2018 Honda Metropolitan


Often it seems we live in a virtual world, where everything is just a mouse click or an app away. Still, sometimes you need to get analog self from one place to another, like school, work, the café or a friend’s house. And that’s where the Honda Metropolitan comes in. In a point-and-click world, you just point it where you want to go, click on your helmet, and before you know it you’re there—with no worries about traffic congestion, parking hassles, and high fuel prices. Plus, you’ll have a blast just getting around.

In fact, the worse traffic gets, the more the Metropolitan makes sense. Sure, it looks cute, but underneath that curvy bodywork, it’s pure Honda. With a liquid-cooled four-stroke engine, it offers the kind of reliability no other scooter in the class can touch. Ease of use? You get a no-shift automatic transmission—just turn the key. Press a button for the electric starter, and you’re on your way. Practical? Check out the lockable underseat storage space, perfect for grocery runs. But the real genius behind a Metropolitan isn’t the way it solves so many of your transportation problems. It’s how much you’re just going to love riding it.


  • COMBINED BRAKING SYSTEM: Activate the rear brake, and CBS automatically adds front braking to help you stop.
  • 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): 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!
  • Honda's fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2018
Model Metropolitan
Model Code NCW50J
Color Pearl Soft Beige


Brakes Front & Rear - Drum
Tires Front & Rear - 80/100-10


Weight Curb - 179 lb. (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 Single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 49 cc
Fuel Capacity 1.2 gal.
MPG Rating 117
Ignition Full Transistorized Ignition
Cooling Liquid
Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive
Fuel System PGM-FI with automatic enrichment



Front - Telescopic 2.7 in. travel

Rear - Single shock 2.3 in. travel


Additional Colors

Pearl Soft Beige

Denim Blue Metallic

Warranty One year transferable limited warranty


ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET, EYE PROTECTION AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. NEVER RIDE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, AND NEVER USE THE STREET AS A RACETRACK. OBEY THE LAW AND READ THE OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY. For rider training information or to locate a rider training course near you, call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 1-800-446-9227. Metropolitan is a registered trademark of the Honda Motor Co., Ltd.