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Lotus has long been known to mean 'Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious' in the car world, but would you buy a new 200bhp Lotus road bike?

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. But, with their sometimes shoddy reputation in the car world - will the new bike be a masterpiece of engineering and design,...

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Now You Are Making Sense

@ JustBe - Agreed about sport-bikes (at least if you mean race replicas) being terrible road bikes, but I would not mind riding something like a Ninja 650 with its sport-touring riding postion and moderately powerful engine on the street.

 

Cheap bikes for the track are good too - right now I am using a Ninja 250 which can be found in good condition for $2,000-2,500 here in the US - less money to replace one than to fix a low-side fall on a Panigale.

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burningbush

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burningbush says:

let me think for a moment....

err no.

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

It won't be made by Lotus though

It'll be a Lotus branded bike built in someone else's shed, and sold for "if you have to ask" dollah to the likes of Tom Cruise and Chris Evans so that they can ride it round their grounds once then have their butler park it up with the rest of their collection.

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billysollocks

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I would imagine that this bike, if it ever got built, would appeal to those with enough money to buy it purely to say "I've got one". The sort that buy expensive sports cars yet can't drive it to anything like its full potential. Yet another ethereal irrelevance in an age where money, for most normal people, is as tight as a masturbating taxman's hand.

Remember - he who dies with most toys still dies.

 

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Bob_1

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Bob_1 says:

Now let me see........

...........Hesketh, Norton, Lotus? Yes that sounds about right. I wouldn't buy one because I don't have money to waste on such as these. Am I sounding cynical? I don't mean to, maybe it's my age.

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ctw2450

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ctw2450 says:

lotus road bike

Why not, MV Agusta and BMW both began as aviation companies, and Yamaha began with pianos.

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