Incorporated as Lohia Machines Private Limited in 1978, the company was engaged in the manufacture of synthetic yarn manufacturing machines. It also became a public limited company and diversified into processing synthetic yarn in the same year.
In 1984 a technical collaboration agreement was signed with Piaggio of Italy and a scooter project was set up. The LML Select was launched in 1993, with new technology and aesthetics, and became a success. LML's joint venture with Piaggio ended in 1999.
LML continued to manufacture the Star, a steel-bodied scooter with twist-shift 4-speed manual transmission and a 150cc two-stroke engine. In 2008, the Star Deluxe was re-introduced to the UK market as the Euro 3 emissions compliant model.
Freedom LML's first commuter motorcycle in the 110cc segment, was launched in 2002. In 2004 the company introduced the LML Graptor, marking its entry into the 150cc segment. 2004 marked LML's transition from a single product company to a multi-product two wheeler company with three simultaneous launches: the LML Graptor (150cc), the LML Freedom Prima (110cc) and LML Freedom Prima (125cc).