Honda is one of the most appreciated Japanese manufacturers. Both its cars and motorcycles are seen as capable products and the company’s scooters are also starting to attract a lot of attention as they are reliable, agile and efficient. So what more could you want?

One of the most popular scooters developed by the Japanese manufacturer is the Honda Metropolitan. The Metropolitan is a sleek little two-wheeler which – as its name suggests – was especially developed for urban use.

It features a pretty cool style that combines retro lines with many modern elements to create a unique design language.

The Honda Metropolitan is powered by a fuel-injected 49cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine which is paired with a smooth automatic transmission.

Among the new features offered for the 2013 Honda Metropolitan you’ll find new instruments, new handlebar and a bigger convenience hook.


Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Honda Metropolitan.

  • 2013 Honda Metropolitan
  • Year:
    2013
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Transmission:
    Automatic V-Matic belt drive
  • Energy:
    PGM-FI with automatic enrichment
  • Displacement:
    49 L
  • Price:
    1999

Honda Metropolitan

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Looking for the smartest way ever to get around town? Then check out the new Honda Metropolitan. This sleek little two-wheeler combines super-cool style, brilliant fuel economy and unmatched practicality and wraps it all up in a sharp package that offers the quality only a Honda can offer. Featuring an automatic transmission, a fuel-injected engine, plenty of storage and more, the new Metropolitan is going to make just getting around your favorite part of the day.

Sleeker.

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A new headlight treatment, new handlebar, new instruments and new turn signals lend an even fresher look to a scooter that’s already a fashionista favorite. Don’t you wish everything in your life was this stylish?

Even More Practical.

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The Metropolitan is one of the best urban errand-runners ever. A bigger convenience hook holds totes and grocery bags, an inner rack catches your water bottle or other small items, and a full 22 liters of secure underseat storage holds a helmet and more.

Smarter.

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Programmed Fuel Injection makes the new Metropolitan a real winner at the gas pump, returning excellent fuel economy! The technology also helps give the Metropolitan surprisingly good performance.

Features

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New Instruments

A clean, stylish instrument panel is right in line with the Metropolitan’s smart design.

New Handlebar

The new handlebar helps make the Metropolitan comfortable
to ride. Plus, the Metropolitan’s light weight makes it easy to
move when parking.

Convenience Hook

A bigger convenience hook holds totes and grocery bags; an inner rack catches your water bottle or other small items.

Combined Braking System

Activate the rear brake, and CBS automatically adds front braking to help you stop.

22-Liter Underseat Storage

The Metropolitan features a large, 22-Liter underseat storage area big enough for a helmet, your books, or some groceries.

The storage area features a lock for added security and is
weather-resistant too.

Programmed Fuel Injection

The Metropolitan now features Programmed Fuel Injection. Talk about a win-win: you get more efficient fuel management and crisper performance, especially during start-up on colder days.

V-matic Automatic Transmission

The Metropolitan’s one-speed V-matic automatic transmission means no shifting ever—not even into park or neutral. Just turn the key, press the starter button, and go!

Combined Braking System

Activate the rear brake, and CBS automatically adds front braking to help you stop.

Specifications

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Engine Type 49cc single-cylinder four-stroke
Induction PGM-FI with automatic enrichment
Ignition CDI
Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive
Front Suspension Twin-downtube fork; 2.1 inches travel
Rear Suspension Single shock; 2.3 inches travel
Front Brake Drum
Rear Brake Drum with CBS
Front Tire 80/100-10
Rear Tire 80/100-10
Wheelbase 46.5 inches
Seat Height 28.3 inches
Curb Weight 179 lbs (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 1.2 gallons
Miles Per Gallon 117 MPG*
Available Colors Pearl Black, Pearl White, Pearl Black/Red
Model Id NCH50
One Year Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan
Note Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

Quotes

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Motorcycle-usa ---- " Honda believes it may have the solution with its 2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50 Scooter."

Motorcycle ---- "Honda believes it has the answer in the 2013 Metropolitan. Powered by a 50cc SOHC, two-valve, air-cooled four-stroke Single, the new version ditches the carburetor in favor of fuel injection."

Ultimatemotorcycling ---- "Riding the 2013 Honda Metropolitan around the streets of coastal suburban Los Angeles, the advantages and disadvantages of the 50cc class quickly reveal themselves."

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