2016/17 Honda Metropolitan Restrictions?

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2016/17 Honda Metropolitan Restrictions?

Postby Klapaucius5691 on Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:55 am

Hello, I have read and researched quite a bit about Honda Metropolitan restrictions and modifications although most of that information is for the older models prior to 2016. Does anyone know if the new 2016/17 model of the Honda Metropolitan (NCW50) have the same or any restrictions like the older ones? Such as restrictor plates, variator washer, exhaust flow restrictions, etc? There seems to be a lack of information, parts, modifications, etc for the newer models. Thanks.
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Re: 2016/17 Honda Metropolitan Restrictions?

Postby GizmoGal on Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:14 am

No restriction on the later models. They go at their designed speeds. They are fuel injected. Older Mets had carburetors.
Buy a new Met of recent manufacture and you can expect top speeds somewhere 38-42 mph. Depends on rider weight and hills,etc.
My answer addresses Mets sold in the USA. No info I can supply for models sold outside of USA.

Don’t keep looking for info about restrictions. Mets sold in the USA have not had restrictor plates, etc., since the 2006 models. Then eventually the carburetor was replaced by fuel injection. So newer ones go relatively fast and are reliable.

Hope this info helps.
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Re: 2016/17 Honda Metropolitan Restrictions?

Postby lilpinny on Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:38 am

There is a computer chip out there for the newer mets. Don't know how well it works. I have not heard of any that have used it... all the fuel injected stuff is new in the US, but they been doing it forever in Europe.

But like fuel injected cars, in order to get it to go faster you gotta chip it... I think HappyPankcake! linked to the chip. It's a box that plugs into the bike.
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Re: 2016/17 Honda Metropolitan Restrictions?

Postby GizmoGal on Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:19 am

All lilpenny refers to is most likely valid. You can go faster by adding something to the stock Met. But the “chip “ is an enhancement; there is no restriction to “overcome”. Adding something to go faster by only a modest amount is not correcting a restriction.

It might be best to buy a late model Met and see how much speed you get. Then add the bling if you think it’s worth it. Remember, the faster you go, the more you will want reliable brakes for those 10” wheels. Met brakes are drums, front and back. Not designed for speeds that are past the normal use of the bike. Going faster means it is more critical to be able to stop reliably.

If you need to go faster, buy a scooter designed to go faster. Mets are ideal bikes for street speeds. Too small to expect highway performance. There’s a speed up chip and there’s your life. Choose wisely.
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Re: 2016/17 Honda Metropolitan Restrictions?

Postby lilpinny on Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:34 am

GizmoGal wrote:All lilpenny refers to is most likely valid. You can go faster by adding something to the stock Met. But the “chip “ is an enhancement; there is no restriction to “overcome”. Adding something to go faster by only a modest amount is not correcting a restriction.

It might be best to buy a late model Met and see how much speed you get. Then add the bling if you think it’s worth it. Remember, the faster you go, the more you will want reliable brakes for those 10” wheels. Met brakes are drums, front and back. Not designed for speeds that are past the normal use of the bike. Going faster means it is more critical to be able to stop reliably.

If you need to go faster, buy a scooter designed to go faster. Mets are ideal bikes for street speeds. Too small to expect highway performance. There’s a speed up chip and there’s your life. Choose wisely.


Totally true... but what's neat about the chips if that you plug them in and set them. If you don't like it you can just unplug it and take it off. Kinda like trying on hats. :)
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Re: 2016/17 Honda Metropolitan Restrictions?

Postby GizmoGal on Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:29 pm

Good point, lilpinny. Reversible step, if there’s a reason to keep it factory set. Buy it , try it, use it or shelve it. ;)
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