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2014 Honda Ruckus Review
2014 Honda Ruckus on Totalmotorcycle.com
Ruckus – not for everyone…
Not everyone thinks that traditional scooters look cool. In fact, some think that they are downright lame. Who are these irrational misfits? Probably Ruckus riders. Sure they see the benefit of some traditional scooter characteristics, things like a fuel sipping 49 cc four-stroke engine, or the gas and go convenience of a fully automatic transmission or even the easy-on, easy-off step through design, but these rebels prefer the stripped down ready for anything utilitarian look of the Ruckus. Who needs all that plastic when you can have the rough and tough look that comes with a rugged steel-tube seat support, off-road style knobby tires and twin protruding headlights?
Meet the bad boy of Honda’s scooter family, the urban, street-smart hustler that packs as much feisty, fuel-efficient performance as it does gritty attitude. Want to make a statement? Then ride a Ruckus.
Unique Is An Understatement
One thing is sure about the Ruckus: wherever it goes, it causes a scene. That’s because the design is so unique, with wide tires, a bare-bones frame and double headlamps. Underneath it all is a thrifty 49cc engine that gets you wherever you need to go without guzzling gas, a V-Matic automatic transmission for seamless power in and out of traffic and an electric starter for a faster get-up-and-go. Add in our legendary reliability, and the Honda Ruckus is as dependable as it is fun.
2014 Honda Ruckus Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•Lightweight 49 cc four-stroke OHC liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine provides ample power for in-town riding.
•Fuel-sipping constant-velocity (CV) carburetor with automatic choke.
•Compact engine-mounted radiator has aluminum fins for optimal cooling in all riding conditions.
•Front and rear drum brakes offer predictable, powerful stopping.
You can’t judge a Ruckus bike by its cover, because it doesn’t have one. Instead, we gave the Ruckus a minimalist design for that urban warrior look.
Packs A Punch.
Nobody builds engines like Honda, and the Ruckus proves it. The liquid-cooled single-cylinder 49cc engine cranks out all the power you need for urban riding, while delivering incredible gas mileage at the same time.
Get Around On A Little Gas.
We’re not kidding. With the Ruckus, you’ll spend less time filling up and more time riding around town.
2014 Honda Ruckus Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Lightweight 49 cc four-stroke OHC liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine provides ample power for in-town riding..
Fuel-sipping constant-velocity (CV) carburetor with automatic choke..
Maintenance-free ignition system..
Simple push-button electric starter..
Starter system utilizes the engine’s brushless alternator (ACG) for starting, eliminating the need for a separate starter motor. This simple design reduces maintenance and lowers overall weight for even better handling and fuel economy..
Electronic control unit (ECU) provides control for ignition timing, alternator regulator, ACG starter, electric fuel pump and automatic choke..
Compact engine-mounted radiator has aluminum fins for optimal cooling in all riding conditions..
Automatic cam-chain tensioner requires virtually no maintenance..
Ultra-quiet exhaust system..
Automatic Honda V-Matic belt-drive transmission provides spirited acceleration and requires virtually no maintenance..
Two-piece die-cast aluminum front frame with upper steel rear frame..
Twin-downtube-fork front suspension provides 56 mm (2.2 inches) of plush travel for a well-controlled ride..
Single-side aluminum swingarm with single-shock rear suspension has 66 mm (2.6 inches) of travel for a compliant, comfortable ride..
Front and rear drum brakes offer predictable, powerful stopping..
Oversize tires offer a secure grip on the road..
Well-padded seat boasts a low 735 mm (28.9 inches) seat height for added confidence at stops..
Instrumentation includes analog speedometer and odometer, and indicator lights for fuel, coolant temperature and low/high beam. Fuel indicator light comes on with 1.1 litres remaining..
Audible turn-signal indicator..
Helmet holder locks helmet in place under seat..
Backup kickstart lever..
Dual headlights with two 35-watt bulbs. Low/high beams provide ample nighttime illumination..
1 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty..
2014 Honda Ruckus – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in USD
49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
18mm CV carburetor with automatic choke
Bore And Stroke
37.8mm x 44mm
Automatic V-Matic belt drive
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Twin-downtube fork; 1.9 inches travel
Single shock; 2.6 inches travel
194 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Miles Per Gallon
114 MPG – 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.
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2014 Honda Ruckus – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Canadian MSRP Price: $3,069 CDN
Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore & Stroke
37.8 mm x 44 mm
18 mm CV carb with auto choke
Twin downtube fork; 56 mm (2.2 in.) travel
Single shock; 66 mm (2.6 in.) travel
120/90 – 10 front; 130/90 – 10 rear
Front drum; rear drum
735 mm (28.9 in.)
1,265 mm (49.8 in.)
88 kg (194 lb) including required fluids and full of gas – ready to ride
Red and white, Black
1 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
2014 Honda Ruckus – Totalmotorcycle.com UK/European Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: £NA GBP
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