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Lotus C-01

 

 

Lotus C-01

period: 2014 -

Lotus Motorcycle. The C-01 is a design from the pen of VW Group designer Daniel Simon, the genius futurist behind a lot of the Bugatti Veyron and these amazing creations. The motorcycle, which was developed with the help of the Holzer Group, is being made by Kodewa Performance Motorcycles, the company that had a hand in the development of the Lotus T128 race car that competed at the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The C-01's raked-out front forks, long-wheel-base design and wider rubber at the back give it the look of a drag bike. It's also wrapped in a John Player Special carbon livery, which instantly makes anything cool. Not a fan? Don't worry, a range of other legendary liveries that pay homage to Lotus's heritage are also available.

Hanging between the two wheels is a 4-stroke engine, 200bhp V-Twin. That's as much power a Renaultsport Clio, in something that weighs only 181 kg.

Only 100 units will be made.

Engine
Construction: 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine, 75░ V-style
Capacity: 1,195 cm│
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 suspension strut
Spring travel front: 80 mm
Spring travel rear: 70 mm
Brake system front: Twin brake disc, °320mm, four piston calipers
Brake system rear: One brake disc, °220mm, two piston calipers
Chain: X-Ring resp. O-Ring
Head tube ang: 59░
Fork ang: 54░
Ride height: 90 mm
Height of seat: 710 mm
Fuel tank capacity: 10.5 l
Dry weight: approx. 181 kg