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    Do you recognize this?

    Came across this today. That the engine is effectively the swing arm and is turning a golf cart sized tire caught my attention. Twin shocks and the elalaborate space frame were unusual.

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    I believe that started out as a Honda Ruckus.

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    Thanks Brian. The Ruckus sure is unusual, sort of looks like something that should be vending newspapers or gum balls on a street corner. Maybe I won't trade my TW in for one for off-road work though. Might be good for Desert Adventure Touring.
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    That's asking a lot out of a 50cc engine!

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    never ridden one, but i'd rather keep my ct90.
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    The OP is a Ruckus 50. The one in the video is a Big Ruckus 150. When I was looking for wheels, I kept flopping back and forth between the Ruckus 50 and the TW. I was afraid to get the Ruckus because I thought it would be too much of a farkles/money-suck... BAHAHAHAHHAAA

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    I totally called it - hooray for me! I used to own an '07 Ruckus. Fun little turtle.
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    Sorry about that - I'm not good with maths . I knew /about/ the Big Ruckus, but was more interested in Baby. Sorry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    .....Honda didn't make a 150cc Ruckus, ...
    Honda didn't, but there are Chinese clones of the Ruckus with a 150cc GY-6 engine.

    For a while there were clones of the Big Ruckus, but they still used the 150cc engine....haven't seen any lately.

    The smaller Ruckus clones are still available.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Thanks Brian. The Ruckus sure is unusual, sort of looks like something that should be vending newspapers or gum balls on a street corner. Maybe I won't trade my TW in for one for off-road work though. Might be good for Desert Adventure Touring.
    This reminds me of a friend of mine who rode his 50cc Yamaha BWS from Pretoria to Cape Town, (a quick google says 911 miles) over a few days.
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