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PostSubject: A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi    A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi  I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 10, 2022 8:07 am

On June 3rd at 06:30 am I left the Netherlands for a holiday trip with my beautiful SiWi to Lake Garda in Italy. My youngest daughter had her internship there, in May and June.

My SiWi is a beautiful 2008 Heavy Gray Metallic FJS400D Silver Wing. 400 CC & 39 HP

I made a route for the outward journey, 1457 km from the Netherlands, through Germany, Austria and Italy.
I had planned 4 days for the outward journey, wanted to stay there for a few days and then drive back to the Netherlands.

Before departure, SiWi received a full and very extensive service, a front fork upgrade with Hyperpro springs was not forgotten, new Michelin City Grip 2, tires, new air and oil filters, new spark plugs, fresh oils and finally I also purchased a Givi AF214 Airflow screen.

Day 1 - June 3;
Departure; Hoorn, Netherlands – the 1st night in; Schauenburg, Germany;
Distance about 450 km, partly on the highways and partly on the back roads.

Day 2 - June 4;
Departure; Schauenburg, Germany – the 2nd night in; Oberickelsheim, Germany;
Distance about 270 km through beautiful German countryside and many back roads.

Day 3 - 5 June;
Departure; Oberickelheim, Bavaria Germany – through Austria and over the Alps – the 3rd night in; San Valentin alla Muta, South Tyrol Italy;
Distance about 400 km. Over mountain passes up to 1500 meters altitude and through the many beautiful valleys of the Alps in Austria and Italy.

Day 4 - June the 6th;
Departure; San Valentin alla Muta, South Tyrol Italy – Final Goal; San Felice del Benaco, Lake Garda Italy;
Distance about 350 km, part of which is driven on one of the famous Italian Autostradas.

Days 5, 6 & 7 - June 7, 8 and 9;
Those days were just a wonderful stay in San Felice del Benaco, Lake Garda, Italy.

Day 8 - Friday, June 10, 6:00 AM;
Departure;
San Felice del Benaco, Lake Garda Italy – Brenner Pass, FernPas Austria – Germany – Hoorn, Netherlands. Arrival; Saturday morning 11 June; 4:02 a.m.
Distance covered in 22 hours; 1,287 miles.

Over 8 days I drove an average of 1 ltr: 23 km and drove on the highways at an average speed of 110 km/h. When everything suddenly comes into a very good flow and you have the feeling that you are riding on rails, you're super fit, have the best weather in the world and SiWi flies through the kilometers without any problems or commentary.
Yes, then driving for 22 hours and 1,287 km, is actually just a great pleasure, especially when riding a Honda Silverwing.

I've had a fantastic experience

I would like to talk to everyone if they still have doubts about the excellent quality of our beautiful Silver Wings or with people who still doubt whether you should go on such a big trip with a 400CC/39PK maxi scooter.

Honda Silver Wing; FJS / FSC / JDM, 600 or 400 cc, they are just strong tour-maxi scooters with a beautiful design. And if you give them the tlc they need, you'll get a friend for life.

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PostSubject: Re: A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi    A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi  I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 11, 2022 5:07 pm

Way to go Erik!
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PostSubject: Re: A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi    A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi  I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 11, 2022 8:54 pm

Sounds like a wonderful ride. Scooters can tour all day long many don't use them for that but are capable machines.
I've done a few 3–4-day rides and never had a problem covered some miles for sure. Ride ON. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi    A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi  I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 12, 2022 7:50 am

Glad you had such a great trip! Honda didn't call them "touring" scooters for nothing! I have taken several week long trips on mine and never regretted it. Thanks for the report.
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PostSubject: Re: A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi    A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi  I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 12, 2022 10:05 am

I'm surprised that anyone thinks a Silver Wing or any other maxi scooter isn't capable of touring comfortably with or without a passenger. 

Over the years I've came to the conclusion that touring and long trips are more about the mindset of the individual rider getting out there and doing it. Rather rather staying at home thinking that they need to buy an overweight chromed up two wheeled land barge first.


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PostSubject: Re: A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi    A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi  I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 12, 2022 11:08 am

^^^ +1 ^^^
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PostSubject: Re: A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi    A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi  I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 12, 2022 10:37 pm

That sounded like a fantastic trip! I'm glad everything went well with no problems. YES! The SWing is a capable and very fun machine!!!
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gustav wrote:
Way to go Erik!

Thnx 🙏🏻
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Mech 1 twa wrote:
Sounds like a wonderful ride. Scooters can tour all day long many don't use them for that but are capable machines.
I've done a few 3–4-day rides and never had a problem covered some miles for sure. Ride ON. Smile

They are bullet proof 😏
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GHM-PM wrote:
Glad you had such a great trip! Honda didn't call them "touring" scooters for nothing! I have taken several week long trips on mine and never regretted it. Thanks for the report.

The best bike ever 😏
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Meldrew wrote:
I'm surprised that anyone thinks a Silver Wing or any other maxi scooter isn't capable of touring comfortably with or without a passenger. 

Over the years I've came to the conclusion that touring and long trips are more about the mindset of the individual rider getting out there and doing it. Rather rather staying at home thinking that they need to buy an overweight chromed up two wheeled land barge first.

🙏🏻
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sonuvabug wrote:
^^^ +1 ^^^

🙏🏻
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Dale N. wrote:
That sounded like a fantastic trip! I'm glad everything went well with no problems. YES! The SWing is a capable and very fun machine!!!

I think they are the best 😏
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PostSubject: Re: A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi    A Big Applause and a deep bow for my SiWi  I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 19, 2022 10:10 am

Nice to see somebody actually riding these things these days.
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john grinsel wrote:
Nice to see somebody actually riding these things these days.

In the Netherlands, the SilverWing is also a rarity on the road. I enjoy her every day, both for commuting and short trips. In the 3 ½ years that I've been driving around now with SiWi, I've only came across one.
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