These new models are at the pinnacle of the iconic Italian scooter manufacturer’s lineup.
At Milan Design Week 2022, Italian scooter manufacturer Lambretta unveiled two new models: the G350 and the X300. These new models have risen to the top of Lambretta’s scooter lineup, which previously included models ranging from 50cc to 200cc.
- G350 gets 27.5hp, 330cc engine, TFT display, full LED lighting
- X300 powered by 25hp, 275cc engine; gets keyless operation
- Both scooters sport the iconic fixed front fender that Lambys are known for
Vespa is probably the first name that comes to mind when you think of Italian scooters. Lambretta, however, is another well-known scooter manufacturer in the region, and it has previously sold its scooters in India. The company unveiled its two newest scooters, which sit at the top of its line-up, at Milan Design Week 2022.
Engine, Design, and Features of The Lambretta G350
The first of these is the G350, which began life as Lambretta’s G325 Concept scooter, which debuted at EICMA 2019. Steel monocoque construction and interchangeable side panels were among the concept’s highlights, which were carried over to the production version, along with other features like a color TFT display and a USB charger in the apron storage.
Lambretta also announced in 2019 that an electric version of this scooter, the G-Special Concept, was in the works. This e-scooter was supposed to debut at Auto Expo 2020, but COVID-19 threw a wrench in the works, and it has yet to be seen.
The G350 is a petrol scooter with a 330cc single-cylinder engine with a four-valve head and liquid cooling that produces 27.5hp and 27Nm. The iconic fixed front fender and the double trailing-link front suspension are both Lambretta features. It’s a lot heavier than the scooters we get in India, weighing 173kg, and even more than the recently launched Keeway Sixties 300i, a comparable 278cc retro scooter weighing 146kg.
Engine, Design, and Features of The Lambretta X300
The other scooter on display is the X300, which, with its square-ish design and fixed front fender, is unmistakably a Lambretta but is powered by a smaller 275cc single-cylinder engine. It has 25 horsepower and 24.5 Nm of torque, but no TFT display, instead opting for semi-digital LCD clocks. It does, however, get keyless operation, which the G350 does not. Both scooters have full LED lighting and disc brakes with anti-lock brakes on both ends.
The G350 will cost €7,200 (roughly Rs 5.9 lakh) in Europe, while the X-300 will cost €5,900. (Rs 4.8 lakh). Automobile Products of India used to assemble Lambretta scooters under license in India (API). However, towards the end of the twentieth century, sales and operations ceased. Innocenti, a Swiss company, now owns the Lambretta name, and while it previously expressed a desire to re-enter the Indian market, there has been little news on this front in recent years.