Vintage Lotus Bicycle Models

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Lotus Head Tube Decal
The chart below is a list of known vintage Lotus models.  Clicking on the highlighted model will jump you to the page with that particular model's information. We are consistantly adding model information, trivia and photos as new information is uncovered.  The photos are, for the most part, used bicycles.  We've tried to show bikes in original condition whenever possible, but a photo of a used bicycle is not  necessarily an an accurate reference as to originality. 

We collected many of these photos for our personal research before we had any idea of hosting a dedicated vintage Lotus bicycle website.  Unfortunately, we don't have all the original photo credits. If we are using your photo, please consider it a compliment as we have thousands of photos that are not quality enough, or interesting enough to post.  We'd be happy to credit your photo if you spot your bike, or remove the photo at your request. We are working toward attributing the photos on the site as we update them.

Please don't hesitate to write if you aren't finding the photo or information you are searching for, we have a lot of information that hasn't made it onto the site, for various reasons. Much previous information about Lotus bicycles is word of mouth or conjecture, we hesitate to actually publish any information here without at least reasonable proof of accuracy.

If you would like your bike included in the model reference gallery we'd be thrilled to consider your photos if you send along some information through the Contact Us! link.

Vintage Lotus Cycling Cap
Our plan for this page is to house a database of information about Lotus bikes when they were stock, original and new.  We'll eventually have fan pages for those who love their bike as it is now, either in all of it's pristine originality, all of it's customized glory, or rusty and rescued from the dumpster.  We like them all!

is "All Terrain Bicycle", part of Lotus' Town and Country Series, aka mountain bikes, off-road, or city

R suffix model numbers are road bikes and M suffix model numbers are off-road/mountain bikes.

(PC) Bicycles built by Pacific Cycles in Taiwan introduced circa 1982-83, including the Elan, Elite and some examples of the Special and Prestige. This does not include the Elan 75 or the Elite 600, both made by Tsunoda in Japan. 
 Racing Bikes (with tubular tires as original equipment)
 updated 8-26-2013
 Elan 75  Legend Compe
 updated 8-30-2013
 Prestige Dura Ace
 Super Pro Aero 
 Classic Road Bikes
 Aero Sport  America  Challenger Challenger SX
 Classique  Cyclone  Eclair  Elan (PC)
 Elite (PC)  Elite 600  Esprit  Excelle 
 Grand Prix  updated 9-6-13
 Grand Prix Luxe  International  
 Legend  Leger  Odyssey   Prestige (PC)
 Special   Sprint  updated 8-25-13  Unique  
 Design Cinelli Racing Series (made in Italy)
 Record  Supreme  Triomphe  Victory
 ATB Series, Town and Country
  Cherokee  Commuter  Explorer   Express
  Pegasus  Viking  Beach Pedaler  
  Pro Series, Road and Mountain
 2000R  3000R  4000R
 2000M  3000M  4000M  
 Cobra MX1  Cobra MX2  Cobra MX3  Cobra MX4
 Cobra MX5      
We are currently searching for photos for the Grand Prix, Cinelli Triomphe, Cinelli Record, Cinelli Supreme, 4000R, Cobra and any yet unknown Lotus models missing from the list.

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