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Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:41 pm quote

whatcha think??

was thinking of getting one...

apparently only 4GBP to fill tank and 100-105mpg

summers coming round.. (London Summer)

Tempting




with accessories




tell me what you think.
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:47 pm quote
Honda sells those here in America as well. Here, they're called the Ruckus.
They cost about $2000 USD MSRP here.

I think they're actually pretty cool scooters. Impractical, but still kickass.
Alas, they only have 50cc engines, and no storage.

An even cooler version was the Honda Big Ruckus. This was more practical than the Ruckus, and had a 250cc engine. The back seat even flipped up to serve as a backrest when no one was sitting on it.



It's kind of like the Hummer H1 of the scooter world.
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:58 pm quote
hummmerr of honda scooters!
that is one hummer!...do they still produce em?? damn that would be different riding around LONDON town in lool


but I like.. in the US probably no point for a 50cc with your overly big roads highways blah blah lol. but london would be swweet for 20mph cruising trying to P off cagers especially the gas guzzlers LOL
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:04 pm quote
Re: hummmerr of honda scooters!
vlconception wrote:
that is one hummer!...do they still produce em?? damn that would be different riding around LONDON town in lool


but I like.. in the US probably no point for a 50cc with your overly big roads highways blah blah lol. but london would be swweet for 20mph cruising trying to P off cagers especially the gas guzzlers LOL
It seems that the Big Ruckus (at least from the look of things) was only a niche scooter that was sold here in the United States and Canada only for 2005 and 2006. So unfortunately, if you want a Big Ruckus, you'll have to shop used...and shop for an importer.

As for the Honda Ruckus, I think it would be great runner in London. It wouldn't be of much use to me since I live in Duluth, Minnesota, and because of the steep hills and the city's spread, having a 50cc scooter here will leave someone yearning for something better.
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:04 pm quote
the 50cc ones are cool looking, especially when modded, but slooow. IMO, for the price they're not worth it.
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:18 pm quote
Re: Ze Honda ZoomZoomer
vlconception wrote:


Can they only be ridden by headless riders?

Why does that guy even need the helmet he is holding?
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:36 pm quote
Re: Ze Honda ZoomZoomer
Silver Streak wrote:
vlconception wrote:


Can they only be ridden by headless riders?

Why does that guy even need the helmet he is holding?
I thought they liked me when I did that photoshoot... guess not

HEHE
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:37 pm quote
I like the styling of the 50 cc version much more than the styling of the 250 cc version.
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:37 pm quote
bryanhayn wrote:
the 50cc ones are cool looking, especially when modded, but slooow. IMO, for the price they're not worth it.
yea true I guess I am going to have to wait till the prices go down, or when more start to show up on the 2nd hand used scene. =(


yes yess they are eye candy
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:41 pm quote
looking at the 250cc... it seems as though the person who designed it had designed it in the 80's assuming this is what scooter riders were going to be riding in the year 2000 lol
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:52 pm quote
The Big Ruck is baddass. The only drawback is it is not fuel injected, and of course Honda got rid of it.
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:56 pm quote
I dig the Ruckus a lot, very cool 50cc scooter. I'v seen a couple of insanely modded one around Denver, including this super low (ok, they are low as it is) one that blows my ET away. Use to see him every morning on my way to work and I have no idea what he'd done to that little scooter but the damn thing flew.

The store manager at sportique in Englewood got to pimp one out as the stores bike....I've seen it in person and it's way cool.

http://www.sportiquescooters.com/forum/index.php?topic=433.0
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:51 pm quote
nigelthefish wrote:
I dig the Ruckus a lot, very cool 50cc scooter. I'v seen a couple of insanely modded one around Denver, including this super low (ok, they are low as it is) one that blows my ET away. Use to see him every morning on my way to work and I have no idea what he'd done to that little scooter but the damn thing flew.

The store manager at sportique in Englewood got to pimp one out as the stores bike....I've seen it in person and it's way cool.

http://www.sportiquescooters.com/forum/index.php?topic=433.0


wow... speechlesss...
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:53 pm quote
look what i have found on strolling around on gumtree.com

http://www.gumtree.com/london/36/36531936.html


honda zoomer 07 modell

with accessories and a full polini race kit


alll for 1500GBP..

not bad eyy??

too bad it might've been taken already because it was posted about a month back. =(
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:12 pm quote
The Zoomer if a very cool bike. They are a great bike for the price and one of the most modifable. Check out http://totalruckus.com/

This one is one of my favorites - 250cc mo!

250 cc Ruckus Sm.jpg

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Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:12 pm quote
Saw these 2 in Seoul a few years back .. they look so cool whether in their original utilitarian form or in tricked out form ...



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Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:32 am quote
I love it Don't think they sell them in Germany though
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:59 am quote
The Zoomer 50 is a supercool ped but it needs more CCs. If only Honda could squeeze a 125 into the same body they'd be onto a real winner. I'd consider one as a second scoot.
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:14 am quote
Ironfoot wrote:
The Zoomer 50 is a supercool ped but it needs more CCs. If only Honda could squeeze a 125 into the same body they'd be onto a real winner. I'd consider one as a second scoot.
yesss! a mate of mine was thinking of trying to incorporate a runner engine but I said it was too much of a risky job trying to keep it as discreet. but very cool in around town ped. I would like to see more around as time goes by though
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:40 am quote
I've seen quite a few of these in South Tampa. At the laundromat I frequent, there is often a woman there who carries all of her weekly wash strapped to one. It's rather impressive.

They are interesting looking. When I see one, I can never decide if I like it or not. Definitely unique.
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:01 am quote
Depending on what you're going foe the Ruckus is a great bike that will do a lot more than 90% of the people who have commented on the thread know.

The motors are pretty fast for a 50 and you can do simple mods that help push that further. More impactful mods like a big bore kit and you got yourself an in town screamer.

Liquid cooled head means the engine is more reliable than an LX and will be happier going longer any day of the week.

These are solid and not to be discounted. They ride well, handle well, and will never ever fail you.
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:13 am quote
I think the little 50cc is adorable. I couldn't use it here ... but as an in town scoot to go from A to B ... I think it is a very utilitarian little scooter and very cute.
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:26 am quote
I actually really like the look of the one with the "headless" rider. It needs the headlight grills, though. I've seen that on a lot of them and really like it.

Actually, if someone made one for my GT, I'd totally get one. I have been wanting to do the completely blacked out look on my scoot. A black headlight grill would look so perfect for that.
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:46 am quote
Either Ruckus is a cool machine. Neither are easily defined . The 50 cc is a modifiers dream and the Big Ruckus is one of those things Honda should have held onto and tweaked a bit. I did a test drive of the 250 and still wonder what it would have been like after 300 miles. I guess there are not enough big Ruckus out there now to see a large style and performance modification group coming forward. A Chinese knock off Big Ruckus is being made, but it is only a 150. Still I hear they are pretty fun, and "not too bad a quality" In another world with a garage and More Money I would own both Rucki... R
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:00 am quote
Didn't some guy fit a Silverwing motor to one of the big Ruckus'?
Ruckuses, Rucki...err..
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:46 am quote
This Korean guy rode one of the 50cc scooters across the entire counry.

http://totalruckus.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=12143&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

It's a great read.

http://totalruckus.com/wan
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:01 am quote
I looooove the ruckus. If they made it with a bigger engine (not the big ruckus... its kinda ugly), I'd walk out the door and go buy it right now. Unfortunately, I don't have the skills to do crazy upgrades like the guys on total ruckus do.
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Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:36 am quote
megnez wrote:
I looooove the ruckus. If they made it with a bigger engine (not the big ruckus... its kinda ugly), I'd walk out the door and go buy it right now. Unfortunately, I don't have the skills to do crazy upgrades like the guys on total ruckus do.
beers creative imagination... oh and find someone that can do it for ya!


hehehe
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Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:55 am quote
Big Ruckus...my other 250...

Where the GTS rips, it cruises...verrrry comfortable riding, two up also...for those times when you want a Pickup truck feelin'...

Have added a spitfire screen and rotated the bars down a bit - the highway pegs are a hoot out 'pon the Slab...it really needs an aftermarket variator and a re-jet to get everything possible out of the low end.



I am sorely tempted by the Little Ruck and all the crazy upgrades available, especially a Gy6 engine swap, but it can get to be a money pit...
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Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:35 am quote
I love my ruckus! I just added a disc brake to the front:



its a blast to ride, just really slow. my buddy is putting together a big bore kit for me. 49 to 59ccs!
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Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:53 pm quote
I think they look like roided out mini-bikes... You'd be the envy of your trailer park! (just my opinion).
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Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:52 pm quote
They remind me of 2-wheeled dune buggies.
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