Do they make an on and off road scooter?

by Randy

Looking for a scooter that is legal on the road as well as using it off road. Do they make one or do I have to get it custom made?

Appreciate the feedback.


ANSWER: I mentioned to Randy that Honda makes the 50cc Ruckus, which is designed for both on and off road riding, but does anyone here know of other brands/models?

And Randy, if you can use the comments here to tell us more about your needs, it would be helpful. What kind of power/speed are you looking for? What kind of distances will you be driving? Your size... that sort of thing is helpful. Thanks... Kathi, Site Owner

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Nov 29, 2011
Yamaha makes the Zuma NEW
by: Long time scooter guy

The '97-01 Yamaha Zuma is my favorite for on off road. The '02-05 & '08-11 have better suspension but they also weigh more and the '08-11 Zumas are restricted. If you plan to do more mudding, I would look at the 1989 Zuma because of its drum front brake.

The Ruckus is a nice scoot (I've had three) but it lacks the pep and suspension of the Zuma. Both scooters use a 120/90-10 on the front and a 130/90-10 on the rear. I do prefer the Ruckus tread for riding in mud and sand.

The Zuma's front disc brake can be a bit much on loose terrain but it is much better than the Ruckus when you are cut off or need to make an emergency stop on the road.

Both scoots are 200-210 pounds. You feel the weight more with the Zuma than the Ruckus. The downside with both of these scooters offroad is that they use a horizontal cylinder. This puts the exhaust pipe right where it will be hit the most by offroad obstacles. The Ruckus does have the more resilient exhaust pipe in these situations.

Apr 06, 2011
Adly has the new fox/bullet
by: Eric

Here's another option:

Adly is a Taiwanese company that has been making scooters since 1985...they machine their own parts and all as well as making parts for polaris and artic fox.

I have a 2t Adly/Lambretta that's been running great for 3 years now.


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