lotus announces their first motorcycle designed by daniel simon
 
lotus announces their first motorcycle designed by daniel simon
feb 21, 2014

lotus announces their first motorcycle designed by daniel simon

lotus introduces their first motorcycle: the C-01 road ready
all images courtesy lotus motorcycles

 

 

 

developed under the collaborative leadership of racing team kodewa, lotus has announced their first motorcycle: the ‘C-01’ designed by daniel simon. the superbike’s powerunit comes in the form of a V-twin engine and features a distinctive body crafted entirely from carbon fiber, titanium and aerospace quality steel.

 

‘the design process of the C-01 was a labour of love, there were many challenges, ensuring that the bike not only touches your visual senses with its timeless blend of classic appeal and modern execution, but that is safe and ergonomically sound was critical to me,’ explains simon. ‘we have worked hard to create a motorcycle with very distinctive features such as a clean main body, an extremely low side profile, a bold stance, a unique air intake, logical partline solutions and clean graphics.’

 

the C-01 will be available as an exclusive production run of just 100 units, outfitted in a range of liveries which pay homage to lotus’ racing legacy.

lotus introduces their first motorcycle: the C-01 road ready

lotus introduces their first motorcycle: the C-01 road ready

 he superbike’s powerunit comes in the form of a V-twin engine

lotus introduces their first motorcycle: the C-01 road ready

lotus introduces their first motorcycle: the C-01 road ready

 the C-01 features a distinctive body crafted entirely from carbon fiber, titanium and aerospace quality steel

lotus introduces their first motorcycle: the C-01 road ready

  • its bold and reminds me of a Vincent black shadow which I came across suddenly and had the same effect. well done it has the right mix of new and old, and is none American in design.
    glad you have gone back to the twin shocks for road surface definition.

    Parny wallace
  • It reminds me of a ride on suitcase – I think Mr Simon is taking the piss.
    Is someone going to make these – really?
    Ho hum.

    Adam Brocklehurst
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