2008 Honda Silver Wing™

2008 Honda Silver Wing™ pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$8,099
Type
Touring Scooter
Insurance
Compare with the 2008 Honda Rebel 2008 Honda Rebel
Model Type
Touring Scooter
MSRP
$8,099
Dealers
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Touring Scooter
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Introduction Year
1981
Parent Company
Honda
Display Name
Silver Wing(TM)
Year
2008
Make
Honda
Engine Type
Parallel Twin
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)
50 / 37.3
Horsepower RPM
7500
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)
37 / 50.2
Torque RPM
6000
Cooling
Liquid
Valves
8
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Bore (mm/in)
72 / 2.84
Stroke (mm/in)
71.5 / 2.82
Displacement (cc/ci)
582 / 35.5
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Injector
Yes
Carburetor
No
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Transmission Type
Continuously Variable (CVT)
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Belt
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)
Belt
Reverse
No
Transmission Brand
V-Matic(TM)
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Front Tire Width
120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
80
Front Wheel Diameter
14
Rear Tire Width
150
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Rear Wheel Diameter
13
Front Tire (Full Spec)
120/80 R14
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
150/70 R13
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
10.9 / 276
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
9.5 / 240
Linked Brake System Front to Rear
Standard
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)
4.7 / 119.4
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Type
Single Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)
4.5 / 114.3
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Control
Handlebar
Wheelbase (in/mm)
62.8 / 1595.1
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
540 / 244.9
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
4.2 / 15.9
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)
0.9 / 3.4
Storage Capacity (cuft/gal/l)
2.2 / 14.2 / 62.5
Performance
Standard
Seat Type
One-Piece
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Folding
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
29.7 / 754.4
Number Of Seats
2
Backrest Logo Plate
No
Backrest Type
Fixed
Backrest Location
Driver and Passenger
Lumbar Adjustment
No
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Frame
Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Floor Board Location
Driver
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Passenger
Adjustable
Yes
Chain Guard
No
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Fork Guards
No
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Light Guard
No
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Top Crown
Standard
Stand Type
Center
Lower Fairing
Standard
Spoiler
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Upper Fairing
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Tachometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Satellite
No
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Paint
Standard
Folding
Yes
Windshield Lowers
No
Height Adjustable
No
Height
High
Underseat Storage
Standard
Lockable Storage
Standard
Helmet Storage
Standard
Glove Box / Dash Storage
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Power Outlet
Standard
Handlebar Lock
Standard
User Reviews
5 reviews
  • I don't see how it could be better
    By  (I am an Owner) on Aug 20, 2010

    Plain and simple...I love this Silverwing!

    PRO:

    - smooth ride and power

    - more than enough power

    - EXTREMELY well made

    - very nice control, cornering, braking, "feels" good, surprisingly good

    - rides more like a good motorcycle than a scooter

    ...

    CON:

    - I do agree with another post where they mention that it gets a bit "jittery" at speeds above 75mph

    - seat, some really like it - for me, is a bit uncomfortable after even 30 minutes of riding

    - something is a little "buzzy" during take off and I can't seem to locate it (this is while the belt is solidly engaged)

    - I wish the under seat storage area had a remote release

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  • Honda Hit A Home Run With The Silverwing
    By  (I am an Owner) on Mar 26, 2009

    I was one of the first Americans to own a Silverwing FSC 600, purchasing mine back in 2002. The bike has been terrific to own and operate; the only problems being three recalls - one for a defective rear wheel, the second for defective handlebar shims, and the third for a defective bolt in the kickstand. ...

    These caveats aside, the Silverwing has been a joy to own and one which I plan on keeping for many more years.

    It is quick - 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds

    Fast - 104mph top speed confirmed by Garmin GPS.

    The 'Wing is also comfortable to ride for long distance touring, while getting decent fuel mileage.

    Operating costs have been very efficient overall, as I do most of the maintenance myself.

    I have seen fuel mileage as high as 53 mpg on a two hundred mile trip.

    When I purchased the Silverwing I thought its $7395 purchase price was steep; however in retrospect it was quite reasonable given that this is real motorcycle capable of long distance touring and operating for well over 100,000 miles before needing any major work.

    Highly recommended.

    Jim

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  • Great Scoot!!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jan 24, 2009

    This is the second one I've owned.

    First one put 92,810 trouble free miles on. if you want to take a scooter across the U.S. this is the one to go with. Ride comfort and Honda's total reliability!

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  • Nice, but not close to the Burgman 650
    By  (I am an Enthusiast) on Sep 22, 2008

    The fellow who said this scooter is the best is in a dream world. It doesn't come close to the Burgman 650. I have owned both, so I speak from experience. I owned the first Silver Wing in 2002 before the Burmgan was out. When the Burgman 650 came out I bought one and kept the Silver Wing. It ...

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  • Unsafe at Any Speed
    By  (I am an Owner) on Sep 16, 2008

    I boought the Honda Silver Wing to replace my 05 Harley Heritage Softail Deluxe due to arthritis in my hips. While the Wing is a nimble around town scooter, it is quite jittery on the highway. Also, I compared mine to one owned by a friend that is a couple of years old and the finish on his is ...

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