2016 Honda Ruckus

The 2016 Honda Ruckus might not be the prettiest bike in the world. However, its interesting design and exceptional fuel economy makes it so popular. Design of this 50 cc scooter is naked and bare. It looks like some prototype at first sight. However, it is unique, and many buyers are looking exactly for this. Excitement does not fail you with Ruckus, since it is great performer. Good look and reliable engine are recipes for success. If you add attractive price, that failure is not an option. So it is with new Ruckus.

2016 Honda Ruckus

2016 Honda Ruckus redesign

First we can see on this scooter are its dual headlights. Furthermore, 2016 Honda Ruckus has fat tires. At top of all, its naked design is the most interesting part. However, it is very functional, since Ruckus is there for city cruising. It is not so great on the highway, tough terrains or hills. On the other hand, instrument panel is modern. There are all standard feature one bike has to have. Rider can read speed on analog meter, temperature or fuel. Reserve fuel light turns on at 0.3 gallons. Seat is set up at 29 inches. Even taller riders can keep their knees under the handlebar thanks to it. This is clearly advantage over some other models. If we talk about storage, there is surprise in this segment also with new Ruckus. Under the seat there is enough space for helmet and few other items.

2016 Honda Ruckus rear view

2016 Honda Ruckus engine

As other models in scooter segment for 2016, Ruckus offers V-Matic belt drive transmission. It transfers power from 49 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine. Thumper unit has bore and stroke set at 37.8 x 44 mm. It makes 2016 Honda Ruckus undersquare. This small engine has high compression ratio. Many functions are controlled from Electronic Control Unit. Both kick-start and push-starter are on the bike. These are good as options for various weather conditions. New Ruckus can go 114 mpg and max speed is about 45 mph. With 1.3-gallon tank, bike can go up to 150 miles without refueling.

2016 Honda Ruckus price and competition

Only serious rival of the 2016 Honda Ruckus is SSR Rowdy. However, it can do much against this $2,650 –rated Honda’s product. When you add transferable warranty and Honda Protection Plan, buyers will make easy decision.

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