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Honda Metropolitan Motor Scooter

For 2013, the Honda Metropolitan gets a new fuel-injected 50cc four-stroke engine and all-new styling, including a new headlight and meter setup, a different handlebar, and a new tailight assembly. The Metropolitan is priced at $1,999.

Honda Metropolitan Motor Scooter

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Efficient four-stroke engine uses substantially less fuel and significantly reduces exhaust emissions over a comparable two-stroke engine.

Automatic Honda V-Matic transmission allows speeds up to 40 mph.

Combined Braking System (CBS) provides excellent stopping power (see Technology Section).

Lightweight and sturdy aluminum chassis contributes to the Metropolitan's maneuverability and excellent fuel economy.

Lockable underseat compartment provides nearly 22 liters of storage capacity.

Lockable centerstand deters unauthorized use.

Engine/Drivetrain

Lightweight 49cc four-stroke OHC liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine provides ample power for in-town riding.

Fuel-sipping Constant-Velocity (CV) carburetor with automatic choke.

Maintenance-free solid-state CD ignition system.

Starter system utilizes the engine's brushless alternator (ACG) for starting, eliminating the need for a separate starter motor. This simple design requires no maintenance and further reduces overall weight for even better fuel economy.

Solid-state ECU provides control for ignition timing, alternator regulator, ACG/starter, electric fuel pump and automatic choke.

Lightweight, maintenance-free, magnetically driven water pump eliminates the need for mechanical seals.

Compact engine-mounted radiator has aluminum fins for optimal cooling in all riding conditions.

Electromagnetic fuel pump is located in the fuel tank under the Metropolitan's floor and contributes to the excellent storage space under the seat.

Ultra-quiet exhaust system.

Automatic Honda V-Matic belt-drive transmission provides spirited acceleration and smooth operatio

Chassis/Suspension

Two-piece, die-cast-aluminum chassis provides an optimum balance of light weight and rigidity for excellent handling.

Twin-downtube fork provides 1.9 inches of plush travel for a well-controlled ride.

Single-side aluminum swingarm with single-shock rear suspension has 2.6 inches of travel for a compliant, comfortable ride.

Front and rear drum brakes offer predictable stopping power.

The Metropolitan's CBS brakes provide added control when slowing or stopping (see Technology Section).

High-grip, long-lasting tires.

Honda Metropolitan Motor Scooter

Additional Features

Well-padded seat boasts a low 28.3-inch seat height for added confidence at stops.

Underseat storage compartment with 22-liter capacity holds groceries or even a full-face helmet.

Instrumentation includes analog speedometer, odometer, analog fuel gauge and indicator lights for coolant temperature and low/high beams.

Audible turn-signal indicator.  Parking brake.

Key-operated ignition lock has an integrated trunk-release switch. By pushing in the key, the rider can easily unlock the spacious storage compartment under the main seat.

Centerstand locking lever located inside the underseat storage compartment discourages unauthorized use.

Convenient rear hand grip.

Helmet holder locks helmet in place under the seat.

Shopping-bag holder.

Backup kickstarter.

Twin-filament headlight with 35-watt low/high beam provides ample nighttime illumination.

Maintenance-free battery.

Fuel-cap design allows easy removal.

Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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