Lambretta TV 175
In January 1959 the TV 175 Series II had reached the shops, introduced as “the sportsman's scooter”. The main visual difference is again the new headset which incorporates the headlight. The TV 175 had the same alloy ribs with rubber inserts on the floorboard as the LI 150 and sported a dual seat as standard, while single seats were available as an option. The front forks with additional dampers were retained from the Series I, while the front brake drum and the forklinks were redesigned. The rear lease and the horncasting were changed during the production in the same way as the LI's, and also the rubber parts had the same colour scheme.
Apparently with the first batch of TV Series II models, the frame had been designed too weak. This caused some problems, so that Innocenti decided to reinforce the frame of the models which were just in production. In order to do so, the frame was cut up along its length and a steel plate was welded in. With the following models, stronger frames were used from the beginning. The two versions can be distinguished by their frame numbers: the first version with the reinforced frame has a frame number starting with 1 while the second version starts with 2.
The engine had been redesigned as well along the lines of the LI, so that all the weaknesses of the Series I were overcome. The stroke was reduced to only 58mm (with 116mm con-rod). Cylinder and piston were altered accordingly and the whole transmission system including the kickstart mechanism and the clutch were now shanged to the proven system of the LI models. Peak power was still 8.6 hp even though the size of the carb had been reduced to 21mm, and top speed was even increased to 104 kph. The colour schemes now include light blue or ivory. At the end of the production time, 41.787 TV Series II had been made.
1st frame no.:
1st frame no.:
TV series 2 – 1st version
(January 1959 October 1959)
Frame with additional strengthening plate, 23mm carburettor, small tail light (142x43mm), round horn grille, air filter held by a nut, splashplate is held by eight 5mm bolts.The flywheel bearing is greased by petrol-oil mix. Frame no. starts with 100.001
TV series 2 – 2nd version
(October 1959 October 1960)
Stronger standard frame, 21mm carburettor, flywheel bearing grease pacher with additional oil-seal to the crankshaft, oval horn grille, air filter held by a nut. Frame no. starts with 200.001
TV series 2 – 3rd version
(October 1960 January 1961)
The splashplate is held by two 8mm bolts.
TV series 2 – 4th version
(February 1961 October 1961)
Air filter is held by a clip (as Series III)
|name:||TV 175 (series 2)|
|year of manufacture:||1959, 1960, 1961|
|no. of exemplars produced:||43700|
|colours:||azzurro tirreno (8042), beige rosato (8036), giallo oriente (8049)|
|seat height:||787 mm|
|ground clearance:||165 mm|
|petrol tank capacity:||8.5 l|
|tank reserve (petrol):||0.75 l|
|weight (dry):||115 kg|
|weight (kerb):||123 kg|
|weight (max):||258 kg|
|front tyre:||3.50 - 10|
|rear tyre:||3.50 - 10|
|front wheel rim:||2.15 - 10|
|rear wheel rim:||2.15 - 10|
|front brake type:||drum brake|
|front brake operation:||mechanical with cable|
|Ø front:||150 mm|
|rear brake type:||drum brake|
|rear brake operation:||mechanical with cable|
|Ø rear:||150 mm|
|front suspension type:||shock absorber with separate reservoir, trailing link fork|
|rear suspension type:||shock absorber|
|number of cylinders:||1|
|type of cooling:||air|
|power (kW):||6.44 kW|
|rpm (P max):||6000|
|carburettor:||Dell'Orto MB21 BS5, Dell'Orto MB23 BS5|
|max speed:||104 km/h|
|Vehicle engine - ignition|
|ignition type:||point set ignition|
|points distance:||0.45 mm|
|power (light):||30 W|
|spark plug:||(NGK) B7ES|
|Vehicle engine - gearbox|
|gear change type:||manual|
|no. of gears:||4|
|ratio primary - 1::||3.0666|
|ratio speed 1 - 1::||4.083|
|ratio speed 2 - 1::||2.857|
|ratio speed 3 - 1::||2.055|
|ratio speed 4 - 1::||1.571|
|overall ratio - 1::||4.819|
|fuel:||Super (ROZ 95)|
|gearbox oil capacity:||0.7 l|
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