Can I make a honda metropolitan for the freeway?

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Can I make a honda metropolitan for the freeway?

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I really like the style of the honda metropolitan but it only reaches about 40mph. Could i swap it for a 150cc engine? Where can I get that done?
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It will likely cost you more to make a bigger engine fit correctly than to simply buy a larger scooter.
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Just so much easier to just buy a 150 or 250 scooter. Yes you could do it, but the time you invest and the money you invest and the finished product would make this project not worth it.
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Even if you could, a 150cc engine wouldn't get you up to freeway speeds. You'd need 250cc minimum to ride safely. Your little Metro with its small body and 10" tires is strictly for city streets and college campuses.

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I agree with most if you want to go highway speeds you'll need a 150cc min with 250cc and up preferable. Trying to make a Met go those speeds is too expensive and it would be cheaper to just buy a 150cc or larger scooter
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Even 250cc is not a good idea with a scooter on a freeway. That will barely get you up to highway speeds but leave you with no reserve for passing, so your only strategy to avoid things is braking. Minimum freeway requirement for a variomatic drive scooter IMO is 400cc.
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