Honda Silver Wing Scooter
Honda releases a twin cylinder 400cc mid size scooter.
Honda Australia have released a mid-size scooter, powered by a twin cylinder 400cc engine, which wil compete head on with Suzukis popular single cylinder 400 Burgman. Press release follows:
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, and now Honda has brought in a mid size 400cc version to further complement the range. The Silver Wing 400 offers remarkable performance and comfort similar to its bigger cousin, the Silver Wing 600, whilst also providing remarkable cargo capacity, thanks to a 55 litre under seat storage space.
The heart of this new mid size machine from Honda is a powerful liquid-cooled fuel-injected DOHC parallel twin engine that pumps out easy acceleration with an every twist of its throttle. The V-Matic automatic belt drive transmission means there is no fumbling with a clutch and the result is an easy and linear delivery of power from start to stop. In fact, the Silver Wing 400 offers engine response that is considered by many to be superior to any other in its class with the output equivalent to that of a 500cc single cylinder. The Silver Wing’s razor-sharp aerodynamic styling incorporates spacious riding accommodation, superb wind protection and all-day convenience.
Its heavy-duty suspension and superior braking mean comfortable, confident control in all kinds of traffic, and with Combined-ABS available on the Australian version, the Silver Wing is one of the safest options on the road. It has been purposefully designed with a low centre of gravity making it highly manoeuvrable through tight city streets and suburbs. Capable of holding enough equipment for a weekend away, and with a broad, comfortable tandem seat, its possibilities extend well beyond the city limits. Honda’s newest scooter also offers a HECS3 oxygen-sensing catalytic converter system that minimises harmful exhaust emissions, ensuring full EURO-3 compliance.
Available now from Honda Dealers nationally, the Silver Wing retails for $10,990 and comes in a black or silver colour scheme.