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Lotus C-01 Concept

Following two years of careful planning and intense development, Kodewa is delighted to announce that that the prototype of the world’s first motorcycle to bear the legendary Lotus marque is now road registered and ready for action. Kodewa has been granted a license to produce the motorcycle by Group Lotus plc the world renowned sportscar manufacturer and engineering consultancy. The C-01 combines ample power via a V-twin engine with a distinctive body designed by Daniel Simon integrating carbon fibre, titanium and aerospace quality steel.

The C-01 motorcycle is not designed, engineered or produced by Group Lotus plc but is the result of a collaboration between motorsport veterans under the leadership of Kodewa, lead by Dr Colin Kolles. The development on the C-01 was carried out with the support of Holzer Group (co-owners of Kalex) and design guru Daniel Simon. Drawing on their wealth of motorsport experience, the team of engineers has designed a unique high performance superbike.

Designer Daniel Simon said: “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. 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 in a range of liveries some of which pay homage to Lotus’ sporting pedigree. A customisation service is also available, limited only by the imagination of the client. With an exclusive production run of just 100 units, superbike collectors and fans of the Lotus brand will need to move fast to secure one.

The Lotus C-01 is one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever created. Just look at it. Marvel at the majesty of this machine. It’s stunning. It’s also a fanciful, farcical take on what a 200-horsepower superbike should be in the 21st century. This is not surprising, given that the C-01 was designed by Daniel Simon.

Wired

Certainly one of the most extreme modern motorcycles on the planet … With a look conceived by Daniel Simon, creator of the light cycles in the film Tron: Legacy, the bike unmistakably shares the same design DNA of its cinematic counterpart.

Robb Report

The Lotus C-01 Is a stunner superbike from the man behind Tron: Legacy.

Jalopnik

Daniel Simon creates a gorgeous monster of a motorcycle.

Road & Track