Honda is a Japanese company that produces automobiles, motorcycles, and small engines worldwide. The company is well known for producing nimble, reliable motorcycles and scooters. Honda introduced a “throwback” scooter in 2002 called the CHF50. Known as the Metropolitan, or Met, in the US, the Honda CHF50 is one of the most popular 49cc scooters on the market. A Honda CHF50 workshop manual gives all the important information to keep these durable scooters on the road.
The Honda CHF50 features classic Italian styling, reminiscent of the Vespa bikes popular during the 1960’s and 70’s in the US. The flowing lines and comfortable riding position of the CHF50 have made it a very popular scooter in urban environments, but it’s low top speed prevents it from being used on highways.
Most owners report that a flat-ground top speed of 30 mph is possible, but generally, the scooter struggles to exceed 25mph. While slow, the intended purpose of the bike is that of an inter-urban transporter -again following the Vespa-inspired trend that is popular. The CHF50 is capable of achieving over 100 mpg, and many owners report that they pay for gas with spare change.
The Honda CHF50 is commonly seen in resort towns and in dense, urban cities in the United States where the small size is a benefit for getting through traffic and finding parking. A locking storage area under the seat gives riders a place to store items.
Like many 49cc scooters on the market today, the aftermarket world of speed parts is robust for the Honda CHF50. In fact, with some modifications, a Honda CHF50 can achieve speeds up to 50 mph, but at the cost of fuel efficiency and reliability.
A Honda CHF50 service manual is the first place owners should turn when seeking to get a little more power out of their Honda CHF50. The service manual gives the step-by-step instructions to properly replace and repair damaged and worn parts. Aftermarket equipment can be added using the Honda CHF50 service manual to identify how to get more out of these highly attractive scooters.