Days ago, we brought you the story about LML making a comeback in the Indian market with five new products, all of whom are expected to be launched by the end of this year. While LML plans to launch two motorcycles mainly focused on the commuter segment, in the scooter space though, LML’s plans may look very, very interesting. In a remarkable change of tack from being a scooter player mainly focused on the ultility end of the spectrum, LML might launch the Star 200 4T in India, as it’s flagship model.
This lifestyle scooter will sit in the premium scooter segment, and knowing LML, expect to get plenty of class leading features like the LML Vespa Scooters of yore. Remarkably, LML never really went out of action totally, even as it pulled out of the Indian market many years ago. In the meanwhile, the firm has been exporting it’s scooters to a number of countries abroad, to a good response and the Star 200 4T forms it’s flagship offering in the export market also.
Coming to the Star 200 4T, as it’s name indicates, the Star is a 200cc four stroke motorcycle that is stylish and trendy to suit the preferences of the European scooter market, whose youth are increasingly taking to scooters for their daily commuting in favor of high fuel economy and utility, apart from chic styling. The 200cc four stroke engine mated to a four speed hand shift gearbox generates 11.5 Bhp and 14.5 Nm of torque, which should produce some blistering performance that could shame many a 125cc motorcycle. LML claims a mileage of 50 KMPL for this scooter, which is quite good to say the least.
Like most scooters, the LML Star 200 4T’s engine clearly seems to be biased towards torque and riding it around town could be a hoot with all that torque on offer. In classic LML style, you get some bells and tinkles in the form of a ear change indicator and a rear brake light indicator, which basically lights up when the Star’s rear brake light has conked off. So, from the looks of it, LML have a solid product that can do wonders to resurrect the LML brand in India. Now, the question remains, when LML actually decides to launch this scooter in India and at what price.