Lotus Motorcycles to build its own and first ever motorcycle?
Lotus Motorcycles was established to design and build the first motorcycle of the iconic car manufacturer. The bike will be named Lotus C-01 and it is promised to be the most impressive appearance on public roads on two wheels. It will reflect a combination of lifestyle, design and high end technology.
Lotus Motorcycles is a joint project of Kodewa, car designer Daniel Simon and the Holzer Group. The Lotus C-01 will be a hyper bike with integrated racing technology. It will be manufactured of materials like carbon, titanium and aerospace quality steel, which are also used in Formula 1. Safety, ergonomics and design are the most important factors the design team has put emphasis on. Probably it will be a state of the art motorbike powered by an approximately 200 horsepower engine.
The unique shapes of Lotus Motorcycles will be penned by renowned designer Daniel Simon. In the next few weeks, images of Lotus Motorcycles will be released and will give a first insight into what to expect from the new Lotus C-01.
Comment: For the time being only this teaser photo is available, which appears to be a carbon fiber fuel tank on typical black/gold Lotus livery. It is not yet known if this is actually a Lotus motorcycle of the iconic car-F1 manufacturer or it has lent the brand name and logo to a new company.