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The Lotus C-01 Motorcycle, Made By Kodewa And Designed By Daniel Simon Of Bugatti Fame, Is Ready For The Road

After two years of development, the first photos of the prototype Lotus C-01 high-performance motorbike dropped on Thursday. Essentially a Lotus in name only, the 400-pound, 200-horsepower crotch rocket was the product of a design and development team made up of Germany’s Kodewa Performance Motorcycles and Holzer Group and German designer Daniel Simon, famous for his work with Bugatti.


See pics here - http://www.ibtimes.com/lotus-c-01-motorcycle-made-kodewa-designed-daniel-simon-bugatti-fame-ready-road-photos-1556941


No pricing information is out yet, but what we do know is the bike’s carbon fiber and titanium body and V2, 4 stroke engine are made for speed while the design is made to turn heads.
Simon’s design vision not only caught eyes at Volkswagen Group, who hired him as a senior designer in 2001 to help reincarnate the Bugatti brand, he was lured to Hollywood in 208 to design vehicles for the film “Tron: Legacy,” the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi film “Tron.” Since then he’s also contributed vehicle concept designs for the films “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Prometheus” and “Oblivion.”
Even if you can afford one of these C-01s, which will undoubtedly cost more than your typical Japanese bike, it’s not likely you will get you hands on it. Lotus Motorcycles intends to make only 100 of them.
Here are the available specs:


Engine
Construction: 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine, 75° V-style
Capacity: 1,195 cm³
Bore: 105 mm
Stroke: 69 mm
Power Approx: 200 HP
Transmission: 6-gear jaw-type shift transmission
Lubrication: Dry sump lubrication
Main shaft ratio: 40:76
Lay shaft ratio: 15:41
Clutch: Hydraulic anti-hopping clutch
Ignition: Full electronic engine management with digital adjustment of the ignition

Chassis
Frame: Aero tech steel/Titanium/Carbon fibre frame
Fork: Upside down
Suspension strut: Twin
Spring travel front: 80 mm
Spring travel rear: 70 mm
Brake system front: Twin brake disc, ø320mm, four piston calipers
Brake system rear: One brake disc,ø220mm, two piston calipers
Chain: X-Ring resp. O-Ring
Head tube angle: 59°
Fork angle: 54°
Wheel base: 1.645±15 mm
 

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Wicked looking! Will be surprised if it's under $70K USD though. :naughty:







 

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I like the rear stand... and the paint scheme. That's about it.
 

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Better from some angles than others ....... And the Green and "Martini" inspired colour schemes look a bit better too ...... I wish them luck, though personally not of desire to me .....
 

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That's one ugly sucker
 

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That IS ugly. Why on earth would someone put so much time and effort into such a shit looking machine ? With the names behind it that it has I would have expected it to look a hell of a lot better looking than that ! It's obviously not meant to be ridden.
 

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Not an alternative. Did I mention that Lotus only license the use of their name and didn't really have anything to do with this bike?
 

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ive seen better vomit outside the Chinese after a boozy Saturday night
 

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KTM motor, right?
 

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hahahahahaha

With a 1200CC or so motor and a 10.5 liter tank you best buy shares in BP. Wont be doing too many miles before you have to stop and fill up every 15 mins. How annoying. Yes i speak from experience.:jsm:
yes and it has chopper steering, 36 degrees

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Spiros

its fugly.......and it took them 2 years to make this abortion?????

they're burning somebody's money up on this one :jerkoff:
 

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hahahahahaha



With a 1200CC or so motor and a 10.5 liter tank you best buy shares in BP. Wont be doing too many miles before you have to stop and fill up every 15 mins. How annoying. Yes i speak from experience.:jsm:

Haters.com spiros

Whatever it costs wont matter cause if you can buy it you probably have enough money to buy more than just shares in BP you old grumpy old men lollll.


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I like it, I think its cool, but buy the looks of it, only really any good for cruising around on and certainly not an alternative for an MV, more like an alternative to a one-off custom built bike, but not one-off and probably more expensive? :laughing:

Judging by the pictures i've seen i'm not sure if it even exists outside of a computer, the images look too clean, too perfect to be real? More shots here:

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/revealed-lotus-c-01-superbike-first-official-pictures/24539.html
 

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Let's face it, it's for cruising to the pub/coffee shop/local bike meet, and at most the odd traffic light Grands prix. I bet the average journey distance will be no more than 50 miles, once or twice a month so the range will be just fine ..... Like many top of the range MV's, Dukes, Bimota's, etc., it'll spend the vast majority of it's life in someones private collection being polished and drooled over rather than ridden, so practicality is a long way down the list of worries.....
 

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Let's face it, it's for cruising to the pub/coffee shop/local bike meet, and at most the odd traffic light Grands prix. I bet the average journey distance will be no more than 50 miles, once or twice a month so the range will be just fine ..... Like many top of the range MV's, Dukes, Bimota's, etc., it'll spend the vast majority of it's life in someones private collection being polished and drooled over rather than ridden, so practicality is a long way down the list of worries.....
Fuelling issue solved.
 

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