Originally Posted by 5-7HEAVEN
I have a Mitsubishi 2.2hp engine with tuned pipe on my Raleigh girlie cruiser. I like the engine for its quality, smaller size, lighter weight, high rpm potential and parts availability. Some gopeds use the Mits or its clone, so you have some high performance options there.
The Honda is just as well built with quality as the Mits. However, it's much heavier and takes a special adaptor($) to connect to standard 76mm clutches. There are much less high-performance options available.
I have a Honda GXH50 with the governor disabled. I would agree with the above assessment. The Honda weighs about 12 pounds alone. It is very smooth and quiet with the stock intake and exhaust...neither of which I have. It won't make as much power as a high quality 2 stroke (better than a suspect quality 2 stroke). However, it makes really good torque and is "powerful enough"...it powers my 220# rear to about 40 mph and cruises at a very easy 25 to 30 mph.
Depends on what you want- smooth and easy or pure power. Both are very high quality.