Honda FSC600 Silver Wing Reviews from Canada

2006 Honda FSC600 Silver Wing

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Sportster XL 1200R

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

Nothing other than a drive belt... $109.00 and I installed it myself.

General Comments:

I wish Honda would consider a 900 CC Silver Wing.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2011

17th Apr 2011, 06:29

A 900 Silver Wing doesn't make sense to me! The 600cc's is fast enough, then I suggest you should get a full powered big cruiser bike instead of the scooter.

Scooter's have their purpose; installing a giant engine in one defeats that purpose.

2006 Honda FSC600 Silver Wing

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance24800 miles
Previous motorcycleVespa CTS 250

Summary:

Excellent for both urban and tourism use

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Overall excellent. Have had it for 1 year to the day (in Montreal this means 8 months of usage). It follows a series of different bikes over the last 40+ years.

Very good urban vehicle. Use it to commute daily (40 miles return). Low center of gravity. Easy to handle and park. Good acceleration to get out of the way on traffic lights. Exceptional braking. Good rear mirrors visibility. A tad heavy to place on main stand.

Excellent for tourism. Have done multiple 500-mile days. Done Montreal-Tampa, then Montreal-Memphis. Held its own (fully loaded, 2 people, some luggage) in PA with rigs surrounding us at 75-80 mph. Cruising nicely at 60-65 mph. Needs a top case for tourism (I have the Givi V-46).

Average fuel consumption around 47-48 mpg (U.S. gallon). Best ever in FL cruising at 60, loaded, on a 90 degree F. day: 58 mpg (U.S.). Worst ever in PA cruising at 75-80, loaded, on a 35 degree F. day: 30 mpg (U.S.).

Got 12 500 miles on both rear tires and 25 000 on front (could probably have extended another 5 000). Brakes, drive belt and all the rest still original at 25 000 miles. Tune-ups a little expensive 125 $ (recommended every 4 000 miles during warranty). Never had to adjust anything or replenish liquids between tune-ups.

Definitely not a macho machine but it does the job beautifully. One word of caution: be careful not to pass those big low-riders on winding side roads at 65-70 mph. It seems to annoy them.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2008

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews