The Honda Ruckus is a pretty unique motorcycle. One could find it hard to put it in a conventional category, as it looks like a strange combination between a scooter and a dirt bike.

With its minimal bodywork and rugged overall style, the Ruckus is guarantees instant attention every time it passes down the street.

Leaving behind its strange look, the Honda Ruckus is a pretty comfortable, reliable and practical bike. Power comes from a 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine that puts fuel economy (114 MPG) on the first place without affecting the scooter’s agility. For a hassle-free riding experience, the Ruckus is equipped with a convenient automatic V-Matic belt drive transmission.

Like any respectable scooter, the Honda Ruckus puts comfort on the first place. Thereby the ride quality is assured by a front twin-downtube fork (2.2 inches travel) paired with a rear single shock (2.6 inches travel).

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda Ruckus.

  • 2013 Honda Ruckus
  • Year:
  • Transmission:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    5 @ 8000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    3 @ 7000
  • Displacement:
    49 cc

Press release

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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. The fact that you’ve decided to go with an amazingly economical ride doesn’t mean that you have to disappear into the crowd. Go ahead and set off on your own course with the scooter that says it all—the Honda Ruckus.

The Ruckus looks like it could survive a nuclear blast and come out swinging. But the Ruckus is about way more than just a unique look: Its thrifty 49cc engine gets awesome mileage. It’s 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. Add in Honda’s legendary reliability, and the Ruckus not only a blast—it’s nearly unstoppable.

Lean and Mean

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They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but go ahead and judge the Ruckus. It’s got nothing to hide, and everything to brag about, flaunting its minimalist, all-business, urban-warrior look.

The Power to Move You

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Nobody builds engines like Honda, and the Ruckus proves that. The liquid-cooled single-cylinder 49cc engine cranks out all the power you need for urban riding, and delivers incredible gas mileage at the same time.

Eliminate Gas Pains

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You may go so long between fill-ups that you’ll forget where the gas cap even is. And how sweet is that? (Hint: It’s down on the floor, between your feet.)


Engine Type 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Induction 15mm CV carburetor with automatic choke
Ignition CD
Bore And Stroke 37.8mm x 44mm
Compression Ratio 11.9:1
Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive
Front Suspension Twin-downtube fork; 2.2 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 29.0 inches
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.

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