250 twin-cylinder Lambretta
I am convinced that, if this authentic masterpiece,
had entered into production we would have seen a whole other story, I even say imbalance; conviction; that the whole history of Innocenti could have had other developments.
Azzardo (even ????) that if this bike had participated in some races the success of some houses (including Japanese) would have been very “blurred”.
Consider also the fact, not just that, in the fifties, in Italy, the two leading houses were the Lambretta and the Piaggio, with their scooters.
The Lambretta entrusted the realization of this bike to two sacred monsters of the motorism of the time, the engineer Pier Luigi Torre and the engineer Salmaggi.
To test it, for those few times that came out of the Lambretta factory, were Nello Pagani, and Romolo Ferri, two very experienced pilots.
A two-cylinder V-shaped front gear, 250 cc, produced in two versions.
with single-shaft distribution, rear torsion bar suspensions, separate oil tank, 21-inch wheels, with two magnets, one per cylinder, for ignition.
250 twin-cylinder Lambretta and the second version, the most “definitive”
with twin shaft distribution, “conventional” rear suspension, oil in the sump, 18-inch wheels, ignition with a single magnet, five-speed transmission, final transmission with a cardan shaft inserted in the swinging swingarm.
250 twin-cylinder Lambretta motorcycle created by two level engineers
tested by two capable pilots, everything made us think that the house wanted to continue, and maybe try to win, but after an agreement with Piaggio, the Lambretta confined it in a corner of some warehouse.
A few years later it was recovered by a passionate brand that restored it without taking away the signs that time had left, exposing it in an important collection of Lambretta models.
Today 250 twin-cylinder Lambretta is visible at the Vittorio Tessera Museum
in the municipality of Rodano, where it shows off together with several other models that the passionate of the brand has managed to find during many years of research and sacrifice.