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2017 Honda Ruckus
2017 Honda Ruckus

2017 Honda Ruckus
2017 Honda Ruckus

2017 Honda Ruckus
2017 Honda Ruckus

2017 Honda Ruckus
2017 Honda Ruckus



2017 Honda Ruckus Review

2017 Honda Ruckus on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Ruck and Roll…

Go on, admit it: You can’t help but smile when you see the Ruckus®—right? And there’s no need to feel guilty about that. After all, the Ruckus is one cool little scooter with an extra dose of attitude. Going with an amazingly economical ride doesn’t necessarily mean disappear into the crowd, at least not in the case of the scooter that says it all—the Honda Ruckus.


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.

It all starts with the Ruckus’ rugged, minimalistic, exoskeletal frame. Minimal bodywork equals minimal hassles. Then there’s the Ruckus’ tough 49cc Honda engine. Plenty of power, and you just push a button to get it started. There’s no hassle with shifting, either; the Ruckus uses a Honda V-matic® automatic transmission. Grab a helmet, maybe toss on a daypack or a messenger bag, and you’re off while your friends are still waiting for the bus.

You got a life to live. And the Ruckus is gonna help you live it.


Nothing Looks Like a Ruckus.

The Ruckus is what it is, with nothing to hide. And that’s exactly why so many people dig it. Practically no bodywork, rugged steel tube frame, tough rubber floorboard. It’s a true urban warrior!


Power to the People.

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.


Don’t Fuel Around.

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.

 



2017 Honda Ruckus www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Ample power

Lightweight 49 cc 4-stroke OHC liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine provides ample power for in-town riding.

Great on fuel

Fuel-sipping constant-velocity (CV) carburetor with automatic choke.

Easy push-button start

Simple push-button electric starter.

Ease is key

Maintenance-free ignition system.

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.

Intelligent

Electronic Control Unit (ECU) provides control for ignition timing, alternator regulator, ACG starter, electric fuel pump and automatic choke.

Stays cool on hot days

Compact engine-mounted radiator has aluminum fins for optimal cooling in all riding conditions.

Low maintenance

Automatic cam-chain tensioner requires virtually no maintenance.

Spirited acceleration

Automatic Honda V-Matic belt-drive transmission provides spirited acceleration and requires virtually no maintenance.

Strong & light

Two-piece die-cast aluminum front frame with upper steel rear frame.

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.

Stopping power

Front and rear drum brakes offer predictable, powerful stopping.

Sticks to the road

Oversize tires offer a secure grip on the road.

Comfort and confidence

Well-padded seat boasts a low 735 mm (28.9 in.) seat height for added confidence at stops.

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

Excellent night vision

Dual headlights with two 35-watt bulbs. Low/high beams provide ample nighttime illumination.

Put it in park

Parking brake.

Lock your helmet under seat

Helmet holder locks helmet in place under seat.

Backup kickstart lever

Audible turn-signal indicator.

Great warranty

1 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty.



 

 

2017 Honda Ruckus www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine/Drivetrain
•Lightweight 49cc four-stroke OHC liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine provides ample power for in-town riding.
•Fuel-sipping constant-velocity (CV) carburetor with automatic choke.
•Electric starter system allows easy push-button starting.
•Maintenance-free ignition system.
•Electronic Control Unit (ECU) provides control for ignition timing, alternator regulator, ACG starter, electric fuel pump and automatic choke.
•Ultra-quiet exhaust system.
•Automatic Honda V-Matic belt-drive transmission provides spirited acceleration and smooth operation.

Chassis/Suspension
•Two-piece, die-cast aluminum front frame with steel upper-rear frame.
•Twin-down tube fork provides 2.2 inches of plush travel for a well-controlled ride.
•Single-side aluminum swingarm with single-shock rear suspension has 2.6 inches of travel for a compliant, comfortable ride.
•Front and rear drum brakes offer predictable stopping.
•Well-padded seat boasts a low, 29.0-inch seat height for added confidence at stops.
•Instrumentation includes analog speedometer, odometer and indicator lights for fuel, coolant temperature and low/high beams. Fuel-indicator light comes on with 0.3 gallon remaining.
•Maintenance-free battery.
•Easy-to-use parking brake.
•Helmet holder locks helmet into place under seat.

Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
•Meets current EPA and CARB standards
•California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment

 



 

2017 Honda Ruckus – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $2699 USD

ENGINE
Engine Type 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Induction 18mm CV carburetor with automatic choke
Ignition CD
Bore And Stroke 37.8mm x 44mm
Compression Ratio 11.9:1
DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive
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
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 49.8 inches
Seat Height 28.9 inches
Curb Weight 194 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuelready
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.
OTHER
Available Colors Black, White/Red
Model ID NPS50
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Duration One year
Description Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with
a Honda Protection Plan.



 


 

2017 Honda Ruckus – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in CDN

Engine & Drivetrain
Engine Type
Liquid-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
Displacement
49.4 cc
Bore & Stroke
37.8 mm x 44 mm
Compression Ratio
11.9:1
Valve Train
SOHC, 2 valves
Fuel Delivery
18 mm CV with auto choke
Transmission
Automatic V-Matic
Final Drive
Belt
Chassis & Suspension
Front Suspension
Twin downtube fork; 55 mm (2.2 in.) travel
Rear Suspension
Single shock; 65 mm (2.6 in.) travel
Additional Information
Tires
Front: 120/90-10 Rear: 130/90-10
Brakes
Front: drum Rear: drum
Seat Height
735 mm (28.9 in.)
Wheelbase
1,265 mm (49.8 in.)
Curb Weight
88 kg (194 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
Fuel Capacity
5 litres
Colour
Black, White/Red
Warranty
12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus

 




 

2017 Honda Ruckus – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ NA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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