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Old 09-22-2013, 11:25 AM
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Did you guys see the new Seadoo Spark? 400lbs and 90 hp starting at $5k. It's supposed to be good on gas too. People have been complaining for years that the new skis were too big and heavy. I know when I went from an XP to the RXP I missed the handling. These should be as fun as the ones from the 90s. Light weight and nimble. They may sell a ton of these. I sold my pair in the spring for get a boat but this is cheap enough to consider adding one to the stable.
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Not so fast Yes, its cheap with a starting price of $4900. But that is for the 60HP version not the 90HP version. I believe if you wanted the 90HP version and 3 seater it would be close to $8k. At that price I would rather purchase a used Yamaha with 200+HP and under factory warranty. Theres tons of them with extended warranty around. I used to have a GP800 that was ~500lbs and it was fun for a while but lack of top speed made me get rid of it. The spark will top out at ~45mph. This will be fun for a while but as you are getting passed by rental jet skis the smile on your face might just disappear. I also hear that they are very unstable and tough to climb on once you fall off.

I'm partial to Yamaha (obviously, I'm not hiding that). I put a lot of hours on jet skis living in South Florida and riding to the Bahamas etc so reliability is key. We end up towing seadoos home every weekend due to electrical problems, bad exhaust couplers, or carbon seal leakage. These are issues their $14,000 jet skis face, I can only imagine what kind of quality went into a $5000 waverunner produced by BRP. I'm weary.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:34 PM
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ive been checking them out as well. the reviews look good. for 5k i dont think you can beat a brand new sea doo with full brp warranty. i think the top speed is somewhere between 40-45, is that right?

my family is not a seadoo savvy family, so for first timers into this venture... i will likely pick one up in the spring. after i get more seasoned i could see moving up to a larger yam or brp product. brp hq's is not too far from me and we have lots of support around as well.

can someone put up specs, likely how fast this thing can go loaded?
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I've read online from people that have ridden them that the top speed of the 60 house is low 40s while the 90 horse is around 50. The appeal isn't speed but the maneuverability. It is a good idea from sea doo that I can see taking off. This is for the first timers who don't want to spend 10k for a new ski.
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