New Lambrettas next May?

uite?A bit of a scoop here, thanks to a reader, Mark, who spotted this on the official Lambretta brand website.

The majority of the text below is copied from his original email to me…

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 09.45.04Remember, back in 2012, and then new Lambretta LN scooter?  There was an ongoing battle between the so-called Lambretta Consortium and Motom, who produced the LN.  As I’m sure you know the Consortium subsequently appear to have won the legal battle and the Lambretta revival turned out to be a very short lived affair. As an LN owner, I’ve always thought this was a great shame and, whilst it was never going to satisfy the purists, I thought that the LN deserved a chance to succeed – and not be strangled at birth.

Fast forward to November 2015 and there’s been a very interesting development over at the Lambretta Consortium’s website today regarding the prospect of another new Lambretta scooter.  According to the website, this is due to be launched on 4th May 2016.  See www.lambretta.com/scooters for more details.

As always lots of questions remain.  For example: what will the new Lambretta look like? Will it bear any resemblance to the LN or even be a freshly produced LN?  When will it be available to buy and how much will one cost?  What size engines will the new Lambretta have? Will it be designed by Alessandro Tartarini? The teaser SX style headlight and the sketch below hint to something quite LN’ish to me…

L'70On that official Lambretta brand website is a countdown calendar (I’ve pasted in a screenshot of it above), and (according to my calculations anyway) it’s counting down to the 3rd of May, 2016. There’s also a reference to “L’70 Models” Intriguing!

Of course, there’s been a lot of water under the bridge since 2012, notably the launch of the Scomadi, and many Lambrettisti would consider one of these of more authentic lineage to an LN, or whatever a L’70 is going to be… but we’ll see, we’ll see.

So, watch this space, I’ll have a sniff around and see if I can come up with any juicy info. And if you hear anything on the grapevine, let me know!

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Scooter Fix! Relaunch – New Canadian Scooter Shop

Corey SF photoScooter Fix! is owned and operated by my online pal Corey Fraser. Having owned vintage scooters since the mid-1980’s, Corey has an intimate knowledge of Lambrettas, Servetas, and some Vespa models. Scooter Fix! is Canada’s only full-time shop specializing in vintage Lambretta scooter parts. They supply quality Scootopia, MB Developments, BGM, and Casa Lambretta parts. Scooter Fix! stock most parts for Lambrettas made from 1958 through to the end of their production. We can even get many pre-1958 parts by special order. As the shop is JUST starting up, not all the inventory is on the site yet. They also  have a large selection of good used parts, so if you’re after something in particular, give them a bell.

They also have a limited supply of vintage Vespa parts on hand, but can get most parts needed for them from our suppliers in Italy, the UK, and Germany.

SF Logo image Em.jpgScooter Fix! aim to provide quality scooter parts at reasonable prices. Contact them by phone on 613-462-1788 or  Email. FacebookTwitter, and Instagram 

Scooter Fix! is the official headquarters for the Lambretta Club of Canada. They are located in Richmond Ontario, about 25km south-west of Ottawa.

Will, (I) Am (a Lambretta)

SuperComtesse-6Well, a Lambretta engine anyway. Regular readers might remember the rather odd French, Lambretta powered microcars from Willam… (if you don’t you can catch up here and here). Well, there’s one for sale on eBay. It’s about as back to basics motoring as you can get, although this variant the “Super Comtesse” has four wheels. Cheap as chips (at the moment) and perfect for the Lambretta completist… or someone that wants to travel very slowly and attract a lot of attention to themselves. Check it out on eBay, here.SuperComtesse-4

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