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How Metropolitan of You

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As Steph mentioned that a suited gentleman on his Vespa riding through Midtown was one of the sexiest sights she’s ever seen, a hip girl in a long summer dress in Washington D.C. riding a scooter was one of the sexiest sights I’ve ever seen. 

One thing particularly struck me — it wasn’t a Vespa. I was blown away! It was modern, yet retro, with a green and white paint job. What was this mysterious scooter?

“A Honda Metropolitan,” my cousin said.

Immediately upon returning to his apartment I researched as much information on this scooter as I could. I was very pleased to find that it was super fuel-efficient (as scooters are expected to be), still in production, and half the price of a Vespa! And on Craigslist, you can snag one of these for $1,000 or less!


If Vespas = cool, stylish, retro, trendy, then Metropolitan = cool, stylish, retro, trendy, and cheap.

So for all you folks that crave to own a Vespa one day but can’t quite commit $4,000 to a scooter, the Metropolitan is the way to go while still maintaining the retro cool and sexiness of riding a Vespa.


[$2,400, Honda]