Honda has announced a new scooter for 2013, as well an upgrade for the PCX 125 and the Metropolitan.
The PCX125 is going to get Honda’s new eSP (enhanced Smart Power) single-cylinder, liquid-cooled four-stroke engine, designed with greater efficiency and reduced emissions in mind, but it’s also going to get some competition in the lineup, with the introduction of the new PCX150.
The PCX150 is built around a more powerful, larger displacement version of the eSP motor; Honda claims the larger engine “makes it freeway capable.” Hrrrm. Supposedly, Honda’s people in the U.S. say the machine will be available this summer, but we don’t know anything about Canadian availability yet.
The Metropolitan scooter gets new styling for 2013, along with a fuel-injected 49cc four-stroke motor. Headlight and gauges have been reworked, along with the handlebar and taillight. It has 22 litres of under-seat storage, so you should have no trouble pulling off those two-wheeled grocery runs.
The U.S. should get the Metropolitan in June, but again, we don’t know anything about Canadian availability.