The main downsides are the lack of the enclosed storage space and lack of options to spruce up this performance of this engine. This spins the flywheel and cranks the engine over, while being virtually silent. The seat can be adjusted by inserting the ignition key into a keyhole on the front side of the seat and then operating the seat slide lever. You are here: — — 2006 Honda Motorcycle Models 2006 Honda Big Ruckus Click photos to enlarge. By inserting the ignition key into a keyhole on the right side, the seat can be folded up into a backrest position revealing a large, flat cargo area. Other clever touches including a parking brake, handy access to the front of the engine area and a trip odometer. Overall, sales were few but the people who did buy the Big Ruckus generally rave about this scooter.
By using a horizontal motor and by locating the fuel tank inside the floorboard instead of under the seat, Honda kept all the weight very close to the ground. I has 520 miles on it now and I have not done anything to it. Sales were again tepid which led Honda to drop the Big Ruckus from its North American lineup after 2006. How is the rest of the scooter? This area is great for storage a few tools or your lunch. This scooter also has great headlights and it has the potential to carry a lot of stuff if you are the creative sort. Design and Amenities The Ruckus holds a soft spot in my heart because this is the scooter that got me into the scene.
Check out the links below to learn more about the Ruckus and get involved. After a couple slow years, the Ruckus became a strong seller for Honda and has been a popular scooter in North America since 2005. You are making a difference to millions of riders worldwide. The other big downside to the Ruckus is that its kinda slow. Other minor complaints with the Ruckus include no front disc brake, cheap suspension and the lack of a fuel gauge. Mountain bikes, surf boards, lumber and bags of golf clubs can all secured to the Ruckus if you set your mind to it.
© 2008 - 2018 Motor Scooter Guide - -. Rider application of the front brake lever activates the front brake in conventional fashion. The downsides to the Ruckus are all things that can be partially addressed by the vast aftermarket scene. None of the cons are deal breakers and most of them can be addressed by you. Pressing down on the handle releases the brake. The open concept design of this scooter suits creative individuals who will be able to bungee nearly anything down in the large space behind the seat.
Over its run, the rugged Ruckus received very few changes aside from color offerings. Almost nothing is above the wheels. Application of the rear brake lever activates the rear brake and front brake together. Total Motorcycle is my pride and joy and being able to reach out 300 million people has been incredible but I could not have done it without the support of my visitors, readers and members, thank you so much! I apologize for taking so much of your time. Rather, it would have been nice to have an engine with a removable cylinder so big bore kits that add serious power are an option. They make great desktop images. The backrest can be folded down to become a passenger seat see below picture , or it can be folding up to give the driver big time comfort and unveil a handy storage area.
Honda also made a few other changes that resulted in a top speed increase from 37mph to about 41mph. Supporting over Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 19 great years. This is the first scooter engine to mount a tiny radiator on the side of the motor and use a flywheel mounted fan to blow air on it. You can expect an honest 85-100mpg while driving around at full throttle. The Big Ruckus also has a really cool storage canister on the right side near the back.
Combine that with a low seat height 28. Japan Zoomer gets a Deluxe Edition with new paint options and white rims and seat coverings. This design is very efficient, compact and elegant compared to scooters with coolant hoses running all over the place to a randomly located radiator. Besides the 30-40mph acceleration deadspot, extended high speed riding can be somewhat tedious without an aftermarket windscreen as the Big Ruckus offers virtually no wind protection in its stock form. Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. I poured my heart into modifying that Ruckus and had just finished it when this picture shown in white was taken in spring, 2007. The fuel door is located behind a locking cover in the frame well between the floorboards.
Everywhere you go people ask where they can get one. The seat is engineering perfection. I bought a 2015 Honda ruckus with 60 miles on it. This means that drivers of all heights can find a comfortable setup. It seems that it appealed to quite a different but passionate audience than intended.
Unique features — Rugged styling — Sliding adjustable seat and convertible passenger saddle that becomes rider backrest. The great parts of the Ruckus are its brilliantly designed engine, rugged and timeless style and Honda quality. The Ruckus is not restricted like many 2-strokes. I rode it year round for the two years which was a difficult feat in Canadian winters. Another nice perk is that the Big Ruckus has both a centerstand and kickstand as standard equipment. Another upside to the Ruckus is the awesome handling due to its super low center of gravity. Secondly, the Ruckus cleverly runs electrical current in reverse through the alternator to start the motor.
Back in Japan, the Big Ruckus continued to be sold thru 2007 before production ceased altogether. The Ruckus simply has a low fuel light that comes on when you have 1 litre 0. These other scooters also have enclosed and locking storage areas, so they certainly have their merits. These changes are mainly an increased redline 8850 vs. .