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  1. adamr
    3rd April 2017 @ 5:48 pm

    Another fucking Asian twist and go piece of shit to be announced at Eurolambretta? You’ll get the reception it deserves. We want a a geared scooter, preferably in two stroke form. They just can’t get it through their thick heads! And if emissions stop it, who cares? We already have the answers to the progress of lambretta – Gran Turismo, Tino and Rimini Lambretta.

    • Mark Hodson
      3rd April 2017 @ 8:09 pm

      There is nothing more I desire than a new geared Lambretta with a direct injected 2stroke engine. But reality is folks don’t buy manual scooters anymore, my shop sells 100 scooters a year but only 4 this year are manuals. (PX) Sadly any manufacturer is going to need volume and that has to be autos because the market demands it.

      Perhaps they could make an auto like on the bergman 650, which is manual or automatic?

  2. PandemoniumRocket
    3rd April 2017 @ 6:38 pm

    Whoever wins the rights to the name wont really mean jack shit to us as we know what a lambretta really is..not an auto powered plastic panelled lookalike.. at least the Scomadi has the decency not to call itself a Lambretta

  3. Frank
    3rd April 2017 @ 6:58 pm

    A GTS is still a Vespa because it’s the same people making them in the same place (sort of) as made all the past models. Modern Triumphs are still Triumphs because they’re (mostly) British and are designed from the ground up as Triumphs. Putting a sticker on a vaguely retro Chinese scooter, e-bike or t-shirt is not the same thing.

  4. Delooney
    3rd April 2017 @ 7:50 pm

    After Brexit we should push a petition for reintroduction of 2-strokes

  5. Theraphim Hebraeorum
    3rd April 2017 @ 9:20 pm

    If you like it, can afford it, ride it.

    Older wrists fucked by years of manual shifty gears need autos to stay on the road. My PX 200 gone and can never ride a shifty again as wrist fused. Younger folk and Joe Commuter just do not get manuals. They can’t see the point. What you gonna do? Go out of business ‘cos some traditionalists want to hang on to dated technology?

    There are enough original classic Lammies in the world to see us all out …if you have the purse for it that is. If you don’t have the purse then it’s a retro styled Lammything. Horses for courses… or mules for muppets?

  6. angusy6566
    3rd April 2017 @ 11:35 pm

    I think the scomardi have got it right it’s close to the Lammy and it keeps people on the road I’m not ready for and auto yet but I think it’s the only retro scooter to be accepted just make it steel and not cheap plastic

    • Sticky
      3rd April 2017 @ 11:41 pm

      Angus, the forthcoming Scomadi TT does have steel panelwork: https://scooterlab.uk/scomadi-turismo-technica-details/ and Royal Alloy have mooted metal bodywork as well.

    • johnakay
      16th July 2017 @ 7:46 pm

      have to agree with Theraphim Hebraeorum.time has moved on gone are the days of old scooters with gears. majority prefer twist and go that inc me.I no longer ride scooters and haven’t since 1973.I ride a motorbike but this doesn’t mean that I dont like scooters.my last scooter was a SX150 pacer maker and before that an SX200 which is my favourite .I would get one but not at the price of a new bike and I would prefer twist & go.

  7. mattblack
    5th April 2017 @ 3:07 pm

    A name is just a name, Lambretta finished in 1971, Frank is Dead! Long live Frank! No plastic scooter or aftershave or bicycle will ever replace him

  8. vince
    5th April 2017 @ 4:41 pm

    If Lambretta still existed today in Italy , do you think they would be making the bikes that so many of you hanker after. I think not , all companies have to move with the times and go where the market is, the larger two stroke market is dead due to legislation , geared scooters are unpopular in the new sales markets. If Lambretta were still here producing bikes in Italy I suspect they would be producing a range of twist and go plastic body scooters and bikes , the purists might not like this but to be there you must compete with your rivals on all levels , including keeping cost down.

  9. Jim Cook
    5th April 2017 @ 7:40 pm

    I do find it amusing that people get upset about a name. We all know any Lambretta produced isn’t a Lambretta. I could tattoo “Elvis” on my forehead, but that doesn’t make me the king of Rock’n’roll. All I associate the Lambretta name with these days is the “Primark quality” clothing range, that continues to con the public of it’s origins, even claiming they were established in 1947.

    Those waiting for a 2-stroke geared scooter, you have no chance. You can’t buy heritage & history by simply slapping on a badge.

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