Long trips on Honda Silverwing 400?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by vak0, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. vak0

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    Hello guys, I'm new here and I read a lot of threads about the SW(only good things), but almost nobody gives a details for what cc he's talking about. Mostly, people talk about the 600, but I am interested in the 400, because that is my driving license limit for my age here in Europe since 19 Jan 2013(from 18 up to 24 years old - up to 400cc). Nevermind that, is there any difference in the reliability between 400 and 600? Is the 400cc good enought for long tripping (my main interest)?
    I will be glad to hear from some owners of the 400. Please excuse me if I've made some language mistakes.

    Congrats, Ivan
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  2. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer

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    The 400cc Silverwing isn't available in the US where most of the participants here are from. As far as I can see a Silverwing 400 should be able to do just as well as the bigger one for long trips. I know folks do long trips on both the Burgman 400 and 650.
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  3. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Is the 400 a twin or single?
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  4. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    A 400cc Honda is powerful enough and reliable enough to take you anywhere you want to go.
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  5. vak0

    vak0 n00b

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    Thank you guys, I didn't know about this thing with the 400 in the US.
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  6. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    400 cc should be any problem. most of the people reading this started doing long trip years ago on bike and scooter that were 125 to 350 cc . Eg honda dream . 2500 to 4 grand buys a used one .
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  7. windburn

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    I have taken several long trips over 1000 miles on my Silver Wing. It is 600 cc
    But I have traveled with friends riding 400 cc and 500 cc maxi scooters. The 400 cc performed as well as my 600 on the roads. One could feel the power was stronger in the 600 however on freeway, highway or byway we all road at posted speeds with no one left behind.
    Here's a Piaggio X-9 500cc and my Silver Wing

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  8. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    +1

    It's faster then a Burgman 400, and you could tour on a slower scoot too.
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  9. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Twin!
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  10. vak0

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    Corztez, as I see you're from Croatia. Well, expect me some day there with the SW, mate :) When I do it we should ride together ! I want to take a look at the Plitvice lakes :evil

    Thank you all for answers!
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  11. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Yessir!

    Hopefully I'll be available when the time comes. :D

    Until then, here's my Plitvice lakes gallery! :deal

    https://picasaweb.google.com/105893937491000655510/01092010PlitvickaJezera

    Only 94 pics there.
    :deal

    EDIT: As you might be able to see from my flickr and picassa galleries, I went from a 72hp Kawasaki
    to a 29hp scooter and it's better for touring, just not as good for cheap thrills.
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  12. vak0

    vak0 n00b

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    Just beautiful! Thank you, that is the best gallery of them I've seen so far :clap
    About the trip..it won't be earlier than October :D In fact, I've been in Porec once for about 5 days and I loved it and loved this country.
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  13. Kennon

    Kennon Been here awhile

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    a 400 honda is to me the empitomy if reliable communting that is easy enough yet has enough grunt, i used to do 480 miles a week on a yamaha Jog RR 50cc when I was 16, I am also 19 but I'm getting a Honda VFR 400R as I managed to do my license before the european change in law I wish I could get another scooter again for the fun of them.


    Kennon
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  14. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Cool, thanks! :freaky

    Just don't think about living here. :lol3
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  15. vak0

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    I'm far from this idea, but thanks for the advice :D
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