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I've been seeing it on campus at UCSC for the last couple months. I have no idea what it is. Kinda ugly but unique

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Honda Big Ruckus?
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Makes me think Rukus with plastic.
but they didn't make that, did they?
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There were some Big Ruckus clones around too but not familiar with the brands they cover. I don't see badging on this one so thinking clone.

The Ruckus is definitely a model where Honda is leaving money on the table.
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It is a Honda, can't find a pic that I can post. but found one that said Honda on the side.

Edit:
Unless it was a clone ^^^^^
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It's a Ruckus clone.
Simple google search.
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If my memory serves me correctly, the Big Ruckus model was only in production for a short period of time and came standard with the plastic body panels.

I don't think there are many around.

Based on pics on Google Images, the tranny cover and pipe are different from the real Honda, so it's most likely a clone.
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Not one of these
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The question is - are these so ugly they're endearing or are they just ugly monsters. I prefer the Zuma myself for that off-road look but if someone brought me a Ruckus 250 I would properly thank them.
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http://www.gasscooters.net/mc-zs-24.html
I think you are correct, Chinese clone of Rcukus. It's definitely not a Honda. No brand markings at all. I thought it interesting but still think it fugly - effing ugly.

Thanks for the help all.

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Yes, but Ruckus fans do customize the bejeebus out of their rides.
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Not one of these
How do you like your Big Ruckus?
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Honda should be where the red circle is.
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The question is - are these so ugly they're endearing or are they just ugly monsters. I prefer the Zuma myself for that off-road look but if someone brought me a Ruckus 250 I would properly thank them.
I can answer that question: just an ugly monster.
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Oh the humanity!
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I can answer that question: just an ugly monster.
I can't say I disagree but the hunter in me likes to find the rarity.

Honda has a rich tradition of ugly beasts. The Helix is a ripe candidate for one of those "Never Forget" posters.
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Honda should be where the red circle is.
I looked all over the bike and didn't see any brand markings. I'm going out for a bicycle ride in teh morning and will bike by the parking lot on campus where I've seen it parked and scope it out in more detail.

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Miguel wrote:
breaknwind wrote:
Honda should be where the red circle is.
I looked all over the bike and didn't see any brand markings. I'm going out for a bicycle ride in teh morning and will bike by the parking lot on campus where I've seen it parked and scope it out in more detail.

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You can see "ZNEN" on the clutch nut cover.
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You can see "ZNEN" on the clutch nut cover.
These guys at it again then:
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Leave a note on it for the owner.
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Leave a note on it for the owner.
"Hey, I noticed you have a really ugly scooter -- what is it?"
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