HONDA FJS600 Silver Wing

 

this step-through scoot has it all and then some...

The Silver Wing’s ample size, powerful performance and sumptuous comfort are well-deserving of its reputation as the luxury sedan of the scooter world. This elegant motorcycle cruises majestically along urban streets, country roads and highways alike, delivering a riding experience of such effortless control and comfort that it almost feels like flying.

Deluxe ABS version offers the smoothly confident braking control of Honda’s advanced Antilock Brake System in all kinds of traffic and easily results in one of  the most satisfying rides on scooter wheels.

Its fuel-injected twin-cylinder engine delivers surges of acceleration past queues in and around the city, while heavy-duty suspension and superior braking mean comfortable, confident control in all kinds of traffic.

Large under seat carrying compartment capable of holding enough equipment for a weekend away, and with a broad, comfortable tandem seat, its possibilities extend well beyond the city limits. Here’s a luxury-class ticket to freedom from the daily grind.

Aerodynamic, full-bodied scooter design provides exceptional wind protection and riding comfort around town or at higher speeds. The Silver Wing’s full-sized and razor-sharp styling incorporates spacious riding accommodation, superb wind protection and all-day convenience.

 

sleek and comfortable

 

SPECIFICATIONS:  FJS600 Silver Wing

Claimed dry weight 242 Kg
Length 2275 mm
Width 770 mm
Height 1430 mm
Seat height 740 mm
Rake/trail 28° / 105 mm
WheelBase 1595 mm
Drive V-Belt
Front suspension 41mm telescopic fork, 120mm axle travel
Rear suspension Dual conventional dampers with 5-step spring preload adjustment, 115mm axle travel
Tank capacity 16 liters
Starter Electric
Fuel system Fuel injection
Engine configuration Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve DOHC parallel twin
Cylinders 2
Valves Per Cylinder 4
Capacity 582 cc
Power (kW) 37 @ 7000 rpm
Torque (Nm) 54 @ 5500 rpm
Gearbox Automatic
Brakes (front) Disc (ABS) (rear) Disc (ABS)
Frame material Steel
Tyres (f) 120/80 14M/C (58S)
Tyres ( r) 150/70 13M/C (64S)
Wheels Aluminium
Warranty 2 yrs / unlimited km
Service intervals 6000km
Price (November 2010) R81,999

 

 

Words and photos by Kenn Slater

 

Thanks to Honda SA for the ride,

The best and safest scooter we've ever ridden.