i’m kind of obsessed with the honda ruckus. it’s got fat tires and it’s got two big round headlights. if a metropolitan and a jeep could have a kid, this is what it’d look like.
a new one costs about $2500. based on the used ruckus prices (it’s surprisingly hard to find one in good condition for less than $1800), it looks like the ruckus holds its value extremely well.
folks seem to like to modify the ruckus. below, i’m listing only stock (or mostly stock) ruckuses (rucki?).
3/2/13: $2100, nashua (nh), 2012 with 2000 miles, black. it does look like it’s in nice shape, but over $2000 for a used 50cc? c’mon.
2/25/13: $1600, southern new hampshire, 2006 with ??? miles. white with black seat.
5/2/12: $2000, boston, 2005 with 2000 miles, black. wow, definitely a high price. it seems like ruckuses have the biggest price swing between off- and on-season prices. reposted on 6/2/12. reposted on 8/28/12 for $1700.
3/22/12: $2300, somerville, 2011 with 270 miles, black. this looks like a fine ruckus, but i’d be surprised if he can sell it anywhere near this price.
2/16/12: $2100, fall river, 2009 with 558 miles, red/black. comes with underseat storage compartment.
2/18/12: $2000, cambridge, 2009 with ??? miles, red/black. Ridden for one summer only, apparently.
10/16/11: $900, londonderry (nh), 2008 with 4950 miles, black. scuffed up, but it runs well and there are some minor upgrades.
9/2/11: $2600, fall river, 2009 with 500 miles, unknown color. comes with fiberglass underseat storage box. way too high a price, though.
8/11/11: $2200, somewhere in southern nh, 2011 with 1200 miles, orange/black (similar to pic above).
8/6/11: $1600, seacoast (nh), 2007 with 2500 miles, black. minor modifications: upgraded exhaust pipe, graphics on front plastic, cool storage bag under seat.
7/24/11: $2200, everett, 2009 with 2000 miles, black. on 8/1/11, price revised to $2000. still too high, of course.
7/24/11: $2200, lebanon (CT), 1000 miles, red.