2016 Honda Metropolitan

More Stylish—and More Fun—Than Ever.

Has there ever been a scooter that’s as cool and as much fun as the Honda Metropolitan? This little two-wheeled wonder has been a favorite for years. So stylish and smart, everybody who sees one instantly falls in love with it. And now, for 2016, the Metropolitan is better than ever. First, there’s the fresh, new style—that you can see for yourself. But what you can’t see is a beauty that’s more than skin deep—the Metropolitan’s new liquid-cooled four-stroke Honda engine. It offers the kind of Honda reliability no other scooter in the class can touch. But we kept the best parts of the Metropolitan too: the practical under-seat storage area, the no-shift automatic transmission, and the fun and freedom that have always been standard equipment on this little two-wheel wonder.

Standard Features

  • NEW STYLING: For 2016, the Metropolitan gets a major styling makeover. Check out the new headlight and badging, along with the smooth bodywork that’s a functional as it is eye-catching.
  • INSTRUMENTS: A clean, stylish instrument panel is right in line with the Metropolitan’s smart design.
  • CONVENIENCE HOOK: A super easy way to hang a tote, grocery bag, or purse strap, the hook is big and easy to use.
  • 22-LITER UNDERSEAT STORAGE: 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.
  • PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI): New for 2016, the Metropolitan features a liquid-cooled 49 cc four-stroke engine with fuel injection. It’s quiet, economical, and super reliable—everything you’d expect from a Honda.
  • V-MATIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION: 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!
  • COMBINED BRAKING SYSTEM: Activate the rear brake, and CBS automatically adds front braking to help you stop.

Warranty

  • One year, transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2016
Model Metropolitan
Model Code NCW50
Color Pearl White

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Drum

Rear - Drum with CBS

Tires Front / Rear - 80/100-10

Dimensions

Weight 179 lbs (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel ready to ride)
Wheelbase 46.5 in.
Seat Height 28.3 in.

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine 49cc single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 49 cc
Carburetion PGM-FI with automatic enrichment
Fuel Capacity 1.2 gal.
MPG Rating 117
Ignition CDI
Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive

Operational

Suspension

Front - Twin-downtube fork; 2.1 in. travel

Rear - Single shock; 2.3 in. travel

Other

Additional Colors Pearl Blue, Red