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.
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