2012 Honda Ruckus Review


The 2012 Honda Ruckus as an economical scooter that starts with the simple push of a button. Simply push the button, twist the throttle and this scooter will have you on your way in no time at all. The 2012 Honda Ruckus is powered by a 49cc four-stroke engine that is very fuel efficient. The engine's low end torque allows the rider go from stop to go within seconds and the automatic transmission means that the rider will never have to worry about shifting. Giving the rider complete confidence and being able to ride with no worries is what the 2012 Honda Ruckus is all about. This scooter is highly fuel efficient with an estimated miles per gallon of 114.

The low seat height helps aid in the overall ease of precision handling with the 2012 Honda Ruckus. The low overall center of gravity allows the Ruckus to handle with easy in the urban setting. Since the 2012 Honda Ruckus features oversized deep tires, exploring out of the way places is also a viable option for this scooter.

The design of the 2012 Honda Ruckus is so unique that this scooter is sure to turn heads just about anywhere it goes. From the wide tires, double headlamps and the bare bones frame the 2012 Honda Ruckus is a delight to look at as well to ride. The seats are well padded for additional comfort and are low enough to help with additional confidence when stopping. The low seats add to the overall look of this unique and one of kind scooter. Some other features include a backup kick start lever, dual headlights that are both low and high bean which provide ample nighttime illumination. So driving the scooter at nighttime is never an issue and these innovative features make the 2012 Honda Ruckus a great scooter choice.

The 2012 Honda Ruckus is so simple and fun to drive that allows new riders to hone in on their riding skills and build up their riding confidence. Although the 2012 Honda Ruckus may be a great choice for the beginner rider all the same great features that also make the Honda Ruckus a fine choice for the experienced rider as well.

New For 2012

  • The white and red scooter is now available for the 2012 line. The new color option joins the other available color of black.
  • Simple push button electric starter. Allows for a quick start even in bad weather conditions or when in higher altitudes.
  • Automatic transmission that provides quick acceleration and is virtually maintenance free.
  • Twin fork front suspension allows for comfortable and controlled ride and helps to gain rider confidence.
  • Oversize tires that help to secure an extra grip on the road. As well as allowing for the option of exploring some of the off roads.
  • The brake system includes drums in front and back that allows for predicate and powerful stopping. Allowing the rider to stop on a dime and gives the rider confidence that they can stop whenever the need arises to do so.

2012 Honda Ruckus Specs

  • Model: 2012 Honda Ruckus
  • Engine Type: 49cc single cylinder four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 37.8mm x 44mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.9:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: 15mm CV carburetor
  • Ignition: CD
  • Transmission: Automatic V-Matic
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.3 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 114 miles per gallon
  • Brakes (Front): Front Drum
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Twin downtube fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single shock
  • Wheelbase: 49.8 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 28.9 inches
  • Curb Weight: 194 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/90-10
  • Tires (Rear): 130/90-10


  • Clear Polycarbonate windscreen designed for added protection from wind, dirt, debris and other weather related elements.
  • Rear trunk storage space designed to allow for additional storage. Custom installed to the rear of the scooter.
  • Custom fit cover to help keep the scooter in pristine condition. Cover is waterproof so can be used outdoors for protection from the elements.
  • Key cylinder that provides a locking mechanism for the rear trunk. Allowing one to safely store items and goods without having to worry about them being stolen.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Honda Ruckus

  • 2012 Kymco Super 8 150
  • 2011 Honda PCX