Lotus Announces C-01, Their First-Ever Motorcycle

When hearing about Lotus, none of us would think about motorcycles... until now, as the British manufacturer release a press statement in which the imminent launch of a "hyper bike" was mentioned.
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The project is coming to life with the joined efforts of Lotus, Kodewa, automotive designer Daniel Simon and Holzer Group. Lotus mentions racing technology integrated in the new machinery and an engine producing around 200 HP. Coupling this with "carbon, titanium and aerospace quality steel, which are also used in Formula 1", we believe we're in for quite a treat.

According to Lotus, the C-01 draws its cues from the 49 racing model, so we might see a bit of retro design, too. Offered in Lotus' legendary black and gold racing livery, the first pictures of the C-01 will be made available in the next few weeks.

Funny how the Lotus C-01 hyperbike is showing up along the announcements of a new French luxury motorcycle, isn't it?
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