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Lambretta (Innocenti) TV 175 (series 3)

Lambretta (Innocenti) TV 175 (series 3)


Lambretta TV 175
Series 3

In 1962 Innocenti's new flagship goes on sale: the TV 175 Series III. The design is very similar to the LI models, but headset, horncasting and mudguard are clearly different. The new headset has a hexagon-shaped headlight-rim and a trapeziodal speedometer. The light switch is incorporated in the ignition lock, so that only high-/dipped beam and the horn are controlled via the switches at the right handlebar- end. The front mudguard is made from fibreglass and much more pointed than the round LI item. The horncasting has a wider and lower grille, so that the whole front end looks more dynamic. The main innovation however is the front brake: the TV 175 is the first mass-production two-wheeler with a disc-brake fitted as standard. This is produced by Campagnolo integrated in the hub with a floating disc and is actuated via cable.

The 175 cc engine had a porting layout to produce high torque figures. Fed by a 20mm carb, the engine produced 8,7 hp and had no problems pulling the tall gearing which was later also used for the SX200. The engine layout was the same as that of the TV Series II with 58mm stroke and a long, 116mm con-rod instead of the 107mm item used for the LI. Wider silent blocks were used to smooth the vibrations from the engine.

Also the TV was subject to a few cosmetic changes during the production run. Instead of the standard LI side-panels, it soon received the panels of the Special models and the chrome ring under the headset disappeared. The early colour schemes were based on a white scooter with yellow, red or blue as colour options for side-panels, horncasting and mudguard. Other two-tone colour schemes were grey/dark grey and ivory/brown. Later on, the TV was only offered in blue metallic. These scooters also wore specific rear frame badges.

In October 1965 production of the TV III ceased after 37.794 items built.

Production period:
Production code:
1st frame no.:
TV 175
175 cc


TV series 3 – 1st version
(March 1962 until December 1963)

Side-panel buffers made entirely from rubber. TV 175 rear frame badge with white background, until end of 1962 speedo-cable with small square point. Until September 1962 four-pole magneto.


TV series 3 – 2nd version
(December 1963 until May 1965)

Special side-panels, side- panel buffers with clip, TV 175 rear frame badge with blue background.


TV series 3 – 3rd version
(May 1965 until October 1965)

The chromed headset ring disappears.


Original paint (Lechler)

Bianco Nuovo
8059 (*1)
Azzurro Met.
8062 (*1)
Bianco Nuovo
8059 (*2)
Grigio Scuro
8071 (*3)
Rosso Corallo '62
8065 (*3)
Rosso Rubino
8047 (*3)
Giallo Chiaro
8064 (*3)

(*1) = single tone scheme
(*2) = two tone scheme, frame colour
(*3) = two tone scheme, horn cover and sidepanel colour


Vehicle (general)
name: TV 175 (series 3)
year of manufacture: 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
VIN: 175TV3
no. of exemplars produced: 37749
colours: azzuro met (8062), bianco nuovo (8059), grigio chiaro (8064), grigio scuro (8071), rosso corallo '62 (8065), rosso rubino (8047)
Vehicle sizes
length: 1800 mm
width: 700 mm
height: 1035 mm
seat height: 785 mm
ground clearance: 165 mm
wheelbase: 1290 mm
petrol tank capacity: 8.5 l
tank reserve (petrol): 0.75 l
weight (dry): 110 kg
weight (kerb): 123 kg
weight (max): 258 kg
Vehicle wheels
front tyre: 3.50 - 10
rear tyre: 3.50 - 10
front wheel rim: 2.15 - 10
rear wheel rim: 2.15 - 10
Vehicle brakes
front brake type: disc brake
front brake operation: mechanical with cable
Ø front: 169 mm
rear brake type: drum brake
rear brake operation: mechanical with cable
Ø rear: 150 mm
Vehicle suspension
front suspension type: shock absorber with separate reservoir, trailing link fork
rear suspension type: shock absorber
Vehicle engine
displacement: 175 cm³
stroke: 58 mm
bore: 62 mm
engine type: 2-stroke
number of cylinders: 1
type of cooling: air
power (kW): 6.44 kW
power (HP): 8.75
rpm (P max): 5300
compression ratio: 1:8
mixture preparation: carburettor
carburettor: Dell'Orto SH1/20
starter: kickstarter
clutch: manual
engine brand: Innocenti
max speed: 104 km/h
engine type: 2-stroke
emission standard: none
Vehicle engine - ignition
ignition type: point set ignition
advanced ignition: 23
points distance: 0.4 mm
power (light): 60 W
voltage: 6 V
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:: 2.056
ratio speed 4 - 1:: 1.571
overall ratio - 1:: 4.819
Fahrzeug Betriebsstoffe
fuel: Super (ROZ 95)
mix ratio: 1:25
gearbox oil: SAE80
gearbox oil capacity: 0.7 l
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