Honda to launch Metropolitan-based electric scooter in India?

Honda to launch Metropolitan-based electric scooter in India? New Honda
author image Aditya Chatterjee
Monday 25 May 2015, 18:07 PM

Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) is reportedly working on a Metropolitan-based electric scooter that will compete against Hero’s upcoming Leap scooter in India. The leaked patent images that the company has recently submitted for the new electric scooter share a resemblance with the Metropolitan scooter.

Already on sale in international markets, the Honda Metropolitan is powered with a 49cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine, boasted with the fuel injection technology and a V-Matic automatic transmission. It features a twin downtube forks and a single shock suspension at front and rear axles respectively. The front drum brakes and rear drum brakes with the Combi-Braking System (CBS) perform heavy braking duties.

Honda Electric Scooter Leaked Images

The scooter gets 80/ 100-10 dimension front and rear tyres wrapped on alloy wheels. It has a wheelbase of 46.5-inches. Based on the retro-themed styling, the Metropolitan electric scooter is available in five vibrant shades – Pearl Black, Pearl Blue, Pearl White, Pink Metallic and White.

Honda Electric Scooter Patent Image

Earlier this year, Honda had announced to enter an all-new segment with a new scooter that will be showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. The company is currently working on the PCX150 scooter, but a few reports claim that the company might also preview a new electric scooter that is said to be under-development. However, the company hasn’t yet officially commented on the scooter.

Honda’s new Metropolitan-based electric scooter will compete against the Hero Leap hybrid scooter that features a petrol-electric engine with a rechargeable battery management system.

Source - GW

Ad
Popular cars
Upcoming cars
  • Honda City
    Honda City
    • 8.77 - 14.31 lakhs
    • Ex-showroom, Delhi
  • Honda Amaze
    Honda Amaze
    • 5.93 - 9.79 lakhs
    • Ex-showroom, Delhi
  • Honda City
    Honda City
    • 8.77 - 14.31 lakhs
    • Ex-showroom, Delhi
  • Honda BR-V
    Honda BR-V
    • 9.53 - 13.83 lakhs
    • Ex-showroom, Delhi
  • Honda Civic
    Honda Civic
    • 17.94 - 22.35 lakhs
    • Ex-showroom, Delhi
  • Honda WR-V
    Honda WR-V
    • 8.08 - 10.48 lakhs
    • Ex-showroom, Delhi
  • Honda Brio
    Honda Brio
    • 4.73 - 6.82 lakhs
    • Ex-showroom, Delhi
Ad