2019 Honda Ruckus Guide

2019 Honda Ruckus

2019 Honda Ruckus 2019 Honda Ruckus


2019 Honda Ruckus:

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.

The Ruckus keeps it simple and never lets you lose sight of what’s most important: having fun.

It all starts with the Ruckus’ tough, minimalist, tubular frame. And at the center is a dependable 49cc Honda engine with a healthy dose of power. All you need to get started is press a button, twist the throttle and go. That’s because the Ruckus also features a Honda V-Matic® automatic transmission.


So hop on. And let the fun begin.

Looks Tough, Rides Smooth.

Forget about a bunch of PR propaganda: the Ruckus is what it is, with nothing to hide—what a breath of fresh air! Practically no bodywork, rugged steel tube frame, tough rubber floorboard. And built to survive in today’s world.

Not Just Tough—Powerful, Too.

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.

Fuel Efficient and Then Some.

Who needs an electric car or a hybrid when your Honda Ruckus gets such great fuel efficiency? Add in the potential to save on parking too and this awesome scooter can pay for itself in no time.


Honda Ruckus, Metropolitan Return for 2019
Industry’s best-selling scooters are back for the new model year

Along with a number of other new-model powersports unveilings, Honda announced today that its popular Ruckus and Metropolitan scooters will return for the 2019 model year. These are the industry’s two best-selling scooter models, the Ruckus’s quirky and robust style having inspired its own dedicated culture and scene, while the Metropolitan appeals with its modern, rounded lines and approachable design. The Metropolitan is now offered in a new Coastal Blue color along with Pearl Soft Beige, and the Ruckus is available in Black and White/Red schemes.





2019 Honda Ruckus Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features


  • 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.


  • 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




2019 Honda Ruckus Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

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.


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. 2017 Model Shown.

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.





2019 Honda Ruckus – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: starting from $ 
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AUS


Engine Type49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-strokeIt might be just 49cc, but this feisty, lightweight engine has plenty of get-up-and-go power for around-town riding.
Induction18mm CV carburetor with automatic chokeYou can count on spot-on throttle response and gas-sipping fuel economy, thanks to the Ruckus? automatic-choke-equipped carburetor.
Bore And Stroke37.8mm x 44mm
Compression Ratio11.9:1


TransmissionAutomatic V-Matic belt driveHonda?s sophisticated, automatic V-Matic™ belt-drive system provides seamless shifting and ample power at any speed.


Front SuspensionTwin-downtube fork; 1.9 inches travel
Rear SuspensionSingle shock; 2.6 inches travel
Front BrakeDrum
Rear BrakeDrum
Front Tire120/90-10
Rear Tire130/90-10


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.

Wheelbase49.8 inches
Seat Height
Curb Weight194 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity1.3 gallons
Miles Per Gallon114 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 ColorsBlack, White/Red
Model IDNPS50


One Year IncludedTransferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
Optional ExtendedExtended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®.





2019 Honda Ruckus – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine Type

Liquid-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke


49.4 cc

Bore & Stroke

37.8 mm x 44 mm

Compression Ratio


Valve Train

SOHC, 2 valves

Fuel Delivery

18 mm CV with auto choke


Automatic V-Matic

Final Drive


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


Front: 120/90-10
Rear: 130/90-10


Front: drum
Rear: drum

Seat Height

735 mm (28.9 in.)


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




12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus



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