Nowadays, most car makers are diversifying their vehicle line-up. This is a sane move, as the Chinese market is seeing a full bloom and the world starts to recover from the economic crisis.
And while most are either going for SUVs or electric cars, Lotus decided to get into the bike building industry.
Their first creation will be dubbed the C-01 and initial reports say it will produce some 200 Hp. That is quite a lot of power for only two wheels. The appearance of the bike is yet to be unveiled, with only a teaser released so far. Yet the outcome shows a lot of promise, as Lotus employed designer Daniel Simon to handle this part of the process.
The purpose of this new endeavor is “to create a unique state-of-the-art machine that carries its brutal forces with elegance and style, a high-tech monster in a tailored suit. The C-01, with all its top notch components and materials, is first and foremost emotional, heartbreaking, at times playfully retro, and always clearly a Lotus.”