Casa Performance – 350cc CasaTwin | COMPONENT NEWS
For scooter fans 2016 has probably been the most exciting year in decades, thanks to all the new casings, tuning parts and investment that has gone into keeping mostly middle-aged men and women excited on our vintage steeds in the coming years. Both Vespa and Lambretta riders have had something to get excited about and things are hotting up even more… A new 350cc Lambretta twin-cylinder engine anybody?
One firm who are really pushing the boat out are Casa Performance, Casa choose SLUK as their launch vessel, so if you want to know the latest developments from them and many other leading companies you’d better keep reading. We will have the news first and straight from the horse’s mouth.
The latest development comes just a week or so after the rendering of their CasaCover was released by us and this one is likely to set the performance Lambretta riding fraternity into a state of extreme euphoria. The ‘CasaTwin’ has been given the green light and design will be underway as soon as the Casa boys get back from Cadwell Park next weekend. Once design is finalised a running prototype will be built as quickly as possible (the original CasaCase went from design to running in just a few months).
The CasaCase design is perfect for conversion to a twin due to the vertical separation of the crankcase allowing an extra casting and bearing to be used between the two cranks. What are the chief advantages of a twin? Massively reduced vibration for one, but the main attraction for many is simply the glorious howl of a bi-cylinder 2-stroke.
The rendered image gives you a fair idea of the design, it utilises the CasaCover we showed last week. A pair of dedicated SS200 external stud type barrels will be made especially for the twin, final cc is undecided but capacity may be reduced to 350cc initially. Capacity will depend largely on the crank and stroke used in the design. Needless to say the engine will put out enough horsepower for most riders.
Dean Orton from Rimini Lambretta Centre said “Even if I say so myself, I’d say the timescale for the CasaCase we took from idea conception to ‘up and running’ was unprecedented. And you can bet your Grannies pension that’ll be the situation with the CasaTwin….”
No prices are available as yet but we’re told that the intention is to make more power and sell cheaper than any rival twin. Start saving, you may just want to sell your grandmother to buy one.