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Old 02-10-2006, 12:37 PM   #1
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My DH has offered to buy me a honda Big Ruckus:


I gave up my speedy sport motorcycle a while ago and currently only have an on-road, off-road motorcycle, which I will keep.

The Big Ruckus is technically a scooter. Is it too nerdy/geeky? Would it be too goofy for a 51 year old woman with graying hair to ride?

Looking at reviews now.
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:48 PM   #2
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Martha, stop it. You're causing such a big ruckus here.

My first impression - looks like something that a 20-something might drive around the local college town.

It is kinda geeky though.
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Well....this 51 yr old woman drives a Yamaha Zuma for about 6 months of the yr and absolutely loves it!

Go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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"Ruckus"? They barely know us!
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From a review: Honda outlined the type of person that they see as a potential buyer for the Big Ruckus. And it was quite specific, from Urban deliveries (thatís Pizza), to the back of motor-homes, to the entry/commuter/female rider or just as a cottage runabout. Itís nippy, capable, has a big storage area at the back (big enough for a two-four of beer apparently) and most importantly, it has beaucoup de funk.

But the review also says:
While this position adds to the overall funkiness quotient (although there is some danger of looking like a tit), it does have the unfortunate knack of locking you in. Comfortable at first, I could feel a growing pressure on the top oí my arse, which was hard to relieve (the pressure, not my arse) as itís not easy to raise up on your legs since theyíre pointing forwards, After my two hour ride, though, Monsieur Arse was still within acceptable soreness limits.

http://www.cmgonline.com/bikes/artic...BigRuckus.html

Mixed feelings.

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"Ruckus"? They barely know us!
That's putting it in focus!
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Well....this 51 yr old woman drives a Yamaha Zuma for about 6 months of the yr and absolutely loves it!

Go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many ccs does the Zuma have? Do you just use it around town? Don't the wheels seems small? I would worry about potholes but maybe there are any where you are.
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Change the name of the Ford Focus to the Ford Ruckus. Why not?

I agree with Justin.
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It's Positive Affirmation Time!!!

Martha, don't worry about your hair color or how you might look, if you want a Ruckus just go and get one and be the best Ruckus driver you can be!
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It's Positive Affirmation Time!!!

Martha, don't worry about your hair color or how you might look, if you want a Ruckus just go and get one and be the best Ruckus driver you can be!
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Now if you chose a Vespa (and especially if you rode it sort of side saddle) , quite a different message would be sent---wouldn't it?
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That's putting it in focus!
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Change the name of the Ford Focus to the Ford Ruckus. Why not?
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... if you want a Ruckus just go and get one and be the best Ruckus driver you can be!
Phew, and to think that I was worried the punchline was a little too subtle...
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That bike looks pretty raucous.

If you get the bike, youíll have to dye your hair pink and/or green so youíll look appropriate on it. Just my take.
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When I think of 50-year-olds on scooters, this is what comes to mind.

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When I think of 50-year-olds on scooters, this is what comes to mind.
The seat looks really comfortable. What's the top speed on that sucker, 3, 4 mph?
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Phew, and to think that I was worried the punchline was a little too subtle...
All the subtlety of a train wreck...

I went too deep with the ford escape/oj simpson joke last week. This one is easy.
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I was thinking of a scooter more like this one, even if I have to pay for it...



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I'll have to try to dig up the video of the guy with the hopped up scooter like the one above smoking a hot rod trans am in a quarter mile race.

They were going about 100mph at the end. Guy on the scooter was a complete idiot.
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Well....this 51 yr old woman drives a Yamaha Zuma for about 6 months of the yr and absolutely loves it!
If I'm ever next to you at a stoplight you can plan on me saying--

"so hows your Zuma, lady?"
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