The iconic Lambretta scooters make a comeback at the 2017 EICMA Motor Show.
Lambretta, the iconic scooter brand owned by Switzerland based conglomerate Innocenti S.A has made a comeback at the 2017 EICMA Motor Show. The brand had been missing from global markets for over two decades owing to Innocenti’s financial crunch. V50 Special, V125 Special and V200 Special are the three scooters unveiled. All the three scooters get two variants – Fixed fender and Flex fender. The scooters will be built in Taiwan and will go on sale in Europe early next year. An India launch is expected sometime in 2019.
All the Lambretta three scooters get steel body and are based on the same platform. The three scooters share identical dimensions too. The V50 Special comes powered by a 49.5cc air-cooled, carburetted, single-cylinder motor which produces 3.5 HP of power and 3.4 Nm of torque while the V125 gets a 124.7cc fuel-injected, single-cylinder motor which produces 10.1 HP of power and 9.2 Nm of torque. The V200 also gets a fuel-injected, single-cylinder motor but displaces 168.9cc. This motor produces 12.1 HP of power and 12.5 Nm of torque. A CVT automatic gearbox is common to all the three models.
All the three Lambretta scooters come equipped with LED headlight, turn-indicators and tail-light. A 220 mm disc brake, 12V charging socket and telescopic forks up front is also common among all the three scooters. While the V125 gets a combined braking system, the V200 gets an ABS unit from Bosch. The scooters get a seat height of 770 mm, identical to the Vespa 125 and 150, while the wheelbase at 1330 mm is 40 mm longer than the Vespa range in India.
Innocenti S.A is assessing a distribution system in India but as per the representatives at EICMA, an assembly or manufacturing setup is preferred in India, keeping in mind that India is a price conscious market. Will Lambretta tie-up with a local partner (Bajaj perhaps) or enter India as an independent entity? Time will tell.
– Lambretta is owned by Switzerland-based consortium, Innocenti S.A
– Innocenti S.A has unveiled the V50 Special, V125 Special and V200 Special scooters
– The three scooters will go on sale in Europe in early 2018