Honda Announces First New-Model Releases For 2013

[Torrance, CA: Honda enters the 2013 model-year season with a host of options for off-road and street-riding fun. First, consider two fun scooters that contain significant upgrades: the thoroughly revised Metropolitan and a new PCX scooter with a larger-displacement engine that now makes it capable for freeway use. Both models feature an easy-to-operate automatic transmission along with extremely fuel-efficient engines—just the thing for countering rising fuel prices. And then peruse Honda's strong lineup of utility ATVs that simply get it done—whether "it" is a day filled with tough tasks or a weekend escape to your favorite backwoods getaway.

“This first release for 2013 models includes two scooters that are just right for the times—easy, convenient and fun transportation options that return truly amazing fuel efficiency,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “Then there’s the extensive lineup of Honda utility ATVs that offers plenty of options for just about every job you can dream up. Over the years our whole line of ATVs has established a well-deserved reputation for being ‘built to work’ and that notion applies whether you’re spending the day working hard or playing hard. All in all, this is a great way for Honda to lead off the year, which will feature lots of exciting new options and a great selection of motorcycles and ATVs to suit just about every segment of the riding population.”

- PCX150—Larger Engine, More Capabilities and Outstanding Fuel Economy
The new PCX®150 features a 150cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine that makes it freeway capable. This stylish and sporty scooter also serves as an enjoyable ride for errands, commuting or weekend fun, thanks to its nimble and friendly handling characteristics. With comfortable seating to accommodate the rider plus a passenger, and a large, handy under-seat storage compartment that can fit a full-face helmet and more, the new 2013 PCX150 offers expanded capabilities while remaining remarkably economical. Availability: Summer

[- A Classic Reborn: Honda Metropolitan
Over the years, the Honda Metropolitan® has achieved the status of classic scooter—and rightfully so. But for 2013, all-new styling along with a new 50cc fuel-injected four-stroke engine advance the standing of this little icon to keep it on the favorites list for years to come. Styling highlights include a new headlight and meter setup, different handlebar and a stylish new taillight assembly. There's a locking, 22-liter under-seat storage area large enough to stow a helmet and also a new inner storage bin that can hold a 1-liter bottle, plus a larger convenience hook to secure a bag. With easy-to-operate features, plus loads of Honda quality and reliability, the new Metropolitan turns short hops into big fun. Best of all, with a price of only $1999, the Metropolitan is within easy reach for just about anyone in search of affordable, cost-conscious transportation. Availability: June