Post by JerryScript on May 4, 2016 10:49:59 GMT -5
An international group is bringing back the Lambretta scooter. So far they have only teased a dark picture showing the new model following the classic Lambretta design. The design team is the one that has been designing for KTM for 24 years, do it should be a solid piece of engineering following some very classic design elements, I'm excited to see more!
If they maintain the bullet proof durability and get rid of the stationary front fender that would be perfect. The complaint my relitives still in Italy had about the Lambretta was the stationary front beak stuck out too far giving them an overbite that caught on things when manuvering in tight spaces.
So far they have only teased a dark picture showing the new model following the classic Lambretta design. The design team is the one that has been designing for KTM for 24 years, do it should be a solid piece of engineering following some very classic design elements.
Lambretta had the rep for being torquey even with the smallest engines which they used for the 3 wheeled trucks that tradesmen and farmers relied upon. The 125cc in the trucks would still haul over a ton while the 300cc would haul more than a full sized American Pickup. The 50cc truck was used more for local deliveries of groceries and light loads of produce with the marble and stone left to the larger ones. A 70cc Lambretta scooter should have little issues with hills if they stay true to the nature of the originals.
Isn't there already lambrettas on the market that are made in taiwan? From what I hear they're nothing too special, just your run of the mill taiwan scooter with lambretta styling and badges, but with a premium price tag
The Seattle based Lambretta International's last model update was in 2006 and they stopped posting news on their site in 2009 7 years ago. They did sell upscale bikes with a 2 year warranty however none of the dealers they have listed on their site appear to be offering anything branded Lambretta.
SIL in India bought out Lambretta lock stock and barrel way back in the 1970's and has the machinery all in India however they were making Lambretta bikes since the 1950's. They still make their own bikes using Lambretta engine designs and provide replacement parts for the Vintage Lambretta. Any serious return of the Lambretta brand would in my mind have to involve them to some degree.