Honda FSC600 Silver Wing Reviews from United Kingdom

2010 Honda FSC600 Silver Wing

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance400 miles
Previous motorcyclePiaggio X9 500

Summary:

Superb transport for the senior rider

Faults:

Only issue was poor initial user handover instruction; I was told either brake when pressed would overcome the safety lockout, but I had to pull in the left lever hard to get initial ignition. OK, a fair safety idea, but having spent 20 minutes trying to re-start the scooter after filling up, I was not very amused.

General Comments:

Absolutely brilliant scooter, just cannot fault it in any way.

So good, I'm seriously considering selling off my custom Yamaha XVS 1100A cruiser - yes it that much sheer fun.

Scooter wise, I moved from a much loved 2004 Piaggio 500 X9 Evolution, mainly because of tax advantage reasons. But boy is this a scoot a real good move.

Has big advantages over the X9, which was the original 'daddy' and innovator of the maxi scooter excellence. While riding, where the X9 will hop, the Swing just glides, it's so good in original stock format, you will just love doing low twisty corners with confidence without any fear of grounding out.

Storage is also brilliant, the under seat compartment could easily become a commode for the more nervous of pillion passenger, and still hold a helmet or 2 along side the poe ;).

Adding a Givvi rack off ebay for £40.00 and a 48 ltr generic top box from amazon will cost £42 ish! Much better than the asking price of £380.00, as this is where I think Honda's pricing is thought as greed and has let themselves down most.

But what more space could you possibly ever need?

On a score of 1 - 10 this, scooter is an easy 20, just THAT good, as simple as that.

Regards, Alan.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2010

2005 Honda FSC600 Silver Wing

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance16000 miles

Summary:

A great bike

Faults:

Replaced rear wheel under warranty because of pitted rust damage. A common fault I understand.

General Comments:

The Silver Wing is an ideal touring bike. It is comfortable and you have excellent weather protection. Fuel consumption is around 50 miles to a UK gallon.

It has impressive acceleration and has confident handling. It is well built and starts first time every time.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2007

2001 Honda FSC600 Silver Wing

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.9 / 10
Distance when acquired1500 miles
Most recent distance13000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda Goldwing GL1200 Interstate

Summary:

Great commuter and tourer in one

Faults:

Fell off and broke the plastic.

Cigarette lighter inoperable.

General Comments:

Great maxi scooter, which goes on and on. Very reliable commuting vehicle with bags of power.

Amazes crotch rockets with its speed and handling capabilities.

Long distance comfort is superb.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2006

17th Mar 2011, 21:10

Cigarette lighter inoperable? You're kidding? WOW, most wouldn't be concerned in smoking a cigarette while riding a motorcycle.

24th Aug 2011, 12:58

In general, the cigarette lighter would be used as a socket for add-on 12V lighting, a GPS, or charging a cell phone. While it would be POSSIBLE to smoke in the 'Wing's "pocket", it would mean riding one-handed for extended periods -- not advisable, although the 'Wing does stay stable even on moderately rough roads.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews