2008 HONDA Silverwing 600D Scooter Review

by DEvans
(Hendersonville, TN)

I own a 2008 HONDA Silverwing 600D scooter. This is my review of my Honda scooter...

  • handles very well
  • plenty of power even with a rider
  • extremely well built and so far, has been utterly reliable
  • just love riding it

  • the seat - starts to get somewhat uncomfortable after a mere 30 minutes or so of riding
  • I feel the driver seat needs to be angled up - It feels like it's angled down even if it isn't
  • I generally get decent mileage of 52 to 58 mpg as long as I stay off the interstate, but I wish it held more fuel

Summary comment:

I may trade it, but I'd buy another one just like it - I'd forgotten how much I liked riding these things 20 or so years ago - this is even better than the old Norton Commando - I think I also like the CVT better - I did truly like shifting, but I "really like" not shifting.

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Apr 19, 2012
Honda Silverwing NEW
by: Anonymous

I currently own a 2010 Honda Silverwing ABS and let me tell you: it is the best bike, bar none, that I have ridden. The automatic shifting, the wonderful and steady ABS brakes, and the long, comfortable frame, make for a great bike to ride. Honda builds things to last, and this one shows it. It keeps up with traffic, can go anywhere one needs to, and has the appearance of a motorcycle. I would recommend this to anyone!

Dec 14, 2011
Silver Wing NEW
by: momule

I upgraded this last summer from a 150CC Znen Sport scooter to the 600CC Silver Wing and there is no way to compare the two. I've owned a 1000CC BMW touring bike, a Honda Goldwing, and a Harley Sportster and this "scooter" is by far the most comfortable all day rider of the bunch. First of all, I see no reason to feed a 1200CC + bike that can run 100 mph all day long when the speed limit is at most 70 mph. Sure, my BMW and Harley had that coolness factor built in but at the end of the day I want to be able to still hear and sleep without my body aching. The Silver Wing gives me that. This scooter is not a toy like my 150CC Chinese scooter was but is a dependable road machine that more than holds its own on the interstate or on curvy back roads. I only wish I had found these gems years ago.

Aug 21, 2011
Honda Silver Wing.

I have a 2002 Honda Silver Wing. I just got back from a long trip from Long Island, thru New York, Connecticut, Mass, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and up into Quebec. The bike ran flawlessly. As long as you keep the RPMs at 5,000 or less, the mileage was in the mid 50s. As soon as you go into the 5s or more, mileage goes into the mid 40s.

The bike holds enough fuel so you can get 150 miles to a tank full. Does not matter if you could go further because you have to stop for bathroom breaks anyway. I have at this point 26,457 miles on the bike and have not had ANY trouble with it at all.

I run Synthetic 10-40 oil in it and change the oil myself every 8,000 miles. Cost is 2 1/3 quarts of oil (about $8 a quart and a filter (about $7). Take it to the shop and see how bad they beat you up. Total time for changing the oil is 25 minutes as I let it drain until no more comes out. Make certain you put it on the center stand and NOT the side stand to make certain all the oil comes out.

I raised the butt rest with metal brackets and turned it into a back rest--HUGE difference on long trips. I have NOT found the seat to be uncomfortable in any manner, shape or form and I sure would have noticed if it was on that trip up to Quebec.

I highly recommend this bike to anyone who is ready to step up from their 150 or 250cc bike. You are going to love it.

A former SW owner lives in Florida and rides to Alaska every year. He had a 2002 SW and when he sold it, he had about 135,000 miles on it with NO problems either.

If you are ready for the step up, you can't find better than this and besides--it's a Honda. If you want to ask questions, e-mail me at speednuts@aol.com.

Feb 25, 2011
2003 Silverwing
by: Dave

I have had my silverwing for over a year now and love it. Plenty of power and good gas mileage (55-56)mpg. Seat is uncomfortable on longer rides. Bought an air cushion and it helped a lot. Keeps up with freeway riding when you have to, prefer back roads. Put 1500 miles on it last season, hope to double that this year. Great scoot!!

Nov 12, 2010
by: Anonymous

Wow! That's a sweet scooter! I hope I could have one of this.

Sep 13, 2010
Got Both
by: Jim Zeiser

I hear the Silverwing is a class act and I understand the no shifting thing. I have both though and enjoy being able to hop from a scooter to a bike and back whenever I wish. Hopefully one day I'll be able to get a slightly bigger scooter so I can travel further on one. Until then I use it for short hops around town.

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