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Old 01-11-2014, 02:12 PM   #106
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They replaced the Silverwing in most other markets a few years ago with the 600GT. We never got that model in the United States.
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:44 PM   #107
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They replaced the Silverwing in most other markets a few years ago with the 600GT. We never got that model in the United States.
Thanks for that information. However, I find it difficult to believe that that a Silverwing replacement will not arrive here in the U.S. If it doesn't happen, then it will be a new Burgman for me, and soon.
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:04 AM   #108
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I have a Benelli Silverblade 250 and a Silverwing GT 400 .... Depending on where I am going ... Long cruise or out of town the Silverwing or big grocery shopping or off to the market. But around town doing errands our grabbing a coffee or meeting friends... The 250 is much easier to manage and to park... Less storage and faster acceleration .... But not as nice a feeling from the engine or overall ride. But then again city driving in China requires a bit of maneuverability .... The 400 is hard to park at times just for the length .... Can't imagine the extra weight of a 650 or 600.

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Old 02-24-2014, 12:22 PM   #109
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JMO: Having been through a 250cc Reflex (which I consider barely a "maxi"), MP3 400, TMAX 500 & currently riding a '12 Silverwing 582, I'm convinced that the 500cc ride meets all my requirements in weight, HP and general ride preferences.

It just has to have ABS and be sub-500#. As a 63 y.o. relatively inexperienced rider with a bad back, knees and ankle - a lowered seat TMAX with ABS would be my perfect ride.

I only sold my '09 TMAX because of no ABS (US models only; its been available in Europe w/ABS for years). I'm aware that many highly skilled riders don't like ABS.

For me, ABS is an absolute necessity. My riding environment has Bambi (and turkey buzzards eating road kill) as my greatest risk factors. I'm a retired bum and avoid cager environments in most instances.

I'll be long dead before I have the skill level to equal or exceed ABS performance, most especially in wet conditions. I've only been riding since 2007 and will not ride a non-ABS scooter (excepting the small bore beach or around town stuff).

Interestingly, my riding buddies who meet the highly skilled classification and previously gigged me about being an ABS wuss will no longer bet money on head to head tests of higher speed (50>+) panic stop braking runs in wet conditions.

That is both a testament to their smarts, experience with me and all available data. The few who did try it against my SW at 50mph+ & $100 a pop lost money in every try (& some lost it and crashed trying).

So, for me, my '12 SW will go the distance until an ABS TMAX (+ a re-worked seat lowered to 30") is available in the US. Low step through, <500#, ABS, PWR of 11:1 or less, seat height 30" or less and I'm good to go.
I'm with you on the need for ABS brakes. At almost age 72, I need all the help I can get. A few years ago, ABS saved me from going down on a panic stop in Kansas while riding my BMW R1150RT. If the TMax had ABS, then I'd have one.
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