2008 Honda Silver Wing

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2008 Honda Silver Wing before buying this Scooter bike. The 2008 Silver Wing is made in Japan. Honda first introduced the Silver Wing model in 1981. With front Hydraulic Disc brakes that will securely ...     read more
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2008 Honda Silver Wing

2008 Honda Silver Wing Base


The 2008 Honda Silver Wing is by definition a scooter in that it has a step-through style and a twist-and-go automatic transmission, but that’s where the similarities to the category end. The Honda Silver Wing is part of a small elite group of large, or maxi, scooters that are equipped with large engines and are built for long rides. Overall, the 2008 Honda Silver Wing has a lot more in common with a motorbike than most scooters on the road.

Where the 2008 Honda Silver Wing will appeal is in that it blends motorcycle performance with distinctive styling and an easier to use operation. The engine is a 582cc inline twin that produces 50 horsepower, coupled with the exclusive Honda V-matic transmission. The transmission found on the 2008 Honda Silver Wing is a continuously variable automatic system that is run using a belt-drive system. With a three-stage operation, the optimum amount of power is delivered at the twist of the throttle. The size of the engine and maneuverability mean that this is not just a scooter for around town, but that it has motorcycle-spec performance for riding on the highway.

A combined braking system provides plenty of stopping power for the 2008 Honda Silver Wing. An anti-lock braking system is available that works in conjunction with the combined braking system to offer additional steering and braking control for the rider. The large front and rear tires offer additional rider confidence by increasing traction of the scooter on the road. The exhaust system is lightweight and is quieter and produces fewer emissions than those of most motorcycles with a similar sized engine.

The 2008 Honda Silver Wing has a lightweight and strong steel frame that provides superb handling through the combination of rigidity and flexibility of the frame design. The maxi scooter was designed for cruising though and not high-performance handling, as seen by the overall design of the 2008 Honda Silver Wing. The wide and low padded seat provides plenty of space for both one-up and two-up riding. The five-position rider backrest can be adjusted through a two-inch range to provide additional comfort for riders of all heights. The seat opens at the front and is held open by a hydraulic damper to make loading and unloading of gear easier. Within the under seat storage, up to 55 liters of gear can be stored. It can be locked to provide additional security when the scooter is unmanned. Two small glove boxes are also included in the front of the 2008 Honda Silver Wing.

Floorboards are integrated in the 2008 Honda Silver Wing and have an upward angle to provide the optimal foot placement for riders while riding. Under the seat, the floorboards narrow so that foot placement on the ground when stopped is not hampered. The full-coverage body work and windscreen have been wind tunnel tested. They not only give the 2008 Honda Silver Wing its distinctive look, but they provide additional protection from the wind and also reduce wind noise when travelling.

For those riders looking for a scooter for longer rides, the comfort of the 2008 Honda Silver Wing will definitely appeal. The engine and transmission provide plenty of power for longer trips on the scooter, although the weight of the Silver Wing does mean that it has a much poorer gas mileage than many other scooters that are available.

New For 2008
  • New for the 2008 Honda Silver Wing is a metallic grey color; otherwise, the scooter carries over unchanged from the 2007 model.

2008 Honda Silver Wing Specs

  • Model: Honda Silver Wing
  • Engine Type: 582cc liquid-cooled four-stroke parallel-twin Bore and Stroke: 72 x 71.5 mm Compression ratio: 10.2:1 Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enricher circuit, four-hole injectors Ignition: Computer-controlled fully transistorized with electronic advance Transmission: Automatic V-Matic belt drive Final Drive: Fuel Capacity: 4.2 gallons Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A Brakes (Front): Single 276mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper Brakes (Rear): Single 240mm disc with CBS twin-piston caliper Suspension (Front): 41mm hydraulic fork Suspension (Rear): Swingarm with dual hydraulic shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability Wheelbase: 62.8 inches Rake: N/A Trail: N/A Seat Height: 29.7 inches Curb Weight: 540 lbs. Tires (Front): 120/80-14 Tires (Rear): 150/70-13


  • Windshield upgrades including Givi Silver Wing-specific windshield fitting kit with flip up
  • Guardian Ultralite motorcycle cover, or the Guardian Weatherall Plus motorcycle cover for maximum protection from the elements.

Key Competitors For The 2008 Honda Silver Wing

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