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Обзор скутера Honda Metropolitan 2016

HONDA METROPOLITAN / GIORNO (NCH50/NCW50)

Honda has sold two distinct generations of the Metropolitan in North America. The first generation (model code CHF50 ) was sold from 2002 to 2009 and is dealt with separately . The second generation is the focus here. This scooter was first offered for 2013 and was substantially updated for 2016 including a new motor and revised body panels. This scooter remains on sale as of 2020 in the USA, but was discontinued in Canada after 2017.

This scooter revived the Metropolitan name in the USA that was previously used from 2002 — 2009 on an entirely different but similarly styled machine. In the rest of the world including Canada, this scooter is called the Giorno, although overseas there are many different versions of the Giorno.

Names, Model Codes and Versions
This model introduced for 2013 was known internally to Honda as the NCH50 and it is badged as the Giorno in every worldwide market except for the USA, where the Metropolitan name is used. Starting in 2016, Honda switched to offering a slight variant of this model which is called the Giorno Clip in some markets (e.g. Japan), just the Giorno in others (e.g. Canada) and still the Metropolitan in the USA. This revised version uses a slightly different model code of NCW50. Overseas the Giorno name plate has been in use for a while, so don’t confuse the older more vintage styled Giorno (1992 — 1999) with recent iterations.

The prior generation of Metropolitan was Honda’s CHF50 model, which was badged as the Metropolitan / Jazz / Crea / Scoopy in various markets, so this NCH50 Metropolitan is an entirely different scooter that shares virtually nothing with first Met. The frame, engine and style are all new. The gauges and every body panel save the front fender are changed. Also new are the seat, front forks, handlebars and storage cubby hole. The rims, front fender and a few smaller bits are all that carried over.

Honda substantially updated this second generation Metropolitan for 2016 with gently revised styling and a switch to a liquid cooled motor. These changes include new rims, new gauges, revised side panel styling and a new look for the upper legshield.

Design and Amenities
The 2002-2009 Metropolitan used plastic body panels mounted to an advanced aluminum frame. This second generation Metropolitan abandons this expensive frame and instead utilizes lower cost steel tubing. Despite this, weight savings elsewhere mean the total weight is up only 3 lbs to 179. The NCH50 is about 40 lbs lighter than a steel bodied Vespa, and continues to allow much easier and cheaper to replacement of damaged body panels.

Version 1: 2013 — 2015
The Metropolitan / Giorno had a large storage cubby hole in the leg shield and a small hook above that, whereas the previous generation had neither. Unfortunately Metropolitan loses the gas tank located internally in the floorboard and instead uses a gas tank positioned under the seat. This simpler gravity fed system allows for a lower cost, but it does consume some of the underseat storage space. Still, many full face helmets will fit. Fuel tanks located under the seat are the norm, so the Metropolitan / Giorno surrenders its previous advantage in this area in exchange for a lower MSRP.

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

The restyled dash of the Metropolitan continues to be tastefully styled. There’s a speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer and a few small warming lights. The rear shock carries over from generation one, but the inverted front forks are new. Hopefully they are an improvement over the forks in the early Metropolitan which were widely panned as being too soft and easy to bottom out. Year by year color options are listed at the bottom of the page.

Version 2: 2016 — Present
Honda ticked off nearly every request on Metropolitan owners wish lists for 2016 with their overhaul of the Metropolitan (now NCW50). The motor was replaced with a new liquid cooled AF74E engine (see motor section below), the fuel tank was relocated into the floorboard and more storage was freed up. Honda replaced the large open storage area in the legshield with a smaller open cubby hole under the ignition and a great new closable glovebox beside it. It’s the perfect place for your insurance papers.

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Under the seat Honda added a substantial amount of storage thanks to the relocation of the 1.2 gallon fuel tank down into the floorboard. Accordingly, the revised Met is about as good as it gets for storage in a 50cc. Honda also updated the style for 2016 with new rims, new color accents on the rear flanks and new details on the front of the leg shield. The core frame carries over for 2016, so with enough effort most of the updates for 2016 should be retrofittable to 2013-2015 Mets.

Motor
From 2013-2015 the NCH50 Metropolitan used Honda’s AF70E motor, which gave up liquid cooling found in the first generation Met motor (GET2), but gained PGM-Fi (fuel injection). Honda claims 4.5 HP @ 8250 RPM for the new motor which is similar to the old GET2 but top speed is lower by a few mph (37-38 mph instead of 40-42). Fuel milage is slightly higher, as Honda is claiming a 3mpg boost to 117mpg. Real world economy in mixed conditions is right around 100 mpg. The AF70E motor is bottom hung (mounted from beneath the engine) instead of top mounted like the GET2. This means you can’t swap this engine into an older Metropolitan or vice versa without extensive frame modifications.

For 2016 Honda made the switch to the new liquid cooled AF74E motor. The AF74E has similar power (4.4 HP @ 8000 RPM, 3.0 lbs-ft torque @ 7500 RPM) and is also bottom swung, so it may be swappable into earlier NCH50 Mets. The big gain with the new motor is liquid cooling, which gives longer engine life, better performance and better efficiency. The improved cooling lets Honda go high compression (now 12.0:1 instead of 10.1:1), top speed has risen back to 40-42mph and fuel economy is about 10% better. The AF74E engine incorporates a number of engineering tricks first used in the GET2 motor found in the Ruckus and first generation Metropolitan , such as a tiny radiator mounted on the side of the motor and cooled by a fan on the flywheel, and a reversible alternator design that doubles as the starter motor.

Discussion
Honda clearly set out to compete more aggressively on price with the 2013-2015 Metropolitan, which lowered the MSRP at a time when most competitors were creeping upwards. The NCH50 was a capable scooter and sold well, but was a step back technologically for Honda (steel frame, air-cooled).

With the 2016 upgrade to the NCW50 version, Honda addressed most of the critiques of the ’13-’15 scooter (air cooling, lower top speed, no proper glovebox) but also raised the price $400. Now it’s a very similar proposition as the original CHF50 Met : the best engineered 50cc on the market but at a price higher than most.

The NCH50 is a well built scooter — probably the best built — and it offers a great list of features plus Honda’s renowned quality. You’re not going to find another 50cc with the same quality of motor and the storage amenities are unsurpassed. Still, all this costs money and you may be interested in a lower cost scooter rather than the best engineered scooter. A few other machines worth considering are Genuine’s Buddy (aka PGO Metro), Yamaha’s Vino 50 , SYM’s Mio 50 and Kymco’s Like 50 and Compagno 50 . Ignoring price, these scooters rank in quality as Metropolitan, Vino, Like 50, Buddy, Compagno and then Mio 50 (best to worst). The main reasons for straying from a Metropolitan are if you like the styling of another machine, want to spend less on entry level machine or find a great deal.

OWNER REVIEWS (9) — Browse Metropolitan Owner Reviews REVIEW — Add Your Review

Pros :
* Awesome milage / Fuel Injection
* Top notch engine (2016-onwards)
* Storage
* Affordable MSRP (2013-2015)

Cons :
* Air cooled motor (2013-2015)
* Steel tube frame
* Price (2016 onward).

Links :
MotorscooterGuide Forums — Visit the forum on this site to chat about your scoot
UrbanScootin — Online CHF50 oriented forum
ScooterSwapShop — Aftermarket goodies
2013 (NCH50) Review — Motorcycle-USA takes the new Met for a spin

Key Specs: 2013-2015 NCH50 Metropolitan / Giorno
Engine: AF70E 49cc air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, single cylinder 4-stroke
Power: 4.5HP @ 8250 RPM
Bore x Stroke: 37.8 x 44.0mm
Compression: 10.1:1
Fuel Delivery: PGM-Fi
Ignition: CDI
Transmission: Automatic V-Matic belt drive
Front Suspension: Twin-downtube inverted fork, 2.1”travel
Rear Suspension: Single shock; 2.3” travel
Front Brake: Drum
Rear Brake: Drum with CBS
Tires: 80/100-10 (Front and Rear)
Wheelbase: 46.5”
Seat Height: 28.3”
Wet Weight: 179 lbs wet
Fuel Capacity: 4.5L / 1.2 gallon

Key Specs: 2016-Present NCW50 Metropolitan / Giorno
Engine: AF74E 49cc liquid-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, single cylinder 4-stroke
Power: 4.4HP @ 8000 RPM
Bore & Stroke: 37.8 x 44.0mm
Compression: 12.0:1
Fuel Delivery: PGM-Fi
Ignition: CDI
Transmission: Automatic V-Matic belt drive
Front Suspension: Twin-downtube inverted fork, 2.1”travel
Rear Suspension: Single shock; 2.3” travel
Front Brake: Drum
Rear Brake: Drum with CBS
Tires: 80/100-10 (Front and Rear)
Wheelbase: 46.5”
Seat Height: 28.3”
Wet Weight: 179 lbs wet
Fuel Capacity: 4.5L / 1.2 gallon

USA Colors:
2013: Pearl Black, Pearl Black/Red, Pearl White
2014: Pearl Blue/Black, Pink Metallic, Candy Orange/Black
2015: Pearl Blue/Black, Pink Metallic/Pearl White, White/Grey
2016: Pearl Blue, Pearl White, Red
2017: Pearl Blue, Pearl White, Red
2018: Pearl Soft Beige, Denim Blue Metallic
2019: Pearl Soft Beige, Coastal Blue
2020: Pearl Soft Beige, Coastal Blue

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Canada Colors:
2013: Azuki Brown Metallic, White/Red
2014: Pearl Blue/Black, Candy Orange/Black, Pink Metallic,
2015: Pearl Gemini Blue/Pearl Black, Candy Blaze Orange/Pearl Black, Spica Pink/Pearl Cotton Ivory
2016: Pearl Blue, Black Metallic
2017: Pearl Blue, Black Metallic
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2016 Honda Metropolitan

2016 Honda Metropolitan


2016 Honda Metropolitan


2016 Honda Metropolitan


2016 Honda Metropolitan


2016 Honda Metropolitan

2016 Honda Metropolitan Review

More Stylish—and More Fun—Than Ever…

Has there ever been a scooter that’s as cool and as much fun as the Honda Metropolitan? This little two-wheeled wonder has been a favorite for years. So stylish and smart, everybody who sees one instantly falls in love with it. And now, for 2016, the Metropolitan is better than ever. First, there’s the fresh, new style—that you can see for yourself. But what you can’t see is a beauty that’s more than skin deep—the Metropolitan’s new liquid-cooled four-stroke Honda engine. It offers the kind of Honda reliability no other scooter in the class can touch. But we kept the best parts of the Metropolitan too: the practical under-seat storage area, the no-shift automatic transmission, and the fun and freedom that have always been standard equipment on this little two-wheel wonder.

Sharp New Styling

From front to back, the new Metropolitan gets a major makeover. Check out the new handlebar-mounted headlight and instruments, as well as the curvy new bodywork.

New Honda Engine

Big news this year: The Metropolitan gets a 49cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine with fuel injection. Smooth, powerful, super reliable and environmentally conscious, it also has an EPA fuel economy rating of over 100 miles per gallon!*

The Metropolitan is one of the best urban errand-runners ever. There’s a convenience hook that holds totes and grocery bags, an inner rack that catches your water bottle or other small items, and a full 22 liters of secure under-seat storage that holds a helmet and more.

2016 Honda Metropolitan www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Fashion, Meet Function.

Sure, the Metropolitan looks sexy, but under those cute curves it also has a Ph.D. in practicality. In fact, when it comes to getting from Point A to Point B, the Metropolitan can do it with a minimum amount of gas, no parking hassle, and a maximum amount of fun.

2016 Honda Metropolitan www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Combined Braking System

Activate the rear brake, and CBS automatically adds front braking to help you stop.

A super easy way to hang a tote, grocery bag, or purse strap, the hook is big and easy to use.

For 2016, the Metropolitan gets a major styling makeover. Check out the new headlight and badging, along with the smooth bodywork that’s a functional as it is eye-catching.

A clean, stylish instrument panel is right in line with the Metropolitan’s smart design.

22-Liter Underseat Storage

The Metropolitan features a large under-seat storage area big enough for a helmet, your books, or some groceries. The storage area features a lock for added security and is weather-resistant too

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)

New for 2016, the Metropolitan features a liquid-cooled 49cc four-stroke engine with fuel injection. It’s quiet, economical, and super reliable—everything you’d expect from a Honda.

V-Matic Automatic Transmission

The Metropolitan’s Honda V-Matic transmission features stepless, infinitely variable drive ratios. For you that means no park or neutral, and no shifting ever. Just turn the key, press the starter, and go.

Combined Braking System

Activate the rear brake, and CBS automatically adds front braking to help you stop.

2016 Honda Metropolitan – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer USD

ENGINE
Engine Type 49cc single-cylinder four-stroke It might be just 49cc, but this feisty, lightweight engine has plenty of get-up-and-go power for around-town riding.
Induction PGM-FI with automatic enrichment
Ignition CDI

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive Honda’s sophisticated, automatic V-Matic™ belt-drive system provides seamless shifting and heaps of power at any speed.

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension Twin-downtube fork; 2.1 inches travel
Rear Suspension Single shock; 2.3 inches travel
Front Brake Drum Apply the rear brake and Honda’s Combined Braking System automatically adds front braking power to help you stop more smoothly.
Rear Brake Drum with CBS Apply the rear brake and Honda’s Combined Braking System automatically adds front braking power to help you stop more smoothly.
Front Tire 80/100-10
Rear Tire 80/100-10

OTHER
Available Colors Pearl White, Pearl Blue and Red
Model Id NCH50

FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan
Note *Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

Обзор скутера Honda Metropolitan 2016

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2016 Honda Metropolitan

Well, scooters are usually about to make you easily come from point A to point B, but 2016 Honda Metropolitan is definitely an exception. This model will also give you that, but it much funnier way. This model is designed to give you a high pleasure during ride. It comes in unique retro styling, inspired by some old Honda models. However, it also features plenty of new technologies. So, ride with this scooter is not only simple and economic, but also very fun. For highly affordable price, you get a scooter with small but powerful engine, which will make your everyday ride much prettier.

2016 Honda Metropolitan design

The 2016 Honda Metropolitan has that ability to make your ride much better, compared to other scooter. It comes in pretty unique package, with classic design and many modern features, when it comes to engine and other mechanical things. This scooter features beautiful retro styling, which is inspired by some models from the 60’s. In that time, Honda had several small models in offer, which were very popular and, in some way, this model pays tribute to them.

2016 Honda Metropolitan features

The 2016 Honda Metropolitan features a beautiful classic curvy lines, with plenty of retro details such as old-school lighting, instrumentation etc. This beautiful bodywork is not only eye-catchy. It is also very practical. For example, there is a big, 22-liter storage under the seat, where is enough place even for your helmet, books and many other personal things. Also 2016 Metropolitan features a convenience hook, where you can hang your bags and similar things.

2016 Honda Metropolitan engine

The 2016 Honda Metropolitan features a 49cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine. This engine is small but still strong enough to provide exciting city ride. It also comes with some advanced systems, which optimize overall performances of the scooter. For example, there is a programed fuel injection, which helps more efficient consumption of the fuel. Thanks to this feature, 2016 Metropolitan has more power, but also better fuel economy. According to EPA ratings, this scooter is good for around 117 miles per gallon.

2016 Honda Metropolitan release date and price

The exact price and date of launch are expected to be announced in near future. The 2016 Honda Metropolitan will be available in three color options – Red, Pearl Blue and Pearl White.

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