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Anybody out there knowing what the mileage is of the spark 135cc? Planning to buy a motorcycle. Found out that nouvo is a big drinker. I was told the spark more economical... Can it reach 40km/ltr?

T.

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Don't know but i think your info is wrong.

The spark is 135 cc and the Nouvo is 110cc, i have a spark and it (i'd say) drinks more but who cares, its cheap enough.. :o

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thanks for the answer. I now the nuovo is 110cc. It was my first choice because it is one of the motorcycles where my knees are not touching the handlebars.

I was told by a motorcycle-parts/repair shop that the nuovo is thirsty and that the spark was a better choice....

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thanks for the answer. I now the nuovo is 110cc. It was my first choice because it is one of the motorcycles where my knees are not touching the handlebars.

I was told by a motorcycle-parts/repair shop that the nuovo is thirsty and that the spark was a better choice....

Maybe because it has no gears and has to rev higher? :o

I will say that the Spark has nice power but its downside is that it has absolutley no storage space whereas the Nouvo has the large underseat storage bin.

I know of 2 privatley owned Sparks for sale BTW.

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Ive been told by a Thai motorbike renter that the spark is the strongest bike that he rents, they all take a lot of stick from the renters but the spark over the year is the one that stands up to the abuse best, make of that what you can.

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I've had mine for a year and its just had its first oil change etc, agreed it is strong. :o

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My partner bought a Spark 135 when it first came out, about a year ago, and it's been trouble-free. Since my CBR150 gets 30 km per liter driven hard, I'll bet a normally driven Spark should get at least 33 km/ltr. At that rate, you're not paying enough for petrol to be able to save much more.

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Hi,

Thanks for the responses. Looks like it will be a spark. That storage problem might be solved by a rack at the back of the buddyseat. Since this model over one year old, there should be some accessories in that category.

Since the spark seems to be good, I assume that the 2nd hand price will be not that much off from new. I most likely will go for new.

Byetheway, I have a honda phantom, which is up for sale and get 33km/ltr. Nice bike but a pain in the back :o . That "chopper position" is not suitable for tall persons, I found out. A little bent fowards is the best positions for long trips (> 45min).

T.

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There's a little wire basket you get or can purchase as an accessory, that goes by your left knee (if a big guy like you has any kneeroom) that holds a few things. Hey, I thought everybody in Thailand hangs stuff from the mirror stalks - I do on my sportbike! The seat does have two underneath hooks to store two helmets from on beneath near. :o

The Spark is one of the few liquid cooled step-throughs. Ours has a manual clutch, but it's still a four speed.

If you get 33 km/liter on a Phantom 200, you should get a lot better with the Spark.

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Thanks 4 the info peaceblondie! I have seen that there are several choices with options like electrical starter, auto clutch etc.

I will go for the manual clutch, gear and kickstarter..

Have a look at that rack too...

T.

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I have been thinking of buying a Spark X 135 with clutch. I have driven numerous small motorbikes in Thailand (running round BKK on my wifes JRD 125 Surf; Wave clone, at present). Back up north I have a Yamaha Beller 100c with partial clutch (partial meaning that you dont have to use the clutch if you dont want to/cant). Much prefer the Beller with clutch to the Waves/Dreams; seems like a cross between a real bike and a moped. Thus can anyone give any advice? The alternative is just to buy a 125 Wave since that is effectivly what I am running around on.

Considered an automatic, but have you seen what a 3 year old Nuovo looks like? All that plastic ages and looks horrible! Also I had a CVT Volvo many years back, and this type of gearing becomes quite noisy over time, and its a case of lots of plastic and rubber compared to lots of steal in a bike with gears (chain, etc). Thus I believe the autos wont be as long lasting as a traditional Wave/Dream. I have also heard quite a few noisy Mios, so can only assume the CVT transmission does wear and become noisy.

Many thanks in advance for any advise :o

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Speaking of automatics, my partner was doing just that this week, and he's heard rumours that the automatics use lots of gasoline/petrol. I agree, without knowing about CVT's since they pioneered on the Daf Dafodil (does that date me? :o ), that automatic transmissions can absorb power and thus need more fuel.

The Spark is water-cooled; that's still relatively rare, I think.

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I have driven several Mios/Clicks/Nouvos. Greater fuel consumption is easy to understand, especially if you are doing Bangkok driving (0 then 60km/h, then 0, then 60 km/h). With the autos the engine revs much higher because the gearing is low; I mean you really have to open the trottle to get the acceleration, with a manual you can jump up the gears much quicker and thus keep the revs down. Thus higher fuel consumption with autos. CVT, Constantly Variable Transmission; my Volvo I mentoned was made in Holland, and early versions of it were branded Daf (Volvo took over Daf cars). Hence where CVT for cars came from.

Talked to a couple of Thais; they tell me the Spark X 135 is a good bike. Well made, strong, fast. They say I should buy one. The other good bike is the Honda Wave 100cc, as I metioned earlier; this is the one to buy for the house for everyone to run around on :o

Peaceblondie, your Spark X 135, do you have the clutch version? If so, is it a partial clutch; I mean you can still use the bike if you dont know how to use a clutch?

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O own a spark 135cc and it is a kick ass ride. Mileage is 110kms to the stop and it only costs 45k. Very inexpensive for your thrills. Great bike and very fast. The maximum I had done on roads here was 165kms/hr, this was after I installed a racing CDI chip. Standard top speed is 135cc. Mind me I'm a fat bastard as well. Goes with the consumption. If you want more info about spark handling and maintenance, go to this Malaysian based English language forum:

http://www.yamahat135.com/

And there is a 150 road bike but only around Indo and Malay, I dunno bout Thailand, but here is a sneak peak, its called the Vixion or in other countries also a Viper, heres ther link:

<a href="http://www.yamahat135.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27"'>http://www.yamahat135.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27" target="_blank">http://www.yamahat135.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27

</a>

And finally, my sweetheart, pride and joy :o

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