I'm in the middle on getting my motorcycle licence, so right now I have no bike at all. I have never ridden a bike in my life until I went to the motorcycle course about 3 weeks ago.
Really hard to decide and choose, I joined the forum to read a bit about Silverwing.
I want a machine for commuting to work, getting around in town (my work involves a lot of out-of-office time) and for getting fast through traffic jams. I need big storage since I have my laptop, papers etc with me all the time. Also some weekend fun and tour but the emphasis is on work-time (I can have my fun while working, right?
I'm thorn between few choises:Silverwing
- I kind of want the scooter, I like the general idea - auto transmission, lots of storage etc. The Burgman is not on sale where I live, so it's the SWing then.
But after I attended the motorcycle course i found the motorcycle is not bad either.Honda Integra
- Scooter-like machine, but really not so much under-seat storage and there is chain one must pay attention to...Honda Deauville
- a full-size motorcycle! With integrated saddlebags! About 25% more expensive then the Wing! I do not mind shifting but... those traffic jams would be like low-gear-neutral-low-gear-neutral...
A great plus is the aftermarket value. Where I live the maxi-scooter market is non-existing so selling my potential Silverwing would be near-impossible. But I want to sell at some point, for upgrading. Piaggio X10
500cc (can I write "Piaggio" in Silverwing forums?
) - way cheaper than Wing. But I'm in doubt that anything coming from south Europe will beat Honda on reliabilty departement. And I would *hate* this thing breaking on me. I do have my tools and stuff but i really do not desire getting my hands dirty working on the bike... I have a business, a house, a family, i do not need a broken scooter on top of that. But it'll be cheaper and same "king-size" as the SWing.
And I have no chance to touch and test the machines because the local Honda and Piaggio dealers say they do not carry a test scooters since nobody is never buying them.... I would, d...n You, dealers!
So my head is spinning! Will keep reading forums. If anybody has anything to say, why I should get the Piaggio, say it :D