Former Volkswagen senior designer Daniel Simon is applying the finishing touches before the bike is released
LOTUS' upcoming C-01 motorcycle will be powered by a borrowed V-twin engine that makes 170hp as standard but will be tuned to 'almost 200hp'.
According to a source, the C-01 has already done several 1000kms of road testing.
There are reportedly two bikes under test, one with bodywork fitted - rumoured to be made of carbon fibre - and one without.
Details are thin on the ground but a spokesperson has said they plan to release more information towards the end of February.
The spokesperson told us that Lotus is waiting for head designer Daniel Simon - creator of the Tron LightCycle - to finish some 'styling tweaks'.
The spokesperson said: "He's looking into the smallest details to make it perfect."
"The bike is sharp and handles very well though" he added.
The C-01 is a joint venture between Holzer Group tuning and Kodewa racing team, both of which are based in Germany.
Kodewa has been in charge of the Lotus LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2) car which appears to be the only link between the two automotive companies.
Official pictures are yet to be released.
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The C-01, designed by Daniel Simon, the guy behind the Lightcycles and the Tron Film reboot. It was NOT built by Lotus, but a combined effort of the German motorsports firms Kodewa and the Holzer Group. They only licensed the Lotus name.
200 bhp from a modified air cooled KTM 1,195cc engine and as good as no fairing offers crap weather protection or more importantly the air breaking your neck and hands being ripped off the bars, still the silly mirrors will protect the knees whilst giving a good view of them. Fork angle is 52 degrees so it’s obviously a straight line speed bike and doubtful in the corners. Extras include NO traction control, No ABS and a single seat all seems ludicrous for a bike with a $130,000 (approx £87,000) price tag. They believe they can justify building 100 of them... If Lotus (Loads Of Trouble Usually Serious) have financial problems (not issues) and struggle to keep an under developed F1car on the grid can anyone tell me WHY? The image won’t help and if they think otherwise read the blogs yourself and see how many are less impressed than impressed... I could have done better!
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