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2020 Honda Metropolitan [Model Overview]

2020 Honda Metropolitan
2020 Honda Metropolitan Soft Beige

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.

2020 Honda Metropolitan
2020 Honda Metropolitan Coastal Blue

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: Est $2,499
  • Key Features:
    • Classic scooter styling
    • Large under-seat storage area
    • Combined Braking System

Key Specs

  • Engine type: 49cc single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Power: 4.4 horsepower
  • Curb Weight: 179 lbs
  • Seat height: 28.3 Inch

2020 Honda Metropolitan

2020 Honda Metropolitan Specifications

From Honda


Engine 49cc single-cylinder four-stroke
Power 4.4 horsepower
Bore x Stroke 39.5mm x 40.3mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Fuel System PGM-FI with automatic enrichment
Starter Electric


Clutch Automatic centrifugal
Transmission Automatic V-matic
Final Drive Belt


Suspension Front Telescopic; 2.7 inches of travel
Suspension Rear Single shock; 2.3 inches of travel
Brakes Front Drum
Brakes Rear Drum
Tires Front 80/100-10
Tires Rear 80/100-10
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.5 L (1.2 US gal.)
Color Coastal Blue, Pearl Soft Beige


Ignition Full Transistorized Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
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

2020 Honda Metropolitan Features



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!



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.



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.



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.

2020 Honda Metropolitan Photos

2020 Honda Metropolitan Videos

  1. What are the cargo+rider weight requirements? Is there a limitation to how steep of a grade it can climb?

    Can I, at 190lbs wearing a 50lb backpack and a full tank of fuel drive uphill (10% grade) on the Blue Ridge Parkway? I’m not concerned about speed, but more about causing the clutch to rapidly lose it’s supply of magic smoke.

  2. When young, I had a 50 cc honda,same motor and power as the metropolitan, and it could haul all you ask at more than a 10 per cent road

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