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Lambretta LN 125, test (characteristics and curiosities)
Lambretta LN 125, test (characteristics and curiosities)

After a small printing error, or rather a computer error, we arrived with the proof of the Lambretta LN 125, as Javier well guessed on Friday from the photo we showed you.

Forty years later, after his disappearance in 1972, the direct competitor of the Vespa returns to the market with a scooter that remains quite faithful to the original lines of the model. I know that the "guru" of the brand will call me sacrilegious for saying this but if we see both models in profile, we cannot deny that the resemblance is undeniable.

In the Lambretta LN 125 they join two cultures: on the one hand, the italian since the design has been made by Alessandro Tartarini (son of Lepoldo Tartarini, founder of Italjet) and the Oriental since its production is carried out in the SYM factory's own facilities. And using this same fusion of cultures, we're going to give this test some rhythm with the OreSkaBand song, Pinocchio.

Lambretta LN 125, reminiscent of the original

Lambretta LN 125

Like the original Lambretta, the Lambretta LN 125 uses a steel tube chassis in its structure. The motor, manufactured by SYM. It is a 125cc engine (a 150cc version is also marketed in Italy), four-stroke and carburettor feed. The approximate power is 6.5 kW (about 8, 7 CV) at 8,000 r.p.m. and develops a torque of 8.33 Nm. It has forced air cooling.

Around it are distributed the different plastic panels that make up the bodywork highlighting a retro design rear light but LED lighting. The front light and the indicators are integrated into the handlebar, below which we can see the legendary front "nose".

Lambretta LN 125, simple part of cycle ideal for city

Lambretta LN 125

The cycle part of the Lambretta LN 125 It is very simple. It has conventional suspensions both front and rear, while in the brakes section, a front disc 190mm in diameter bitten by a two-piston caliper and a drum for the rear wheel.

The little ones 12 inch wheels, roadways with 110 and 120mm tires respectively, allow you, as we will see in the next installments, to have great agility in the city. Its weight is also quite contained, with 104 kilos declared while the seat is slightly higher than what is considered normal on a scooter, at about 800mm in height.

Lambretta LN 125, dashboard and curiosities

Lambretta LN 125

If we go back to the handlebar area of ​​the Lambretta LN 125, there we find a scorecard completely analog (except for the clock) and quite complete. A large sphere shows the speedometer while two smaller ones on the right indicate the fuel level and the battery charge.

The clock is located in the lower part while in the upper part there are several indicator lights (high and low beam, reserve indicator, etc.). On each side, we can also see the indicators of operation of the indicators.

Moving on to analyze the handlebar, in the left pineapple We find the button for the low and high lights (the light comes on as soon as we touch it), the turn signals and the horn. On the right, circuit breaker switch, starter button and remote seat opening. We can also open the seat using the ignition key, turning it to the left.

Lambretta LN 125

The passenger footpegs They are hidden in the platform itself and to access them, you have to press on the front of them. In this way, we can fully deploy them in case we take someone with us.

To park it, we have the possibility of raising it to the center stand or, failing that, place it on the side leg although with care since it does not have a parking brake and also, the side leg uses the system that gives me so little confidence of automatic closing by spring as soon as we raise the motorcycle back to the vertical position.

Are you ready to tour the city next to the Lambretta LN 125? Yes? Well tomorrow we start.

To be continue…

We appreciate the collaboration of the restaurant Peggy Sue's Gijón in taking the photos.

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