Build Profile: The Met-nasty


Here is a Honda Metropolitan we have had the pleasure of owning for the last few years. It has gone through many variations but we are truly pleased with the most recent.

A 2009 Honda Metropolitan with a Ruckus swingarm swap, 10x5 Mini fatty, and custom wood grain wrap. We always thought the Met was a classy scoot so a wood grain finish seemed fitting.

Pushing this baby is a stock GET motor with our ported carb and air filter upgrades. A Yoshi TRC at the other end gives her a nice throaty sound and ample performance gains. NCY golden variator spinning a Polini belt with Full Met gears translating those RPMs has pushed this bad girl to a comfortable 48mph.

Lets talk about that front end though....The Met has a narrower triple tree than the Ruckus, so there was a lot of fitting involved to get the big brakes that the Ruckus counterpart sees. Nestled (tightly) underneath the woodgrain cowl is a 10x2.5 5 star rim with Tilier lowdown fronts. The 220mm rotor is stopped by a Banjing caliper with NCY lines. We had to grind down the front hub in order for it to center correctly between the forks.