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Is “Ruckusized” a word?

August 27, 2012
Ruckusized Met

A Honda Ruckus is a Metropolitan without the bodywork… (Photos courtesy the Vapours SC)

I can assure you that no Photoshopping was involved with the above picture.

For a long time, I’ve been saying the Honda Ruckus, and the guys and gals who ride them, represent the future of scooter rallies. As with old-skool Vespas 30 years ago, Honda’s minimalist scooter is a canvas upon which one can apply a personalized vision of performance, style and general bad-assness.

Ruckusized Met, rear view

And since a Ruckus (aka Zoomer) is a Metropolitan (Jazz, etc. outside the U.S.) with fat tires and no bodywork, it was only a matter of time before people started applying Ruckus modification and tuning techniques to Honda’s faux Vespa.

Ruckusized Met, rear view

The Vapours SC of Victoria, B.C. has a Facebook photo gallery of customized Mets. Have a look, and check back… there will surely be more. Favicon

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4 Comments
  1. August 27, 2012 12:23 pm

    Oh, Orin. This is like looking at a Metropolitan with a medical condition that requires surgery. Nononono.

  2. August 27, 2012 4:00 pm

    Also not so sure the Ruckus and Met share as much as is suggested. Doesn’t the Ruckus have a steel frame? I think the Met’s is aluminum. Does the Ruckus have the ACG instead of a starter motor?

  3. August 27, 2012 6:06 pm

    I’ve seen one of each (pre-’13), stripped to a bare frame, side-by-each. Same bike. With the intro of the redesigned Met, there might now be major differences, but it would seem likely a new Ruckus would be created from the new Met.

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