Lambretta Li 125
In October 1959 the Lambretta LI Series II was introduced. The advertising concentrated on the proverbial “Lambrettability” and the next great success for Innocenti was almost certain from the start. In fact the Series II with 270.000 scooters made, was the best selling Lambretta model so far. At the engine only a few details were changed, e.g. a slightly longer Cylinder with matching piston was used. All models now have the air intake under the rider's seat, which had already been introduced with the latest Series I models. The biggest difference however is the headlight, which had been moved to the headset. The LI 125 only has a front saddle as standard, whicle the LI 150 also features a rear saddle for the pillion. The additional rear saddle for the 125 was available as an option as well as the dual seat. Also the design of the floorboard shows the differences between the capacity- classes: while the LI 125 only had alloy struts, the 150 received alloy ribs with grey rubber strips and end caps. The rear lense was changed and increased in size during the production run. The rear lense gasket was still white and also most of the rubber parts stayed grey with the exception of the kickstart rubber and stand feet.
In January of the same year 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.:
Li series 2 – 1st version
(June 1959 until mid 1960)
Small tail light (142 x 43 mm), round horn grille, air filter held by a nut, splashplate is held by eight 5mm bolts.
Li series 2 – 2nd version
(mid 1960 until January 1961)
Large tail light (130 x 58 mm), oval horn grille, air filter held by a nut, from October 1960 the splashplate is held by two 8mm bolts.
Li series 2 – 3rd version
(February 1961 until November 1961)
Air filter is held by a clip (as Series 3)
|Grigio Accaio Scuro
(*2) = two tone scheme, frame colour
(*3) = two tone scheme, side panel colour
|Modèle:||LI 125 (série 2)|
|Année/s de production:||1959, 1960, 1961|
|N° de châssis:||125LI|
|Couleurs:||grigio acciaio scuro (8040), grigio albo (8019)|
|Hauteur de la selle:||785 mm|
|Hauteur du marchepied:||165 mm|
|Distance entre les axes de roues:||1290 mm|
|Capacité réservoir d'essence:||8.5 l|
|Réserve incl. (essence):||0.75 l|
|Poids (à vide):||104 kg|
|Poids (en ordre de marche):||118 kg|
|Poids (max.):||260 kg|
|Roue avant:||3.50 - 10|
|Roue arrière:||3.50 - 10|
|Jante avant:||2.15 - 10|
|Jante arrière:||2.15 - 10|
|Type de frein avant:||frein a tambour|
|Actionnement de frein avant:||mécanique par câbles|
|Ø avant:||150 mm|
|Type de frein arrière:||frein a tambour|
|Actionnement de frein arrière:||mécanique par câbles|
|Ø arrière:||150 mm|
|Type de suspension avant:||fourche, suspension à roue tirée, uniquement ressort|
|Type de suspension arrière:||combiné ressort/amortisseur|
|Type de moteur:||2 temps|
|Nombre de cylindres:||1|
|Type de refroidissement:||par aire|
|Puissance (kW):||3.82 kW|
|Régime max. de rotation (puissance max.):||5200|
|Carburateur:||Dell'Orto MA18 BS5|
|Fabricant du moteur:||Innocenti|
|Vitesse max.:||79.5 km/h|
|Type de moteur:||2 temps|
|Véhicule moteur - allumage|
|Type d'allumage:||avec rupteur|
|Avance à l'allumage:||23|
|Écartement des contacts:||0.45 mm|
|Puissance (éclairage):||30 W|
|Véhicule moteur - boîte de vitesses|
|Boîte de vitesses:||manuelle|
|Nombre de vitesses:||4|
|Rapport transmission primaire - 1::||3.0666|
|Rapport 1re vitesse - 1::||5.666|
|Rapport 2e vitesse - 1::||3.5|
|Rapport 3e vitesse - 1::||2.437|
|Rapport 4e vitesse - 1::||1.842|
|Rapport total - 1::||5.6488|
|Carburant:||Super (ROZ 95)|
|Huile de transmission:||SAE80|
|Quantité huile de transmission:||0.7 l|
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