Lambretta seen on Richmond Road, Bangalore | August 13, 2011
Dad's first scooter was a Lambretta too, probably bought some time 1974 or 1975, It was with us until 2004 or 2005. Yes it worked until its last days. Dad had many a trips from Badhravathi to Lakkavalli and Kemmangundi, for favourite weekend spots. It's long wheel-base and centrally mounted engine made it a stable scooter. The engine was smooth, so was the ride because of spring mounted front seat. The rider had plenty of leg room and the body was aerodynamic. It had a chassis hence it was a rugged vehicle. Lambretta, if I'm right is an Italian design, Personally, I liked Lambretta better than Vespa or Bajaj. I wish Lambretta scooter comes back to the market. Yes, classic design with a powerful but efficient engine. Hmmm automatic will be good for city use.