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.
- Price: $ 2,749
- Key Features:
- Electric starter
- LED lights
- Automatic transmission
- Engine type: 49cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder
- Power: 4.4 horsepower
- Wet weight: 194 lbs
- Seat height: 28.9 Inch
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2020 Honda Ruckus Specifications
|Engine||49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore x Stroke||37.8mm x 44mm|
|Fuel System||18mm CV carburetor with automatic choke|
|Transmission||Automatic V-Matic belt drive|
|Suspension Front||Twin-downtube fork; 1.9 inches of travel|
|Suspension Rear||Single shock; 2.6 inches of travel|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4.92 L (1.3 US gal.)|
|Ground Clearance||144 mm (5.7 in.)|
|Seat Height||734 mm (28.9 in.)|
|Curb Weight||88 kg (194 lb.)|
|Warranty||12-month Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty|
|Extension||Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®|
2020 Honda Ruckus Features
The Ruckus’ liquid-cooled engine offers exactly what you’d expect from a Honda: power, reliability and great fuel economy.
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.
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.