Kodewa C-01 revealed, licensed by Lotus

Brett Davis

Remember a few months ago when Caterham announced it was getting into developing motorbikes? Well, this Kodewa C-01 is not quite the same but it does have Lotus branding on it.

Kodewa Lotus C-01-Lotus Racing-side

You see, it was originally designed and developed by Kodewa Performance Motorcycles, however, the company simply licensed the Lotus name to feature on the bike to add a hint of credibility.

Although we aren’t about bikes here at PD, we don’t mind a great-looking unit such as this one. It goes for a kind of classic superbike style, using a lightweight frame made from carbon fibre, titanium and aerospace-spec steel.

Providing forward thrust is a 1.2-litre V-twin engine producing an impressive 147kW of power. All of that grunt is sent through a jaw-type six-speed shift transmission.

Kodewa Lotus C-01-Martini-rear

Performance figures haven’t been released but judging by that amount of power and the lightweight frame, it’s sure to go like a bat out of hell. Kodewa chief Dr Colin Kolles sums up the project, saying,

“We set out to create a bike that isn’t just great to ride but also represents a piece of art in motion. Over the years I have seen my fair share of style over substance, what this bike brings to the market is a unique combination of both – state of the art technology with a truly jaw-dropping aesthetic.”

Just 100 will be made and each will wear a livery created by the imagination of its buyer.

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