F 125

1954 Lambretta scooter F 125

This model is a lot like the E model but with the pull start replaced by a kick start.



Date of production Mar 1954~Apr 1955
Scooters produced 32.701
Capacity 125 cc
Bore x stroke 52×58 mm
Carburettor Dellorto MU 14 C1
Gear 3 speeds Hand Controlled Teleflex
Power 3.8 cv a 4,500 g/min
Speed max 70 Km/h)
Tyre Size 4×8
Brakes pressed steel drums
Tank capacity 5.9L Reserve 0.7L
Consumption 60 Km/L
Weight 60 Kg
Overall length 1760 mm
Overall eight 950 mm
Overall width 660 mm handlebar
Colors green, grey, and maroon all metalized
Price 112.000 Lire
Aditional info Air cooled, Plate machines were equiped with seats

Identification details

Earliest examples Lambretta 125 E models transformed into the F version by replacing the starter mechanism, the floorboards and the transmission casing. Frame number still carries letter E; later the lower stem was ground down to form the letter F. these examples habe yje same colour schemes and saddle colour as the 125 E.

Version I Apr-May 1954 Frames and saddles as the 125 E (with clipped horzontal springs), dark green saddle. A transitional model that according to the period of production may have the 125 E colour scheme with the basic Sand Beige paintwork or that of the version II, but again with Sand Beige paintwork.

Version II mid-1954 to end 1954 Saddle frames as for the 150D (fron saddle with chromed conical springs).

F version II (official designation) D-type front fork, raised handlebar, external HT coil and capacitor, headlamp bracket with steering lock fitting.

Framenumbers by year

1954: 042355 – 069064
1955: 069065 – 075057

Colour schemes and finishes 125F

Attention! Note this scheme excludes the earliest examples wich were identical to model E click here to view this one
Body colour parts Fork, fork covers, frame, leg-shield, fuel tank, glovebox and cover, 2 glovebox cross-members, headlamp. front and rear mudguards, steeringhead badge mount (version with metal mount only), wheel hubs, wheel rims, front brake shoe backing plate, front and rear saddle frames, stand, spare wheel holder, torsion bar lever (on left, below floorboards).
Crankcase Aluminium paint.
Carburettor Air filter grille cadmium-plated, bare aluminiumm body and “tickler”, cadmium-plated screws and fittings.
Control cable sheaths Grey
Saddles Dark green, fine grain imitation leather “Innocenti”rear script.
Silencer Body matte black, chromed header pipe and circlip.

Chromed parts

Frame Handlebar and its details, brake pedal, rear glovebox lock cover, front saddle conical spring, rear saddle spring-tie-bar-cap, passenger grab-handle (version with type-E saddle only, passenger footres support bracket (optional).
Engine Exhaust header pipe and circlip, kickstart lever.

Cadmium-plated parts (nickel-plated earliest examples only)

Front fork Front wheel carriers and nuts
Frame All screws and bolts, lubricator, steeringhead lower bearing cap, special washers, bushes, torsion bar lever (on right below gear change control).
Electrical parts Light switch cover screws, horn bracket.
Engine Levers, studs, screws, oil plugs, complete Teleflex sheath.
Wheels Nuts, bushes, wheel hub brake levers.

Burnished parts

Engine Allen bolts.

Polished parts

Frame Headlamnp bracket.

Lechler system colours

Olive green 8021
Sand Beige 8029
Light grey 8012
Aluminium (engine and frame) Fiat 690

Maintenance data

Fuel/oil mixture 5%
Spark plug Bosch 225 short thread
Engine oil SAE 15/50, 300g
Final drive SAE 140 100g
Carburettor Dell’Prtp MU 14C1, max jet 72 Jet 270 – Valve 40
Ignition advance 25°. 24.5mm on flywheel circumference.