Caterham Group launched its first ever motorcycle division - Caterham Bikes - at the International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan.
Three prototype products – the Brutus 750 (dubbed the 'SUV of motorcycles'), Classic E-Bike (an all-electric bike with retro styling) and the Carbon E-Bike (a premium electric bike inspired by F1 technology) – have been unveiled for launch throughout 2014 as part of the group's strategy of growth through intelligent partnerships.
The arrival of Caterham Bikes is seen as a natural extension to the expanding Caterham Group since the purchase of the historic Caterham Cars brand in April 2011 by Tony Fernandes and Dato' Kamarudin Meranun.
The two-wheeled division joins Caterham F1 Team, Caterham Racing (GP2), Caterham Technology & Innovation, Caterham Composites and the latest arm, Caterham Moto Racing Team, in the rapidly growing Caterham family.
Production of the three launch bikes – all priced affordably – will begin as early as Spring 2014, with the Brutus 750 the first to be built, followed by the two electric bikes later in the year.