Honda NPS50 Ruckus: history, specs, pictures

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Honda NPS50 Ruckus
Manufacturer
Also called NPS 50 Ruckus
Production 2003 - 2016
Class Scooter
Engine
OHC single-cylinder four-stroke water-cooled
Bore / Stroke 38.1mm x 38.1mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel System 15mm CV carburetor with automatic choke
Air Filter K&N HA-0502 `03-17[1]
Spark Plug NGK CR8EH9 `03-14[2]
Battery YUASA YTZ7S `03-14[2]
Transmission Gear box: Automatic

Final Drive: V-Matic belt drive

Clutch: Automatic
Suspension Front: Twin-downtube fork; 2.2-in. travel
Rear: Single shock; 2.6-in. travel
Brakes Front: Drum
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 120/90-10
Rear Tire 130/90-10
Wheelbase 49.8 inches (1265 mm)
Seat Height 28.9 inches (734 mm)
Weight 82.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Related Honda PS250 Big Ruckus
Manuals Service Manual

The Honda NPS50 Ruckus was a OHC single-cylinder four-stroke water-cooled scooter produced by Honda between 2003 and 2016.

Engine[edit]

A 38.1mm bore x 38.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 49.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a Automatic transmission. Power was moderated via the Automatic.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/90-10 front tire and a 130/90-10 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Drum in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Twin-downtube fork; 2.2-in. travel while the rear was equipped with a Single shock; 2.6-in. travel. The wheelbase was 49.8 inches (1265 mm) long.

2003 Honda NPS50 Ruckus[edit]

Many people believe that scooters are designed solely for casual rides around the city. However, their opinion changes instantly when they meet the Honda Ruckus, a scoot which is as versatile as it looks intriguingly sweet. A very convenient commuter around the town, the Ruckus is not afraid to leave the asphalt behind and venture into the wild.

Its robust suspensions and beefy dual-purpose tires perform just as great on unsealed roads and make the 2002 Ruckus a good machine for a camping trip. Light and minimalist, the 2002 NPS50 Ruckus is scoot in a class of its own.

2004[edit]

2004 Honda Ruckus 50
2004 Honda Ruckus 50
2004 Honda Ruckus 50




2004 Honda NPS50 "Ruckus".

  • Engine Type: 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Carburetion: 15.0mm CV with automatic choke
  • Ignition: CD
  • Transmission: Automatic V-Matic belt drive
  • Front Suspension: Twin-downtube fork; 2.2-inch travel
  • Rear Suspension: Single-shock; 2.6-inch travel
  • Front Brake: Drum
  • Rear Brake: Drum
  • Front Tire: 120/90-10
  • Rear Tire: 130/90-10
  • Wheelbase: 49.8 inches
  • Seat Height: 29.1 inches
  • Dry Weight: 181.0 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.3 gallons
  • Available Colors: Black, Yellow, Camo
  • Warranty: 1 year

2005[edit]

2005 Honda Ruckus 50
2005 Honda Ruckus 50



2005 Honda NPS50 "Ruckus"

  • Engine Type: 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Carburetion: 15.0mm CV with automatic choke
  • Ignition: CD
  • Transmission: Automatic V-Matic belt drive
  • Front Suspension: Twin-downtube fork; 2.2-inch travel
  • Rear Suspension: Single-shock; 2.6-inch travel
  • Front Brake: Drum
  • Rear Brake: Drum
  • Front Tire: 120/90-10
  • Rear Tire: 130/90-10
  • Wheelbase: 49.8 inches
  • Seat Height: 29.1 inches
  • Dry Weight: 181 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.3 gallons
  • Available Colors: Black, Silver Camo
  • Warranty: 1 year


2006 Honda NPS50 Ruckus[edit]

2006 Honda NPS50 Ruckus 2006 Honda NPS50 Ruckus

Stylish, eye-catching, economical, fun and practical, and overall reliable can be summed in one single name: Ruckus. The 2005 Honda NPS50 Ruckus is the standard in the world of dual-purpose small scooters. Yes, there are DS scooters out there, and the Ruckus is probably their king.

Exceptionally light thanks to its very construction, sturdy and capable to withstand a lot of abuse. Loaded with compliant suspensions and shod with beefy dual-sport tires, the 2005 NPS50 Ruckus is a great machine both on and off the asphalt road. Whether for daily commuting or for weekend off-the-beaten-path adventures, the 2005 Ruckus is one scooter which will make you smile each time you hop aboard.


2007 Honda NPS50 Ruckus[edit]

2007 Honda NPS50 Ruckus 2007 Honda NPS50 Ruckus

An all-time favorite among riders who like to take their scooters off the asphalt and enjoy the off-road areas at the outskirts of the big cities, the Honda Ruckus brings the best of the two worlds. We're looking at a small two-wheeler with trail-ready features, such as strong suspensions and beefy, dual-sport tires, a powerful dual-unit headlight array, and with all the unnecessary bits and parts removed.

Light and nimble, the Ruckus lacks the lockable storage of the other scooters, but compensates with its zero-compromise attitude. For stepping out form the crowd and off the road, the 2006 Ruckus is the way to go.


2009 Honda Ruckus NPS50[edit]

How about a scooter which looks like a really mean off-road machine, yet retains all the nimble character of a small two-wheeler? If simplicity and flawless minimalist design are key assets for your next scooter, then Ruckus NPS50 is it's name.

With the unmistakeable fat tires which perform on loose surfaces just as well as on asphalt, dual headlight design and lots of negative space under the seat for a light profile, the 2008 Honda Ruckus NPS50 brings serious attitude to the street. And with automatic transmission and exceptional fuel economy, this 49cc machine is truly spectacular and crazily fun.


2011 Honda Ruckus NPS50[edit]

With electric staring, automatic transmission and a super-efficient 49cc engine, the 2010 Ruckus is Honda's way to prove that less is sometimes more. Shaving off a lot of weight, the Ruckus NPS50 lost all the unnecessary body parts, and what remained is a slender, good-looking and almost aggressive two-wheeler.

And what's even nicer is the fact that the 2010 Ruckus retains the beefy tires which add extra grip when riding past the point where asphalt ended. A true all-rounder machine, the 2010 Ruckus is great for commuting in and around the city, while weekend trail adventures are also already envisioned.


2016 Honda RUCKUS NPS50[edit]

The 2016 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, its tough 49cc Honda engine also gets awesome mileage. And riding couldn’t be more simple: its Honda V-matic automatic transmission makes for no-shifting, seamless power in and out of traffic. Its electric starter means you just turn a key, push a button, and you’re outta there. So forget about that suit-and-tie world. There’s plenty of time for that later. Right now, it’s time to get on a Honda Ruckus and Ruck out on the rugged side of life.

In Media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 


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