2009 Honda Metropolitan Review


While there are many different scooters on the market today, the 2009 Honda Metropolitan offers unique specifications which make it unlike any bike currently on the road. For any rider who desires a unique look and a one-of-a-kind driving experience the Metropolitan is the bike to try.

The Metropolitan is a classically styled scooter that traditionally comes in a red color with gray trim along its plastic body frame. With a weight of just 176 pounds and a seat height of a mere 28.3 inches, this bike is perfectly suited for smaller and beginning riders, as well as youngsters just getting on a bike for the first time. Despite its small frame, the Honda Metropolitan is still equipped with passenger seating, allowing for a companion to join on the open road, while a built-in windscreen protects the vision of both the driver and passenger.

While the 2009 Honda Metropolitan is smaller in size, it still packs a mean punch once its wheels hit the pavement. The bike is equipped with an SOHC, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission, which allows this scooter to hit a top cruising speed of 40 mph on the road. The Metropolitan runs on regular gasoline, and with a fuel capacity of just 1.3 gallons, it doesn’t require much gas to run at optimal levels.

If the engine gives the Honda Metropolitan its power, the steering and suspension give it a smooth and comfortable ride. The Metropolitan has telescopic fork front suspension and single-sided swing arm suspension in the rear, allowing for a balanced drive. A pair of 90/90 R10 tires and 10-inch steel wheels makes for even, stable, and safe driving conditions, which is an especially important factor for young and beginning riders.

While we’re on the subject of safety for its young riders, the 2009 Honda Metropolitan comes with a top-of-the-line braking system to help protect its inexperienced drivers. The bike is equipped with drum brakes in both the front and the rear, with a linked brake system connecting the two.

If you’re looking for a little class to go with the comfort of your scooter, the 2009 Honda Metropolitan provides that too. This scooter offers many of the standard features of other bikes in its class, such as a standard fuel level gauge, a speedometer, and a temperature warning light. In addition, the bike is also equipped with helmet storage and under-seat storage, providing room to pack extra supplies for those especially long road trips.

In addition to the standard features, the 2009 Honda Metropolitan has a number of other features to help calm any additional fears that a new rider might experience. The bike comes with standard handgrips to help riders hang on under rough conditions and floor boards underneath both the driver and passenger seats to keep all riders safe, no matter the circumstances. Most importantly, the bike features standard front and rear fenders, providing an addition safety component on both ends of the bike.

New For 2009

  • N/A

2009 Honda Metropolitan Specs

  • Model:Metropolitan
  • Engine Type: Four-Stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 1.49 x 1.73 inches
  • Compression ratio: 12:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric/Kick
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.3 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Drum
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single-Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 46.9 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 28.3 inches
  • Curb Weight: 176 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 90 x 90 R10
  • Tires (Rear): 90 x 90 R10


  • Standard Helmet Storage
  • Standard Under-Seat Storage
  • Fuel Level Gauge
  • Temperature Warning Light
  • Speedometer

Key Competitors For The 2009 Honda Metropolitan

  • Vespa