2011 Honda Ruckus

2011 Honda Ruckus
MSRP $2,499

Here’s a bare-bones example of two-wheeled transportation that’s way too cool to call itself a scooter. Fully equipped to do battle within urban traffic with a thrifty liquid-cooled 49cc engine, electric starter and Honda’s easy-to-use V-Matic automatic transmission, this feisty little welterweight is ready to raise a Ruckus—the perfect name for a handy and tough in-town runabout that packs plenty of attitude.

Engine TypeSingle-cylinder four-stroke
Engine Displacement49cc
Bore StrokeNA
Compression RatioNA
Fuel System15mm CV carburetor with automatic choke
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveBelt drive
Rake TrailNA
Seat Height28.9 in.
Wheelbase49.8 in.
Front SuspensionTwin-downtube fork; 2.2 inches travel
Rear SuspensionSingle shock; 2.6 inches travel
Front BrakeDrum
Rear BrakeDrum
Front Tire120/90-10
Rear Tire130/90-10
Fuel Capacity1.3 gal.
Dry Weight194 lbs. (Curb)

Greg Hatcher, MNNTHBX and the Honda Ruckus

Greg Hatcher, MNNTHBX and the Honda Ruckus

Greg Hatcher is the founder and creative force behind MNNTHBX, an aftermarket parts manufacturer specializing in the Honda Ruckus and Grom.