The V-Special series of scooters are the first fresh designs from the iconic Lambretta marque in nearly five decades. It will lead with three displacements, 50cc, 125cc and 200cc. Of these the latter two are expected to make it to the Indian market, with the 125 being the obvious choice to start with. The V200 Special will be the range topper and serve as a halo model for the brand.
The V-200 has been developed in association with KISKA design house. It sports a semi-monocoque chassis, and although we think the fixed fender looks cool, the ‘flex’ fender (which moves from side to side along with the front wheel). The features list includes LED lamps, a 12V charger, and an LCD instrument panel with the speedo the only analogue bit as a nod back to its predecessors. Bluetooth connectivity will also be available. For those looking for practicality, two storage compartments and a luggage hook will be available as well. The V200 Special has a 200cc air-cooled single cylinder engine that generates 12bhp. It also gets disc brakes at both ends, which is a feature that isn’t seen yet on an Indian scooter.
The launch of the Lambretta V200 Special is scheduled for 2019, but it is subject to the company finding a suitable distributor network and maybe setting up assembly of its products to keep costs in check. It will either be launched in tandem with or after the launch of the V125 Special, since the company won’t expect its numbers to be high.