Lotus Motorcycle

Kodewa Performance Motorcycles (PMC) C-01, Licensed by Lotus, is Road Ready

Following two years of careful planning and intense development, Kodewa is delighted to announce that the prototype of the world’s first motorcycle to bear the legendary Lotus marque is now road registered and ready for action.

Kodewa has been granted a license to produce the motorcycle by Group Lotus plc the world renowned sportscar manufacturer and engineering consultancy.

The C-01 combines ample power via a V-twin engine with a distinctive body designed by Daniel Simon integrating carbon fibre, titanium and aerospace quality steel.

The C-01 motorcycle is not designed, engineered or produced by Group Lotus plc but is the result of a collaboration between motorsport veterans under the leadership of Kodewa, lead by Dr Colin Kolles. The development on the C-01 was carried out with the support of Holzer Group (co-owners of Kalex) and design guru Daniel Simon. Drawing on their wealth of motorsport experience, the team of engineers has designed a unique high performance superbike.

The C-01 will be available in a range of liveries some of which pay homage to Lotus’ sporting pedigree. A customisation service is also available, limited only by the imagination of the client. With an exclusive production run of just 100 units, superbike collectors and fans of the Lotus brand will need to move fast to secure one.


Construction:         2-cylinder 4-stroke engine, 75° V-style
Capacity:                 1,195 cm³
Bore:                 105 mm
Stroke:                 69 mm
Power Approx:         200 HP
Transmission:         6-gear jaw-type shift transmission
Lubrication:         Dry sump lubrication
Main shaft ratio:                40:76
Lay shaft ratio:         15:41
Cooling:                 Water cooling
Clutch:                 Hydraulic anti-hopping clutch


Frame:                 Aero tech steel/Titanium/Carbon fibre frame
Fork:                 Upside down
Suspension strut: Twin suspension strut
Spring travel front: 80 mm
Spring travel rear: 70 mm
Brake system front: Twin brake disc, ø320mm, four piston calipers
Brake system rear: One brake disc, ø220mm, two piston calipers
Chain:                 X-Ring resp. O-Ring
Head tube ang:         59°
Fork ang:                 54°
Wheel base:         1.645±15 mm
Ride height:         90 mm
Height of seat:         710 mm
Fuel tank capacity: 10.5 l
Dry weight:         181 kg
Wheel front:                 3.00×19; 120/70ZR19
Wheel rear:         6.00×19; 190/55ZR17

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