Monday, February 24, 2014

Lotus C-01

Motorcycle News reports: [edited]

Lotus has taken the covers off the new motorcycle it will produce as a road bike and go on sale within months. The German-owned company Kodewa which has a licence to run the Lotus name has now officially revealed the final styling of the bike and technical details.

The engine is a 1195cc V-twin from KTM’s RC8R superbike with a claimed 200bhp and dry weight of 180kg.

The C-01 motorcycle is not designed, engineered or produced by Group Lotus plc but is the result of a collaboration between motorsport veterans under the leadership of Kodewa, led by Dr Colin Kolles. The development on the C-01 was carried out with the support of Holzer Group (co-owners of Kalex) and design guru Daniel Simon.

The C-01 will be available in a range of liveries some of which pay homage to Lotus’ sporting pedigree. A customisation service is also available. Only 100 units will be produced.

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