2009 Honda Metropolitan Scooter Review

by Rebecca
(Warrensburg, Missouri, USA)

I have been the proud owner of a 2009 Honda Metropolitan for three days....and LOVE IT!

My husband owns a motorcycle and originally wanted me to buy one as well. However, I was a bit nervous about driving something so powerful, so opted for the Honda instead. I do not regret it for a moment!

The Metropolitan is a great scooter for anyone to learn on. I commute approximately three miles to work in a small university town. It's perfect for running errands or just driving around town.

The Metropolitan gets over 100 mpg and can hit 40 mph on the straights. This scooter is responsive and zippy! I would recommend it to anyone!

So far, the only complaint I have it that it does not have a drink holder, and let's face it, that probably isn't a good idea anyway!

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Jun 16, 2014
2009 Water Cooled Honda Metropolitian NEW
by: Gary Jenkins

I live in Mesquite Nevada and am moving to Buhl Idaho so I guess I will have to get endorsement and license the scooter, but it is worth it as it is water cooled, which should extend engine life and with the highest grade gas, I get 130 mpg! The scooter is very stable and the only thing I can see wrong with it is that the scooter is lower than most so I am always concerned about being seen in traffic. They have feul injected motors now but I love my 2009. I bought it used from the owner of a Honda dealership so it was maintained excellent. I can't see why my scooter won't make over 20,000 miles. I had Chinese scooters that did not make it to 5,000 miles before having wiring and carb problems. But to each their own!

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