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Hi all,

My girlfriend loves my 'Wing and loves to go 2 up, but she has expressed an interest in riding her own. She's away at college now, and with the prevalence of small riding paths people often ride scooters. I wanted her to have something slightly more powerful for street riding. So...

Can anyone speak to the power, handling and overall "buyability" of the Silverwing? Would she be better off with a smaller, "real" bike?

Just need a little input.

Thanks!

Jack
 

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My son in law got one this spring, his first street bike. Nice lil bike, lots of get up n go actually. I test drove it for him and was quite impressed. It had about 90k kms on it and ran like new. Fairing and accessories seemed pretty nice also. He replaced some missing plastics, fixed up some minor glitches, painted it and rode it for a few months, but ummm about two weeks after he took my wing for a ride he decided to upgrade to a Yamaha Venture that a coworker had for sale. His Silverwing is for sale now, too bad you were not closer............He found it quite comfy for daily 30 minute drives to work, regularly took the long way home just to ride. Also it semed nice and lite to me for manouvering around, quite nimble. I give it 2 thumbs up :clapper:
 

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I had a cx500 custom, and loved it. Lots-o-scoot! Nimble, fun, the whole thing. I did find that the side to side two cylinder nature did vibrate more than you want for a long ride, but if she is doing day trips, it probably wouldnt bother her.

All in all, though, I think she would love it. Also, a buddy had an S-wing for almost 18 years. He loved it too. He was meticulous about the maintenance and service, and sold it at the end for only $250 less than he paid for it. I dont know the amount, but it shows that if cared for, are sound purchases.

Good luck, keep us infomed!:waving:
 

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jsmith, I've talked with a couple people that have "Silver Wing" Scooters and they loved them!:clapper:

Suzuki also makes a good one!

A guy rode one to work through traffic rain and shine every day for a couple of years!

Just have to brace your foot against the front for realfast stops or you can slide off of it! No tank between your legsto stop you!:baffled:

The old Honda SilverWing bikes are a completely differenthing than the SilverwingScooters of today!
 
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