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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Pilgrim21784, Aug 11, 2013.
Why not just buy a BV 350? It ticks all the boxes you keep harping about, and it's available now.
Yepper as far as "traditional" scoots that's a good choice. I have a little dealer issue in my area but the "Bev" is a fine scooter.
After some thought and 40,000 miles on my Silver Wing I have sold it. What a fine ride for the last 5 years. If they are seriously dropping the price without gimmicks I would buy another one. I did look at the new BMW 650 cc they are $10k-11k.
After closing and selling our home in Oregon we will move to NC.
I still have my CT 90 but it does not address my need for speed.
A dealer in the area has recently tagged the 2012 Silverwing's at $5,900. Interestingly the dealer nearest to me witch is owns the other dealership has a 2012 Silverwing marked at $6,999. They did tell me that they could match and its likely that they will be marking the one they had for the same price they just have not got around to it. No idea on the fee's as I did not have time to find out.
If you could get it for $7K or less out the door that is just a screaming deal. The Silverwing really is a wonderful scooter and its got the power to get any job done.
Its only real fault is its economy but the newer ones with an O2 sensor get about 10 MPG better then the older ones.
If I did not already have a Silverwing I got a deal on I would be all over this.
I agree that price has hurt the Silver Wing. I really like mine but wish I had not paid the price for a "new" one. Especially now that they are closing them out. It is an awesome bike and my only trepidation was its weight (550 lbs or so). But on the road the weight is not noticeable and that weight makes for a stable and smooth ride on the super slab...
I tried the BMW but the height is a concern, I had trouble "flat-footing" it and I am nearly 6'0" with a 32 inch inseam. Plus the price...
Mine was purchased to replace my 2009 KLR as it just was too high and top heavy for this 60 year old guy! And I was riding more on the street so the SWing is a much more comfortable choice for me.
The Silver Wing was purchased for around town errands (lots of storage) and solo touring. For that is is superb. For two-up touring a different steed would be in order. I have taken 2 1000+ mile trips on my Wing and have another scheduled in a couple of weeks.
If I was in the market; I would certainly look at the $5900.00 Silver Wings; however, my suspicion is that the "fees" will eat up a bunch of that savings. So might not end up much better than the deal I negotiated last year. :huh
The Silverwing is the Timex watch in the mega scooter world , it takes a licking and keeps on ticking . The 650 burg has a habit of self destructing some where between 25 and 50K on the odometer , depending on your luck ? I've heard of Silverwings lasting 2 and 300K miles , you won't get that out of any other mega scoot . Also the Silverwing is the easiest to work on , much simpler set up . All that said NOTHING rides or is as comfortable as a 650 burg . On another note , nothing is as fun to drive as the Tmax . So what do you do ? Get one of each of course