LML Limited the manufacturer 0f Vespa based scooters from Kanpur has decided to go through a phased launching of its products in the country according to a report on Wheelsunplugged.com LML was forced to shut down due to labour unrest in 2005 but revived production on a contract basis for exports. The PX series on which the LML scooters are based has a huge demand in Italy, but since Piaggio the makers of Vespa pulled the plug on the two stroke model, LML capitalized on the situation to sell Vespa scooters to Italians. Recently however, Piaggio relaunched the PX scooter in Italy. In the meanwhile, after Honda pulled the plug on the geared scooter Eterno, LML went to the rural heartland of Northern India where demand for geared scooters still exists with their two stroke scooter. Emission norms in rural India are one cycle behind the urban areas. Very recently LML launched a four stroke scooter called the Select and has decided to relaunch motorcycles in the 110-125cc range along with a new 200cc scooter. The new products will be launched first in the northern parts and by the end of the year spread to the eastern and western parts of the country. However, the south will have to wait till 2013 for LML to return. LML is embarking on this strategy to first build confidence and later capacity. The south is known to be a CVT scooter market and LML does have the rights to a twist and go Vespa scooter of 125cc. But Piaggio itself is entering the Indian market with possibly an updated version of the same scooter and this could queer the pitch for LML. But we sincerely hope that the company can reinvent itself and once again become a player of consequence.