Wednesday, 4 January 2012
A review of sorts lambretta ln 125 review
It must be 35-40 years since lambretta and vespa both had stands at large exhibiting shows....That time as now returned, Of course vespa have never been away!
the lambretta ln 125
So the new lambretta what do you think......
Ask anyone to name two scootering brands and you get wasp and lammy almost every time.
Yes there are so many really ...really good scoots today,But if we can talk iconic branding these are the muse.
Most people know the story of vespa ..this piaggio family group mobilised entire countries and for over sixty years have continued to sell the sublime .....strong ...stylish wasp, In modern formation the vespa is still a hit ..Its as stylish as ever and resale is still very strong.
Now onto the lambretta.........
I would say that innocenti up until the end of the sixties had the scootering world in its hands,all of these vintage machines........sorry works of pure art are still most desirable today as they ever were....if not now more so!
Without being brutal ...I am not so keen on lambrettas come back......Firstly its not really a lambretta ,Its engine is of Taiwanise decent ....its a sym motor ....and its all bolted together out in taiwan ......not that this engages a problem the taiwanise make some great stuff and cheaply ...but this also means its not really an italian stallion!
The problem is that its being priced as an italian built piece of art ....It RRP is ................£3,300.
Now thats a lot of dollar for what your getting.
I would say this new offering is not for the lambretta purists nor will the fuel tank size aim it at the adventurers ....it does however look cute in its own rite though!
There are some already talked about problems .....according to some national news paper reviews ...the paint work lacks gloss and chips/scratches easy also under seat storage is shallow and there is a noted creaking noise from the cables when the steering is moved lock-to-lock ...maybe the cable lay-out needs re-routing .
These sort of quality glitches are not very welcome today ...certainly not at this pricing ,
All said this scoot is not for me ,but it will sell well ....its a trusty sym but it has the iconic branded badging and for the style-conscious scootering users who know of the brand and simply want something that looks good and is of ease to ride...it will be a hit!
There are loads of people who will pay the money just for the style alone , I won't be getting one ..but i also won't be sneering at anybody who does !
len@RE-GLAZE-IT GLAZIER DERBY
scootering adventures uk
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