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2015 Honda Ruckus Review
2015 Honda Ruckus on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
The Ruckus looks like it could survive a nuclear blast and come out swinging. But the Ruckus is about way more than just a unique look: its thrifty 49cc engine gets awesome mileage. Its Honda V-matic® automatic transmission makes for no-shifting, seamless power in and out of traffic. Its electric starter means you just turn a key, push a button, and you’re outta there. Add in Honda’s legendary reliability, and the Ruckus is not only a blast—it’s nearly unstoppable.
Look Close: There’s Plenty to See.
Sure, the Ruckus’ unique style makes this scooter stand out. The dual headlights. Its oversize tires. The active seating position. The low seat and step-through design. If it looks bombproof, that’s because it is. And if you understand how less can be more, you’ll see that the Ruckus offers more than many of the scooters out there.
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?
Ruckus – not for everyone.
2015 Honda Ruckus www.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.
2015 Honda Ruckus www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
One-speed automatic transmission means no shifting ever—not even into park or neutral.
The Ruckus’ liquid-cooled engine offers exactly what you’d expect from a Honda: power, reliability and great fuel economy.
Make Your Own Style
What you see is what you get. With its minimal bodywork and rugged overall style, nothing on two wheels (or four) looks like a Ruckus.
Turn the key, press the button and go. Getting started on the Ruckus is that simple. An electric choke makes getting started in cold weather a snap, too.
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..
2015 Honda Ruckus – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $2649 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.
2015 Honda Ruckus – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ 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
2015 Honda Ruckus – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ (On The Road).
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may 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.