2011 Honda Silver Wing ABS

2011 Honda Silver Wing ABS

If you think scooters are just for zipping around campus or grabbing an espresso, have we got a wake-up call for you. Honda’s Silver Wing is a slice of two-wheeled transport that puts plenty of motorcycles—and even some cars—to shame. The list of luxury/comfort features includes its full-coverage bodywork, generous windscreen, and a large, comfortable seat with room for two. Power comes from a strong 582cc two-cylinder engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection, and that makes the Silver Wing a perfect choice for longer weekend rides or tours.

ModelSilver Wing ABS
Engine TypeFour-stroke parallel-twin DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Engine Displacement582cc
Bore Stroke72 mm x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio10.2:1
Fuel SystemProgrammed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) w/automatic enricher circuit, four-hole injectors
IgnitionComputer-controlled fully transistorized with electronic advance
Starting SystemNA
TransmissionAutomatic V-Matic belt drive
Final DriveNA
Rake TrailNA
Seat Height29.7 in.
Wheelbase62.8 in.
Front Suspension41mm hydraulic fork; 4.7 inches travel
Rear SuspensionSwingarm with dual hydraulic shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability
Front BrakeSingle 276mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper and Anti-lock Braking System
Rear BrakeSingle 240mm disc with CBS twin-piston caliper; ABS
Front Tire120/80-14
Rear Tire150/70-13
Fuel Capacity4.2 gal, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Dry Weight551 lbs.