Sea-Doo continues to reinvest the wheel with the launch of new jet ski models, and their current offering such as the Trixxx is no exception to that rule.
In this guide, I’ll show you the main differences between the 2020 Sea-Doo Spark vs the 2020 Sea-Doo Spark Trixx with a direct comparison.
Let’s have a good look at how they’re different.
Trixx vs Spark
I’ll launch this comparison report with the specifications of both models at a glance. The Spark actually comes in two variations, and to make this fair, I’ll use the 3UP model which is more powerful at 90hp instead of the relatively tame 60hp.
|2020 Sea Doo Spark Trixx||2020 Sea Doo Spark (3UP/90HP)|
|Pricing in USA||$7,399||$6,300|
|Pricing in Australia||$9,990||$9,490|
|Fuel Burn||2 US Gal per hour|
7.4 litres per hour
|2.5 Gal per hour|
9.1 litres per hour
|Seating Capacity||2 or 3||2 or 3|
|Colors available||Green + Lime|
Green + Red
|Black + Orange|
White + Blue
Lime + Blue
|Dry weight||422lbs / 192kgs||425lbs / 193kg|
|Wet weight||537lbs / 243kbs||543lbs / 246kg|
|Top speed||44 miles per hour|
67 kilometres per hour
|43 miles per hour|
65 kilometres per hour
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||119″ / 203cm|
46.1″ / 116cm
41″ / 105cm
|120″ / 305cm|
46.4″ / 118cm
41″ / 105cm
So from that table, there doesn’t seem to be much of a difference apart from the higher pricing. Many journalists know that these models share the same specs in many ways.
Let’s actually take a step back for a moment.
How the Trixx differs
The base model is the Sea-Doo Spark. Consider the Trixx to be a reasonably good upgrade from the original.
The main differences (or rather, upgrades) are:
- Adjustable handlebars just like a motocross bike.
- Step wedges so you can do tricks like the promotional videos.
- Inclusion of a variable trim system so you can change the ride style.
Let’s go a little deeper with each of these such features.
By far the most popular feature is the handlebars. For people who are quite tall, these bars are quite helpful obviously. The main reason why this feature is here is to help people do “wheelies” and other tricks on the water.
The Sea-Doo Trixx handlebars provide almost 6 inches of additional height. That height gives you the ability to move around more freely so you can learn and play with your watercraft. Certainly for straight out riding and crusing around you’ll want to keep it in the lowered position.
If you watch the promotional videoes about the Trixx, you’ll see that everyone has their handlebars up heigh. That leverage allows them to sit back further on their jet ski.
Wedges for your feet
Ever noticed how those cool riders in the hero photos are standing right back? On an ordinary jet ski they would simply fall straight off, but with the wedges, it gives the riders a chance to stand right up.
The wedges can actually be bought right off Amazon and installed on your ordinary Spark. So if you have a case of missing out, don’t despair!
Some people have reported these as being unreliable, but in my opinion, they work just fine as they are factory-spec. They are also color-coded to the original Sea-Doo paintwork.
With the Variable Trim System (also known as VTS) it’s a fancy way of saying that the front nose of your jet ski can change in its height. Essentially you can make it point higher or lower in the water, which in turn changes the way in which your jet ski handles.
Why is this important? It really impacts the ability for the rider to do tricks. Remember – this is a fun machine. Some riding conditions aren’t too helpful (such as windy days with additional swell) so this feature is a MUST.
The more expensive Sea-Doo models also have this feature but it’s to ensure a more comfortable ride when cruising along at 60 miles per hour. In additional they do have cruise control and a range of other luxury features.
Upgrading your jet ski
Is it worth the additional outlay? Most people would say yes! Certainly, I would.
The original Sea-Doo Spark has a name for itself as the poor man’s water toy, but the Trixx brings back the excitement without costing a fortune.
The thing about these upgrades is that you can actually buy them separately. Say you were limited on what you can spend right now.
Well, you can purchase all 3 options aftermarket on Amazon or even directly from your dealer.
Also, in the past the Trixx was limited to 2 passengers only. In 2020 you can buy this machine where you can take 3 passengers, but technically, there wouldn’t be enough space apart from 1 adult and 2 children.
Summary of the Trixx
The Trixx is a better jet ski than the Sea-Doo Spark for several reasons. Sea-Doo is always offering promotional pricing to help people go for the upgraded model.
If you can’t quite afford it yet, then the Spark is a good segway into the world of personal watercraft.