Yeah.. I had a lot of people tell me that about the Vino. I did a lot of research, and overall I think the Honda came out on top for a lot of reasons for me. I like the 4 stroke, liquid cooled motor. I'm semi-familiar with Honda motors, and there are two dealers locally. Ironically, I ended up getting the scooter from California. I live in MD, and with the local dealer in WV, I would have had to pay a little more in sales tax and all that crap. I got a good deal on the extended war. and I really liked the looks of the Metro over the Vino. Its sickly quiet and I do a lot of late night riding, which is also a big plus!
I've had it up to about 47 mph on a slight downgrade and 40 on the flats. With some mods that I here are coming out that will derestrict it, it should hit 50-60 no problem. I'm going to leave it stock and keep it legal becuase unlike my Puch, the Honda gets a lot more attention from the cops ( because 50cc scooters have only been legal for a year in MD with no tags/insurance/helmet). It climbs inclines better than any 50cc machine I have ever ridden!
I spent a little more than I would have liked to to have it shipped here, but it was well worth it and the dealer is awesome!