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  1. Hi Nouvo riders, I am thinking of getting a Nouvo Elegance 135. Some questions to ask first. I know bro bigcow is selling but I prefer the silver, blue and maroon combination colour scheme personally.


    1) What is the max/full distance it can travel before petrol dries up? :cheeky:

    2) Can it travel comfortably at 100-110km/hr? Or what's the max speed you tried?

    3) What is the most comfy cruising speed?

    4) FC range from hard riding and conservative riding?

    5) What are the maintenance costs and types of stuff to look out for for Nouvos?


    I am not an aggresive rider, just wants a really reliable bike to commute.

    Last but not least, anyone selling your tri-colour Elegance? :angel:

    Otherwise, might have to make an appointment with bro bigcow after all..


    Hi bro ! Long time never hear from u liao. hope u stil remember me, that was abt 2 years ago. I keep asking u alot of qns regarding piaggio skipper. sold the x9 already, nw thinking of this scooter also lor.

  2. @@


    gt an quote of $5.9 otr..


    yet gt bro jixiang say otr $5250, bro seoulnow says $4850, nw bro alifk69 say $4800............


    i assume my years of riding and age are greater than most of u lor. what the.. i need to find out more then..


    thanks bros for your sharing :)

  3. Oh okie.Thanks!

    By the way me and my friend just bought it.$6k otr.


    wow, that fast. shld wait for me haha. nope, still considering. But I got a quote already from one of the advertisers here. still thinking, thinking and thinking..

  4. hmmm just explain to him lah. OTR = on the road; means include everything liao. otr will vary, largely due to only insurance diff.


    btw that time (june) ban hon is $5250, meaning that now should be slightly lower. Btw anyone just bought ? care to share the machine or otr price here? thanks.

  5. Hi bro Echo,

    Welcome to this b-bone family..

    Belt & Rollers can last 10000km. This bike is for daily use, so my mileage is quite high.

    Agreed. I think everybike has it own + n - lo.. Rain can wear raincoat so no big deal leg expose to me. lol..

    I heard a forumer here ever saw a b-bone with sound system installed. But i never see it myself. What he said is, he saw a b-bone with sound system put on top of the fuel panel.. Maybe u can ask those senior here. :btw:, i thought mostly people like to put speaker in rear box? Get a Givi slim box behind lo.. Then ur b-bone will look cute n able to put ur sound system.:lol:

    JBL..Mohawk..SoundStream..Sony..Pioneer.. Alphine.. etc.. lol..

    So ur b-bone bcum boom-bone.. All the way boom boom boom. So nice.:thumb:


    Hi bro Ho... thanks, but not yet lor... havent get the bone yet..

    only 10k? cannot be lah.. best to check and double confirm. u knw y? next time I got a bro whose gilera runner, the shop mechanic says can only last 10k and after he told us, we are surprised lol. gilera belt can last (if i remember) 25k ! and my previous ride x9 can last over 30k... so cannot be lah... even other models, where got such short distance lor. unless b-bone exceptionally case?


    As for speakers, i see the possibility to install at the floor panel, however.. the sound wave travel path will be awkward. my previous ride, the speaker at glove compartment, that as to say at ard below my chest level (in sitting posture) the sound path is quite gd. however if bottom, i afraid the sound wave will be much reduced when moving over 80km/h.


    Nope, those who install at helmet box is because they don't have the front panel (like x8, x9 or rather maxi scooter).. sound quality will be much affected compared with the latter.. got to look more at the structure to get the idea first.. plus gd measurement is needed sia..


    all the way boom-boom-boom? sure.... minus the tweeter, 2 speakers, 2 amp and 1 sub. Good lah! even harley sure turn head also lol......then wack his throttle fully ! lol




    Ride safe, Keep Ur Bone (literally also) Safe

  6. bro ho, the belt/rollers can last for how many km?


    Btw I got a quote price but I will get it now for some reasons.......


    I just want a gd small reliable scooter for now and since this little one went as far up as Thailand, why not?


    Its CBS seems gd, however for some reasons, usually I prefer dual disc for front brake..

    Looks is nice. but not as (rain) protective as maxi or other scooters due to exposed foot pegs.


    Overall got + and - lah. But it will be a gd small bike for moving ard the streets, should be fine with me lor. However I really hope speakers can be installed lor. At the glance, it will going to be a hard work to position the speaker and amplifier lor. Then , need voltmeter also. alot of considerations and planning...


    Hope 1 day can meet some of u guys, see and feel your bones lol.... better lor :)

  7. Thanks for the prompt response bro ho..


    Wow the cost of belt and rollers sound great difference comparing with piaggio. (have been riding piaggio scooter for the past few years) That is a PLUS factor...


    But the only factor to consider is the cost of machine price.

    Seem on the high side for a 125cc.. but an arguable factor though can be on culture and customisable buying.


    I will be going down to CKA now and check out the price since I am going down market to makan lol


    1 thing very good is... if the bike break down at my house, I can push to CKA without towing.... only 100m away lol. Absolutely a PLUS-PLUS factor..


    Fyi I am considering piaggio FLY150 too. That seems to be the cheapest scooter of all times ! for a 150cc ! However I have enough of piaggio expensive maintenance......


    Btw how is the handling also?


    Nevertheless hope to join u guys OTR with this little boney ride.

  8. Hi all boners


    I think I might be keen to get this bone afterall. As such, some qns before considering...Thanks for your time to answering the following qns...


    (1) What is the cost for belt and rollers change?

    (2) this is air-cooled right?

    (3) FC ? as in per litres

    (4) Do you guys see the possibility of installing sound system?

    (5) When travel expressway, will crosswind affect alot? i know it will but to what extent?

    (6) current machine price?


    Btw saw a bone just now again, at night 10+ Jurong polyclinic traffic light. In fact, I have been seeing many bones recently in my area... hmmm hahah CKA in my area also. should be some of you guys I guess.


    But 1 thing I noticed and a bit concerned, the engine sounds quite underpowered when moving off man..... any idea the origin of engine? .......


    But I will be going down to CKA to ask someday. because for now, I just need something for transportation, and just nice to say I love everything abt Korea lol.


    Lastly, do you guys have problems with CKA? I mean their after-sales service? There have been a few cases that I have read before in the forum concerning their service standards.... As such, this will be my main concern too..


    Hope for replies from the boners here.


    Bony Cheers.

  9. Shifted Alexandra Hospital to the "Hospitals" sub-section. :)



    * 28 Ayer Rajah Crescent

    * 991 Alexandra Road (scan your IU, no charge)

    * Acer Building

    * Adelphi (park @ b3, guard will ask, jus say u work there)

    * Alexandra Technopark

    * Amara Shopping Centre

    * AMK Hub (loading bay located opposite mrt tracks. dun enter via normal CP as ground will be wet when raining)

    * Anchorpoint

    * Apollo Center (B1 for tenants/ B2 free)

    * Balestier Plaza

    * Beauty World Shopping Centre

    * Boon Siew Building

    * Botanical Gardens

    * Bukit Batok Driving Centre

    * Bukit Panjang Plaza

    * Bright Centre

    * Caldecott Hill (Mediacorp)

    * Carlton Hotel (park @ b2)

    * Capitol Building

    * Centrepoint (bikes normally super packed)

    * Central @ clarke quay (Enter by the loading bay, located next to the normal CP.)

    * Central Square

    * Changi Village Hotel (Formerly Le Meridien Changi)

    * Chai Chee Technopark (Blk A, D & E only)

    * China Square at Cross Street (under renovation - no parking for now)

    * Chinese Garden

    * Clarke Quay CP

    * Coronation Plaza Shopping Centre

    * Costa Sands East Coast (weekdays free; weekends $1)

    * Costa Sand Pasir Ris

    * Compass Point (loading bay)

    * Concorde Shopping Centre

    * Comtech (near Alexandra techno park)

    * Conrad Hotel - basement with marked lots

    * Copthorne King Hotel (no marked lots)

    * Creative Building

    * Downtown East (ground floor FOC; limited lots - park on pavement at your own risk)

    * Eastpoint Shopping Mall (Limited)

    * Esplanade

    * Far East Square

    * Furama Hotel

    * Furama RiverFront Hotel (Full barrier but can there's gaps in the centre kerb to bypass)

    * Furniture Mall

    * Forum Shopping Mall

    * Fort Canning (The Legends)

    * Fuji Xerox Towers

    * Gateway Building

    *Gallery Hotel (only got 2 proper bike lots in B1)

    * Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel (no marked lots; enter by King's Centre)

    * Great Eastern Centre (Pickering Street)

    * Great World City Office Building

    * Great World City

    * Goldhill Plaza

    * Goodwood Park Hotel

    * Guthrie House (@ Fifth Avenue)

    * Harbourlink

    * Health Promotion Board

    * HortPark (@ Hyderabad Rd)

    * Hotel 81 (and most other budget hotels)

    * Hotel Miramar

    * Hotel Rendezvous (hotel guests only; treacherously tight carpark)

    * Hougang Point

    * Hougang Green Shopping Mall

    * IKEA (alexandra; tampines)

    * Informatics Education

    * Inland Revenue House (park @ b3 or b4)

    * IMM (1st 3 hours free; 4th hr @ $1.07/hr)

    * International Plaza

    * Jelita (Have to park further down or at the petrol station)

    * Katong Mall

    * Kembangan Plaza

    * King Albert Park McDonald's

    * Keppel Distripark

    * Laguna Park (Pte Estate)

    * Le Meridien Shopping Centre

    * Liang Court

    * M Hotel

    * Lippo Centre

    * Marina @ Keppel Bay

    * Marina Square

    * Maxwell Food Center (free after 2200hrs)

    * Novena Sq (park at loading bay, mscp no entry for bikes)

    * Merchant Square (next to Central Square)

    * Millenia Walk

    * Mustafa Shopping Centre

    * Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 1

    * National Dental Centre

    * National Univeristy of Singapore (NUS)

    * Orchard Grand Court

    * Orchard Hotel

    * Orchard Parade Hotel

    * Orchard Parade Shopping Centre

    * Orion Building (Tamiya and Yamaha showroom)

    * Pan Pacific Hotel (same CP as Marina Square)

    * Park Mall

    * Park Royal Hotel (Beach Road) (Free parking behind - don't go up the Furniture Mall mscp)

    * Parkway Parade

    * Plaza Singapura

    * Police Academy

    * Police Cantonment Complex (Open Air Only)

    * Punggol Plaza

    * Punggol Marina Country Club

    * Raffles City (City Hall)

    * Raffles Hotel Basement (Enter from Seah Street)

    * Riverside Hotel

    * Riverside Square (Limited)

    * Riverwalk

    * Robertson Quay Hotel (Limted)

    * Roxy opp PParade (lots at the back of the building, no indication of coupons needed)

    * SAFRA Toa Payoh & Yishun

    * Science Centre

    * Shaw Towers

    * Sheraton Hotel

    * Shangri-La (Valley Wing entrance)

    * Shell house

    * SIA Building (77 Robinson Road)

    * Singapore Art Museum (limited lots, free only for guests to the museum & outlets)

    * Singapore Institude of Management (Clementi Road)

    * Singapore EXPO

    * Singapore Flyer

    * Singapore Post Centre

    * Singapore Recreation Club

    * Singapore Safety Driving Centre (SSDC)

    * Singapore Mandai Zoo

    * Singapore Management University (SMU - Basement Parking @ Lee Kong Chien Bldg; enter via park EXIT gantry as entry gantry is too narrow)

    * Suntec City

    * Swissotel Merchant Court

    * Tampines Mart

    * Tampines Mega Malls (Ikea, Giant and Courts)

    * Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

    * Tanglin Mall

    * Traders Hotel Shangri-la

    * Tanglin Shopping Centre (park at Orchard Parade Hotel besides)

    * Tekka Mall

    * TelePark (Tampines next to OCBC)

    * The Concourse

    * The Regent Singapore (lots of bike park at B2)

    * The Ritz-Carlton (not charged at ERP gantry)

    * The Rutherford @ Science Park

    * The Synergy

    * The Legends @ Fort Canning

    * Tiong Bahru Plaza

    * Tradehub 21

    * Turf City

    * Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre

    * UE Square Shopping Mall

    * Valley Point

    * West Coast Plaza (Formerly Known as Ginza Plaza) [Loading/Unloading Bay]

    * Yishun 10 *if got carpark attendant must pay $1*


    Country Clubs

    * Keppel Country Club (Visitors Carpark)



    * Alexandra Hospital

    * Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital

    * Changi General Hospital

    * Communicable Diesease Centre

    * Gleneagles

    * KK Women's and Children's Hospital

    * Mt Alvernia

    * National University Hospital

    * Singapore General Hospital

    * Singapore Skin Centre

    * Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Basement 3)



    * 888 Plaza ($0.65)

    * AIA building (tenants only; park opposite lau pa sat at Hong Leong Building)

    * Airport ($1.30, FOC after 2300hrs)

    * Airport T3 (both CP 3A & 3b $1.30; 2200hrs-0700hrs FOC)

    * Biopolis ($0.65 by Cash Card)

    * Bras Basah Complex ($0.65)

    * Bugis Junction ($1.05)

    * Burlington Square ($0.80)

    * Bukit Merah Central HDB CP below Hawker Centre ($0.65 per entry, FREE on Sundays & Public Holidays - Insert Cash Card only upon exit)

    * Bukit Timah Shopping Centre ($1.05)

    * Cairnhill carpark ($1.00)

    * Capital Tower ($1.53)

    * Causeway Point ($0.70)

    * Century Square ($1.05)

    * Changi Airport (ERP $1.30 day &/or night)

    * CHIJMES ($1.00, Basement CP - pay at Valet Kiosk before entering)

    * Chinatown Point ($0.70)

    * Civil Service Club - Tessensohn Road Clubhouse ($1.00; Can enter and exit the normal way, i.e. with cashcard in IU unit)

    * City Plaza ($0.60)

    * CK Tangs ($3.00)

    * Clifford Centre ($1.50)

    * Cluny Court ($1 b4 2am, $5 after 2am)

    * CMPB - Opp coupon parking

    * Costa Sands Pasir Ris ($1.00)

    * CPF Building Shenton Way (very ex Never park there)

    * Excelsior Shopping Centre ($0.80)

    * Far East Plaza ($2.14)

    * Fullerton Hotel (see One Fullerton below)

    * Funan Centre ($1.00)

    * Fusionpolis ($0.65 per entry by cash card)

    * Golden Mile Shopping Centre ($1.00)

    * Golden Landmark Hotel And Shopping Centre

    * Golden Shoe ($1.10 before 7pm $2.20 after 7pm)

    * Hard Rock Cafe opp. got Wilson Parking ($0.80)

    * Haw Par Centre (Coupon Parking behind the building)

    * Holiday Inn Parkview - $2.xx for first hour, and $0.50 every additional 15mins...

    * Hong Leong Building ($1.10)

    * Hong Lim Complex (shared with Chinatown Point - see above)

    * Hougang Mall ($0.65)

    * Hyatt Hotel ($2)

    * IBM Headquarters @ Changi Industrial park

    * Bishan J8 - Park at MSC abv the bus interchange (ERP $0.60) (Sunday and PH normal HDB parking rules apply.)

    * JB City Square (RM$3.00) need to buy BLISS CARD

    * JB Holiday Plaza (RM$1.00)

    * Jurong Entertainment Centre ($1.05)

    * Jurong Hill ($1 per entry)

    * Jurong Point ($0.80)

    * Jurong Stadium (coupon parking)

    * Jurong West Stadium (coupon parking; active wardens)

    * Katong Shoppling Centre (ERP) (Park at Roxy (see above)

    * Lot1 ($1.00) (HDB Brank Office next to Lot1 $0.65)

    * Loyang Point ($0.65)

    * Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) ($1.00)

    * Ming Arcade ($1.00) (next to Orchard Parade Hotel)

    * Manhattan House ($1.00)

    * National Library - ($1.05 / entry or $18 monthly season)

    * New Tech Park ($0.65 by Cash Card)

    * OCBC Centre at Raffles Place

    * One Fullerton ($2.20 per half an hour, after 6pm daily and Sat/Sun at $5.00 per entry)

    * One George Street ($1.20 per entry/$15 monthly season parking)

    * One Raffles Quay ORQ ($1.10)

    * Parklane Shopping Mall ($1.30 insert Cashcard)

    * Peace Centre ($0.60)

    * Pearl's Centre ($1.00)

    * Peninsula Hotel ($0.80)

    * People's Park Shopping Centre ($1.00)

    * PSA Building ($1.30) now need to pay, free parking at keppel yard entrance opp KTM railway or park at keppel distripark

    * Queensway Shopping Centre ($0.90)

    * Quality Hotel ($0.75 Using IU)

    * Raffles Hospital at Rochor ($0.60)

    * Rivervale Plaza ($0.65)

    * Robertson Walk ($1.00)

    * SAFRA Mount Faber (ERP $0.60 Member; $1.20 Guests)

    * SAFRA Tampines

    * Sembawang Shopping Centre ($1.00 per entry)

    * Serene Centre ($0.80)

    * Shenton House ($1.20)

    * Skytech Buliding ($0.65)

    * Sim Lim Square ($0.75)

    * Sim Lim Tower ($1.00)

    * Standard Chartered (Battery Road - $5)

    * Starhub Building ($1.00)

    * Sun Plaza ($1.61)

    * Takashimaya (per hour charging)

    * Tampines Mall ($1.00)

    * Techlink (Kaki Bukit- $0.65)

    * The Signature - Changi Business Park ($0.65 / entry) [OR can squeeze at ENTRANCE, go up curb when EXIT. curb is very small anyway]

    * Thomson Plaza ($0.50)

    * Toa Payoh HDB HUB ($0.65 if more than 10 minutes / Sunday FOC, barrier will be opened)

    * UOB Center ($3.50)

    * UOB Plaza ($5.00 Per Hour same charge as car)

    * URA Centre ($1 per entry), open air coupon parking in the streets and alleys around

    * Youth Park Carpark ($0.65)

    * Vivocity ($1 for the first 3 hours, $1 hourly after that)

    * Whitesands ($1.00)

    * Wisma Atria ($2.10 - parking only on top 2 levels)

    * Woodlands Civic Centre ($0.65)

    * Woodlands Point ($0.65)



    * Allson Hotel (only for hotel staff)

    * California fitness (members only)

    * Cathay Cinema

    * Cineleisure - coupon parking across & besides

    * Comfort Driving Centre (Closed)

    * Crown Prince Hotel And Shopping Centre

    * Cuppage

    * Dawson Place (park on the pavement at Blk 58 at your own risk)

    * DBS Building Shenton Way

    * DBS Tampines Centre (tenants only)

    * Far East Shopping Centre (opposite Thai Embassy) - coupon parking besides at Angulia Park

    * Fook Hai Building

    * Fortune Centre

    * Golden Mile Tower @ beach road (park at pavement)

    * Great Eastern Life Changi Centre (Changi Road)

    * High Street Centre & High Street Plaza (park in the back lane + lots of room on nearby sidewalks)

    * Heeren

    * International Bldg

    * Jelita (Have to park further down or at the petrol station)

    * Junction 8 (ERP multi storey beside; EXIT USING LEFT BARRIER, THE RIGHT ONE ALWAYS JAM)

    * Keypoint @ beach road (season ticket holders only)

    * Kallang Leisure Park (URA parking outside)

    * Liat Tower (Level 5)

    * Lido

    * Lucky Plaza

    * Midlink Plaza

    * Monetary Authority of Singapore (tenants only)

    * Meritus Mandarin Hotel & Shopping Arcade S'pore

    * Mount Elizabeth Hospital

    * Northpoint

    * NTUC Income Centre (Bras Basah Branch)

    * Ocean Building - tenants only

    * Odeon Towers - season parking only

    * One Marina Boulevard

    * Pacific Plaza

    * Panasonic Building @ Jalan Kilang Barat

    * Paradiz Centre

    * Paragon

    * Park Hotel (Orchard)

    * Parkview Square (tenants only)

    * Plaza by the Park

    * RCL Building *Park at the lane beside coffeeshop, it's a "despatch parking"*

    * Rivervale Mall

    * Rivervale Plaza

    * Samsung Hub

    * Sentosa

    * SGX Centre

    * Shaw Centre

    * Siglap Centre

    * Singapore Power Building (Somerset Road) (for season ticket holders only. bikes still can enter but park at own risk cause I've seen bikes kena clamp before.)

    * Springleaf Tower (Only tenant with season parking)

    * Square 2

    * Sultan Plaza @ Jalan Sultan Road (No bikes allowed. Open carpark only 3 lots)

    * Sunshine Plaza (gap) *Nearest is M/C coupon parking along prinsep st or IOI Plaza across the street $1*

    * Thong Sia Building

    * UIC Building

    * West Mall (no more entry to bikes from 1st Oct 08. Park at MSCP nearby.)

    * Wheelock Place - coupon parking besides at Angulia Park




    ** Update with Laguna & Informatics

  10. I wish to apologise to botak at wonderful motors, due to my remark, has seriously caused alot of inconveniences and doubts about his reliability and working ability.


    he is one of the best mechanic which i have mentioned before so many times, especially in the skipper and x9 thread, but because of a mis-communication, i have wrongly give remarks that have affected him.


    i sincerely apologise to him and this misunderstanding has been checked, cleared and closed.


    btw Happy CNY to all the x9ers :)

  11. i tried not starting my bike for 1 week also no prob le... echo is ur battery weak as in that it cannot holds charge? or ur head unit is direct connection to battery 1?


    u know when ur batt is dead means towing. of course i dont think i will risk that.


    nope head unit cannot direct connect to batt....... even my voltmeter is not too..........


    alright anyway this is considered a 'red-plate' bike to me, and i do warm up regularly. shouldnt be a problem

  12. hmmm ... whose batt can last 2 day max?? 1 week plus and still working is normal ah.:cheeky:


    i not sure abt mine.. but i think can last maybe 4 to 5 days. but 1 week plus is super strong. u mean u using energiser or duracell? lol

  13. Diff is Wm got help us wash the whole clutch and re lub all ball bearing.

    Wash in the sense of tear apart all the things.(like clutch, he take out all parts and clean. not blow only)




    i change 2 times and he did that too, except he was busy at that time, he serviced that later. It's rare that u will find a mechanic that will ever service this 'problematic' thing. That's why I always go back to him for a year and a half liao :)

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