Alongside with Vespa, Lambretta is the most famous scooter brand in the world. The company begun producing its signature scooter model back in 1947, becoming an icon of the 50s and 60s in Italy and abroad. After an almost 40-years long hiatus and with an all-Italian management, the legendary brand is now back into business, presenting at the 2011 EICMA two new products that retain the style of its noble ancestors: Lambretta LN125 and LN151.
Lambretta LN125 uses a single cylinder air-cooled 2-valves 124.6 cc engine - producing 8.7 hp at 8,000 rpm and 8.2 Nm (6.1 lb/ft) at 6,500 rpm - and a 6-speed wet multi-plate clutch automatic transmission made by Sym in Taiwan. it also uses a cast aluminum twin spar chassis, telescopic fork with 190 mm discs on the front, single spring with drum brake on the rear and a 6-litre capacity fuel tank which provides a range of about 145 km. This model boasts a dry weight of 111 kg and is marketed worldwide.
Lambretta LN151 instead is a scooter for the Italian market only. It will be powered by a 151 cc single cylinder 4 stroke engine producing 10.3 hp at 7,500 rpm with 10,8 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm, while most other feature will be identical to what we said for its little sister.
View the full Lambretta LN125 and LN151 at the 2011 EICMA photo gallery