Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Great looks, Quality feel, fuel injection smoothness
Dislikes: 37mph top speed, lack of aftermarket accessories

Review: “I've owned dozens of scooters in the past 10 years and can honestly say that the 2013 Metropolitan is one of my favorites. A lot of people have panned the 2013 Metropolitan because Honda eliminated many of the great technical advancements from the previous generation Metropolitan like the aluminum frame, liquid cooled engine and an alternator that also functioned as a starter motor. The 2013 Metropolitan is now a completely conventional scooter that is in line with any other decent offering in the market...tubular steel frame, air cooled engine and conventional starter motor...just like Genuine, Kymco, Sym, and others.

I've come to realize that this "conventionality" is not a bad thing. It allowed Honda to spend money in other areas of the bikes development. If anything the new Met has a more upscale feel about it. It looks more expensive than the previous model and has more capable ride and handling. It reminds me of the Vespa LX50 I owned. Additionally, the 2013 model idles smooth as silk and has instant, stable throttle response (even when the engine is still cold) thanks to the addition of fuel injection.

The previous generation Met feels a little more toy-like in comparison BUT that was part of the charm of the previous model...I love BOTH generations of the MET...but to be clear they are very different bikes.

I don't mind losing some of the technical advancements of the previous model to have gained a more grown-up, upscale feel. I do however mind losing the top speed of the previous Met. I could achieve a top speed of 43MPH on my old bike. My new 2013 Met tops out at 37MPH...and in my opinion 6MPH is a pretty big difference...and that is my only real complaint. My secondary complaint is a lack of factory and aftermarket accessories. Honda offers a rear cargo box and a bike cover...period. I could not find any other accessories for the bike anywhere. In comparison there's a ton of cool, fun accessories available for my Genuine Buddy. In the end, I love my 2013 Honda Metropolitan and would buy it again.”

Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: -
Dislikes: Bad noise at 30mph

Review: “I bought a 2013 Metropolitan and took it back to service on the next day, because of a nasty noise of the back left side. The dealer kept it all day and they called be back when they were closed, so I have not picked it up yet. Anyhow, they are explaining to me that since they have fuel injection, they are supposed to make that noise. This noise happens at 30 miles only and I do not believe what they are telling me, because they all could have mentioned this to me before dropping it. Is there a lemon law, that protect us the consumer like when you buy a car? Are other owners out there with this problem? Please help!”

Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: -
Dislikes: -

Review: “To the owner in one of the previous reviews who was complaining about "a bad noise at 30 MPH" from the back left side of the bike. My 2013 Honda Metropolitan made this exact same noise. With a little detective work, I figured it out and it is nothing to worry about...the noise will go away on its own.

The noise is coming from the kick starter. It's tight from the factory. As I drove the bike, the noise lessened and then disappeared. I found that while I was driving the bike, I could *tap* the kick starter with my foot lightly and the noise would go away. When the noise returned, I would lightly tap the kick starter again.

My bike has about 1,200 miles on it and the noise is completely gone...have not heard it in months. Again, nothing to worry about...just a "break in" noise.”

Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Great looks, MPG, reliability
Dislikes: Top speed

Review: I have had my Metropolitan a little over a month now, and I can reassuringly say that it's a great scooter. I've never had any problems with it and I only wish it would have a little more top end. The speed limits in my area are 40-45 mph, so I am confined to the neighborhoods, where I can cruise at 25 mph. Overall, a great little scooter.

Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Great looks, fuel mileage
Dislikes: Can’t do speed limit, underpowered

Review: Bought a 2104 Honda Giorno for my wife from an authorized Honda dealership. Wife and I love the style and looks of the scooter.

However after 50 km we realized this bike is extremely under powered. If conditions are not optimal, it will not do the in town speed limit and becomes dangerous to ride in traffic.

Dealership salesman repeatedly assured us it would do the speed limit when we asked several times. Now we have an expensive paperweight in our garage. Honda Canada refuses to help saying dealership is independent. Having to get gov't consumer agencies involved and may need to sue in small claims.

Bought a used Vespa ET150 for her instead. Should have gone this route in first place.”

(The Giorno is good for 35-40 mph depending on who’s riding and the conditions, as the main review here states. I’m not sure what the dealer told you. - Dan)


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