History

The name Lambretta originated from the river Lambro passing the district Lambrate, birth ground of the iconic Lambretta motor scooter. It is also derived from Lambrus, which means ‘light (in weight), quick, and nimble‘.

 

Born from Innocenti’s struggling steel tubing factory in the Lambarte district of Milan in northern Italy, Lambretta rose to prominence as the vehicle of choice for the masses after World War II.

 

It was a fun and reliable mode of transportation that was affordable, revolutionary in design and trendy, being available in six pastel colours.

 

Adopted by the Mods in the 1960’s and ridden by many famous names, James Dean for one, Lambretta quickly became a legend. It was more than just a scooter – the brand was a fashion icon.

 

But as small cars rose in popularity, demand for scooters fell. In 1997 Lambretta ceased production, before returning in 2017 with the new V-Special.

History

The name Lambretta originated from the river Lambro passing the district Lambrate, birth ground of the iconic Lambretta motor scooter. It is also derived from Lambrus, which means ‘light (in weight), quick, and nimble‘.

 

Born from Innocenti’s struggling steel tubing factory in the Lambarte district of Milan in northern Italy, Lambretta rose to prominence as the vehicle of choice for the masses after World War II.

 

It was a fun and reliable mode of transportation that was affordable, revolutionary in design and trendy, being available in six pastel colours.

 

Adopted by the Mods in the 1960’s and ridden by many famous names, James Dean for one, Lambretta quickly became a legend. It was more than just a scooter – the brand was a fashion icon.

 

But as small cars rose in popularity, demand for scooters fell. In 1997 Lambretta ceased production, before returning in 2017 with the new V-Special.

1948

LAMBRETTA M (A) 125

 

The A model, or 125M, is the very first Lambretta. This original model, which is never exported, has a 125cc engine with a three speed gearbox and a foot-operated gear shift, which Innocenti only uses on this model. It has no rear suspension and has to make do with a rubber anti-vibration block at the front.

 
 

1948

LAMBRETTA M (A) 125

 

The A model, or 125M, is the very first Lambretta. This original model, which is never exported, has a 125cc engine with a three speed gearbox and a foot-operated gear shift, which Innocenti only uses on this model. It has no rear suspension and has to make do with a rubber anti-vibration block at the front.

 
 

1950

LAMBRETTA LC 125

 

This was the first Lambretta to feature full sized leg shields and side panels. On this and the LD, the L stood for Luxury due to this special panel work.

1950

LAMBRETTA LC 125

 

This was the first Lambretta to feature full sized leg shields and side panels. On this and the LD, the L stood for Luxury due to this special panel work.

1951

LAMBRETTA M MK D

 

This was the first Model that was made outside of Italy as Innocenti started to sell the license for production around the world

1951

LAMBRETTA M MK D

 

This was the first Model that was made outside of Italy as Innocenti started to sell the license for production around the world

1961

LAMBRETTA SERIES 3 (LI)

 

The Series three and all subsequent models were nick named the “slim style”. This is because compared to the series I and II, the Lambretta had become slimmer and sleeker. The slim style covers all models, LI, TV, SX, GP.

1961

LAMBRETTA SERIES 3 (LI)

 

The Series three and all subsequent models were nick named the “slim style”. This is because compared to the series I and II, the Lambretta had become slimmer and sleeker. The slim style covers all models, LI, TV, SX, GP.

1969

LAMBRETTA GRAND PRIX DL

 

Innocenti brought in the design house Bertonie to completely re-design the GP range. This model was only known as the GP in the UK and a few other markets, in all others it was known as the DL.

1969

LAMBRETTA GRAND PRIX DL

 

Innocenti brought in the design house Bertonie to completely re-design the GP range. This model was only known as the GP in the UK and a few other markets, in all others it was known as the DL.

2017

LAMBRETTA V-SPECIAL

 

The V-Special is equipped with a 50cc, 125cc and 169cc air cooled engine. 

2017

LAMBRETTA V-SPECIAL

 

The V-Special is equipped with a 50cc, 125cc and 169cc air cooled engine.