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Scooters NECO ABRUZZI 125cc
Classic 60's Vespa Sprint styling. 125cc 4 Stroke twist and go. Electirc Start. 5.2kw @ 8000rpm. Front and rear disc brakes. Front and rear luggage carriers (optional extras). Excellent fuel economy. 100mpg plus. 12 months tax, number plates and 24 month warranty included in price. Choice of colours available perfect for the spring and summer.Spotted this at a local classic/luxury car dealer link
. Not seen before, your thoughts?
These have been on the UK market for a couple of years now, have been roadtested in Scootering magazine. I have only seen one on the road however. A good retro-scooter, a cross between an LML and a classic Vespa.
I'm torn by these scooters I must admit.
On the one hand, they are a modern (reliable?) take on a timeless classic style with (theoretically) none of the issues that a two stroke suffers. I've harped on about my GS in the past but I must admit that reliability and style are two essentials in scooter ownership. It aint cool to be covered in oil on the side of the road after all.
On the other hand, it seems that some bright sparks have cleverly exploited this gap in the market and produced what to me seems like a 'cheap' imitation which does sit uncomfortably with me. Having said that, for the same price you can pick up a great condition Vespa anyway.
Maybe something Piaggio could have done a while back, yes. While I agree with this sentiment, I also think, however, that they are too keen on looking forward instead of to the past as it appears they want to ride the crest of the trend or even set the standard. Which, if you think about it, they have done from day one.
Good luck to those who buy them though. Im sure they are great alternatives to classics and should hopefully stand the test of time. Just not for me. I prefer the AA.
I can honestly say I wouldn't be seen dead on this Scooter.
heres something even weirder
cant say i would buy something without seeing it in the metal [ or plastic ] in front of me
very cheap though if youre 16 and want to get on the road with something that resembles a classic scooter
at least you could ride and enjoy rather than push an abused 30 year old 50 special
Because they aren't direct copies they aren't breaking the law, personally I don't see anything wrong with them, could be a good scooter for someone that doesn't know anything about them but wants a classic looking ride.
I wouldnt buy one, for the price U can get a Classic.I think they look good shame bout the plastic- I like chrome. Think they are good for new young blood, look good as there's a lack of 50 Specials/small frames.
No lack of 50 Special over here obviously ,Steve. Could have a well maintained one for about 2000€, and I think I will within a year.
i was just wondering how does LML compare with vespa or lambretta i saw an add for LML 125 scooter under £2000, add said finance available this seems appealling to me cause i'm a bit short on cash.
i would love a scooter of some kind but wouldn't want to be laughed of the road.
Ok, so the LML wont hold its value in the way that a Lambretta or Vespa should. But they are good little scooters, and look just like a PX Vespa ( and many PX patrs/accessories will fit).
And it´s not even asian...Kreidler used to be austrian, if I´m not mistaken!?