traveling at highway speed of 70-75 mph was easy as the Silverwing has very good acceleration and cruise capability. I have no report about the ABS yet as I have not done any panic braking. 350 miles on the odometer so far and I like the ride.”


2013 HONDA SILVERWING
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Very low center of gravity, easy bike to ride with the best comfort
Dislikes: Windshield could be larger

Review: Went from a Kymco 300 to a Silverwing 600... SW is very comfortable with a seat that is just perfect. I would slide off the Kymco seat, horrible design. Honda SW runs smooth and is great for 2 up riding. I also test drove the new BMW and my feet couldn’t reach the ground. The BMW sits extremely high and was annoying in stop and go traffic. SW is the best all around scoot for me.”

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