|New WK Bellissimo 125 Lambretta-likey|
The WK Bellissima takes its styling cues from the classic Italian scooters of the 60s, like the Lambretta Li series and brings them up to date with modern features like a four-stroke engine, a `twist and go' transmission, hydraulic suspension front and rear, disc front brake and the essential underseat storage.
There are whitewall tyres, chrome mirrors and passenger grab bar and a top box and screen for regular commuters.
If you're struggling to pay the outrageous Oyster card charges for getting around in London, or fed up waiting for jam-packed trains and trams elsewhere in the UK, then a scooter could be the answer.
You do need to pay for CBT lessons, helmet, wet weather riding kit and a serious lock of course. Plus insurance, which for a first time rider, living in London, would probably be around £500-£700 depending on your postcode, driving history, occupation etc.
Insurance plus all the riding kit would add on £1200 or so, which is about £2600, still cheaper than 1 year's Season Ticket from say Reading into London.
I just checked on that ticket from Reading to Kings Cross - brace yourself - £4704!! Christ on a bastard bike, that is ridiculous.
The WK Bellissima 125 is available from WK dealers nationwide in white/blue, pearl white and metallic black. For me, it has to be the blue and white combo - best colours I reckon.