HONDA BIG RUCKUS (PS250) - OWNER REVIEWS



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2005 HONDA BIG RUCKUS
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Construction out of real metal, Will run to 70-75 MPG with no problem, Comfortable and adjustable seat, 65 MPG, Easy and Quick Handling, Will handle side car that I am building without modification to frame.
Dislikes: Flat spot in acceleration between 30-40 MPH, Have had front slide out on gravel because front brake comes on with rear brake.

Review:
Overall this is an excellent for in town or limited distance travelling. I use the BR for local trips instead of my Shadow 1100 Ace or Harley Road King.”


2005 HONDA BIG RUCKUS
Milage: +30,000 Miles
Likes: I like everything about it.
Dislikes: Nothing

Review:
It is the most beautiful and most fuel efficient scooter, and also with beautiful style.”


2005 HONDA BIG RUCKUS PS250

Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Easy going, Rides like a bigger motorcycle, Not twitchy like some scooters, Awesome in an urban setting
Dislikes: Shock bottoms out, Little slow, Gets lot of attention just not from the ladies!

Review:
Best moto in the city you can get!”


2005 HONDA PS250
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Everything else
Dislikes: Side stand, Honda's treatment of a great bike, Slight design

Review:
Can someone please tell me why Honda abandoned this great bike from the start? I never heard about it. Everyone who sees it scratches their head and says, "I never knew they made this, I would have bought one!"

They should have promoted it more. I just happened to see it at a dealer and fell in love... knew just where it would fit in. More on that in a moment.

Then you have the slight problem it's an in between design. Not quite a scooter for low speed travel about town, not quite the rough and tumble and and off the road wonder it could be, for most it seems a design missing purpose. Why would someone buy this and not a
Helix? Well, not as what it could be and the Helix serves the usual on the road purposes better.

Here's what they COULD have done. Raise it just a rad, small winch on the front, up the ccs a hint, or some turbo action, knobby tires and you have an on the road, off the road bike... and one tough mother for that purpose.

Otherwise it seems to lack a purpose with its humungous adult mini-bike-like design.... unless you have something like a place in the Adirondacks with miles and miles of dirt roads and you need a fun get-around.”



2005 HONDA BIG RUCKUS, PS250
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Easy to ride all day, goes & parks anywhere, great MPG city & Hwy, Quick with good speed, Gets attention!
Dislikes: Not much to dislike. Had to add tour-pack for cargo.

Review:
Great scooter to run around in town, at the beach, or on a country road at any speed, solo or w/ passenger. The water-cooled motor keep both riders cool. Counters like it's on rails. The two big headlights look like a "Cobra" attack helicopter coming down the street! It's utilitarian and functional looks always draws attention from other riders. Neatest two-wheeler I've ever had!”


2006 HONDA BIG RUCKUS
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Design + Styling
Dislikes: 12” Wheels (Better if 14”)

Review:
Drives nice and has sufficient power with good economy. The Big Ruckus holds its own on highways, but I don't recommend driving over 60mph. It can't hold that speed on hills. For back road driving and going to and from work it can't be beat. Drives better with an aftermarket windshield.


2006 HONDA BIG RUCKUS 250cc
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: EVERYTHING
Dislikes: The stubby footpads that can’t be re-positioned

Review:
Uh, where is the review about how this scooter was copied by the Chinese, and as the exact same bike until there was a law suit? Come on folks, this was an exceptional design when it hit the market, but because Honda pulled out after a few years now we get all these crap bikes everywhere.

Yes I do agree it was over priced - my used ’98 Ford Ranger (really good condition) only cost me $3500. The Big Ruckus - like a few other scoots that are attempting to break the USA market - are just too high priced for a scooter. Most of the other ones are plastic, and not all metal.

It was really unfortunate that Honda pulled this design. I drove a Honda
250cc Elite scooter in the 1980’s (until a college boy totalled it on me). My first scooter was a 1964 Vespa 150cc in Battleship Grey. Let’s keep talking about what Honda is doing, and maybe they will get their collective thumbs out. I sure hope so. Ride on.”

- Mike (Arizona)



2006 HONDA BIG RUCKUS
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Rugged looks, Lazy Boy Recliner seating, Great Acceleration, Attention getter.
Dislikes: No storage, no clock

Review:
Bought mine used from Craigslist back in 2011. Seller was asking $2900. Paid $2100. It needed a few things repaired. Got those things taken care of. Runs like a champ. It had around 12,000 miles when I bought it. It has around 17,000 right now. Gas mileage is great. $4.00 gets me a full tank of gas. Sadly Honda discontinued production after the 2006 model year. You can still find used ones on Craig's List from time to time. If it's still Stock go get one.”


2006 HONDA BIG RUCKUS
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Everything including how easy it is to clamp or bolt on almost any additional freight carrier systems a creative mind can come up with.
Dislikes: A little twitchy with a heavy load out back but that's the driver's fault. Honda never intended that I haul forty pounds of groceries out back along with a 200lb driver and a 130lb kid. I should use a trailer; a fifth wheel hitch would be easy.

Review:
My '77 Honda TL125 was my go-fer. Now it just sits sadly, gathering dust like all good collectors that Honda built and abandoned over the years. Likewise the '04 ST1300. I started riding Hondas on a 1963 90cc as a kid in Costa Rica in 1967. Have had at least one Honda (2 and 4 wheels) in the garage ever since. (Do lawn mowers count?)

I bought my PS250 from a "Very Nice People" with 8000km (5000mi) I'm 69 and holding, so I expect this scooter to last until they take me to the Great Composter.

Honda, take my advice: There are a lot of us old boomers out there with hips that preclude swinging a leg over a tall bike. Give us a 21st century Ruckus with attitude and maybe 350cc's and a tad bigger diameter wheels.

Or just bring back the Ruckus as-is. The world is ready for it now!”


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