Honda FSC600 Silver Wing Reviews from United States of America

2007 Honda FSC600 Silver Wing

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance24000 miles

Summary:

I love it

Faults:

I have not had any problem with this bike.

General Comments:

This bike is a joy to ride, and I use it to commute daily between two jobs. My daily mileage is about 110 miles per day.

The bike handles very well, and it has ample power to keep up with traffic on freeways. I am typically riding in traffic moving in excess of 75 mph, and the bike has more than enough power to stay at this speed and pull away if necessary.

The bike is easily adapted to long distance cruising and/or touring, and has ample power for two up riding.

I ride year round, and wish the alternator had more power in order to power heated pants, jacket liners and gloves at the same time. Presently only two items can be run without draining battery power.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2013

2002 Honda FSC600 Silver Wing

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 miles
Most recent distance33000 miles

Summary:

this is a well made value, and the transmission is automatic.

General Comments:

This bike has impressive acceleration. The CVT transmission is smooth and responsive.

I am 6' 4" tall. I tried many cruisers and touring bikes, but my knees were always up in the handlebars. This bike fits me well and sits comfortably.

I like having the built in storage under the seat. I added a top box and have lots of room for gear or purchases.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2012

2002 Honda FSC600 Silver Wing

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 8 / 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 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired113 miles
Most recent distance2380 miles
Previous motorcycleBMW K 75 RT

Summary:

Capable, comfortable and reliable

Faults:

Safety recall for rear wheel, steering stem, and center stand.

General Comments:

An amazingly competent cycle. The Silver Wing has the styling of a scooter, but the competence of a great middle weight tourer. Handling is capable and predictable, with good braking and a sprightly acceleration.

Currently, I have two other cycles; one smaller and one larger in displacement than the Silver Wing, and find myself drawn to the Silver Wing for my ride of choice. I had owned a BMW K75RT that was an excellent middleweight tourer. The Silver Wing compares very favorably. As much comfort, and almost as many amenities; the miles roll by very easily.

If I were to choose one complaint, it would be the height of the factory windscreen. After purchasing a screen that is four inches taller, I find all helmet buffeting eliminated, and wind noise greatly reduced.

Although pricey, the Silver Wing has proved its worth.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2011

2008 Honda FSC600 Silver Wing

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6100 miles
Most recent distance7800 miles
Previous motorcycleNorton Commando

Summary:

Other than the seat - unbelievably good - I love this Honda

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Nimble, unusually good control (loves cornering and tight turns - quite fast in turns).

Do not really like the stock seat (to me it seems somewhat uncomfortable after more than 30 minutes of riding).

Definitely some buffeting at interstate speeds; more buffeting around tractor trailers, but VERY manageable.

Acceleration is very good, bought used and GIVI windshield is TOO good at stopping "air" for me - hardly any air hits me - I'm going to try to find a stock windshield and try that.

Did NOT buy an ABS unit because the front brake would have been applied (however little) if the rear brake is used in turns (did not want the front brake applied AT ALL in hard turns).

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2010

5th Sep 2011, 16:51

My Silver Wing windshield has an air vent in it. It lets in plenty of air, and it has a lever to close it when it's cold!

2002 Honda FSC600 Silver Wing

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance12500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda Elite CH80

Summary:

The Honda Silverwing FSC 600 is a very capable touring motorcycle which is an absolute blast to ride

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the Silverwing in the 7.5 years that I have had it.

General Comments:

The Honda Silverwing FSC 600 is an excellent motorcycle, offering an irresistible combination of performance, economy, comfort and pride of ownership.

This is a terrific vehicle for one's daily commute in fair weather, and with a trunk added as an accessory, will give you enough storage for a weekend trip.

The Silverwing's long wheelbase makes her a joy to ride on the highway, where her 48 BHP engine allows it to coast along at 70MPH, with plenty of power in reserve if necessary.

The speedometer is somewhat optimistic, however several 'Wing owners with Garmin GPS systems have reported a top speed of 104 mph - that is when the road is actually long enough to get the Silverwing up to that speed.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2009

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 11 reviews