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

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: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Style, Performance
Dislikes: -

Review: The first thing anyone buying a 2013-2015 Metropolitan should do is to install an aftermarket Hyper Pulley variator from M-Factory out of Japan. This single modification increases the speed to about 42-43 mph on level ground, and it increases the gas mileage to 110-115 mpg. I would probably not have kept my Met if not for this change. But because of that modification, I just turned over 15,000 miles on my 2013 Met, and I haven't had a hint of trouble with it.”

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)

Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Classic looks, 115mpg
Dislikes: No compression. Piston & cylinder have burned out TWICE

Review: Something is going on here. At 9500 miles the piston & cylinder burned out and I was told by mechanic it was due to using synthetic motor oil. At a cost of $500, a new piston, cylinder & valves were installed along with all the engine seals. NOW & after changing from synthetic to regular motor oil it has happened again only 400 miles after the overhaul! 400 miles later & I have a Honda 2014 Metropolitan dead again. What a pos!!!!”

Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Updated gauges with LED displays, tripmeter and clock
Dislikes: A little on the expensive side

Review: Just bought the 2016 Metropolitan in the blue color. Only have 15 miles on it so far. Previously had a ’06 Metropolitan and loved it. The 2016 seems to accelerate better but tops out at 40 MPH. Of course with only 15 miles it may increase as it gets broken-in. (The 06 ran 42-43 MPH) I do like the fact that the 2016 brought back the liquid cooling and of course the fuel injection is should solve most of the off-season cold starting and choke-related issues. Storage bins in dash and new age styling are nice. The blue color originally was my wife’s choice but has now grown on me. Like all Honda products, I expect I will have many good times with the new Metropolitan.”

Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Fuel injection, digital odometer and clock, liquid cooled, dash storage compartments, new age style, made in Japan.
Dislikes: Expensive, top speed of only 37-38 mph, still no disc brakes

Review: Currently own a 2009 Metropolitan with around 2500 miles and while I love the older Mets the cold start issues make it less than ideal to let sit for more than a few weeks. The wife's 2016 with fuel injection is a whole different deal, no cold start or warm- up issues. Of course the digital clock and odometer are real nice.

Top speed is only 37-38 so the 2009 definitely is faster since it tops out around 40-41. The 2016 retailed for around $2400 so it's pricey but made well enough to justify the expense.

I wish Honda would but a little more padding in the seat for my 100 mile rides, increase the fuel tank size a half gallon or so and please add a disc brake at least on the front. Maybe more suspension travel too. Still love them both and love Honda products.”


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