Established in Apeldoorn as a bicycle factory named Verbeek & Schakel in 1917, the company changed its name to Sparta and produced their first autocycles of that name in 1931 using Sachs 74cc and 98c 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; 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. There was also a 250cc JLO twin with rear suspension and deeply valanced guards.
Production of motorcycles ceased in 1965 and that of mopeds in 1982.
The Spartamet was an autocycle with a Sachs two-stroke engine built from 1985 to ca. 1999 when the Sachs company changed hands and the engine supply became problematical. Peak production was around 20,000 per annum. A new version was released in 2013 with an electric motor, and was withdrawn in 2015.
Sources ig-jlo-twin.eu, et al.
Fri May 20 2016
bondenesn at gmail.com
I i got a "svecia" labeled sparta 200cc w villiers 6E engine. I have not got any label at the steering head. Where do i find the frame /serial nr? I can not sugest to find it..
Sun Apr 17 2016
JMR at ReynoldsCo.net
1980 Sparta Buddy
I have a 1980 Sparta Buddy that I think needs a condenser. It only has 850 miles . . . runs for about 5 min and then no fire. Do you know where I can get a condenser and maybe instruction on installing? Thanks, John
Wed Apr 29 2015
justintje32 at hotmail.com
Sparta s50 jlo
I have a sparta, but i dont know exactly what kind of model it is.
here are some photo's
The seat is also included, do you know what this moped is worth?
Sparta S50 JLO
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 be great.
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? thanks you
Mon Feb 15 2010
peterjpegler at hotmail.co.uk
sparta engined powered bike
where csan i buy one of these bikes with or with out electric start please
Thu Jan 14 2010
ol at minmail.net
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
kneedfultings at yahoo.co.uk
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
afrenette at verizon.net
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
marselik at hotmail.co.uk
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
danthepastor at aoldot com
looking for a part
Looking for the rear wheel assembly. purchase date: 11-17-76
Wed Aug 20 2008
michaelshirley at clara.co.uk
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
crazyeds at yahoodot com
looking for a carb
Tue Mar 25 2008
simon.duerden at asmldot com
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
TwistedWus at gmaildot com
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.
Thu Nov 08 2007
nomercy at wol.co.za
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 accepted. Thanks.
Johannesbueg South Africa
Fri Jul 13 2007
rctrapper at grovecitydot com
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 this bike?
Grove City, Ohio
Tue Jul 10 2007
golflady3 at 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 you...........
Mon Dec 25 2006
countrymensa at hotmaildot com
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, I'd say the machine was made much later than that, probably mid-70s. Ed.
Tue Oct 17 2006
l.bianchi at mchsidot com
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
seakit3 at optonline.net
1980 sparta moped scooter
1980 ID 122390
Looking for Left Pedal, carburator, and gas valve
NY United States
Sun Jul 30 2006
nomercy at wol.co.za
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
inch26 at mail.putin
Can you inform me e-mail of the producer these bicycles with engines? / Best regards, Yura Kopyl
Sun May 07 2006
tommybrown1951 at yahoodot com
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 valve
Thu Dec 29 2005
shelly at filips.org
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
jevanmontfoort at oneteldot com
I had a Sparta bike with 125cc Villiers engine of which I still have the manual.
Any interest for a bike museum?
reply dutch or english
Joop van Montfoort
See Forums for downloads.
Mon Nov 21 2005
rodstowe at optusnet.com.au
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
lejehan at supanetdot com
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 jacket.
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 SOUTH AMERICA
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 the street.
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