Lotus to build its first motorcycle based on a futuristic ‘Tron’ design.
Fans of the sci-fi film “Tron” will recall the infamous Light cycle and now legendary car manufacturer Lotus has jumped into the realm of motorcycling by releasing specs and designs of the first creation.
Start saving the pennies now though because Lotus will only manufacture 100 motorcycles and, to date, they are keeping mum on how much these beauties will dip into ones financial savings.
Lotus designed the bike in conjunction with the original designer of the Light cycle Daniel Simon; however, the actual wrenching of putting the limited edition run together will take place through the German firm Kodewa who has been awarded the exclusive license.
The bike is code named C-01 and it has a beefy V-twin motor and Simon designed the body which features carbon fiber, aerospace quality steel, and titanium. While Lotus has yet to release the top speed or price, the following specs have become available:
· 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine
· 200 HP
· 6-gear transmission
· Dry weight: 181 kg
· Fuel tank: 10.5l
The lucky 100 owners will also have the option of designing their own color schemes or selecting from one of the iconic Lotus color schemes.
“The design process of the C-01 was a labor 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,” said designer Daniel Simon.
The inspiration to build the bike originated from Kodewa’s Dr. Colin Kolles who wanted to create a motorcycle that not only rode beautifully but truly represented art in motion.
One of the first people that got to ride the motorcycle was Günther Holzer who was suitably impressed. “They have found that delicate balance between raw, aggressive power and breathtaking handling,” said Holzer. “The team has created something very special, it looks incredible, it sounds fantastic but above all, the ride is sensational.”
The Lotus C-01 – coming soon!
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