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Old 02-22-2014, 11:05 AM   #1
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The Honda S-wing 125 thread

Hi all,
I have not yet seen a thread about the S-wing125, the Silverwings little brother so here i start it off...

I have a 2009 Honda S-wing 125, which I bought very recently. I got it in a private sale and its very low mileage so almost still in showroom condition. You may have seen my other post about the Helix, but I ended up getting in S-wing!

The S-wing is a replacement of the FES125 Pantheon, and the model code is still FES125. Its a 4-stroke single with Fuel injection. Gives between 80-100mpg depending on your right wrist. Its heavier than your average 125 scooter, but so comfy and stable and luxurious! Almost like a little Goldwing!

It will do 70mph max and easily cruise at 60mph. Even two up its great fun!

Here are a few photos of my S-wing.





The dashboard is almost car like! Lots of info incl. fuel consumption etc... As you can see mine has despite being almost 5 years old only just covered 2700 miles!



Being a luxury scooter you get carpet in the luggage compartment, alongside a light, 12v socket and the toolkit.



Here is another shot of the dash view.



And finally a front view, it reminds me of a donkey! so my bike is called: Muli!

Has anyone else got an S-wing???
If yes, share your thoughts..
Thx Lars
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:13 AM   #2
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Looks like a nice scoot.

Looks like my old silverwing.

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Old 02-23-2014, 03:20 AM   #3
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You guys miss out on this one than. Its a very nice ride and yes it just looks like the little brother of your red silverwing...
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:47 PM   #4
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just fuelled up after 102miles and it took less than a gallon! 104.6mpg! now thats better than I thought given that I did not ride slow back from Bristol last Sunday...
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:09 AM   #5
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Did you sell your MSX125 Lars?
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:10 AM   #6
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Lars

I have exactly the same bike, in the same colour. Mine is a 2010 model, bought privately in October 2013 with 1400 miles on the clock, i paid 2000.

Great bike, smooth and luxurious. I like that i can cruise at 60mph, i take mine on the motorway all the time and do not feel intimidated at all.

Same engine as Honda Dylan/PES and SH125. But this years SH125 and SH125 mode is fitted with the Stop/Start technology engine from the PCX125.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:00 AM   #7
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Did you sell your MSX125 Lars?
The MSX was a work bike which I had borrowed for a while, but it turned out to be not practical enough for daily use - hence to new Scooter...
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:06 AM   #8
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The MSX was a work bike which I had borrowed for a while, but it turned out to be not practical enough for daily use - hence to new Scooter...
Ah fair enough, I thought you went through a lot of 125s

Perks of the job then Are you still planning the Nordkapp trip?
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Lars

I have exactly the same bike, in the same colour. Mine is a 2010 model, bought privately in October 2013 with 1400 miles on the clock, i paid 2000.

Great bike, smooth and luxurious. I like that i can cruise at 60mph, i take mine on the motorway all the time and do not feel intimidated at all.

Same engine as Honda Dylan/PES and SH125. But this years SH125 and SH125 mode is fitted with the Stop/Start technology engine from the PCX125.
yes, its a great bike - I took it 2up yesterday evening into London and than back out on the M4 and it performed easily at 60-65mph - even 2 up. i bought mine privately - but paid less than 1500 - happy days...
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Ah fair enough, I thought you went through a lot of 125s

Perks of the job then Are you still planning the Nordkapp trip?
Nordkapp trip is maybe next year...
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:10 AM   #11
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I wish we had gotten the S-Wing in the states. I would have bought it when it came out instead of waiting for the PCX.

Don't get me wrong, I love my PCX, but the S-Wing just has nicer everything. They're both Hondas, but the PCX is much more oriented towards Honda's econo-line than the S-Wing.

Pretty bike, Lars. Anyone have more pictures of em?
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:56 AM   #12
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They really are a luxurious scooter and ride like a Lexus !!! they are not cheap new at 3999 the PCX 125 by comparison is 2600 but the quality really is very high. I paid quite a lot for mine at 2000 but it only had 1400 miles on the clock had only been ridden in the dry, kept in a centrally heated garage, and the condition was absolutely as new. No corrosion whatsoever. I am averaging exactly 100mpg over the last 1500 miles, so i am quite happy with that.

These scooters have superb wind protection and cruise really well, 60mph is effortless so they are usable on all roads. I have a full motorcycle license and a Suzuki DL650 V Strom bike, but i really like using the S Wing

This link shows you all the Honda Scooters we get here in the UK and the prices http://www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles/scooters/#!/swing/
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:47 AM   #13
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This morning I gave the new scooter a bit of a clean!
It came up almost looking like new, not at all like a almost 5 year old bike...I am well happy with that result!

Here are a few more pics.







Front fork legs have almost no pitting at all...







And finally the dash...



And finally for those who want to see a short video review ( not done by me ) which describes the bike very well - check out this youtube clip. Its short but good.

http://youtu.be/37zBNwxjqLk

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Old 03-02-2014, 03:24 AM   #14
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Nice scoot Lars.

Health to enjoy!

Ride safe dude.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:24 AM   #15
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Man, that bike is Gorgeous!
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