I dropped by the Yamaha Service Center and noticed some new color scheme Nouvos. Sure enough, Yamaha Vietnam just released the Nouvo RC (I ride a 2003 Nouvo RC). I was a bit surprised since the RCs are normally released about a month or two before Tet due to their popularity (probably because the Nouvo LX offered some horrible color schemes).
Since two people have offered to buy my old Nouvo, I am considering upgrading to the 2008 Nouvo RC. It meets EURO2 emission standards, gets better gas mileage, and goes a lot faster on it’s 135cc engine (previous Nouvos are 115cc).
The Nouvo RC is clearly the competitor for the Honda Air Blade. Fortunately, the Nouvo, with higher ground clearance, it a more suited motorbike for Vietnam with those high street curbs.
The Nouvo RC sells for about 29,500,000 VND ($1745 US).