LC 125

1950 Lambretta scooter LC 125

This was the first Lambretta to feature full sized leg shields and side panels. On this and the LD, the L stood for Luxury due to the mentioned panel work.




Date of production Apr 1950~Nov 1951
Scooters produced 42.500
Capacity 125 cc
Bore x stroke 52×58 mm
Carburettor Dellorto MA 16
Gear 3 speeds Hand Controlled Teleflex
Power 4.3 cv a 4,500 g/min
Speed max 65-70 Km/h)
Tyre Size 4×8
Brakes finned drums fron and rear
Tank capacity 6L, reserve 0,7L
Consumption 50 Km/L
Weight 80 Kg
Overall length 1730 mm
Overall eight 920 mm
Overall width 730 mm manubrio
Colors green, grey, beige and blue all metalized
Price 145.000 Lire
Aditional info pare wheel holder passenger handle and seat optional

Frame numbers by year

1950: 400001 – 416813
1951: 416814 – 442500

Colour schemes and finishes

Body colour parts Fork, frame, leg-shelds, headlamp cowl, side panels, passenger running boards, front mudguard.
Aluminium paint Wheel hubs, wheel rims, front brake shoe backing plate, front and rear saddle frames (including all the large and small springs), stand, 2 cross members below the footboard, horn support and circlip, spare wheel mount, license plate mount tool carrier tube and cover.
Grey primer paint Fuel tank, rear mudguard
Crankcase Painted aluminium silver.
Carburettor Air filter painted aluminium silver, burnished body, nickelplated screws, natural-finish Zama cover with tickler button.
Intake manifold (sheet aluminium) Clean semi-gloss (neither polished nor painted).
Control cable sheaths Silver grey.
Saddle Mid brown coarse grain, imitation leather, “Aqua continentale” rear script. The rear saddle may be either square or triangular. On early examples in particular, ochre yellow saddles may be found.
Exhaust Version I nickel-plated (welded type), verion II opaque black (removable type).

Chromed parts

Frame/body Handlebars and fittings (screws, caps) steering head cable clip, brake pedal, upper steering bearing support plate.
Electrical parts Front and rear lamp bezels, horn cover, light switch cover.
Engine Kick-start pedal.
Wheels Large cap nuts (2 front, 1 rear).

Nickel-plated parts

Front fork Front wheel carriers, screws and pins, lower steering beating seat.
Frame/body All screws and bolts, lubricators.
Electrical parts Light switch cover screws.
Engine Levers, studs, screws, oil caps, damper cover, exhaust (non- opening version I only), complete Teleflex sheath.
Wheels Small cap nuts, open nuts, bushes, wheel

Burnished parts

Frame/body Large and small Allen bolts.
Engine Large and snakk springs.

Polished parts

Frame/body Handlebar levers. Floorboard runners.

Lechler system colours

Light olive khaki 8027
Chamois 8011
Special blue not available (only on the earliest 125 LC)
Aluminium (engine and frame) Fiat 690

Maintenance data

Fuel/oil mixture 5%
Spark plug Bosch 225short thread
Engine oil SAE 15/50, 180g
Final drive grease
Carburettor Dell’Orto MA 16, max jet 65, min 45 Valve 55
Zenith, max jet 80/84, min jet 40
Ignition advance 26°, 33-35mm on the flywheel circumference