Buyers Guide 2020 Honda Metropolitan Buyers Guide: Specs & Price

2020 Honda Metropolitan Buyers Guide: Specs & Price

When it comes to agile urban mobility, the 2020 Honda Metropolitan is tough to beat. The smallest Honda scooter weighs just 179 pounds with its 1.2-gallon fuel tank topped off, and its wheelbase a short 46.5 inches. The Metropolitan’s 10-inch wheels make it highly maneuverable, as does a rake just over 26 degrees.

2020 Honda Metropolitan Buyers Guide - Price

You won’t be intimidated by the power produced by the undersquare 49.4cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected four-stroke, and that’s the idea. Instead, you’ll need to learn to twist the throttle aggressively to keep up with traffic, even in a crowded city. Top speed is just 35 mph, and if there’s a hill on the menu, maximum velocity goes even lower.

Just as the 2020 Honda Metropolitan’s power won’t frighten a new rider, the brakes are also gentle. Drums are used at both ends, and if you use the left-hand brake lever, you get combined front/rear braking. The right-hand lever is front-brake only, and is considerably less effective.

2020 Honda Metropolitan Buyers Guide - MSRP

A defining part of the scooter experience is cargo carrying, and the Metro’s underseat cavern swallows up 22 liters. Plus, there’s an exterior hook for you to hang a tote bag.

The ergonomics are understandably compact, with 5’ 7” probably being the sweet spot. Certainly, the 28.3-inch seat height makes the 2020 Honda Metropolitan approachable to almost anyone interested in getting around town on two wheels.

2020 Honda Metropolitan Specs


  • Type: Single cylinder
  • Displacement: 49.4cc
  • Bore x stroke…37.8 x 44.0mm
  • Compression ratio…10.1:1
  • Valvetrain: SOHC; two-valve
  • Fueling: EFI
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Transmission…Fully automatic CVT


  • Front suspension: Non-adjustable fork; 2.7 inches travel
  • Rear: Linkage-free non-adjustable shock; 2.3 inches travel
  • Tires: Cheng Shin
  • Front and rear tire: 80/100 x 10
  • Front brake: Drum
  • Rear brake: Drum w/ combined braking
  • ABS: No


  • Wheelbase…46.5 inches
  • Rake…26.3 degrees
  • Trail…2.8 inches
  • Seat height…28.3 inches
  • Fuel capacity…1.2 gallons
  • Curb Weight…179 pounds
  • Colors: Coastal Blue; Pearl Soft Beige

2020 Honda Metropolitan Price: $2499 MSRP

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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