2011 Honda Ruckus Review


An economical choice in a scooter, the 2011 Honda Ruckus includes a stripped down design that remains trendy in today’s market. Packed with lots of attitude, the Ruckus is an ideal scooter for zipping around town in style, offering an ample amount of power from its 49-cc, liquid-cooled engine and excellent handling and acceleration from its V-matic, belt-drive, automatic transmission. Great for urban settings, the Ruckus swallows all bumps and road imperfections with ease providing a smooth ride with an astounding fuel economy of 85 to 100 mpg. The fuel tank is filled with a mere 1.3 gallons of gas, which is plenty of fuel to get all over town in this excellent transport. Besides a rather thrilling riding experience, the Ruckus includes Honda reliability and is simple to operate even for those new to using scooters.

The one-piece, one passenger seat is comfortable and adjustable, and a generous storage space is located beneath the seat designed to lock the helmet into place when it isn’t needed. Its well-padded seat includes a comfortable low riding position with a seat height of just 28.9 inches. The easy push-button start is powered by its electric starter system, and is a nice convenience. Its oversize tires securely grip the road for taking turns and curvy roads with ease. Two colors schemes are available, one all black and an orange and black color combination.

Overall, the 2011 Honda Ruckus offers all the style, quality engineering, and spirited performance consumers are looking for in a stylish, two-wheel, urban transport. Rugged and durable, the Ruckus is an ideal vehicle for getting from class to class or for a variety of quick jaunts around town. Its smooth ride, excellent gas mileage, and rugged good looks put this economical scooter in a class of its own.

New For 2011

  • A new color choice is available this year, which includes orange with black or black

2011 Honda Ruckus Specs

  • Model: 2011 Honda Ruckus
  • Engine Type: 49.4-cc, one-cylinder, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 1.49 inches X 1.73 inches
  • Compression ratio: 11.9:1
  • Valve Train: Single overhead camshaft
  • Induction: Liquid cooled
  • Ignition: Electric with kick
  • Transmission: Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.3 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 85 to 100 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Drum
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 49.8 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 28.9 inches
  • Curb Weight: 194 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/90 R10
  • Tires (Rear): 130/90 R10


  • Liquid cooled, 49-cc engine with an electric starter and V-matic automatic transmission
  • Dual headlights for better illumination
  • Oversize tires offer plenty of road grip and great handling on the pavement
  • Standard one-piece, one-passenger seat

Key Competitors For The 2011 Honda Ruckus

  • Vespa S 50 4V
  • Kymco Super 8 50 2T
  • Yamaha Zuma
  • Aprilia SR 50 R
  • Piaggio Fly 50