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Lambretta LN 125, test (video, evaluation and technical sheet)
Lambretta LN 125, test (video, evaluation and technical sheet)

Sitting at the Peggy Sue’s bar and sipping a Pink Lemonade before heading back to Lambretta Asturias to give them back the Lambretta LN 125 that they kindly lent us, I took the opportunity to put in order all the data that I had perceived at the controls of this particular scooter.

I had traveled more than 100 kilometers at his controls, through all kinds of scenarios, and my brain was upset. Your driving is extremist depending on the situation in which you find yourself. But before anticipating events, I invite you to join me in seeing her in motion through the streets of Cimadevilla, a fishermen's neighborhood with narrow and cobbled streets where, if we close our eyes, we can think that we are touring a little Rome.


Lambretta LN 125: adjusted load capacity and consumption

Lambretta LN 125

For open the seat We have two options: from the ignition key itself, turning it to the left, or if we have it started, from a button located on the right hand side, next to the starter button. Underneath we find a relatively small hole in which we can fit a jet helmet.

From there you can also access the fuel tank. This has been closed by means of a cap without a key with a half-turn opening. Beside him, we find a switch two position yellow. This works like breaker so that when we activate it, the motorcycle can no longer start, making it a little more difficult for friends of others.

As the platform is practically flat, in case you need to carry a larger package such as a bag or backpack, we have behind the shield a hook to be able to wear it correctly fastened between the legs.

In summer the days are long, it was not possible for me to go out and shoot with her in dark conditions. Even so, and comparing them with others in the garage, the beam of light It is a bit fair although taking into account the benefits of the Lambretta LN 125, I think it is enough to circulate with relative safety.

The consumption measured during the test was 4, 25 liters per hundred kilometers, with approximately 50 percent of use in the city and the other half on the highway with the gas practically at full capacity. This together with the capacity of the tank, which is six liters, allows us a autonomy theoretical of 140 kilometers.

Lambretta LN 125

What annotations on the sidelines, the reserve sneak it jumped when the gauge needle was halfway. From Lambretta Asturias they told me that it was an error that in the new units it was solved after having changed the tank gauge.

On the other hand, chrome rear-view mirror mounts they were beginning to have symptoms of rust. Gijón is a city in which vehicles do not age quite well due to its proximity to the sea, but it caught my attention that with so few kilometers, they began to lose their bath. Commenting on it again at the dealer, they told me that they would notify the importer to study the parts and in case of a general failure, proceed to modify their manufacture or the supplier of said components.

The sale price recommended for Lambretta LN 125 It is 3.190 euros for the monocolor version and 3.295 euros for the bicolor similar to the one you have seen in this test. This price is in line with its eternal rival archenemy, the Vespa, although in the absence of an equally exhaustive test of the timeless Piaggio Group motorcycle, I think Lambretta quality is one step behind.

And I'm not talking about the thruster, which roughly performs very similarly and is also bomb-proof in both cases. Rather I am talking about the settings, which are not entirely optimal. It comes very well finished off, with black or chrome rubber profiles on all its covers reminiscent of the original Lambretta, but those little noises that we could hear during the test ended up making us feel that we were not driving a motorcycle according to the aesthetics that can be seen, that It is truly very successful but at the same time updated for the times.

By city, the Lambretta LN 125 he has surprised us by his excellent agility although on the road, it is a bit fair for benefits and part of the cycle. Its future owner has to change the chip and think that when he leaves the urban jungle, it will be time to enjoy at moderate speed and contemplating the landscapes that surround him.

Lambretta LN 125

Lambretta LN 125:

  • Motor:
    • Type: Single cylinder four-stroke, carburettor feed, air-cooled
    • Displacement: 124.6 cm³
    • Power max. dec.: 6.5 kW (8.7 hp) at 8,000 r.p.m.
    • Torque max. dec: 8.33 Nm
  • Transmission:

    Transmission: CVT

  • Suspensions:
    • Front: Hydraulic telescopic fork
    • Rear: Hydraulic monoshock
  • Brakes:
    • Front: 190mm diameter disc with two-piston caliper
    • Rear: Drum
  • Wheels:
    • Front: 110 / 70-12
    • Rear: 120 / 70-12
  • Dimensions:
    • Total length: 1,930 mm
    • Wheelbase: 1,380 mm
    • Seat height: 800 mm
    • Fuel tank: 6 liters
    • Average consumption measured: 4, 25 liters / 100
    • Dry weight: 104 kg
  • Assessment:
    • Engine: 6
    • Stability: 5, 5
    • Suspensions: 5, 5
    • Brakes: 6
    • Aesthetics: 9
    • Finishes: 6
    • Rider comfort: 8
    • Passenger comfort: 6, 5
    • Average rating: 6, 56
    • In favor: agility in the city, aesthetics, rear brake
    • Against: performance, stability on the road, quality in some finishes
  • Price: € 3,190 (monochrome), € 3,295 (bicolor)

Note: The Lambretta LN 125 It was loaned by Lambretta Asturias (670.50.36.83). Gasoline expenses have been borne by the publisher. For more information, consult our policy of relations with companies. For the video recording, a GoPro Hero2 provided by Preciojusto has been used.

We appreciate the collaboration of the Peggy Sue’s Gijón Restaurant in taking the photos.

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