Lambretta launches Quadrophenia bike

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Lambretta Bike Mens 01 -.jpgMust confess I’m not a big fan of bikes or the goddam ridiculous gear cyclists wear while jumping red lights or ignoring zebra crossings. But this retro-chic Lambretta would be enough to get me back on two wheels cruising the streets of Brighton in my Sta-Press trousers rather than Lycra of course.

Brought to you by Fisher Outdoor Leisure, the world’s first Lambretta Bicicletta (Li126) is modelled on the Lambretta driven by Jimmy in cult film Quadrophenia and will be launched to the public at the London Cycle Show 2009 at Earls Court, 8-11 October.

Every one of the 500 £599 limited edition models is individually numbered and comes with its own certificate of authenticity. Rather fittingly number 1 of this limited edition model is owned by the self-styled ‘modfather’ himself, Mr Paul Weller.

Comments Fisher Outdoor CEO Richard Allmark: “We are very excited to be launching the Li126 Lambretta Bicicletta. We are huge fans of Lambretta, and as such have been faithful in our efforts to create a bicycle with style and class, that is in keeping with the brand heritage.”

Though the brand is vintage, Lambretta claims the Li126 is a thoroughly modern bicycle incorporating the latest developments in bike technology and design to create a beautifully honed and high-performing ‘city cruiser’ bike. Further models in the Lambretta Bicicletta range will be announced in Spring 2010.

More images of this beautiful bicycle over the turn.

Look at this beautiful wheel – you would be too worried about getting it muddy to take it out though.

Mudguard complete with ‘Mod’ target logo
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The saddle looks comfy as well as stylish of course

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