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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Friday bike

One we didn't get in Britain.
Honda PS250 'Big Ruckus'

The Big Ruckus was a 250cc 'feet forward' scooter sold in Japan, North America, and possibly some other countries, but not here.
One of its design features was that the rear part of the saddle could hinge up to provide a backrest for the rider. This also exposed a large luggage carrying platform.
It could also carry a bag on a small rack above the headlights.

I quite like the Big Ruckus as it shows thinking outside the normal parameters of bike and scooter design. The name 'Big Ruckus' was to tie it in with the 50cc scooter we got as the 'Zoomer', but sold as the 'Ruckus' in other countries.
Honda Zoomer


Model: Big Ruckus (PS250)
Vehicle Type: Four-Stroke
Color: Safety Yellow
Engine: SOHC; 2-valves per cylinder, Liquid-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
Displacement: 249 cc
Bore x Stroke: 72.7 mm x 60.0 mm
Carburetion: 30.0 mm CV with auto-enricher
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Ignition: Fully transistorized
Transmission: Automatic V-Matic belt drive CVT
Front: 33.0 mm hydraulic fork; 3.9 in. travel (99 mm)
Rear: Single-side swingarm w/single shock, no adjustability; 4.7 in. travel (119 mm)
Front: Single 240.0 mm disc w/CBS 3-piston caliper
Rear: 160.0 mm drum
Front: 110/90-12
Rear: 130/70-12
Dry Weight: 364 lbs. (164.7 kg)
Seat Height: 28.45 in. (721 mm)
Wheelbase: 57.3 in. (1,455 mm)
Fuel Capacity: 3.2 gal. (12.1 l)

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