Small and lightweight, the 2009 Honda Metropolitan has the distinctively classic appearance of a traditional “Roman Holiday” scooter combined near effortlessly with the superb craftsmanship that is one of the hallmarks of the Honda scooter line of personal transports. The 2009 Honda Metropolitan doesn’t necessarily fit within a niche, but rather it tends to define the niche in what can only be considered the pinnacle of that particular style. The 2009 Honda Metropolitan is well-sized for the campus commuter, stylish enough to become a classic, and certainly reliable enough that thirty years from now, when you apply for historic plates, you will be able to do so knowing that you’ll be getting full use of the 2009 Honda Metropolitan. Looking for a fun Honda scooter to ride at the campground? What about when you’re trolling around the beachfront roads on your favorite ocean? The 2009 Honda Metropolitan fits the bill on both counts, as easily as it does the campus commute.
The 2009 Honda Metropolitan is powered by the ridiculously low-maintenance 49cc two-valve single, liquid cooled and driven with an automatic transmission and belt drive. This Honda scooter, weighing in at just 168 pounds, the 2009 Honda Metropolitan is light enough to be easily towed around wherever you want to go, and provides the commuting rider with incredible fuel economy.
The 2009 Honda Metropolitan features a twin down tube front fork suspension which provides 1.9 inches of travel, and a single shock out back which provides the Honda scooter 2.6 inches of travel. Both front and rear brakes are of the drum type for affordability and ease of use, but this Honda scooter utilizes combined braking to evenly distribute braking power to both wheels for the best possible control of the 2009 Honda Metropolitan in any given situation. A seat height of just 28.3 inches is low enough for just about any rider, but perhaps is too small for taller riders. The 2009 Honda Metropolitan also carries a wheelbase of just 46.9 inches, accommodating for just about anyone under six feet tall. Over that, and you might as well put on a red clown nose when you ride, ’cause you’re going to look silly.
The 2009 Honda Metropolitan is available in four colors for the 2009 model year, including blue and white two-tone, brown and ivory two-tone, red, and black with grey two-tone. Each is distinctive in its own way, providing the 2009 Honda Metropolitan with a distinctive character. The Ivory and brown is classically European, while the red and two-tone black/grey is sporty and fun, and add only $100 to the MSRP. The White/blue two-tone is clean and carries a strong vintage look. Whichever way you choose, however, you’ll be pleasantly welcomed by the 2009 Honda Metropolitan and its $2,399 price tag.