Made in Netherlands
Villiers 125cc Mark 9D 1955 manual for Sparta
Brief History of the Marque: Sparta
Established as a bicycle factory named Verbeek & Schakel in 1917,
the company very soon changed its name to Sparta and produced their first
autocycles of 74cc and 98c in 1931 using Sachs engines. During the 1930s
they built numerous motorcycles using Villiers engines of 148cc and 200cc,
many of which were delivery vehicles for bakers, milkmen and the like,
and JLO powered machines were added to the range
towards the end of the thirties.
Subsequent to WWII 250cc Victoria power units saw service in Sparta
motorcycles, and a rather nice 98cc Villiers powered scooter was built
between 1953 and 1957. Production of motorcycles ceased in 1965 and that
of mopeds in the early 1980s, but the company continues to build bicycles
including electric powered bikes.
Sun Feb 22 2015
the_real_mutineer at hotmail.com
sparta motor for sold
I have a 1955 model sparta motorcycle for sale
Sat May 10 2014
Stefan-Kock at gmx.net
Haben Sie einen Tachoantrieb,der am Hinterrad verbaut ist,fur eine Sparta Villiers,Bj.1951?
An image was included but was not clear enough for publication. Ed.
Sat Sep 07 2013
1977 sparta ser# 111168
looking for a parts manual, need to know spark plug and pedal chain
delmar, new york
Mon Dec 03 2012
gb50 jlo 49cc
sir,i have a sparta 49cc GB50 i am awaiting log book from dvla could
you please shed any light on it or knowlegable sources please,i am in the
process of rebuilding any any info would be very helpful,thanks in advance
Sun Sep 30 2012
1978 Sparta Moped
looking for any information, please
Sat Jul 07 2012
sparta rabbit, 30cc 30cc
I need a back wheel for a 30cc sparta rabbit, can you help, thank you.
Mon Oct 10 2011
Sport Sparta Sport from 1966
I have a Sparta Sport moped from 1966 to sell. Nearly complete.
Location: Nothern Germany,
Tue Sep 27 2011
value of motorcycle
Sparta 1957 SL250
Also, want to know USA sources for parts.
Wed Jul 27 2011
sparta motor sachs 301a
I need a carburator to sparta with motor sachs 301a or parts to repair
it like the cover
Thu Jul 14 2011
I have sparta Stingray scooter that Iam restoring. Need to know what
year it was manftg. Serial number on the frame is 606735. Any infor would
Sun May 29 2011
1955 Sparta 250 Motorcycle
I know the location of a 1955 Sparta 250 Motorcycle. I am trying to
determine just how rare they are, want would be the cost to restore (100%
original at this point) and if there are parts still available.
Mon Mar 07 2011
1992 (30 c.c. bing (sparta sachs)
hello, I need a new carburetor for bicycles.how much the caburetor?
Mon Feb 15 2010
sparta engined powered bike
where csan i buy one of these bikes with or with out electric start
Thu Jan 14 2010
SPARTA 200cc 1951
A friend has a 1951 Sparta 200 cc motorbike, now undergoing restoration.
Owner needs contacts for spares and technical information and dokumentation
Wed Apr 15 2009
Hiya, anybody out there know which this is and does anybody like to
save it complete with two spare wheels
Sun Feb 22 2009
looking fuel valve
Not sure what year it is .it in excellent condition.the fuel valve
is leaking.need new one.
Thu Jan 22 2009
need to find a carbartor repair kit or a new carb
sparta buddy 1977 buddy
looking for a carbrator repair kit or a new carbrator for my 1977 sparta
buddy the carbrator leaks also a speedodomer cable
coventry ri usa
Sun Nov 02 2008
Sparta Royal Baby
we own Sparta moped/motorbike with Royal Baby printed on the side.
It is in quite bad conditions and we cant house it anymore and we looking
for some enthusiast/lover to restore it. Any help?
North Wales, UK
Fri Oct 31 2008
looking for a part
Looking for the rear wheel assembly. purchase date: 11-17-76
Wed Aug 20 2008
Choke Slide (Plastic) Wanted
Sparta 32cc Chassis No 364626 First Reg 1989
I am looking to purchase the plastic cold start slide for this model
Sat Aug 09 2008
looking for a carb
Tue Mar 25 2008
Sparta 1932 model
I would like to trace the date etc. of the attached. The frame number
is M678 and the 97/98cc Sachs motor number is 369974. the numberplate is
a 1932 Gelderland number.
Thu Feb 14 2008
Sparta - JLO MM540
Do you have more information specifly about this Model Type. And we
would also like to contact some-one regarding parts, specifly the needle
for the slide (carb - Bino) and chain size for the drive.
Browse Bikelinks carburrettor section
and also search on "Bing".
Thu Nov 08 2007
I have a Sparta scooter with frame No rt 333, and engine No 898A6783,
for which I require any information that is availble. I realy need a clutch
operating assemble and a carburette, but any information will be gratefully
Johannesbueg South Africa
Fri Jul 13 2007
I have acquired a sparta motor bike. It looks to be a 40's to 50's
model. It has an engine case marked JLO. Where can I find information on
Grove City, Ohio
Tue Jul 10 2007
golflady3 aoldot com
sparta id114236, 49cc
looking for repair manual i am unable to get any spark to the distributer
so moped will start, would appreciate any help you could give, also if
there is a dealer someplace in the melborne fla area or orlando area. thank
Try our page of resources for
Mon Dec 25 2006
1947 Sparta Motorcycle?
Fitchel & Sachs AG Sachs 504/1A
I think I have a 1947 Sparta Motorcycle from Fitchel and Sachs.
Can anyone confirm this and tell me any info on it? Thanks!
Judging by the
engine type and suspension, the machine was made much later than that,
probably mid-70s. Ed.
Tue Oct 17 2006
Sparta Motor Driven Cycle
Ind. # 114855 August 1977
Looking for parts, Ignition switch. speedomiter cable, shut off valve
for gas tank.
Fri Aug 04 2006
1980 sparta moped scooter
1980 ID 122390
Looking for Left Pedal, carburator, and gas valve
NY United States
Please try this
link for a start, and search on mopeds within the directory:
Sun Jul 30 2006
search for parts
Ihave a sparta scooter eng No 898A6783,
frame No R1333. I would realy appricate any help in finding a carburretta,
clutch side engine cover, and a english manuel for.
Sat Jul 29 2006
Can you inform me e-mail of the producer these bicycles with engines?
/ Best regards, Yura Kopyl
Sun May 07 2006
finding a kit or a fuel valve at tank
1979 moped sparta
can you help me find a repair kit or any info on the repair of that
Thu Dec 29 2005
website for sparta
I have a sparta motorized bicycle with two stroke engine... I have
a manual but its in dutch and i can't read dutch.. If someone could tell
me whta the website is for Sparta / Sachs I would be greatly appreciative!
Sat Dec 17 2005
I had a Sparta bike with 125cc Villiers engine of which I still have
Any interest for a bike museum?
reply dutch or english
Joop van Montfoort
(see top of page for download info)
Mon Nov 21 2005
sparta motorized bike brakes
I own a sparta bike with a sachs two stroke motor. I am in Australia
and have been having trouble with the front drum brake. Every time I put
it in for a service he tells me that he cant do anything and I am worried
that I will have a crash, the back brake seems fine. Please help
Mon May 16 2005
SPARTA 125cc JLO 1940 approx.
Any information at all on the above motorcycyle would be appreciated
espcially the engine as I would like to rebuild it.
Thu Apr 14 2005
antica29 at hotmaildot com
Sparta 1938 (made in HOLLAND)
sir, were can find persons who's collecting 1938 Sparta bike. kindly
contact us at this add below
February 11, 2002
Halo dear motor friends.
A read al your questions on the site and i have a lot of information
about the sparta motor cycle. My name is Piet Dam. And I'm from HOLLAND
where the SPARTA is came from. A send this information as soon as possible
to everybody on the site. This take some time because i have to translate
it in English I have a old Dutch motor cycle from 1949. It is also coming
from Holland and it is a HULSMANN and it has also a VILLIERS engine type
12D. sorry for my English, it is not so good.
See you soon
Piet Dam. -- pietdam at home.nl
February 3, 2002
I am owner of an 1955 Sparta with an ILO 250ccm engine (15,1 PS).
My aim is to restore it but I don't have any information concerning colours,
quantities, literatures, sales-brochures .... -- best regards
-- Guenter Schmidt -- guenter.schmidt.do at t-online.de
December 25, 2001
Regarding the Sparta, I have far more questions than answers.
My connection to that motorcycle goes back to the 1940's, when I was
a child in the Netherlands, during the Second World War.
I remember that my father had a small motorcycle, one which he often
had to push to get started. While we were under German occupation, the
motorcycle disappeared, but showed up again soon after liberation, when
my dad was involved in the POD, a mopping up outfit, and he would ride
the machine back and forth to Westerbork and Bijlen. I learned much later
that, to avoid confiscation, Dad had dismantled the Sparta, and hid the
parts behind a fake wall in the barn.
I remember seeing him completely decked out in black leather, including
a leather headpiece, boots and gloves. I remember the unique aroma of the
exhaust, the distinct sound of the small engine. One day he came home looking
a bit askew. He told us he had gone off the road when a flock of chickens
got in his way as he was cornering. The cycle was uninjured and had carried
Dad safely home. I rode the back of that Sparta on many occasion. I have
to believe we sat very close together on that small machine, because after
one trip I suffered from a wry neck presumably from not being able to maneuver
my head from side to side while clinging to the back of my dad's leather
My uncle told me recently that during the latter years of the War, he
once came upon a jerry can full of petrol which passing German soldiers
had left along the side of the road after they had bivouacked there during
the previous night. It was a gift from heaven, for gasoline was simply
unavailable during those extreme times, and allowed Dad to get back on
the road again.
The only physical connection I have to that Sparta of my memories is
a paper back manual, written in Dutch, describing the workings and maintenance
of small two stroke motorcycles, presumably used by my dad. I know that
after the war he exchanged the Sparta for a slightly larger, army-green
colored motorcycle, probably a DKW. He sold that machine upon immigrating
to the USA in 1948.
My motorcycle world consists of a '99 HD Road King, and a 2001 Royal
Enfield. I would very much like to learn more about the Sparta, for obvious
reasons. What is their availability, parts supply, clubs, etc. Any information
would be greatly treasured.
Hank -- ottens at novagatedot com
November 20, 2001
I own a '39 Sparta, which I have completely restored. I would like
to find out as much info on it's history that I can. Anyone with info please
contact me. -- Mark Delaney -- kakmdelaney at sympatico.ca
January 3, 2001
WHAT HAPPENS WITH SPARTA?????? IS IT SO SO SO SO RARE THAT ANYBODY
HAS 'NT ANY INFORMATION????? I HAVE A SPARTA 1954 WITH VILLIERS ENGINE
AND I CAN'T FIND ANY INFO IN ALL THE INTERNET UNIVERSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- CARLOS -- clembo at adinet.com.uy -- URUGUAY
November 11, 2000
For info about Sparta motorcycles (no mopeds) sparta.mc at planet.nl
greetings, Hans and Nancy -- sparta.mc at planet.nl
July 1, 2000
I have a Sparta motorcycle but , don't have any info at all on the
bike . I would love some help. The model is called "buddy". Any info what
so ever would be appreciated. -- Thanks ... KBeyaco at aoldot com
I still miss the most famous Dutch brand: Sparta.
Like Batavus a bicycle-factory today.
They made motorcycles until halfway the fifties, the models were not
unlike Jawa or DKW motorcycles, with JLO and Villiers(?) 2 stroke engines.
Because they were not really spectacular, little has been preserved. I
don't know a site about them, but now and then you can see them at oldtimer-meetings.
The last time I saw one was at my Guzzi-dealer in Amsterdam
-- Groetjes, Alexander
alexz at dds.nl
August 19, 1999
I already tried to find website of "Sparta" motorcycle, but have no
result. I have 2 (two) very rare SPARTA 1953 with Villiers engine, condition
both of them 100% original and nice looking. I was riding regularly on
Sunday, and hopefully there is another one in the world still riding on
My name : A. Iman Santoso
Address : Graha Paramita 1st floor
Jl. Denpasar Raya Blok D-2 Kav.8 Kuningan
Jakarta 12940 Indonesia
E-mail : iman at transavia.co.id
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