Available in Pearl White, Pearl Black, and Pearl Black and Red, the 2013 Honda Metropolitan scooter returns to the U.S. after a three-year break. Last available in the U.S. in 2009, the redesigned Metropolitan retains its classic and well-loved scooter looks but now benefits from a host of technological improvements which make it both more economical, responsive, and safer.
With increasing fuel prices and traffic congestion on the rise in almost all urban areas, the 2013 Honda Metropolitan’s new fuel-injected 49cc engine delivers an estimated 117 miles per gallon (mpg) with legendary Honda quality. The much-welcomed fuel-injection in the Metropolitan is new for 2013 and provides the accurate and lively throttle response common in much larger engines but rarely found in scooters of this size. The 2013 Metropolitan also has a small one-point-two gallon fuel tank and will be an engaging and budget-friendly ride that will go light on your pocketbook for years to come. Of course, rider safety is always a priority, and the 2013 Metropolitan’s Combined Braking System (CBS) is a technological advance which provides additional front braking when the rear brake is chosen for more certain and powerful stopping in all situations.
Many scooter enthusiasts are drawn to the traditionally-styled Metropolitan and Honda has remained true to its original design, but the 2013 Honda Metropolitan does benefit from modern ergonomic and comfort upgrades without losing any of its scooter charm. The 2013 Metropolitan sports both redesigned handlebars and a new instrument panel which give the rider improved steering control and better speedometer and fuel gauge visibility, while the seating area offers a waterproof, top-stitched seat and durable floorboards with no-slip inserts for years of trouble-free use in all types of weather. The chrome accents and high-gloss paint give the Metropolitan a fashionable and timeless look that fits in anywhere. The optional rear-mounted trunk box can add additional storage to the 5.8 gallons already available under the seat, making the stylish 2013 Metropolitan a truly useful and economical commuting vehicle.
Small-displacement scooters are not designed for highway use, but they have few competitors when it comes to outright convenience in the city. The 2013 Honda Metropolitan’s low seat height, friendly step-through design, and easy-to-operate center stand all combine in a package that both beginners and experienced riders will agree is a nearly perfect vehicle for short errands, trips to campus, or any number of excursions where mobility, easy parking, and independence are highly valued. The 2013 Honda Metropolitan allows riders of all abilities to quickly maneuver through traffic, park without hassle, and do both with style.