Small In Displacement But Big In Fun: The 2020 Honda Ruckus

The Honda Ruckus is arguably one of the meanest looking bikes around. It’s raw, minimalist, industrial, and full to the brim with attitude. It looks like it belongs in a dystopian cyberpunk future rather than on our streets. In reality, the Honda Ruckus is smooth little ride that’s simple to ride, making motorcycling accessible to anyone.

Simplicity is the keyword here. There’s no overwhelming displacement or complicated gears. In essence, the Ruckus has only what it needs: an engine, a twist-and-go throttle, a strong frame, and two wheels. Powered by a compact liquid-cooled 49cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine that produces 4.4 horsepower and 3.35 lb-ft of torque, it’s not going to win any prizes for its performance but it’s not the overall performance that makes the Ruckus so appealing.

It’s light and nimble, smooth on acceleration, and despite the small displacement, it never feels like it’s struggling. There’s plenty of storage space, it’s economical and fuel efficient, and it looks the part too. For those looking for cheap, reliable, and fun transportation, the Ruckus has it all. No gears, no worries. This is the ultimate in urban transportation.

For 2020, the Honda Ruckus is available in either a cool black, or a playful white and color scheme.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Honda Ruckus in one place.

2020 Honda Ruckus White Red
2020 Honda Ruckus White Red

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $ 2,749
  • Key Features:
    • Electric starter
    • LED lights
    • Automatic transmission

Key Specs

  • Engine type: 49cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder
  • Power: 4.4 horsepower
  • Wet weight: 194 lbs
  • Seat height: 28.9 Inch

Key Competitors

  • Honda Monkey
  • Honda Grom
  • Honda Super Cub C125

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2020 Honda Ruckus Specifications

From Honda

ENGINE

Engine 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Power 4.4 Horsepower
Bore x Stroke 37.8mm x 44mm
Compression Ratio 11.9:1
Fuel System 18mm CV carburetor with automatic choke
Starter Electric
Lubrication

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch
Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive
Final Drive

CHASSIS

Suspension Front Twin-downtube fork; 1.9 inches of travel
Suspension Rear Single shock; 2.6 inches of travel
Brakes Front Drum
Brakes Rear Drum
Tires Front 120/90-10
Tires Rear 130/90-10
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.92 L (1.3 US gal.)
Color Black, White/Red

ELECTRICAL

Ignition CD
Spark Plugs
Headlight
Tail Light

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Wheelbase 1264(49.8 in.)
Ground Clearance 144 mm (5.7 in.)
Seat Height 734 mm (28.9 in.)
Curb Weight 88 kg (194 lb.)

WARRANTY

Warranty 12-month Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
Extension Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®

2020 Honda Ruckus White Red


2020 Honda Ruckus Features

LIQUID-COOLED ENGINE

The Ruckus’ liquid-cooled engine offers exactly what you’d expect from a Honda: power, reliability and great fuel economy.

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

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

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.

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.


2020 Honda Ruckus Photos


2020 Honda Ruckus Videos


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