Ruckus Scooter Love

Ruckus Scooter Love
Scootin' For A Slower Pace of Life...

Friday, August 15, 2014

Joy! Joy! New Scoot + Pics!

And I LOVE it!

Merge the Buddy's fit and fun with the smooth fuel-injected quietness of the little C3 and you get the Honda Elite 110!

It has turned out to be my "perfect scooter"!

Anyway, thanks to the wonderful folks at Honda of Florence Kentucky I was able to get the scooter home to Ohio. Not only did they transport it, but they gave it a thorough check over once I rode it to the shop from the seller's house. They even put a "pigtail" on it for me to use on the battery tender.

This is one awesome dealership and I am now a loyal customer!

Anyway, once I got it home I went over it and wound up adding some fresh oil, fresh coolant, and adding Seafoam (ta da!) to a fresh tank of premium gasoline.

Then I rode it and encountered bunches of people who stopped me and wanted to know all about the scooter! This has never happened to me before.

I got many compliments and one older gentleman is now going to try to find one for himself because he says he'd like to "ride it to coffee" at the local McDonald's in the morning!

I rode it to the Autozone to get some oil and coolant and the guy came out and admired it and asked a bazillion questions and then went inside with me and spent about 20 minutes helping me pick out "just the right oil and coolant" according to Honda's standards. It was amazing!

I even had a guy on a motorcycle trail me and stopped me and wanted to know what kind of scooter it was and said it was a beautiful bike!

I'm not kidding, guys! It was fun but actually kind of weird, ya know?

After I came home for supper I took it out for a little late night spin around 11pm. Just wanted to ride it again so desperately.

I haven't felt this way about a scooter since I got my very first Ruckus in 2006!

It is THAT exciting to me!

Sunday update: took it on a 30 mile ride on some local back roads, ending in it's first trip to the grocery store...

Under seat storage full of groceries, basket brimming over, little green tote bag hanging on the front hook with more goodies!

Ride report to follow soon...


  1. Hooray and congrats on the new scoot.

    So glad that you found the perfect scoot for you and love that you are so excited about it. Can't wait to see pics of it out in the wild.

    1. Thanks! I can't wait to ride it out "into the wild"!

      Supposed to rain all day day off!

      Boo hoo!

  2. Wow she is beautiful! Love Honda's they are amazing machines. It's cool when people find your scoot or bike cool! Puts a little swagger in your step! Woot woot!!!!!!!! Go Scootah Momma!!!!

    1. Yeah, it is! I was blown away! It's almost like my Guardian Angel was confirming my choice! LOL

      The Buddy was a nice scooter in many ways but it was the roughest riding, loudest scooter I've ever ridden. It was a big mistake to buy it but it was winter and I thought the roughness would be ridden out in the spring.


      Live and learn and I did. It's Hondas only from now on for me!

  3. Deb, I have a question and I am feeling déjà vu or maybe I'm going crazy, didn't you have an Elite 110 and sold it? I still love Hondas and I think it will be my next bike if I decide to upgrade. Yamahas are nice too, having owned a Yammy in the past. Did you ever try the Honda PCX 150? I have looked at it a couple and almost taken it out, but still haven't gotten motorcycles out of my system yet.

  4. I did. For about a month. And I was in a "dumb funk" where I did not know what I had at the time. I was also living in the boonies and had ridden nothing but a 49cc, which I loved and got used to, and pined to get again.

    Burb, long distance back road riding is different and I am a different rider now. I also learned that with my affinity for the little 49cc Met or Ruckus that one day I must have one alongside my Elite.

    They are two different animals, in my experience.

    I looked hard at the PCX 150 (again) and it just does not appeal to me aesthetically or pragmatically. I like the traditional scooter look and set-up. I hear they are wonderful for some and the one coming out in 2015 (or already out) is supposed to have all the bells and whistles intact.

    You really should go and try one. It might be just "the one" for you!

  5. Phew I though I had lost a few cookies out of my cookie jar about the 110. Sometimes Moto funks make us blind to our needs. Have you named her yet. Glad your happy!

    I may just try the PCX 150, we'll see.

    1. Let me know what you think about the PCX. Honda often offers those "bonus bucks" on-line for a new one and then there is always the possibility of a "like new" used one like mine.

      Fuel-injection is sweet, I ain't gonna lie. Starts right up, runs so quietly.

      Plus the PCX comes in RED!

  6. Looks and sounds like a wonderful ride for you Deb, I'm sure it will serve you well and take you to (more) new adventures! Just be safe.

    1. Yep. This is one I will ENJOY riding!

  7. Wow, how did I miss this? Great scooter.

    I love how happy you sound.

    The Buddy's are loud. A dealership here put on special exhausts to make them sound like "little Harleys". Some people like that. Me? Not much. Sounds like we're in the same camp.

    1. You said it. And mine had the stock exhaust on it. Not only loud, but lots of vibration.

      It looked good, but it was not a pleasure to ride, at least for me!