2022 Honda Metropolitan: The Japanese Vespa
With the Ruckus filling the void in Honda’s 2022 lineup as a utilitarian take on the modern low-displacement moped, the Metropolitan approaches the equation with a more subtle and elegant approach. Honda markets the Metropolitan as “A City Dweller’s Best Friend” – and it’s completely understandable given the name, looks, and characteristics that were carefully balanced when producing this Japanese-manufactured scooter.
Honda has paired this European-inspired scooter with the same 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine borrowed from the Ruckus; meaning it essentially packages the same bike with a different aesthetic. Unlike the Ruckus, however, the Metropolitan contains a useful 22-liter sealed storage area located under the seat to make your life easier when running errands.
A CBS braking system allows for the scooter to automatically depress the front brake when applying the rear, and a clean CVT transmission makes shiftless riding a breeze.
The 2022 Honda Metropolitan starts at $2,499 USD / NA CAD
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Honda Metropolitan in one place.
- Price: Starting at $2,499 USD / NA CAD
- Key Features:
- Efficient small-displacement engine borrowed from the Ruckus
- European styling
- 22L storage located under the seat
- Easy to ride
- Engine: 49cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder
- Power: 4.4 horsepower
- Torque: TBD lbs-ft
- Wet Weight: 179 lbs
- Seat Height: 28.3 Inch
2022 Honda Metropolitan Specifications
|Engine||49cc single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore x Stroke|
|Induction||PGM-FI with automatic enrichment|
|Transmission||Automatic V-Matic belt drive|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic; 2.7 inches of travel|
|Suspension Rear||Single shock; 2.3 inches of travel|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||1.2 gallons|
|Color||Coastal Blue, Pearl Soft Beige|
|Ignition||Full Transistorized Ignition|
|Rake (Caster Angle)|
|Seat Height||28.3 inches|
|Curb Weight||179 lbs (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride)|
|Warranty||Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty|
|Extension||Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®|
2022 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!
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.
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.
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.
2022 Honda Metropolitan Photos
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