2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50 Review

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2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50
2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50

2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50
2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50

2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50
2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50

2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50
2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50

2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50
2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50

2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50
2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50


2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50 Review

2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50

Smart. Practical. Stylish. Meet the New Metropolitan…

One look at the Metropolitan and you just can’t help but think “fun.” Fun to ride, fun to look at (and be seen on!), and, thanks to its gas-sipping thriftiness and incredible pricing, even more fun to own.

Why does just about everyone who sees a Metropolitan want one? It’s not just for the ruby-red paint or the smart European-derived styling. It’s also for the go-green gas mileage and the fully automatic transmission. This practical-minded mount comes with a feisty 49cc engine that lets you zip around with ease. And while the Metropolitan’s no-nonsense reliability is what you expect in a Honda, its cool style is what makes it hot.

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, affordable price and operating costs, plus loads of Honda quality and reliability, the new Metropolitan turns short hops into big fun.

The Economy Looks Great.

It’s sleek, it’s chic, and it’s neat. You get a lot of style for not a lot of money. But you still get legendary Honda reliability.

49cc’s & Not One Wasted.

What can you do with only 49cc’s? You’ll be surprised when you ride the peppy, spirited Metropolitan around town.

More MPG!

The Metropolitan takes fuel efficiency and economy farther than ever. Imagine getting more mpg from a gallon of gas!


 

 

2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50 Key Features

New for 2013

•A new 50cc OHC four-stroke engine provides ample power for around-town trips while also keeping the fun factor high.

•Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) delivers excellent throttle response over a wide variety of riding conditions.

•New inner storage bin can hold a 1-liter bottle, and a larger convenience hook allows the rider to conveniently secure a bag.

•New styling highlights include a fresh headlight and meter setup, different handlebar and a stylish new taillight assembly.

•The estimated fuel economy for the fuel-efficient Metropolitan is 117 MPG.

•New colors include Pearl White, Pearl Black, Pearl Black/Red.

Honda Genuine Accessories*
•Rear Trunk, Rear Carrier, Rear Trunk Attachment Kit, Outdoor Cover

* WARRANTY: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.




2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50 Features and Benefits

Automatic Transmission – One-speed automatic transmission means no shifting ever—not even into park or neutral. Just turn the key, press the starter button, and go!

Underseat Storage – The Metropolitan features a large underseat 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.

Combined Braking System – Activate the rear brake, and CBS automatically adds front braking to help you stop.


 


 

2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $1,999 USD

ENGINE
Engine Type 49cc single-cylinder four-stroke It might be just 49cc, but this feisty, lightweight engine has plenty of get-up-and-go power for around-town riding.
Induction PGM-FI with automatic enrichment
Ignition CDI

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive Honda’s sophisticated, automatic V-Matic™ belt-drive system provides seamless shifting and heaps of power at any speed.

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension Twin-downtube fork; 2.1 inches travel
Rear Suspension Single shock; 2.3 inches travel
Front Brake Drum Apply the rear brake and Honda’s Combined Braking System automatically adds front braking power to help you stop more smoothly.
Rear Brake Drum with CBS Apply the rear brake and Honda’s Combined Braking System automatically adds front braking power to help you stop more smoothly.
Front Tire 80/100-10
Rear Tire 80/100-10

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 46.5 inches
Seat Height 28.3 inches The plush, well-padded seat tops out at a low, confidence-inspiring 28.3-inch, while the underseat storage pod boasts a very roomy 22-liter capacity.
Curb Weight 179 lbs (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 1.2 gallons
Miles Per Gallon 117 MPG*

OTHER
Available Colors Pearl Black, Pearl White, Pearl Black/Red
Model Id NCH50

FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan
Note *Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

 


 

2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50 – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
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2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50 – Europe/UK Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing.
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2013 Honda Metropolitan NCH50 – Australia Specifications/Technical Details
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