Honda Metropolitan / Giorno (NCH50) Motor Scooter Guide

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Honda has sold two distinct of the Metropolitan in North America. The generation (model code ) was sold from 2002 to with an update for 2006 and is with separately. The second (model code NCH50) was for 2013 and is the subject of this In Canada (and the rest of the this scooter is badged as the

Overseas the Giorno name has been in use for a while, so don’t the older more vintage Giorno (1992 — with this recent

The prior generation of Metropolitan was Honda’s Crea/Scoopy model has now been discontinued) badged as the for the USA (Jazz in Canada), so this Metropolitan is an entirely different from Honda that almost nothing with Met. The frame, engine and are all new. The gauges and every panel save the front are changed. Also new are the seat, forks, handlebars and storage hole.

The rims, front fender and a few bits are all that carries


The 2013 Metropolitan Honda’s AF70E motor, gives up the liquid cooling in the first generation Met motor but gains PGM-Fi (fuel The motor has similar power (4.5 HP @ 8250 RPM) top speed is down a few mph from the low to the high 30’s (37-38mph). milage is slightly higher, as is claiming a 3mpg boost to

Real world economy in conditions should be right 100 mpg.

The AF70E motor is hung (mounted from the engine) instead of top mounted the GET2. This means you swap this engine an older Metropolitan or vice without extensive frame

Design and Amenities

The original used plastic body mounted to a technologically advanced frame. The 2013 Metropolitan this expensive aluminum and instead utilizes a lower steel tube frame. this, weight savings mean the total weight is up 3 lbs to 179.

The NCH50 is about 40 lbs than a steel bodied and continues to allow much and cheaper to replacement of damaged panels.

The Metropolitan / Giorno both a large storage hole in the leg shield and a small above that, whereas the generation had neither. While a glovebox would have nice, this storage is a step in the right direction. the NCH50 Metropolitan loses the gas located internally in the floorboard requires a cost adding pump) and instead uses a gas positioned under the seat.

This simpler gravity fed allows for a lower cost, but it consume some of the underseat space. Still, many face helmets will Fuel tanks located the seat are the norm, so the Metropolitan / surrenders its previous advantage in area in exchange for a lower

Like the previous generation, brakes are used front and in the Metropolitan, which results in but okay braking. It would been nice to see a disc included like most but larger riders can upgrade the brake for a few hundred in aftermarket if desired.

The restyled dash of the continues to be tastefully styled. a speedometer, fuel gauge, and a few small warming lights. The shock carries over generation one, but the inverted forks are new.

Hopefully they are an improvement the forks in the early Metropolitan were widely panned as too soft and easy to bottom

For 2013, the Metropolitan is being in Black, White and a Black/Red in the USA. Canadians only get two but one of them is the handsome Azuki (see top pic). The other option is White/Red.

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For 2014 USA went a bit more daring and is the new Metropolitan in Pink Metallic, Blue or Candy Orange.

Honda clearly set out to compete aggressively on price with the generation Metropolitan, which the MSRP $50 at a time when competitors are creeping upwards. scooterists won’t mind a few pounds for the steel frame, nor most of the other omissions, so may find they’re able to a larger portion of this niche with this new

With it’s lower MSRP, the NCH50 Metropolitan competitors from Yamaha, Genuine and Piaggio in this sensitive segment. The NCH50 is a built scooter that a few less features than competitors in exchange for Honda’s quality and engineering prowess. A few scooters worth considering Genuine’s Buddy (aka PGO Yamaha’s Vino 50.

SYM’s Mio 50 and Like 50 and Compagno 50.

Overall, the Metropolitan / Giorno is a tastefully machine that trades a few of a premium attributes for a lower As it’s known overseas, the is Honda’s entry level styled 50cc scooter and it competes closer with the of its North American competition a niche where steel and air cooling are the sufficient norm.

It’s not the technological marvel the early generation was, but it is a reliable scooter with styling and a more attractive tag. Plus that Brown color being to Canadians is in a league of its own.

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