Lotus reveals Type 136 First Edition e-bike, RM125,910

Lotus reveals Type 136 First Edition e-bike, RM125,910

Fusing Formula 1 engineering with electric bicycles (e-bikes) is the Lotus Type 136 First Edition. Coming in an exclusive limited first edition launch production run of just 136 bikes, the Type 136 is priced at 25,000 euro (RM125,910) and will go on sale in Europe beginning April 2024.

Built for Lotus by HPS of Monaco, the Type 136 First Edition is a performance e-bike boasting of the lightest e-bike motor system on the market, weighing just 1.2kg. Every Type 136 will come with an edition number and is decorated in Lotus’ iconic John Player Special racing livery of gold and black.

The electric motor, located in the compact bottom bracket, weighs just 300 grammes, with the overall weight of the Type 136 coming in at 9.8 kg while the battery, disguised as a water bottle, detaches from the frame at the push of a button. Campagnolo supplies the groupset for the Type 136 First Edition along with a Campagnolo Bora Ultra carbon-fibre wheel set and Pirelli Zero Race tyres.

Lotus is no stranger to human powered two-wheelers, previously involved with the design of the Type 108 track bicycle as well as the Type 110 with monocoque carbon-fibre frame. Recognised as one of the most iconic machines of all time, the Type 108 was ridden by Chris Boardman to a gold medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Feng Qingfeng, CEO, Lotus Group, commented, “I am proud to launch the Lotus Type 136 as the next chapter in our high-performance journey. For the past 75 years, Lotus has been relentlessly pushing the boundaries of innovation on the road and track. Type 136 shows that we continue to do so. Launching alongside the Eletre, Emeya and Evija, it will further expand global perceptions of what to expect from Lotus.”

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Mohan K Ramanujam

Coming with diverse and extensive experience in heavy engineering, Mohan enjoys making anything with wheels go fast, especially motorcycles. His weapon of choice is the Desmoquattro engine, and he has a penchant for anything with a dash of Italian design. Strangely enough, he insists he's a slow rider.



  • Ben Yap on Nov 02, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    LOTUS = Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious

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    • Did you watch till end on Nov 02, 2023 at 6:51 pm

      Words that aged like milk when May’s Lotus Esprit performed more reliably than Clarkson’s Porsche 928 and Hammond’s Ford Mustang.

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  • Regular citizen on Nov 02, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    The person who buy this is either too rich or too stupid…or both.

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    • Oxymoronic on Nov 02, 2023 at 6:53 pm

      How can a stupid person gets rich enough to splurge 25k euro on a bicycle?

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      • Seitha on Nov 06, 2023 at 7:51 am

        Why not?…the privileged are entitiled to demand bribes or they have money laundering $$$$…

        Remember when one minister riding a RM48,000 bike fell down!!…

        JKR had the audacity to apologize, while hundreds of rakyat bikers have fallen, not a word from JKR!!!!

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  • Seitha on Nov 06, 2023 at 9:32 am

    Overpriced rubbish to lift up rich people’s ego

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