2014 Lotus

Motorcycle C-01

Martini Racing Livery, Black seat with black cross-stitch, Lotus spec. 1,200cc Dry-sump V-twin engine, 200bhp, Six speed gearbox, Zero miles.

Following two years of careful planning and intense development, Kodewa announced that that the prototype of the worlds first motorcycle to bear the legendary Lotus marque. Lotus Motorcycles is a joint project of Kodewa, car designer Daniel Simon and the Holzer Group. The Lotus C-01 is a hyper bike with integrated racing technology. Kodewa has recently built the new sports car Lotus T128 LMP (Le Mans Prototype) and is running the Lotus LMP2 program in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Daniel Simon, a former designer for Bugatti Automobiles, has lately been responsible for some of the most sophisticated concept vehicles in Hollywood film history. Amongst his most recognizable contributions are the ‘Lightcycle in the 2010 Disney motion picture ‘Tron: Legacy and the ‘Bubbleship used by Tom Cruise in the recent Universal Sci-Fi hit ‘Oblivion. Simon also designed the famous black and gold livery of the Lotus LMP2 sports cars. Daniel Simon is known for his clean and holistic concepts.

The designer says: With the Lotus C-01, we have only one ambition: to create a unique state-of-the-art machine that carries its brutal forces with elegance and style, a high-tech monster in a tailored suit. The C-01, with all its top-notch components and materials, is first and foremost emotional, heartbreaking, at times playfully retro, and always clearly a Lotus. Lotus is a glamorous name with a rich history, and the C-01 celebrates it proudly: the shapes of the marvelous Lotus 49 were a main inspiration, and all color schemes pay homage to iconic Lotus racing liveries, such as the dashing black and gold. The intersection of past and future never fails to fascinate, and so does the unique idea of the C-01.

Individually hand crafted in Germany by a team of leading motorcycle engineers, the C-01 raises the benchmark in every way. With looks to match the performance, through careful fusion of retro styling with futuristic edges, designer Daniel Simon has ensured that the C-01 is a game changing proposition. With a strictly limited production run of just 100 units, the exclusive C-01 comes in a variety of different liveries, many of which pay homage to the iconic British Lotus marque - a brand which stands for automotive engineering ingenuity and performance through the use of high-tech, lightweight materials.

Technical Specifications&
Construction: 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine, 75° V-style
Frame: Aero tech steel/Titanium/Carbon fibre frame
Capacity: 1,195 cm³
Fork: Upside down
Bore: 105 mm
Suspension strut: Twin suspension strut
Spring travel front: 80 mm
Stroke: 69 mm
Maximum Power: ~200 HP
Spring travel rear: 70 mm
Transmission: 6-gear jaw-type shift transmission
Brake system front: Twin brake disc, ø320mm, four piston calipers
Lubrication: Dry sump lubrication
Brake system rear: One brake disc, 220mm, two piston calipers
Chain: X-Ring resp. O-Ring
Main shaft ratio: 40:76
Lay shaft ratio: 15:41
Head tube ang: 59°
Clutch: Hydraulic anti-hopping clutch
Fork ang: 4°
Ignition: Full electronic engine management with digital adjustment of the ignition
Wheel base: 1.645 +/- 15 mm
Ride height: 90 mm
Height of seat: 710 mm
Fuel tank capacity: 10.5L / 2.8 Gallons
Dry weight: 181 kg / 400 lbs
Wheel front: 3,00x19; 120/70 ZR19
Wheel rear: 6,00x17; 190/55 ZR17

This beautifully retro Martini Racing livery pays homage to an era of time gone by whilst the stunning lines of the C-01 transport the eye firmly into the future. It has been recently uncrated, is brand-new, zero-miles and ready for immediate use.

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