1963 Italian Lambretta Li 125 Series III Slimstyle (TV/GT 200) TS1 230
This Lambretta motor scooter, not “Moped” as often mistakenly referred to, (by definition a Moped has an engine capacity 50cc or below) was built in 1962 and registered in Italy in 1963. It was imported across to the UK in 2005 by Shaun Harkness who loving restored it to factory spec and registered it in 2006. The scooter was then sold to Shaun’s friend and fellow enthusiast Dave Pincott who rode the scooter until giving it back to Shaun 4 years later in part-exchange for another that Shaun had built especially for Dave.
The scooter was ridden for several years and then finally rebuilt into its present carnation in 2015; it is based on a TV 200 with a modern twist and recently won-best-in show at the Troon Mod Rally in May of this year (2016).
The Gold and Green paintwork was carried out by the internationally renowned scooter specialists Gran Sport in Birmingham. The chrome work was all done by London Chroming in the old Kent Road. Engine wise the donor engine is based on a GP 200 with a the world famous Terry Shepherd (TS)1 225cc cylinder with a long stroke crank taking it up to 230cc and a low compression cylinder head. It was further treated to a touring tune by one of the top engine builders and tuners in the UK: Dan Clare, who is now the editor of Scootering magazine. Dan worked his magic and produced a brilliant 19.06 hp with a very usable 14.59 ft lbs of torque….top speed in the region of 80mph. Additionally it has the following:
Chisel Speed M-Tech advance and retard unit on a 12 Volt Ignition system as invented by Martin.
A 60mm crank with a Yamaha 110mm Japanese con rod with RB spec little end bearing built by Sean Brady of Scooterotica.
Reedspeed 6 Plate clutch.
Arthur Francis (AF) Rayspeed close ratio gear box.
Teutonic efficiency at its best it has a set of BGM adjustable shocks front and rear.
BGM stainless steel wheel rims with Swalbe white walls and puncture treatment .
A Mark Broadhurst (MB Developments) big bore BGM clubman exhaust and running gear.
Italy’s finest 30mm Dellorto PHBL Carburettor adds a little oomph with a return of circa 45/50 mpg at 4% oil/petrol mix.
BGM LED rear light
SIP Digital speedo with rev counter and temp gauge.
Custom fuel tank incorporating the toolbox fabricated by Metal Guru, the legend that is: Shaun Burns taking it from 8.1l as standard to circa 13l.
The disc brake is a very rare and sought after 1960’s original from a
All panel work is original Italian TV/GT, sourced from parts fares in Italy by Sean Burns and ex British Scooter racing champion: Andy Francis.