The iconic, incredible scooter Lambretta rides into the Indian sunset

The year was 1947. India got independence and in faraway Milan, Italy, the Lambretta — a new scooter —rolled out. The events were completely unrelated but a quarter of a century later, in 1972, when the Milan facility folded up, the Indian government bought its remnants and brought them to India to establish Scooters India. The Lucknow-based PSU continued to produce the Lambretta and its Indian sibling, the Vijai Super, for another quarter of a century. The idea was to meet the rising demand for private personal transport in a free nation. Centuries of colonisation had .....

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