Less is More.
Instead of wrapping the Ruckus in plastic and chrome, we took all that stuff off. The result? The most unique scooter on the road.
The Ruckus uses a liquid-cooled single-cylinder 49cc engine so you get plenty of power, famous Honda reliability, and awesome gas mileage.
Fill Up with Only 1.3 Gallons.
How far can you go with a little over one gallon? Let’s just put it this way: Your coffee budget is probably going to be a lot bigger than your fuel budget.
2011 Honda Ruckus NPS50 Features
Automatic Transmission: One-speed automatic transmission means no shifting ever – not even into park or neutral.
Liquid-Cooled Engine: The Ruckus' liquid-cooled engine offers exactly what you'd expect from a Honda: Power, reliability, and great fuel economy.
Make Your Own Style: 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.
•Well-padded seat boasts a low 28.9-inch seat height for added confidence at stops.
•Instrumentation includes analog speedometer, odometer and indicator lights for fuel, coolant temperature and low/high beams. Fuel-indicator light comes on with 0.3 gallon remaining.
•Easy to use parking brake.
•Helmet holder locks helmet into place under seat.
•New colors include Orange/Black and Black.
•Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
•Lightweight 49cc four-stroke OHC liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine provides ample power for in-town riding.
•Fuel-sipping constant-velocity (CV) carburetor with automatic choke.
•Electric starter system allows easy push-button starting.
•Maintenance-free ignition system.
•Electronic Control Unit (ECU) provides control for ignition timing, alternator regulator, ACG starter, electric fuel pump and automatic choke.
•Ultra-quiet exhaust system.
•Automatic Honda V-Matic belt-drive transmission provides spirited acceleration and smooth operation.
•Two-piece, die-cast-aluminum front frame with upper steel rear frame.
•Twin-downtube-fork front suspension provides 2.2 inches of plush travel for a well-controlled ride.
•Single-side aluminum swingarm with single-shock rear suspension has 2.6 inches of travel for a compliant, comfortable ride.
•Front and rear drum brakes offer predictable stopping.
•Oversize tires offer a secure grip on the road.
2011 Honda Ruckus NPS50 - United States of America Specifications
USA MSRP - $2,499
Engine Type: 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Induction: 15mm CV carburetor with automatic choke
Transmission: Automatic V-Matic belt drive
Suspension Front: Twin-downtube fork; 2.2 inches travel
Rear: Single shock; 2.6 inches travel
Brakes Front: Drum
Tires Front: 120/90-10
Wheelbase: 49.8 inches
Seat Height: 28.9 inches
Fuel Capacity: 1.3 gallons
Estimated Fuel Economy: 114 MPG
Colors: Orange/Black, Black
Curb Weight*: 194 pounds
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel--ready to ride.
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.
Meets current EPA and State of California emissions standards.
2011 Honda Ruckus NPS50 - Canadian Specifications
Canada MSRP - $TBA CDN
Engine Type Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 49 cc
Bore & Stroke 37.8 mm x 44 mm
Compression Ratio 11.9:1
Valve Train SOHC, 2-valve
Fuel Delivery 18 mm CV with auto choke
Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive
Front Suspension Twin downtube fork; 56 mm (2.2 in.) travel
Rear Suspension Single shock; 66 mm (2.6 in.) travel
Tires 120/90 - 10 front; 130/90 - 10 rear
Brakes Front drum; rear drum
Seat Height 735 mm (28.9 in.)
Wheelbase 1,265 mm (49.8 in.)
Curb Weight 88 kg (194 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas - ready to ride
Fuel Capacity 5 litres