On Sept 30, I opened a topic 'First impressions'. It was the day I took my 2003 Silverwing out for the first time. When I bought it, there were 19288 kms on the clock.
Today, October 31, the odometer passed the 20900 km. I.e. the Wing has covered over 1600kms or 1000 Miles in just one month.
Meanwhile, I am gradually getting used to the SW. I like it a lot, enjoy the smooth turbine-like acceleration, love the comfy glide, admire the brakes and praise the storage compartment.
It took some time to get used to the 'gap' between twisting the throttle and the clutch being engaged. The ultra-low-speed handling is better than expected: I manage to do the 180° turn in my underground garage with nearly full steering lock, without getting my feet off the floorboard. The 'trick' is to not
shut the throttle, but to maintain some
What I don't like that much is the side-wind sensibility, and the roaring of the wind over the screen. I will be replacing the stock screen in the near future, a pity Honda didn't take tall riders into account. (I'm 6ft5 - 1m95)
'painting' the Silverwing in Ostend