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2016 Honda Ruckus Review
2016 Honda Ruckus on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Nothing on two wheels—or four—has the rugged, minimalist look of a Honda Ruckus. And that’s the whole point. The Ruckus is all about riding down your own road in life, doing things your way, on your schedule. But the Ruckus is about way more than just its unique looks: its tough 49cc Honda engine also gets awesome mileage. And riding couldn’t be more simple: 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. So forget about that suit-and-tie world. There’s plenty of time for that later. Right now, it’s time to get on a Honda Ruckus and Ruck out on the rugged side of life.
Lean, Mean, and Ready to Ride
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.
Plenty of Grunt
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.
Awesome Fuel Economy
We’re not kidding. With the Ruckus, you’ll spend less time filling up and more time riding around town—and save some big coin doing it.
Life’s More Fun When you Start a Ruckus!
2016 Honda Ruckus www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
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.
2016 Honda Ruckus www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Engine & Drivetrain
Automatic Honda V-Matic belt-drive transmission provides spirited acceleration and requires virtually no maintenance.
Automatic cam-chain tensioner requires virtually no maintenance.
Stays cool on hot days
Compact engine-mounted radiator has aluminum fins for optimal cooling in all riding conditions.
Electronic Control Unit (ECU) provides control for ignition timing, alternator regulator, ACG starter, electric fuel pump and automatic choke.
Improved handling & fuel economy
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.
Ease is key
Maintenance-free ignition system.
Easy push-button start
Simple push-button electric starter.
Great on fuel
Fuel-sipping constant-velocity (CV) carburetor with automatic choke.
Lightweight 49 cc 4-stroke OHC liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine provides ample power for in-town riding.
Chassis & Suspension
Sticks to the road
Sticks to the road Oversize tires offer a secure grip on the road.
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Front and rear drum brakes offer predictable, powerful stopping.
Comfortable & controlled ride
Twin-downtube-fork front suspension provides 56 mm (2.2 in.) 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.
Strong & light
Two-piece die-cast aluminum front frame with upper steel rear frame.
1 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty.
Lock your helmet under seat
Helmet holder locks helmet in place under seat.
Excellent night vision
Dual headlights with two 35-watt bulbs. Low/high beams provide ample nighttime illumination.
Information at your fingertips
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
Comfort and confidence
Well-padded seat boasts a low 735 mm (28.9 in.) seat height for added confidence at stops.
2016 Honda Ruckus – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $2649 USD
Engine Type 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke It might be just 49cc, but this feisty, lightweight engine has plenty of get-up-and-go power for around-town riding.
Induction 18mm CV carburetor with automatic choke You can count on spot-on throttle response and gas-sipping fuel economy, thanks to the Ruckus? automatic-choke-equipped carburetor.
Bore And Stroke 37.8mm x 44mm
Compression Ratio 11.9:1
Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive Honda?s sophisticated, automatic V-Matic™ belt-drive system provides seamless shifting and ample power at any speed.
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension Twin-downtube fork; 1.9 inches travel
Rear Suspension Single shock; 2.6 inches travel
Front Brake Drum
Rear Brake Drum
Front Tire 120/90-10
Rear Tire 130/90-10
Wheelbase 49.8 inches
Seat Height 28.9 inches The plush, well-padded seat tops out at a low, confidence-inspiring 28.9-inch while also adding to the scooter?s overall rugged urban styling.
Curb Weight 194 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 1.3 gallons
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.
Available Colors White/Red, Black
Model Id NPS50
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Duration One year
Description Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2016 Honda Ruckus – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $3099 CDN
Engine & Transmission
Liquid-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
Bore & Stroke
37.8 mm x 44 mm
SOHC, 2 valves
18 mm CV with auto choke
Chassis & Suspension
Twin downtube fork; 55 mm (2.2 in.) travel
Single shock; 65 mm (2.6 in.) travel
Front: 120/90 – 10 Rear:130/90 – 10
Front: drum Rear: drum
735 mm (28.9 in.)
1,265 mm (49.8 in.)
88 kg (194 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
2016 Honda Ruckus – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Specifications, features, illustrations and equipment shown are believed to be correct – however, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Honda Inc. reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice or obligation, in colours, specifications, accessories, materials and models. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment. Some vehicles shown are U.S., European and/or Canadian models.
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