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2012 Honda Silverwing ABS Review
Some say that the journey is half the fun. Well, on a Silver Wing, it's all the fun. And whether you're cruising across town or kicking it coast to coast, the sleek, 600-class Silver Wing is the only way to fly.
The Silver Wing® expands the notion of what a scooter can achieve thanks to the unique pairing of a sophisticated liquid-cooled fuel-injected four-stroke 582cc twin-cylinder engine and a fully automatic transmission. That adds up to true street riding credentials along with easy operation, a combination that can take adventuresome riders as far as the open road beckons. In short, the Silver Wing started a riding revolution, one that continues to this day.
The Ultimate Scooter.
This Honda Silver Wing means serious business. And its 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
its all powered by a strong, 582cc two-cylinder engine with liquid cooling
and fuel injection, making the Silver Wing one heck of a ride.
Even more, the Silver Wing comes packed with a no-hassle V-Matic automatic transmission and our Anti-lock Brakes for extra confidence in unexpected conditions.
Let the long journey begin, with the Honda Silver Wing.
Made for the Weekend Escape
The Silver Wing is not only good looking, its also extremely useful. Its designed with a huge 5.5-liter underseat storage spaceenough to easily hold a full-face helmet. Plus the weather resistant seats are lockable, so you can bring your things and keep them secure.
Hondas Programmed Fuel injection can be found in the Silver Wing. That means you can always count on easy startups - even in colder weather and at higher altitudes - without ever having to mess with a choke. And you get great mileage, allowing you to spend more time enjoying the day and less time filling up.
Stop on the Dot
Every Silver Wing comes with Hondas Combined Braking System (CBS) to ensure that making a stop on your scooter is drama free. The 2012 Silver Wing also features anti-lock brakes a huge benefit when things dont go according to plan.
2012 Honda Silverwing ABS Key Features
Smart gets Stylish.
A scooter that is more than just a neighborhood scooter. The Silver Wing
is built for both the long- and short-haul with its full-coverage bodywork
and protective windscreen. Its comfortable wide seat and ample, on-board storage
make the long way home quite appealing. Add its excellent fuel economy, plus
Honda reliability and the Honda Silver Wing is a great plan b, when you want
to leave your other vehicle at home.
Honda V-Matic Transmission
With the V-Matic Transmission, riding couldn't be easier. Just start the engine, twist the gas, and go. The V-Matic means no shifting, ever.
The V-Matic is a continuously variable design, so you'll never feel it lurch from one gear to anotheryou just get smooth power.
Combined Braking System
This innovative system simplifies stopping with confidence. The front and rear brakes are linked in a unique fashion, so when you apply the front brake lever, two of the front three pistons are activated. Apply the rear brake lever and you get the other front brake piston along with the rear. Use both levers together and you get optimal stopping power.
Bodywork and Windscreen
The Silver Wing's wind-tunnel-developed full-coverage bodywork and windscreen not only look good, but they offer a surprising degree of wind and weather protectionsomething you'll really appreciate on long rides or on cold mornings.
582cc Fuel Injected Engine
The Silver Wing's 582cc parallel-twin engine means it has plenty of power for two-up riding. Because it uses fuel injection, you get no-hassle startups even in cold weather or at high altitudes.
Want to take a passenger along? No problem! The Silver Wing's generous two-up seating capacity means he or she will be riding in the lap of luxury!
The Silver Wing offers 55 liters of lockable underseat storage. That's plenty of room for a full-face helmet, or a bag of groceries. It also helps make the Silver Wing super practical for running errands, and makes packing for overnight trips a snap.
Anti-lock Braking System
ABS is simple: it helps you avoid unplanned skids, and helps take the drama out of stopping on less-than-perfect road surfaces. What's amazing is how good it works, and the fact that you can get it on a scooter!
Honda Genuine Accessories
- Outdoor Cycle Cover
WARRANTY: Because we're so confident in the quality of each of our Honda
Genuine Accessories, we're pleased to offer one of the best warranties in
the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased
by the customer.
2012 Honda Silverwing ABS - American Specifications
USD MSRP Price - See dealer for pricing in USD
Engine Type 582cc liquid-cooled four-stroke parallel-twin Clean, efficient and packed with plenty of freeway-legal power, the Silver Wing?s 582cc engine is one of the biggest and most potent found in any scooter.
Bore And Stroke 72mm x 71.5mm
Induction Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with automatic enricher circuit, four-hole injectors Superb throttle response and fuel efficiency are always on tap, thanks to Honda?s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system.
Ignition Computer-controlled fully transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio 10.2:1
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive Honda?s sophisticated, automatic V-Matic belt-drive system provides seamless shifting and plenty of power at any speed.
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 41mm hydraulic fork; 4.2 inches travel
Rear Suspension Swingarm with dual hydraulic shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 4.5 inches travel
Front Brake Single 276mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper Honda?s Combined Braking and optional Anti-Lock Braking Systems provide superb braking power and control in a wide range of conditions, good or bad.
Rear Brake Single 240mm disc with CBS twin-piston caliper Honda?s Combined Braking and optional Anti-Lock Braking Systems provide superb braking power and control in a wide range of conditions, good or bad.
Front Tire 120/80-14
Rear Tire 150/70-13
Wheelbase 63.0 inches
Seat Height 29.7 inches
Curb Weight 551 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel?ready to ride.)
Fuel Capacity 4.2 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve The large 4.2-gallon fuel tank helps provide excellent range, while the easy access fuel door ensures hassle-free fill-ups.
Miles Per Gallon 46 MPG - Honda's fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
Model Id FSC600A
Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.
Available Colors Black
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2012 Honda Silverwing ABS - Canada Specifications
Candian MSRP Price - Model not available in Canada
2012 Honda Silverwing ABS - European Specifications
EU MSRP Price - See dealer for country pricing.
Model not available in Europe
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.