If I were going to buy a new large displacement scooter, I would buy the BV500 on price alone. Honda has put the price of the Silverwing into orbit, far out of my reach. I also like the looks of the BV500 better, it looks more scooterish than the George Jetson like Silverwing. I own 2 scooters, a Vino 125, and a Stella 150 2 stroke. To me they look like scooters. I wish they made a 500cc scooter with the same basic look, just bigger.