Elegance And Affordability: The 2020 Honda Metropolitan
The 2020 Honda Metropolitan is a small and compact European-style scooter that features an elegant design, practical performance, and everyday usability, that’s all wrapped up in a smart package that many consider to be the perfect example of affordable around-town transportation. It’s timeless in design, but incredibly contemporary in terms of features.
Underneath the elegant exterior, the Honda Metropolitan features a capable 49cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine that produces a modest 4.4 horsepower, which can propel riders to a respectable top speed of 35-40 mph. The performance specs are perfect for zipping through city streets, but the Metropolitan’s best feature is the fuel economy.
With an estimated fuel economy of 117 mpg, the Metropolitan is a very economical way to cruise around town. What’s more, the little engine is more than just economical: it also produces significantly lower emissions than similarly designed two-stroke 49cc models.
It’s smart, fun, clean, and economical, but it’s also easy to ride thanks to Honda’s V-Matic automatic transmission, and clever Combined Braking System for intelligent stopping. Throw in a practical electric starter and useful under-seat storage, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for well-designed urban transport.
For 2020, the Honda Metropolitan is available in Coastal Blue or Pearl Soft Beige color options.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Honda Metropolitan in one place.
- Price: Est $2,499
- Key Features:
- Classic scooter styling
- Large under-seat storage area
- Combined Braking System
- Engine type: 49cc single-cylinder four-stroke
- Power: 4.4 horsepower
- Curb Weight: 179 lbs
- Seat height: 28.3 Inch
2020 Honda Metropolitan Specifications
|Engine||49cc single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore x Stroke||39.5mm x 40.3mm|
|Fuel System||PGM-FI with automatic enrichment|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic; 2.7 inches of travel|
|Suspension Rear||Single shock; 2.3 inches of travel|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4.5 L (1.2 US gal.)|
|Color||Coastal Blue, Pearl Soft Beige|
|Ignition||Full Transistorized Ignition|
|Wheelbase||1180 mm (46.5 in.)|
|Ground Clearance||105 mm (4.1 in)|
|Seat Height||720 mm(28.3 in.)|
|Curb Weight||81 kg (179 lb.)|
|Warranty||One Year, Transferable, limited warranty|
|Extension||Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®|
2020 Honda Metropolitan Features
V-MATIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
The Metropolitan’s multi-speed 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.
A clean, stylish instrument panel is right in line with the Metropolitan’s smart design.
22-LITER UNDERSEAT STORAGE
The Metropolitan features a large under-seat 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.
A super easy way to hang a tote, grocery bag, or purse strap, the hook is big and easy to use.
PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI)
The Metropolitan features a liquid-cooled 49cc four-stroke engine with fuel injection. It’s quiet, economical, and super reliable—everything you’d expect from a Honda.