2012 Honda Ruckus Features and Benefits

What could be cooler than an economical scooter? How about one with an extra dose of attitude? The Ruckus® is Honda’s bare-knuckles scooter that sets a new standard for cool.


New for 2012

- New White/Red color joins Black.


- Well-padded seat boasts a low 29.0-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.

- Maintenance-free battery.

- Easy-to-use parking brake.

- Helmet holder locks helmet into place under seat.

- 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 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.


Model: NPS50

Engine Type: 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore and Stroke: 37.8mm x 44mm

Compression Ratio: 11.9:1

Induction: 15mm CV carburetor with automatic choke

Ignition: CD

Transmission: Automatic V-Matic belt drive

Front: Twin-downtube fork; 2.2 inches travel
Rear: Single shock; 2.6 inches travel

Front: Drum
Rear: Drum

Front: 120/90-10 
Rear: 130/90-10

Wheelbase: 49.8 inches

Seat Height: 29.0 inches

Fuel Capacity: 1.3 gallons

Estimated Fuel Economy**: 114 MPG

Colors: White/Red, 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 CARB emissions standards.

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