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Andy Downes  says:

Lotus to make 200bhp motorcycle

Iconic British sportscar brand Lotus is gearing up to build a 200bhp motorcycle which will use Formula One technology and will be built by a car racing team Kodewa and designed by the man who designed the Tron Lightcycle. Details are sketchy right now but there is a single image of a carbon-fibre fuel tank which has been released along with...

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thedukeofhunslet

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Here we go again...

The services of a PR company are very different from actually making a motorcycle. Does anyone remember the Norton Nemesis? 5 years of PR & Press Releases followed by a massive wet fart. Simon who? If I had millions and was looking for a bike designer I'd get a bike designer not someone who makes movie props. Finally... if it's a top end bike why is the PR release written for non-bikers? In these times nothing less than commercial success is a target and dropping it in the laps of people who don't 'do' bikes is a sure fire business failure.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Face it

If built, the Lotus will be unduly expensive, and be bought mostly by filthy rich collectors, and not people who would take the bike to a track day.

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Boult

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Boult says:

with the last

F1 inspired bike....still born (that orange effort from about 5 years ago) I shan't hold my breath on this one. Not least until MCN have road tested it.

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dangerousnick

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L.O.T.U.S

Lets hop its not like their cars Lots.Of.Trouble.Usually.Serious...

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billysollocks

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Perhaps they'll get some help from Ford (Fixed Or Repaired Daily) or even Fiat (Fix It Again Tomorrow).

I remain unconvinced as to the veracity of this promulgation issued by an, at present, ethereal entity.

Jeeves, my medication, if you would be so kind. Oh, and bring me a fresh slice of raw liver, I feel a little rampant.  

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mrdata

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mrdata says:

Picture

Thats a picture of an upside-down crash helmet right? Insight into their design philosophy?

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yaki

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yaki says:

LOTUS must have the same calendar as NORTON every day is April 1st.

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madproffesor

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madproffesor says:

I had a 1980 Cb900F which had a full rebuild by one of Lotus's engine builders in the 90's. it produced 145bhp and went like stink. carbon fibre breather box and titanium engine gaurds. If this new bike goes like my one did it will be awesome.

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snev

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snev says:

Mad---------

WoW....145bhp from a standard 95bhp, in 1980.....jeese,,,that guy must have had some talent....reckon Formula one racing ...missed out big style..... would he be able to turn my Busa into a 320bhp monster ?????

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Lifeintheslowlane

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Norton Nemesis anyone? - Deja vu - we're back in the Matrix

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