Now before we get into this lets get a few things cleared up. If youâ€™re looking for the most economical, most cutting edge hyper super maxi turbo piping hot like a fried jalapeno kind of scooterâ€¦then move on. Hit the reviews link again and have a look at the new Ultra Max, Double Maxâ€¦Rodent Edition â€˜Goes like a cut weaselâ€™ modelâ€¦.Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ll like it. If however youâ€™re the kind of person who thinks a 60s Aston Martin is coolâ€¦then read on because you clearly know your style and the Belladonna RV150 could be exactly your bagâ€¦baby.
The Belladonna is the New Zealand and Australian branded version of the Indian built Vespa PX called the LMLâ€¦in the USA it's called the Stella and itâ€™s called various other names globally depending on the country. In Uzbekistan its marketed as the Qaraqalpaqstan Xorazm, which when carefully translated form Uzbek to English means "scooter of lumpy pimple" (this may not be entirely true)...anyway far be it to just call it an LML in all marketsâ€¦that would be way too simple.
Back in 1984 LML began a technical collaboration agreement with Piaggio of Italy and a scooter project was set up. In 1986, the LML NV was launched. The LML Select followed in 1993; featuring new technology and aesthetics; it became an instant success. LML's joint venture with Piaggio ended in 1999, however LML continued to manufacture the Star; the classically styled steel-bodied scooter with twist-shift 4-speed manual transmission and 150cc two-stroke engine; basically the bike you see before you.