2017 Honda Ruckus

Ruck And Roll

Nothing on two wheels—or four—has the rugged, minimalist look of a Honda Ruckus. And that’s the whole point. The Ruckus is all about riding down your own road in life, doing things your way, on your schedule. But the Ruckus is about way more than just its unique looks.

It all starts with the Ruckus’ rugged, minimalistic, exoskeletal frame. Minimal bodywork equals minimal hassles. Then there’s the Ruckus’ tough 49cc Honda engine. Plenty of power, and you just push a button to get it started. There’s no hassle with shifting, either; the Ruckus uses a Honda V-matic® automatic transmission. Grab a helmet, maybe toss on a daypack or a messenger bag, and you’re off while your friends are still waiting for the bus.

You got a life to live. And the Ruckus is gonna help you live it.


  • ELECTRIC START: Turn the key, press the button and go. Getting started on the Ruckus is that simple. An electric choke makes getting started in cold weather a snap, too.
  • MAKE YOUR OWN STYLE: What you see is what you get. With its minimal bodywork and rugged overall style, nothing on two wheels (or four) looks like a Ruckus.
  • LIQUID-COOLED ENGINE: The Ruckus’ liquid-cooled engine offers exactly what you'd expect from a Honda: power, reliability and great fuel economy.
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION: One-speed automatic transmission means no shifting ever—not even into park or neutral.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2017
Model Ruckus
Model Code NPS50
Color White / Red


Brakes Front & Rear - Drum

Front - 120/90-10

Rear - 130/90-10


Weight Curb - 194 lb.
Wheelbase 49.8 in.
Seat Height 28.9 in.

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 49 cc
Bore x Stroke 37.8 x 44 mm
Compression Ratio 11.9 : 1
Carburetion 18 mm CV carburetor with automatic choke
Fuel Capacity 1.3 gal.
MPG Rating 114
Ignition CD
Cooling Liquid
Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive



Front - Twin-downtube fork; 1.9 in. travel

Rear - Single shock; 2.6 in. travel


Additional Colors


White / Red

Warranty One year transferable, unlimited-mileage, limited warranty


ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET, EYE PROTECTION AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. NEVER RIDE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, AND NEVER USE THE STREET AS A RACETRACK. OBEY THE LAW AND READ THE OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY. For rider training information or to locate a rider training course near you, call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 1-800-446-9227. Ruckus is a registered trademark of the Honda Motor Co., Ltd.