2012 Honda Ruckus Review


The 2012 Honda Ruckus is 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 to go from a stop 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 fuel economy of 114 mpg.

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 well in urban settings. 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 bare bones frame the 2012 Honda Ruckus is a delight to look at as well as to ride. The seats are well padded for additional comfort and sit low enough to help with additional confidence when stopping. The low seats add to the overall look of this unique and one-of-a-kind scooter. Some other features include a backup kick start lever and dual headlights that are both low and high beam, which provide ample nighttime illumination so nighttime driving is never an issue. These innovative features make the 2012 Honda Ruckus a great scooter choice.

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

New For 2012

  • The white and red scooter is now available for the 2012 line.
  • Simple push button electric starter allows for a quick start even in bad weather conditions or when at 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 exploration offroad.
  • The brake system includes drums in front and back that allow for powerful stopping.

2012 Honda Ruckus Specs

  • Model: 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 mpg
  • 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
  • Rear trunk storage space
  • Custom-fit, waterproof cover
  • Key cylinder that provides a locking mechanism for the rear trunk

Key Competitors For The 2012 Honda Ruckus

  • Kymco Super 8 150
  • Honda PCX