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…
Remember, 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…
On 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!