2023 Honda Ruckus Guide

2023 Honda Ruckus

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2023 Honda Ruckus: YOUR LIFE. YOUR RUCKUS.

Introducing the 2023 Honda Ruckus…

When it comes to little two-wheelers that ooze personality and attitude, it’s tough to top Honda’s unique Ruckus®, the model that launched an entire scooter-customization subculture. With an exposed frame and dual round headlights contributing to an industrial-looking design, plus practical features like reliability, fuel efficiency and nimble handling, the Ruckus a great choice as a platform for personalization or affordable, around-town transportation.

RUCK OUT!

Until we all start cruising around in our own private hovercraft, the Honda Ruckus has to be the smartest, most fun form of transportation on the planet. Nothing looks like a Ruckus because there’s nothing like a Ruckus. Its small size lets you squirt from Point A to Point B with no hassles, and when you get there, you can park it just about anywhere. The dependable liquid-cooled 49cc engine is highly fuel efficient, and our Honda V-Matic® automatic transmission means no clutch or shifting ever—just gas it and go. The tough, tubular-steel frame, dual headlights, and underseat storage make it super practical and just look cool too. If you can’t get there on a Ruckus, you probably don’t need to get there at all!

While a diminutive stature is one of the most noticeable attributes of Honda’s Ruckus, discounting it on those grounds would be a mistake. After all, this character-rich model has launched an entire subculture of scooter customization and group rides. Its exposed frame, dual round headlights, affordable price and ease of use make it a great option for unique around-town transportation, with some owners content to leave it in stock form, while others opt to personalize it to their desired look and application. Either way, the Ruckus is guaranteed to turn heads wherever it goes.

 

2023 Honda Ruckus Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Low 28.9-inch seat height
  • Rugged, minimal-bodywork style
  • Electric starter

PERFORMANCE

LIQUID-COOLED ENGINE
The Ruckus has a liquid-cooled engine that offers exactly what you’d expect from a Honda: power, reliability and great fuel efficiency.

DRIVETRAIN

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
One-speed automatic transmission means no shifting ever—not even into park or neutral.

STYLE

A STYLE ALL ITS OWN
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.

CONVENIENCE

ELECTRIC START
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.

 

 

 

 

2023 Honda Ruckus Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE / DRIVETRAIN

  • 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.
  • 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

Reliable Performance
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.

Ease is key
Maintenance-free ignition system.

Stays cool on hot days
Compact engine-mounted radiator has aluminum fins for optimal cooling in all riding conditions.

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 added nighttime illumination.

Excellent night vision
Dual headlights with two 35-watt bulbs. Low/high beams provide added nighttime illumination.

Lock your helmet under seat
Helmet holder locks helmet in place under seat.

Backup kickstart lever
Backup kickstart lever.

 

 

2023 Honda Ruckus – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: from $2,899 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $3699 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £  GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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 of travel
Rear Suspension Single shock; 2.6 inches of 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 Gray, White/Metallic Blue, Midnight Blue/Tan
Model ID NPS50

FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Included Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
Optional Extended Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®.

 

 

 

2023 Honda Ruckus – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Model

NPS50

ENGINE

Type 49.4 cc liquid-cooled, 3º single-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train OHC 2-valve
Bore x Stroke 37.8 mm x 44.0 mm
Compression Ratio 11.9:1
Induction 18 mm CV carburetor w/ automatic choke
Ignition DC-CDI
Starter Electric and kick
Transmission Automatic V-matic
Clutch Automatic centrifugal
Final Drive Belt

SUSPENSION

Front Telescopic fork; 1.93 in. travel
Rear Single shock; 2.56 in. travel

BRAKES

Front Single 95 mm mechanical drum
Rear Single 95 mm mechanical drum

TIRES

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

MEASUREMENTS

Rake (Caster Angle) 26.5º
Trail 75 mm (2.95 in.)
Length 73.2 in.
Width 28.9 in.
Height 40.4 in.
Seat Height 28.9 in.
Ground Clearance 5.7 in.
Wheelbase 49.8 in.
Fuel Capacity 1.3 gal.
Curb Weight* 194 lbs.

OTHER

Colors White/Metallic Blue; Gray; Midnight Blue/Tan

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Meets current EPA standards
Specifications subject to change

 

 

2023 Honda Ruckus – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

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