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2013 Honda Metropolitan Comparison Review Photo Gallery
The Honda Metropolitan was redesigned for 2013 and is Big Red's smallest and cheapest street-legal vehicle.
MotoUSA put the Honda Metropolitan against a handful of other scooters in the price range. See photos in the 2013 Honda Metropolitan Comparison Review photo gallery. Read the full review in the
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Sporting a '60s look, the 2013 Honda Metropolitan has a new fairing, new instruments, new tail light and bars.
The Honda Metropolitan's 49.4cc four-stroke Single is fed by Honda's PGM fuel-injection, meaning cold starts are quick and easy.
The seat was set lowest of all scooters compared in this test at 28.3 inches and it's also the lightest of the mounts we rode at 179 pounds.
The Honda Metropolitan may be the slowest vehicle ever tested by MotoUSA. Top speed, if you can wait that long, is something like 35 mph.
"It's a super-friendly ride that doesn't take a whole lot of skill to master," says Waheed.
A closer look at the Honda Metropolitan's new instrumentation.
2013 Honda Metropolitan storage compartment.
"It doesn't pretend to be a motorcycle with crazy bodywork and graphics. It's simple and fun. That is what I want a scooter to be," says J.D.
2013 Honda Metropolitan.
The teensy wheels, feathery weight and dwarven wheelbase made it easy and fun to toss into turns.
Rear braking is handled by a drum with CBS.
Honda's product developers were on the job, helping the Metro feel like the most polished - almost luxurious - product here.
The small hoops and squishy suspension made it easy to drag the centerstand in corners.
Honda claims 117 mpg for the 2013 Metropolitan. We just couldn't ride it enough to drain the 1.2-gallon tank to confirm.
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