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2008 Honda Metropolitan
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2008 Honda Metropolitan
2008 Honda Metropolitan

2008 Honda Metropolitan
2008 Honda Metropolitan

2008 Honda Metropolitan
2008 Honda Metropolitan

2008 Honda Metropolitan
2008 Honda Metropolitan

2008 Honda Metropolitan
2008 Honda Metropolitan

– 2008 Honda Metropolitan

2008 Honda Metropolitan

With the Metropolitan, riders looking for economical transportation and easy-to-operate features can also enjoy a fun and fashionable ride that comes in a variety of styles and colors.

Already one of the most stylish, Euro-cool scooters going, the Metropolitan® takes the hip factor even higher for 2008. With amped-up urban styling, and (on selected models) chrome mirrors and muffler cover, two-tone seat, and black wheels accented by 3D emblems, this fully automatic, 49cc fashion plate is two-wheeled proof that a scooter can be both ultra-hip and ultra-practical.


Features & Benefits

New for 2008

– New Ocean, Monza and Gothic colors join Ruby. Monza and Gothic colors include chrome mirrors, a chrome muffler cover, 3-D chrome emblems, black wheels, black belt cover, and two-tone custom seat.

 

Unique features

– Efficient four-stroke engine uses substantially less fuel and significantly reduces exhaust emissions over a comparable two-stroke engine.

– Automatic Honda V-Matic transmission allows speeds up to 40 mph.

– Combined Braking System (CBS) provides excellent stopping power (see Technology Section).

– Lightweight and sturdy aluminum chassis contributes to the Metropolitan’s maneuverability and excellent fuel economy.

– Lockable underseat compartment provides nearly 22 liters of storage capacity.

– Lockable centerstand deters unauthorized use.

 

Engine/Drivetrain

– Lightweight 49cc four-stroke OHC liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine provides ample power for in-town riding.

– Fuel-sipping constant-velocity (CV) carburetor with automatic choke.

– Maintenance-free solid-state CD ignition system.

– Starter system utilizes the engine’s brushless alternator (ACG) for starting, eliminating the need for a separate starter motor. This simple design requires no maintenance and further reduces overall weight for even better fuel economy.

– Solid-state ECU provides control for ignition timing, alternator regulator, ACG/starter, electric fuel pump and automatic choke.

– Lightweight, maintenance-free, magnetically driven water pump eliminates the need for mechanical seals.

– Compact engine-mounted radiator has aluminum fins for optimal cooling in all riding conditions.

– Electromagnetic fuel pump is located in the fuel tank under the Metropolitan’s floor and contributes to the excellent storage space under the seat.

– Automatic cam-chain tensioner requires virtually no maintenance.

– Ultra-quiet exhaust system.

– Automatic Honda V-Matic belt-drive transmission provides spirited acceleration and requires virtually no maintenance.

 

Chassis/Suspension

– Two-piece, die-cast-aluminum chassis provides an optimum balance of light weight and rigidity for excellent handling.

– Twin-downtube fork provides 1.9 inches of plush travel for a well-controlled ride.

– Single-side aluminum swingarm with single-shock rear suspension has 2.6 inches of travel for a compliant, comfortable ride.

– Front and rear drum brakes offer predictable, powerful stopping power.

– The Metropolitan’s CBS brakes provide added control when slowing or stopping. (see Technology Section).

– High-grip, long-lasting tires.

 

Additional Features

– Well-padded seat boasts a low 28.3-inch seat height for added confidence at stops.

– Underseat storage compartment with 22-liter capacity holds groceries or even a full-face helmet.

– Instrumentation includes analog speedometer, odometer, analog fuel gauge and indicator lights for coolant temperature and low/high beams.

– Audible turn-signal indicator.

– Parking brake.

– Key-operated ignition lock has an integrated trunk-release switch. By pushing in the key, the rider can easily unlock the spacious storage compartment under the main seat.

– Centerstand locking lever located inside the underseat storage compartment discourages unauthorized use.

– Convenient rear hand grip.

– Helmet holder locks helmet in place under the seat.

– Shopping-bag holder.

– Backup kickstarter.

– Twin-filament headlight with 35-watt low/high beam provides ample nighttime illumination.

– Maintenance-free battery.

– Fuel-cap design allows easy removal.
– Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

– Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda USA-certified unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider’s Club of America® (HRCA®). Visit www.hrca.honda.com for details.

 

Available Honda Genuine Accessories

– Windscreen.

– Rear Carrier.

– Rear Trunk.

– Front Inner Basket.

 

 

Specifications USA

Model: CHF50

Engine Type: 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Carburetion: 18mm CV with automatic choke

Ignition: CDI

Transmission: Automatic V-Matic belt drive

Suspension
Front: Twin-downtube fork; 1.9 inches travel
Rear: Single shock; 2.6 inches travel

Brakes
Front: Drum
Rear: Drum with CBS

Tires
Front: 90/90-10
Rear: 90/90-10

Wheelbase: 46.9 inches

Seat Height: 28.3 inches

Fuel Capacity: 1.32 gallons

Colors: Ruby, Ocean, Monza and Gothic.

Curb Weight*: 176 pounds

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.

Meets current CARB and EPA standards.


 

Specifications Canada:
MSRP: $2,799 available in Canada as the Honda Jazz (below)

Model: Honda Jazz

Engine Type Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Displacement 49 cc

Bore & Stroke 37.8 mm x 44 mm

Compression Ratio 11.9:1

Valve Train SOHC, two-valve

Fuel Delivery 18 mm CV with auto choke

Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive

Front Suspension Twin downtube fork; 48 mm (1.9 inches) travel

Rear Suspension Single shock; 66 mm (2.6 inches) travel

Tires 90/90 – 10 front; 90/90 – 10 rear

Brakes Front drum; rear drum with CBS

Seat Height 719 mm (28.3 inches)

Wheelbase 1,191 mm (46.9 inches)

Curb Weight TBA

Fuel Capacity 5 litres

Colour Nassau Blue Metallic, Monza Red, Pure Black/Penguin Grey

Specifications and features are subject to change

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