A few years ago a couple of businesses on the North West got together to create a classic styled scooter with a modern automatic engine. PM Tuning and Scooter Innovation (aka Lambretta Innovation)’s first offering were titled Series 4 and Series 5, built to order and based around the styling of the Lambretta GL/ dl range which was originally design for Innocenti by Bertone.
Their next step was to produce a limited run of carbon fibre bodied Turismo Leggera scooters, powered by Piaggio’s liquid-cooled 250cc auto engine, as used in their Vespa GTS 250.
This was followed by another small volume production using the Piaggio 300 (269cc) Quasar, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine from the Vespa GTS 300 and using fibreglass panel work, which again was styled around the Lambretta GP/ dl range of scooters and as you may imagine, also features modern technology not only in the engine but also to improve handling as well.
And so that brings us up to today, with the announcement that Scomadi are to launch air-cooled 50cc and 125cc versions of their Turismo Leggera scooter in Milan with production expected to begin shortly and the first scooters to be delivered to European customers some time in 2014.
We watch this space with interest for what could well be a bright new chapter in the story of the modern motor scooter.