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Honda’s 2011 PCX & Ruckus Scooters

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With scooters continuing to gain more and more worldwide popularity, American Honda’s Powersports Division announced two early-release models for 2011, the Honda PCX and an updated version of the popular Ruckus.

Bill Savino, Honda’s Powersports Press Manager says: “We’ve enjoyed tremendous success with our line of scooters, and now along with the 2011 Ruckus we’re introducing the brand-new PCX, a very stylish 125cc scooter that adds even more depth to Honda’s scooter line.”

2011 Honda PCX

The new machine for 2011 is the Honda PCX, which is branded as “a fun, stylish ride that’s also economical to operate.” The PCX is marketed towards the everyday rider, whether used for errands, short commutes and little getaways.

The mid-sized PCX is packed with features:

> Liquid-cooled fuel-injected four-stroke 125cc single-cylinder engine features a single overhead camshaft for spirited engine performance, excellent fuel economy and clean, efficient operation.

> Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) offers excellent throttle response over a wide range of riding conditions.

> Electric starter system allows easy push-button starting.

> Sophisticated Honda V-Matic automatic transmission provides seamless acceleration along with twist-and-go simplicity.

> Combined Braking System (CBS) with a 220mm front disc brake with hydraulic three-piston caliper plus a rear drum brake offers strong stopping power.

> Large, lockable under-seat storage space can hold a full-face helmet and more.

The PCX is available in Pearl White and Candy Red, with a price to be announced.


Model: PCX125
Engine Type: 125cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 52.4mm x 57.9mm
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Valve Train: SOHC; two-valve
Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment
Ignition: Digital with electronic advance
Transmission: Honda V-Matic belt-converter automatic transmission
Suspension Front: 31mm hydraulic fork; 3.5inches travel

Rear: Unit swingarm; 2.9 inches travel

Brakes Front: Single 220mm disc with three-piston caliper

Rear: Drum with CBS

Tires Front: 90/90-14

Rear: 100/90-14

Wheelbase: 51.4 inches
Rake: 27.0°
Trail: 86mm (3.4 inches)
Seat Height: 29.9 inches
Fuel Capacity: 1.6 gallons
Colors: Pearl White, Candy Red
Curb Weight*: 280 pounds
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids

and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.

Meets current EPA and State of California standards.

2011 Honda Ruckus

The Honda Ruckus, as Honda calls it “the machine that’s too cool to know it’s a scooter,” is a bare-bones example of two-wheeled transportation.

This urban traffic wanderer features a liquid-cooled, 49cc engine, electric starter and the V-Matic automatic transmission.

New for 2011 is color availability. The Ruckus is offered in orange/black and black, with a price to be announced.



Model: NPS50
Engine Type: 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Induction: 15mm CV carburetor with automatic choke
Ignition: CD
Transmission: Automatic V-Matic belt drive
Suspension Front: Twin-downtube fork; 2.2 inches travel

Rear: Single shock; 2.6 inches travel

Brakes Front: Drum

Rear: Drum

Tires Front: 120/90-10

Rear: 130/90-10

Wheelbase: 49.8 inches
Seat Height: 28.9 inches
Fuel Capacity: 1.3 gallons
Colors: Orange/Black, Black
Curb Weight*: 194 pounds
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids

and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.

Meets current Carb and EPA standards

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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