Opinions on Honda Reflex vs Silverwing?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Lagarto, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Lagarto

    Lagarto n00b

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    Thanks, all of this has been very helpful..I think I will pass on the SW but am leaning toward the Majesty..I will post the outcome of this when it happens in the next few weeks. I have the opportunity to try both the Reflex and Majesty (huge used dealership here) and will pick one!
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  2. Bronco638

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    As the owner of two Reflexes, I think I would consider the Majesty as the scoot of choice for your commute. For mine, the Reflex is just fine.

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  3. Bueller

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    Oh God, here we go...
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  4. Texnmidwest

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    From reading this I can say that one can not truly go wrong with any of the choices!

    I have a Silverwing and I can only say that it is my first scooter and I am truly enjoying it. Handles nicely on the highway and travels at 70mph with out strain. Fuel milage is not what I bought it for. It gets WAY better milage than my Volvo S70. I bought it as a grocery getter and for meadering down the rural roads. It fits the bill nicely.

    I like the Swing. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't like the others as well!:ear
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  5. k3ith

    k3ith Been here awhile

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    I wouldn't rule out a Downtown 300 as it seems to have similar specs to the Forza (minus the ABS option) but would probably come out the door quite a bit cheaper.
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  6. TheReaper!

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    The Majesty is a much better choice for highway use than the Reflex , as long as you are not 2 up you will have enough power . That said , if you are like most you will eventually want bigger and a little more power . Make sure you take your time and look around for the best scooter at the best price . Don't be afraid to make a "low ball offer" , bikes aren't selling and with winter around the corner it's a buyer's market for sure . Be patient grasshopper and stay away from the dealers , paying retail is a no no . :deal

    Good luck ...........TheReaper!
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  7. scooterryder

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    "The Majesty is a much better choice for highway use than the Reflex."

    Just curious, but have you ridden a Reflex on the highway? Not being nasty, just wanting to know as I have ridden a Majesty and can't say there is a whole lot of difference between the two except for size and weight.

    I weight 200 lbs, my wife about 115 lbs and we ride two up all the time. Legal highway limits here in Illinois are no problem at all.
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  8. TheReaper!

    TheReaper! Been here awhile

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    I owned a Reflex once , it had like 200 miles on it when I got it . I bought it for a flip and was amazed at what a dog it was . I bought it cheap and wound up selling it for what I paid . A couple of people test drove it and they too thought it was a dog , even after I re-jetted the carb . It was virtually brand new an NO ONE wanted it . My Big Ruckus scooters were the same way off the show room floor , but after re-jetting the carb and installing a jcosta the Big Ruckus ran like a 400cc scooter . IMHO that scooter was the absolute worst scooter I've ever owned or driven . As far as the Big Ruckus goes , with the mods it's a great around town scooter . By no means would I take it on the freeway in heavy traffic , I don't think you should be driving any thing that take a wide open throttle 100% of the time . Both the Big Ruckus and the Reflex are to heavy for that little 250cc engine , I made the B.R. work with the mods power wise and the fact that I could install a mega trunk and the ass end of it for running errands etc . Bottom line both of them of the showroom floor ran for SHIT ! Maybe that's why they didn't sell ?

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  9. Bronco638

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    So interesting to hear that. Both of my Reflexes run great and go like Hell. Yours must have been made on a Monday...... :D I have K-Modded both of mine but have not messed with the carburetors. I am considering a BR variator face and some different rollers though. I do agree with the weight issue, I can't figure out why they need to be so heavy.
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  10. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    I owned both a Reflex and a Burgman 400. The Reflex was fine up to about 60 indicated. In stock form you could coax it up to an indicated 72 which is probably an actual 67, but it took a long time to get there. On 55 MPH roads, the Reflex is great unless you want to pass. If you do, it doesn't have the guts. The Burgman 400 had plenty of ass to pass. I ran it up to an indicated 93.
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  11. TheReaper!

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    On the BR the re-jetting and the jcosta made all the difference , my son said "OMG it's a totally different scooter" . He was right it was , I don't know what the answer is for the reflex I never tried any thing other that the re-jetting .

    The newer 250cc scooters are lighter and with FI can run circles around the reflex . Personally I think the reflex and the BR needed it's own 400cc engine like the majesty and the lil burg . Honda IMO cheaped out on both the reflex and the BR , and it cost them with bikes they couldn't sell . All that said once I gave the BR the fixes and installed the trunk I had Happytrail make for me , it worked great for all my errand running .
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    See what i mean ? Hell I could have delivered pizzas with it :D

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